Celebrating Wanda Ewing—Opening Reception

Celebrating Wanda Ewing—Opening Reception

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Gallery will be hosting an open house reception; Celebrating Wanda Ewing on Sunday November 23, 2014 from 3pm until 5pm, at the Weber Fine Arts Building Room 129 to celebrate the art of Wanda D. Ewing. The Arts and Communication department purchased several pieces of Wanda’s work this year, this event will give the community the ability to view her work from over the years. Wanda’s art will soon to be a permanent part of the University’s art collection and will be displayed throughout the UNO campus.

During this reception, a formal announcement of the creation of the Wanda Ewing Memorial Scholarship will be made. Applications for the first scholarship to be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year will be accepted through March 2, 2015. Learn more about applying for the scholarship here.

What: Celebrating Wanda Ewing—Opening Reception
Where: UNO Art Gallery | 6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Duration: 11/23 – 12/20, 2014

Orlan

Orlan

I am very pleased to say that one of my works was donated to a museum here in my home state, The Sheldon Art Museum. The museum people put together a fantastic show ‘Fifty Gifts for Fifty Years’ complete with a catalogue. At the reception, I was able to talk to some people I hadn’t seen in a long time. It was great fun. I went upstairs to the gallery to see the show. I was so excited to see my piece was hung next to a work by the performance artist, Orlan. This work I had never seen before. It is from her series American-Indian Self-hybridizations, 2005-2008. I’m most familiar with her shocking surgery performances, so this was an interesting piece to see. The image in this post is not the one what was in the exhibition.

Image:
Olan
American-Indian Self-hybridizations, photo
2005-2008

Bathworks

Bathworks

My friend Brett Reif is having a show of his latest series Bathworks. I totally love it! All the work is constructed out of common materials used in a bathroom. The forms are still fun and quirky in their abstractions. I really love the different textures. If you happen to be in New Orleans this month, you need to stop by the Du Mois Art Gallery. You won’t be disappointed!

Image: “Seal”, tile, drains, mixed media, 20″ x 20″ x 6″

Cut It Out

Cut It Out

I love the work of Amie Dicke. I’ve ventured a little bit into working with cut paper. That is some hard work! I think Amie’s work utilizes this technique in a pretty clever and engaging way.

Image: Ashes, 2005, cut out, ink on paper, approximately 100 x 140 inches

Labor Day

Labor Day

I have neglected my art posting! Please forgive me for that. I’m back and I cannot believe that it is already Labor Day. So, whose work is on my mind? The work of Ricky Swallow. I love objects. I love wood. How could I not love his work?! Swallow demonstrates a patient skill that I really admire. How he makes wood look like the fabric of a folded sneaker caught in some branches or the wrinkles in a sleeping bag demonstrates some outstanding craftsmanship.

Image: Private Dancer, laminated jelutong, 2002

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