During World War I, hundreds of Allied artists, designers and architects served as Army and Navy camouflage experts. Claudia Covert, a scholar and librarian at the Fleet Library at RISD, oversees that school’s collection of 455 rare colored lithographic prints of the plans drawn up by artists for ship camouflage. In a richly illustrated talk, she will show drawings, prints and photographs of the plans and of “dazzle painted” ships, along with other artifacts. The talk will be accompanied by a hallway exhibition and reception. Free and open to the public. Costumes are encouraged.
Lecture title: "After Such Knowledge: The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings of Fritz Hirschberger." An opening reception will follow. Elowitz is outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. The lecture and art exhibition titled "Fritz Hirschberger: Sur-Rational Paintings and The Fifth Horseman" were organized by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and funded by the UNI College of Humanities, Art and Sciences and the UNI Faculty Senate.
Lecture: "After Such Knowledge: The Sur-Rational Holocaust Paintings of Fritz Hirschberger" by Jodi Elowitz, 7 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 29, KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. Elowitz is outreach coordinator for the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, the coordinators of this traveling exhibition. The exhibition and lecture were organized by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, and funded by the UNI College of Humanities, Art and Sciences and the UNI Faculty Senate.
Goché received his master of architecture from Iowa State University and is senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. He is co-investigator and author of "Guidelines for Spatial Regeneration in Iowa." His sculpture, titled "Water Hutch," was recently featured in Iowa Architect magazine. This lecture is presented in association with the UNI Gallery of Art exhibition titled "Line and Space: Stagings by Peter P. Goché."
The current Gallery of Art exhibit features artist's lectures in Room 111, Kamerick Art Building, and are as follows: Mille Guldbeck, Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.; Peter P. Goché, Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Receptions will follow each lecture.
UNI Dept of Art Professor Emeritus Richard Colburn presents a selection of his own work spanning three decades. In addition, he will curate an exhibition of photographs from the UNI Permanent Art Collection that includes works by Linda Connor, Irving Herman, Andrea Modica, and Joel Sternfeld among others. An Artist’s Gallery Talk scheduled for Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by an opening reception.
The UNI Gallery of Art and the UNI Dept of Art will host a silent auction of the David Delafield collection. Artwork will be open for viewing and bidding from Thurs. through Sat., June 21-23. Bids for the silent auction, which is open to the public and free of charge, will close and be announced at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. A reception sponsored by UNI Foundation will follow with refreshments and music in the lobby of Kamerick Art Building South. All proceeds will benefit the UNI Gallery of Art.
The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Erlinda Babauta, Jacob William Barrick, Bryan Coons, April Czarnetzki, Drew Ferkin, Amanda Kronlage, Amy McConnell, Ryan Smith, and Jason D. Thompson.
Student presentations begin at 5 p.m.:
"The Vessel and the Virtue: A Look at Medieval Views on Virginity"-- Bobbi Jacobs
"Leyster's Women: Painting the Independent Female"-- Brittany Deal
Question and answer session
"Currier and Ives American Prints: Defining Boundaries Through Mass-Produced Art"-- Zachary Schnock
"Sandow Birk's American Qur' an" -- Floris Bannister
Question and answer session
Juror's Awards and Keynote at 6 p.m. featuring Dr. Kate Elliott, Luther College. Her topic is "Visualized Borderlands: First Contact Imagery in American Art"
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.