OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Art Gallery has announced three exhibits that opening on the UNO campus beginning Sunday, Nov. 23, with receptions from 3 to 5 p.m.
The three exhibits highlight the work of former UNO faculty member Wanda Ewing, as well as this semester’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts graduating seniors.
“Celebrating Wanda Ewing” showcases the work of Ewing, a UNO Art and Art History faculty member who unexpectedly passed away last year. “Inspired by images found in popular culture,” Ewing wrote, she “explore[d] the subjects of race, beauty standards, sexuality and identity.”
Works Ewing from the UNO Art and Art History permanent collection and from private collections as well works available for sale will be featured. Remarks concerning the exhibit and the Wanda Ewing Memorial Scholarship will be presented at 4 p.m.
Also opening in the UNO Art Gallery Hexagon space, UNO senior Amanda Good, who will be graduating in December with her Bachelor of Fine Arts, will present “Inner Illustrations,” which Good describes as an “exploration of the innermost human emotions” as displayed through the use of sculpture and print media.
In the UNO Criss Library’s Osborne Family Gallery, 11 students who will be earning Bachelor of Studio Art degrees this semester will display their final semester projects.
The BASA students who will be displaying work include:
Nikki Baak of Omaha
Kyle Christensen of Omaha
Marietta Cosgrove of Omaha
Aaron Frey of Omaha
Adam Haug of Omaha
Haley Kleckner of Omaha
Kelsey McAlpine of Omaha
Jaritza Medina of Omaha
Shweta Sengupta of Tamil Nadu, India
Talia Tene of Omaha
Shianne Zimmerman of Kearney
Each of the exhibits will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 following UNO’s commencement ceremonies
UNO Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays.
Appointments at times when the gallery is not usually open are encouraged. All events are free and open to the public and the gallery is accessible to people with disabilities.
Appointments or special arrangements can be made by calling Denise Brady, gallery coordinator, at 402.554.2796.
Media requests can be made by contacting Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.