2008.02.18 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Art Gallery to Open "Printed in Omaha" on Feb. 29
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, “Printed in Omaha: A Retrospective Exhibition of the UNO Print Workshop,” on Friday, Feb. 29. An opening reception will be held that evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 5.
Established in 1976, the UNO Print Workshop was designed to conduct research and teach collaborative printmaking within the academic environment of the UNO Department of Art and Art History. Artists are invited for a residency to work with the faculty and students to produce an edition of multiples or series of monotypes/monoprints. The initial focus of the workshop started with the production of prints by printmakers, but as the print series developed, the program was expanded to include a wider variety of artists who use mediums that range from painting to conceptual art.
Today the workshop has published prints with artists from every region of the United States and several other countries. The “Printed in Omaha” retrospective exhibition highlights works created in the UNO Print Workshop during the past 32 years. This collection represents one of the most significant bodies of work produced in Nebraska.
Artworks range from traditional woodcut, intaglio and lithograph printmaking techniques to contemporary printmaking approaches such as screen-print, collage, and new digital technologies. The artists represented in the exhibition come from diverse backgrounds and aesthetic philosophies and include Vito Acconci, Siah Armajani, Robert Barry, Kent Bellows, Warrington Colescott, John Himmelfarb, Jun Kaneko, Karen Kunc, Lloyd Menard, Ed Paschke, Philip Pearlstein, Roger Shimomura and Art Werger.
“The result is a collection of prints that are innovative in approach, and the range of mediums and methods of production are as diverse as the artists themselves,” said Colleen Heavican, UNO Art Gallery director.
This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding is made possible by the H. Don & Connie J. Osborne Art Appreciation Fund and the Office of the Dean, College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.
The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. Exhibitions are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. Gallery Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. The Gallery will be closed for spring break March 15 through March 22.
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