The UNO Art Gallery is set to host three separate distinct exhibits and two lectures this fall.
A public reception will kick off the exhibits on Oct. 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Descriptions for each exhibit are below:
By Gail Simpson and Aristotle Georgiades, sculptors and public artists currently teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Simpson has public art in many locations nationally and has exhibited temporary projects around the U.S. and Europe. Her Bygone sculptures are made of plastic toys and lawn ornaments of the type that appear in peoples’ yards and basements, reminiscent of an idealized, carefree childhood that is always better in our unreliable memory. Georgiades exhibits public art as well as smaller-scale sculptures using salvaged building materials and objects. His works relate to issues of adaptability and the changing nature of work and ask questions about usefulness and ambition. In 2014, he received the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Hooked on Svelte
Joel S. Allen's collection of large and small fiber sculptures. Allen’s fiber works have gained national and international attention. His work was purchased for the national and international traveling exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, was selected as Fiber Installation of 2016 by Fiber Art Now magazine, and has been commissioned by the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program for their permanent collection to be displayed in the new U.S. Consulate in Matamoros, Mexico.
State of the Union
A collection of works curated by seven UNO art students – Kealinn Peterson, Lauren Doeschot, Laura Simpson, Ruby Kelley, Elisa Wolcott, Nicole Robinson, and Katherine Scarpello. Organized at UNO during Byron Anway’s Spring 2017 studio art professional practices class, this is a socially charged art exhibition addressing politics, mental health issues, and various social (in)justice issues that are relevant to young people today.
Joel S. Allen - Monday, October 9 at Noon .
Gail Simpson and Aristotle Gerogiades - Thursday, November 9 at Noon .
Both lectures are sponsored by UNO’s Friends of Art Willson Lecture Series.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by appointment (excluding national holidays and university breaks). Individuals and groups are encouraged to call or email in advance for appointments as needed.
The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building on UNO’s Dodge Street Campus.
Gallery events are free and open to the public and the gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions or to schedule appointment, contact 402.554.2796, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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