Laura Jackson, Ph.D., plant ecologist and director of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, and Wendy Miller, art educator, will present a lecture in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention."
Large-scale abstract paintings by Vermont-based artist and writer Lucinda Mason. The exhibition is dedicated to the late C. Clifton Chancey, head of the UNI Department of Physics.
Department of Art Purchases and Recent Acquisitions from the UNI Permanent Art Collection co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. This exhibition features works by Byron Burford, Thaddeus Erdahl, George Longfish, Maggie Taylor, and Peter Voulkos. Students from Dr. Adelman’s “Research Methods and Writing in Art History” class will present didactic materials for each object.
Founder and Director of AnimalArchitecture.org. The speaker will present a public lecture tilted "How to Design With Biology: Towards a Biosynthetic Design Practice" KAB room 111. An opening reception for the speaker and the exhibition "Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" will follow.
This exhibition is a traveling contemporary art exhibition curated by Randy Jayne Rosenberg, Executive Director of Art Works For Change, Inc. with generous support from The Nathan Cummings Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; The Adobe Foundation; and the Sprint Foundation. At UNI, this presentation is made possible by the UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. In addition, Ned Dodington, Founder and Director of AnimalArchitecture.org, will present a public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday., Sept. 4, in KAB room 111. An opening reception for the speaker and the exhibition will follow. Other lectures associated with this programming may be viewed on the Gallery website calendar. All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.; noon to 5 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; and by appointment. The Gallery will be closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day.
The exhibition opens Thursday night at 7 p.m. with an opening reception for Bachelor of Fine Arts students Trey Bush, Brittany Deal, Diana Hall,and Derek Steffens.
Yomi Ola, Spelman College (Atlanta, GA), will present a lecture on contemporary critiques of power in African and Diasporic art. A reception will follow the lecture..
"Metaphors of Power in Contemporary African Art: Yinka Shonibare and Rotimi Fani-Kayode" in conjunction with the UNI Gallery of Art Showcase exhibition titled "Satires of Power."
Tim Lowly will give an artist presentation about his paintings; immediately following the talk he and Karima Walker, a Chicago-based musician, will perform in Russell Hall's Chamber Music room (111 Russell Hall) at 8 p.m.
Eric Sall, the current Grand Wood Art Colony Fellow in painting, will make a presentation about his work and career. Made possible by the Grand Wood Art Colony Fellowship Program at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.