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One of Syron's magazine ads for Sea Tow International. Colleen Syron

calendar icon25 Mar 2014    

UNL'S Syron wins 3 Neptune Award for design work

UNL Assistant Professor of Practice Colleen Syron won three 2013 Neptune Awards from the Marine Marketers of America (MMA) for her design work for Sea Tow Services International.

Syron is the creative director and owner of Syron Design, which began branding Sea Tow Services International in 2008.

Seventeen independent judges from all sectors of the industry score the entries, which recognize the very best marketing work in the North American marine marketplace.

Her three awards included:

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Crisha Yantis, "A Different Point of View," is one of two pieces featured in the book "500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2" by Lark Ceramics. Crisha Yantis, "Level Playing Field."

calendar icon18 Mar 2014    

Graduate ceramist has works featured in '500 Figures in Clay'

Crisha Yantis, a third-year Master of Fine Arts in ceramics student from Olympia, Wash., has two pieces featured in the book “500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2” by Lark Ceramics.

The book series features the best contemporary work in fields such as ceramics, jewelry making, woodworking and more. The first entry in the series, “500 Teapots” was published in 2002, and since then, more than 35 books have followed. “500 Figures in Clay” was juried by ceramic artist Nan Smith. Each piece had to be based on and recognizable as the human form.

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 Tom Larson, winner of the mayor's 2014 Artistic Achievement Award.

calendar icon17 Mar 2014    

Several from Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts win Mayor's Arts Awards

Several people from UNL were among the winners of the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards announced March 12 by Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council. The awards formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area and will be presented the evening of May 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. More information is available at http://artscene.org

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(left) Phalin Strong, "Spawn," porcelain, 48" x 32", 2013, (right) Phoebe Little, "Hand Study," oil on canvas, 12" x 14", 2014. Toan Vuong, "William," woodcut, 24" x 36", 2013.

calendar icon12 Mar 2014    

27th Annual Undergraduate Art Competition Opens March 17 at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

The 27th Annual Undergraduate Art Competition opens March 17 and continues through March 28 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

The exhibition includes the artwork of 33 undergraduate students who have been enrolled in a studio art class in the Department of Art and Art History at UNL within the last 12 months.

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This untitled archival digital print by UNL graduate student Allen Morris won the Juror's Award in the photography exhibit, "Phostimum."

calendar icon09 Mar 2014    

"Phostimum" show opens First Friday

"Phostimum," a collection of photographs by UNL Department of Art and Art History student photographers will open at The Pilgrimer in Lincoln on First Friday, April 4, with an opening reception from 8-10 p.m.

UNL Fine Art Photo Club President Drew Davis, a junior in the Department of Art and Art History, came up with the name for the show, saying, "Phos is the Greek root of photo, meaning light. Plus 'timum' from optimum. Optimium light = Phostimum."

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The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014

calendar icon25 Feb 2014    

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking Ambassadors

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is currently seeking qualified applicants to serve as Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year.

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William Fox

calendar icon10 Feb 2014    

Visiting Artist William Fox to speak Feb. 18 at UNL

William L. Fox, a writer whose work is a sustained inquiry into how human cognition transforms land into landscape, will present a free public lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.

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Alexander Heilner, "Cape Coral, Florida," 20" x 30", archival pigment print. Alexander Heilner

calendar icon30 Jan 2014    

Visiting Artist Alexander Heilner to present a public lecture on Feb. 6

Alexander Heilner, a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video, digital imaging, installation, lighting design and sculpture, will present a free public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15 on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.

His visit to the Department of Art and Art History is made possible with support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

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(left) Francisco Souto; (right) Souto's "Cityscape No. 2, Zacatecas, Mexico," 2012.

calendar icon29 Jan 2014    

Souto Featured in Drawing Magazine

Associate Professor of Art Francisco Souto is featured in the current Winter 2014 issue of Drawing Magazine in an article about his work titled “In Search of Lost Time, Pencil in Hand.”

Drawing Magazine is the premier, national, quarterly publication focused entirely on drawing. The magazine explores technique and materials, but also reviews contemporary artists such as Antony Gormley, Kiki Smith, Chuck Close, Amy Cutler and now Souto.

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James Eisentrager, "Arbee #3," polymer on canvas, 60" x 51", 1981

calendar icon29 Jan 2014    

Medici Event Was a Great Success

MEDICI, a friends group that supports the Department of Art and Art History at University of Nebraska–Lincoln held its annual fund-raiser event on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.

Since its inception 21 years ago, MEDICI has raised more than $200,000 for the department. Donated funds have been used to bring visiting scholars to the campus and to purchase kilns, presses, papermaking equipment, catalogs and other amenities that contribute to the first-rate educational offerings for UNL students.

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