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2012.02.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Criss Library Gets 'Unhung' With New Art Exhibit

Omaha - Art can mean many things to many people; however, for the artist, the work they produce is something that helps them find meaning in themselves. The latest exhibit in the H. Don & Connie J. Osborn Family Gallery, located in the Criss Library on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus, is titled “Unhung: Created By Design,” and showcases everything from painting to photography to graphic design displays as examples of artistic expression from two local artists.

Teonne A. Wright, webmaster for the Criss Library, and Yvette M. Goodwin an instructor with the Growing & Building Together Academy of the Arts, will be showcasing their works in the Osborn Family Gallery from Feb. 20 through March 22. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wright writes, in her artist statement, that she believes “a person’s thoughts can be ascertained by looking into his or her eye,” and so much of her work deals with exploring mankind’s humanity through what is expressed in their eyes. Goodwin’s artist statement explains her work as drawing heavily from the work of Jackson Pollack and Georgie O’Keefee.

“Over the years, I have discovered that art is the freedom to express oneself; there are no rules,” she writes. “Each brush stroke becomes a vibrant window for converting a canvas into an aluminous masterpiece.”

Additional information and previews of both artists work can be found on the event’s webpage.

For additional information on gallery hours or future exhibits, please contact Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

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