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Artist Lectures: Nebraska National Jurors

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Richards Hall Room: 15
Additional Info: RH
Contact: (402) 472-5522,
Nebraska National Jurors Rosalyn Richards, Bobby Silverman, and Jeff Whetstone will give consecutive 15 minute talks, followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers.


Rosalyn Richards work explores the relationship between nature, technology, and human efforts to discover reality beneath the surface of our everyday world. Richards received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Yale University School of Art. Her work is represented in many collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Purdue University Galleries. Richards has taught drawing and printmaking at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania since 1982, and has been visiting artist /critic at Colby College, Cornell University, University of Dallas, and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, China.

Bobby Silverman is an artist and designer who lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in many public and private collections including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, the European Ceramic Work Centre in s’ Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC and the Renwick Gallery /Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington ,DC. He has received fellowships from the Louisiana State Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts and the Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship. Silverman received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO and his BA in Social Geography, from Clark University Worcester, MA. In addition to his studio practice, in 2007 he became the principal of Alsio Design, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes ceramic tile.

Jeff Whetstone has been photographing and writing about the relationship between humans and their environment for more than two decades. He studied zoology at Duke University and later earned his MFA in photography from Yale University. In 2007, Whetstone was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for a body of photographs called New Wilderness, and in 2008 he won the first Factor Prize for Southern Art. Mostly recently, he has been making work in video, animation, and 16mm film. Whetstone is a 2012 recipient of a North Carolina Arts Fellowship in film and is a professor of art at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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