Omaha – Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will have their artwork judged by a local artist as part of the UNO Department of Art and Art History’s Spring 2014 Juried Art Student Exhibition starting Friday, Feb. 28.
An opening reception event that is free and open to the public will be held on Feb. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery, located inside the Weber Fine Arts Building on UNO’s Dodge Campus.
There will be 48 peices by 32 undergraduate studio art majors that will be represented in the show, which runs through Thursday, April 3. The names of the participating students are:
Deborah Kay Allen, Bridgette Alsbury, Elizabeth Boutin, Nicholas Clark, Cameron R Conlon, Amanda Connole, Russ Cubrich, Sharon Felt, Ana Isabel Garcia, Cangshu L. Gran, Andrew C. Gustafson, Verna Johnson, Evan Klinkacek, Megan Kreigler, Christopher M. Leet, Rachel Lopez, Evan Edward, Ashley McKeever, Jacob Mosher, McKenzie Phelps, Gabriella Quiroz, Jean M. Rowe, Heather Rubino, Andrea C. Schmitz, Shweta Maria Sengupta, Jenny Lynn St. Pierre, Jeremy Stoll, Samantha Taylor, Sarah I. Taylor, Ashley Touchton, Gerardo Vazquez, Maggie J. Weber
“The juried student show this year is as good as ever,” said Denise Brady, gallery coordinator. “Impressive works in media such as book arts, painting, sculpture, print making, drawing and digital images are included.”
This year’s judge is Michael Burton, a painter who makes animations and digital content using a variety of analog media. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he teaches design courses in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and manages a team of students to produce animation and video content for educators.
As part of the reception on Feb. 28, several select students will also receive Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Memorial scholarships. Hatz was a long-time Omaha resident who believed in helping young people and the community. She passed away at the age of 85 in 1963. To date, more than $70,000 in scholarships for artistic excellence has been given to more than 500 students participating in juried art exhibitions at UNO.
In addition to the opening reception, gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, excluding national holidays and University breaks; however, appointments at other times are encouraged.
All events are free and open to the public and the gallery is accessible to people with disabilities.
For questions or to schedule appointment, contact Denise Brady at 402.554.2796.
For media inquiries, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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