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2012.01.09 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Criss Library Features Work from Nebraska Artist

Omaha - The artwork of Papillion's Bud Cassiday will line the walls of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Criss Library to open the new year for the building’s Osborne Family Gallery.

The show, titled “Art by Cassiday,” opened on Saturday, Jan. 7 and will run until Tuesday Feb. 14 with a special opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Living in Nebraska for over 40 years, Cassiday has only been painting since 2004. Started as a hobby he took up in the hours after his job as a union organizer, Cassiday has since displayed his work at several art galleries in the Omaha-Metro area.

According to his biography, Cassiday, who is currently a writing instructor at Creighton University and Metropolitan Community College, has completed over 1500 paintings featuring a wide variety of subjects.

“I’m still discovering creativity in myself that I thought I had, but needed to dig down to, reveal and express,” Cassiday said in the biography.

Cassiday's work ranges from abstract expressionist paintings to still lifes, interiors, landscapes and portraits.

When he isn’t painting or teaching, Cassiday, a UNO graduate and former English faculty member from 1976 - 79, plays the saxophone in the local band Happy Together. Examples of Cassiday’s work and more information about his career can be found at his website, artbycassiday.com.

For more information on the Criss Library exhibit, please contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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Courtesy of Bud Cassiday

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