Crisp design, towering symbolism and haunting imagery occupy the gallery space at the Weber Fine Arts building in the final exhibition of the fall 2011 semester. The exhibition is a showcase of the thesis projects of six Bachelor of Fine Arts students.
University of Nebraska Omaha professor Christine Reed hosted a photography exhibit at the Healing Arts Center of Omaha in the Old Market, focused on the Pryor Mountain Range in Lovell, Wyo.
A tragic suicide car bombing serves as the inspiration for the UNO art gallery's second exhibition of the semester. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project features book and letterpress pieces as a response to the March 5, 2007 bombing of the book and cultural center in Baghdad, Iraq. It opened Oct. 6 and will close Nov. 3.
We are bombarded with images. Some are colorful and bright, intent on getting our attention to make us buy a product or think about a topic in a particular way. Then there are more practical images like the corner stop sign.
Modern and historical references combine for dramatic contrast in Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions by Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher, the UNO Art Gallery's first fall semester exhibition. The exhibit, which features contemporary paintings, began Aug. 26 and will end Sept. 28.
Farstad and Fisher are both assistant professors of painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. As a feminist painter, Farstad portrays influences of popular culture and psychoanalysis of girlhood drama in her work. In contrast, Fisher's figurative painting and use of rich color resembles the late Renaissance era.
UNO students get involved on campus in the Fine Arts Department in several ways.
Omaha will have a chance to celebrate the arts with some of Nebraska's newest up-and-comers. The Union for Contemporary Art's first exhibition, Emerging!, will showcase some of Nebraska's best while introducing Omaha to the brand new non-profit organization and its pro-grams. Twelve emerging Nebraskan artists will be featured in this three-day exhibition.
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.