GALLERY OF ART
GALLERY OF ART
10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday
12 pm – 5 pm, Friday – Saturday; and by appointment.
"Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition"
March 20 – April 15, 2017
An awards ceremony and opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 20 in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111.
This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is Susan Chrysler White, professor of art from the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History. From a total of 255 entries, White selected 82 works of art to comprise the exhibit as well as a number of merit awards and an honorable mention.
White is a painter and public art sculptor who has exhibited her work in over 40 solo and 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. She received her an M.F.A. from the University of California-Davis and a B.A. from the University of California-Berkley. Recently, she completed a large-scale public art installation for the new UnityPoint Health Prairie Parkway pediatric care facility in Cedar Falls.
White is a recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and Sculpture as well as two international awards, a Mexican Association for Arts and Popular Culture Award in 1998 and a Greenwich World Hunger Association Grant for the Milagro del Día Project in 1999. This was a two-year long endeavor helping Chichimeca Indian women in rural central Mexico build artistic cooperatives for sustaining communities.
All events are free and open to the public.
January 9 – March 1; March 20 – April 15; April 24 – May 6, 2017
A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and gallery director Darrell Taylor, which features artworks by Salvador Dali, Eugene Berman, Elisabeth Frink, Michael Hill, Harriet Johns, Eugene Atget, and Alan and Brenda Newman among others.
Dr. Sutton states, "The idea for this exhibition began in the spring of 2016, a year of trauma, conflict, illogic, and frustration. The conflicts raging across the United States, and more broadly, the world, for the right to drink clean water, for the right to exist without fear of harm being done to one’s body, the right to live—these conflicts all constitute a collective gasp from women, African Americans, Native Americans, transgender and gay people, the middle and lower classes, immigrants and refugees, the disenfranchised. Stories and images of hope, of resilience, of survival—images of survivance—are needed.
"Perhaps a work of art in this exhibition will resonate with you and prompt reflection on your own resilience. Please share your story of resilience by going to https://sites.google.com/a/uni.edu/creativeresilience/. Select stories will be shared on the website and printed in a future catalogue of the exhibition for all to witness, learn, transform, and hope."