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2009.07.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Gallery Welcomes Exhibition Curated by UNO Faculty, Features Work by UNO Students, Graduates

Omaha - Works by artists from across the country -- as well as recent University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) BFA graduates and current UNO students -- will be on display July 30 through Aug. 2 at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St., in Omaha.

The 2009 Echotrope New Media Festival aims to expand the presence of experimental film, video and new media art in the Midwest.

Exhibiting artists include recent BFA graduates Ryan Carroll, Shaun Benak and Alex Myers, among others.

Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer, professors in UNO’s Art and Art History Department, are members of Echotrope, a local nomadic arts group that curated the exhibition.

Viewing times for the exhibition -- which is free and open to the public -- are as follows:

• Thursday, July 30: 3 to 9 p.m.
• Friday, July 31: 3 to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 1: Noon to 10 p.m., with a public reception from 6 to 10 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 2: Noon to 9 p.m.

The 2009 Echotrope New Media Festival presents a variety of video and game-based installations and single channel works from emerging and mid-career artists from across the country. In addition the exhibition features the intermedia lounge, a screening lounge dedicated to the work emerging artists from the Department of Art and Art History Intermedia and Digital Art Program at UNO.

Echotrope travels throughout the area curating work in traditional and non-traditional media venues alike. Visit www.echotrope.org for more information.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Jody Boyer at jlboyer@unomaha.edu or (712) 309-5603; or visit www.bancroftstreetmarket.com for details on the Bancroft Street Market.

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