A competition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the Department of Art. The juror this year is Gilbert Vicario, senior curator at the Des Moines Art Center. The awards ceremony will take place Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in room 111, Kamerick Art Building; opening reception will follow.
An invitational exhibition curated by Jeffery Byrd, head of the UNI art department, and Joe Meiser, assistant professor of art at Bucknell University, will feature Jiawei Gong’s Sweet Salvation. Exhibitors include Marilyn Arsem, Eun Woo Cho, A. Jacob Galle, Nestor Armando Gil, Jiawei Gong, Hillerbrand + Magsamen, Jeanne Jo, Kyoung Eun Kang, Jordan McKenzie, Takeshi Moro, Jennifer Seibert, Gary Setzer, Bradly Dever Treadaway and Jordan Tynes. The exhibition also features Rachel Rosenthal’s limited edition artist book "Soldier of Fortune."
"Modern Motives" is a student-curated invitational exhibition. Exhibitors include west coast-based emerging artists Kiel Johnson, Mike Leavitt, and Skinner as well as nationally known ceramic artists Tom Bartel and UNI alumnus Thaddeus Erdahl. Lectures: Thaddeus Erdahl's "Finding Personal Artifacts" on January 18 at 7 p.m.; and Tom Bartel on February 8 at 7 p.m. Receptions will follow each lecture. Sponsored in part by Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors.
The artwork of six BFA students will be presented, each conveying unique styles and techniques. Exhibitors include the following: Jessica Calhoun (emphasis, painting); Laura M. Forgie (emphasis, sculpture); Alex M. Peterson (emphasis, drawing); and Amanda Golwitzer, Chance Rory Greaves and Sarah Rodgers (emphasis, printmaking).
A formal presentation of painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, motion graphics, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media and installation art, featuring the most recent accomplishments of the faculty in the UNI Dept. of Art. Opening Reception: Mon., Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.
Featuring the work of University of Iowa professor emeritus Joseph Patrick, the exhibition represents a selection of paintings and drawings from the past forty-five years of art practice carried out in Iowa City, Iowa, Mérida, Venezuela, and Oaxaca, Mexico. An artist’s gallery talk will be presented at 7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 26 in the gallery. An opening reception will follow.
Elise Plakke, B.A. '96, filmmaker and former creative director at L.L. Bean, will talk about the making of her short film, "14 Minutes," followed by a private screening. Her screenplay for the film won first prize at the Manhattan Shorts Screenplay Competition in 2009 and the film was featured this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The event is free and open to the public.
Nani Agbeli is a Ewe artist from Ghana. He will perform drumming and dancing and give a brief lecture, followed by the opportunity for audience participation. The event is free and open to the public.
UNI alumna and art collector Lois E. Iseminger presents “UNI Accounting Blends with Art.” An opening reception will follow. Sponsored in part by the UNI College of Business Administration and the UNI Foundation.