OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Friends of Art invite the community to enjoy a relaxing evening of art discovery and conversation. Two creative sculptors will open the 2015-2016 Masters and Music Series.
An hour-long presentation and performance is set for Sunday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building.
Sumnik, a one-time Bemis resident, combines nature and everyday objects to create odd pairings. For instance, one of his pieces depicts a starfish resting on a surveillance camera.
Marchio combines his musical and artistic talents by crafting instruments, like mandolins, guitars and dulcimers. He uses a wide variety of woods and shapes, resulting in unique timbres.
Sunday’s event includes a wine and hors d’ouevre reception. Admission is $20 for the public and UNO faculty/staff, but free for UNO students with a MavCard. Members of the Friends of Art receive discounted season tickets. All proceeds benefit art scholarships.
Friends of Art is a not-for-profit volunteer organization which, through fund raising and educational efforts, sponsors student and faculty participation in regional, national and international workshops, programs, and field trips, supports student scholarships, student art sales, visiting artists and lectures, including the Barbara Willson Lecture Series, and sponsors special UNO Art Gallery exhibitions. Learn more at foaomaha.org.
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Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
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