Criss Library | Osborne Family Gallery | January 17 - February 22
Exhibit Opening Reception
Fri | Jan 24 / 4:00 - 6:30pm
Weber Fine Arts Gallery and Criss Library Osborne Gallery
Watie White’s 100 People will open the School of the Arts Gallery schedule in 2020. The project involved identifying and collaborating with 100 artists and social advocates in Omaha, Nebraska. Beginning in 2017, each portrait started as a 2' x 1' woodcut, and then was digitally enlarged as a 8' x 4' mural and installed throughout the city of Omaha.
Copies of each mural are mounted permanently upon select buildings of a private owner that has pledged to keep the mural up for a minimum of 10 years.
The exhibit strives to create change in Omaha by the collective impact of publicly honoring 100 people across the city. In addition, the group of artists, nonprofit leaders, scientists and donors who took part in the project gain publicity, mentorship or opportunity through their highlighted participation.
The exhibit opens in the Weber Fine Arts Gallery and the Osborne Gallery in Criss Library starting January 17, 2020 and runs until February 22.
An opening reception, open to the public, will take place in both galleries on January 24 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
The Weber Fine Arts Gallery will host a panel discussion with Watie about the project and his work on February 5, 2020 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
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Unless otherwise clearly stated, any views or opinions expressed as part of events, exhibitors, or presenters in the UNO Libraries (Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the KANEKO-UNO Library) should not be viewed as endorsements by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and do not reflect the official position of UNO or the University of Nebraska system.