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"The Lawrence Auld Collection: Ceramics from the UNI Permanent Art Collection"

Co-curated by professor of art JoAnn Schnabel and gallery director Darrell Taylor, this exhibition features work by Richard Aerni, Sandra Blain, Tara Dawly, Adam Egenolf, Doug Hanson, Mark Hewitt, Shawn Ireland, Ben Jensen, Jamie Kirkpatrick, Sequoia Miller, Hank Murrow and Ben Owen III among others. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Room 111, Kamerick Art Building.

Smart Art: Upcycling Waste Materials and Impacting Community

"Smart Art" students will gain appreciation for their outdoor environment by spending time outside and creating works of art from natural debris. The advantages and disadvantages of recycling waste materials and the impact human excess has on the environment will be addressed by looking at contemporary artists who are using their own work as calls to action. Students will also have the opportunity to create a large, collaborative work using materials that would otherwise be discarded but have instead been collected through the Iowa Waste Exchange (a website that helps to distribute miscellaneous factory remnants). By using their creativity and innovation all students will have the opportunity to "upcycle" garbage and everyday objects into something that has both visual impact and a positive impact on their community.

noon- 4 p.m. daily

Ages: entering 10-12th grades

Cost: $50

B.F.A. Group Exhibition

Opening Reception: April 29 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Molly Cashman, MacKenzie Clark, and Faith Wittrock (painting); Rayce Harman and Pip Lucas (ceramics); Dimitria Klein (photography); Carlton James Miller and Maggie Reifert (printmaking); and Zach Schnock (printmaking and sculpture). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. through Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment.

Art History Symposium: "Messages"

Students will present research papers followed by keynote speaker, Dr. William Lew. Student presentations begin at 5:30 p.m.; Carlton James Miller: Mauricio: For an Eye and Eye” and Brittany Deal: “Romare Bearden: The Great Migration as a Black Odyssey.” The awards and juror's keynote will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker is Dr. William W. Lew; the lecture is titled “Messages: An Asian American Perspective (The Art of Roger Shimomura)." Lew is former department head and professor emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa and Clemson University.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art. The juror for this year's exhibition is Fred Burton, professor of painting and drawing at Memphis College of Art. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., Mon., March 25, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.

“REVERB: Recent Abstraction in Painting”

Curated by Kenneth Hall, assistant professor of Art, this group invitational exhibition features the work of Scott Anderson, Jimmy Baker, Christie Blizard, Megan Dirks, Angelina Gualdoni, Mary Laube, Dana Saulnier and Deborah Zlotsky. Sponsored in part by the Sarah Elizabeth Hearst Visiting Artist fund. Artists lectures in KAB 111: Christie Blizard, January 14 at 7 p.m.; and Dana Saulnier, February 4 at 7 p.m. Each lecture will be followed by a reception. All events are free and open to the public.

B.F.A. Group Exhibition

The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Zachary Bowman (sculpture), Amber Persinger (painting), Theresa Simmons (painting) and Amythest Hultman Warrington(ceramics). All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and by appointment. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Home.html or call 319-273-3095.

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