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"Times, Interludes and Actions: Performances in Response to the First Decade of the New Millennium"

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: Influences in Today’s Art"

"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.

BFA Group Exhibition

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).

"Still Looking (After All These Years): Portrait Paintings and Drawings, 1966-2011"

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 Film Screening

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.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Terry Towery, from the Lehman College of the City University of New York, juries this annual competitive exhibition, which features the finest recent works of students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. Towery will also present work in the Gallery Showcases during the run of the student exhibition. Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in KAB 111

Visiting Artist Workshop: Kelly Garrett Rathbone

Northern Iowa Sculptors and Potters (NIPS) will host figurative ceramic sculptor Kelly Garrett Rathbone as a Visiting Artist in the Department of Art on April 17 and 18. She will demonstrate how she makes her artwork from 9:30 a.m.-noon and 2-4:45 p.m. on both days. She will give a lecture about her work on Thursday at 7 p.m. in room 111, Kamerick Art Building. For more information contact JoAnn Schnabel at joann.schnabel@uni.edu.

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