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2006.02.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Betancourt Residency to Feature Lecture, Screening, Installation Feb. 23-26

Omaha - Media theorist, video maker and installation artist Michael Betancourt will share his creative point of view in a series of events set for Feb. 23-26 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Betancourt is a media artist in residence at UNO this spring in conjunction with Echotrope, a local arts group dedicated to expanding the presence of experimental art and digital literacy in the metro area.  He has been making movies, site-specific installations and non-traditional art forms since 1992.

The events associated with the Betancourt residency are listed below.  They are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 23

- Public Lecture

"Visual Music and the Birth of Abstract Art"

Noon

UNO Art Gallery

- Screening

Video Works by Michael Betancourt

7 p.m.

UNO Art Gallery

Q&A with the artist to follow the screening.

Saturday, Feb. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 26

- Installation by Michael Betancourt

"Reception/Transmission"

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

UNO Art Gallery

- Breakfast with Echotrope and Michael Betancourt

10 to 11 a.m. each day

UNO Art Gallery

Echotrope was founded by the wife and husband team of Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman, both art and art history faculty members at UNO.  Boyer serves as the group's curator/organizer, and Nordman is Echotrope's technical director.

For more information about the Betancourt residency, send an e-mail to activate@echotrope.org.  For more information about Betancourt, visit the Web at http://www.michaelbetancourt.com.

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