Willson Memorial Lecture Series
Willson Memorial Lecture Series.
WILLSON MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE
Holly McAdams Olson | Sept. 14 |
Holly McAdams Olson is the Director of Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from UNO, as well as a BA in Arts Management and MA in Business Administration from Bellevue University. Olson has worked at The Union for Contemporary Art, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and as a board member of WhyArts? Inc.
Mark Gilbert | Sept. 18 | Noon | Art Gallery
Scottish artist Mark Gilbert earned a BA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, and his Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He was
Nikki Greene | Sept. 20 | 6pm | CPACS 132
Greene’s cultural enrichment talk ‘African Diasporic In/Sites: Afrofuturism's Shine in Art”, will be eligible for Willson Talk credit. Greene is an Assistant Professor of Art at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her art historical research and writing explores African and African-American identities, music, the body, and feminism in
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar | Sept. 28 |
Gaelyn and Gustavo Aguilar are artists in residence this fall at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. They founded the TUG collective to focus upon interdisciplinary research, new forms of contemporary social practice, and participatory, problem-based interventions that tackle the cultural politics of contemporary border regions in North America. While in Omaha, they will be working on a project involving Columbia, a common allegorical figure for the Americas. Gaelyn Aguilar is Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Gustavo Aguilar is Associate Professor of Experimental Performance, both serving as faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Joel Allen | Oct. 9 | Noon | Art Gallery
Joel Allen is based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, receiving his M.F.A. from Washington State University. His work Hooked on Svelte was awarded Fiber Installation of 2016, and will travel in the show State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art. and Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts. His fiber works are also in the collections of the Los Angeles headquarters of the Coachella Music and Art Festival, as well as the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico.
Jayoung Chung | Oct. 11 | Noon | Art Gallery
Jayoung Chung is an artist in residence this fall at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and works across many media, from visual art, animation, and film to music and storytelling. With her MPS from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, her exhibits and installations explore performance, computer graphics,
Ashley McFeely | Oct. 25 | Noon | Art Gallery
Ashley McFeely is a painter, communication consultant, and graphic designer. She studied art and design at
Gail Simpson & Aristotle Georgiades | Nov. 9 | Noon | Art Gallery
Gail Simpson & Aris Georgiades are sculptors who produce projects individually and collaboratively as Actual Size Artworks. Each earned
Christopher Prinz | Nov. 13 | Noon | WFAB 214
Christopher Prinz is an Omaha-based Industrial Designer seeking to expose extreme and rarely visible possibilities of materials and processes associated with Industry. Originally starting as a student in UNO’s BFA program, he completed his studies at Rhode Island School of Design.
Senior Student Talks in Art Gallery
BA Art History | Nov. 27 | Noon
BFA | Nov. 29 | Noon
BFA | Dec. 4 | Noon
BFA | Dec. 6 | Noon