Art department showcases creative talent


By Jamie Sughroue-Linale, Assistant Section Editor

The Department of Art and Art History at UNO’s Gallery, located in the Weber Fine Arts Building, hosted a number of exhibitions over the past academic year. The exhibits included African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL; Carved Board Clamp Resist Dyeing: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Application; Sequenced Fibers: Books on Fabric or Handmade Papers; and the UNO BFA Thesis and BA in Studio Arts Seniors’ Exhibit.

“Any art student graduating in the fall or spring of the 2010-2011 school year could show a piece or two of their work in the gallery,” UNO Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts graduate Anna Schmidt said about the Seniors’ Exhibit. “It was a good opportunity to show our work that normally wouldn’t have been available.”

The UNO Art Faculty Exhibit was also held in January, the Juried Student Exhibition was held in February and March of this year, and the UNO BFA Thesis and BASA Graduating Seniors Exhibit is currently being held through May 6.

“The Art Department’s juried student show takes place in the spring, so I missed out on that one by graduating in the fall,” Schmidt reflected. “The BASA show was a rare occurrence I was thankful for.”

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is free and open to the public.