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Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition Opening Reception

Date: Time: 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Richards Hall Room: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery
Directions: Richards Hall is located on the southeast corner of Stadium Drive and T Streets on UNL’s City Campus.
Additional Info: RH
Contact: School of Art Art History & Design, (402) 472-5522, schoolaahd@unl.edu
The Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition will be on display Oct. 1-Nov. 5 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition features the work of faculty and staff in the School of Art, Art History & Design. There will be a closing reception on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

Participating artists will include (additional artists may be added):
• Christy Aggens, Student Services Coordinator (painting)
• Byron Anway, Assistant Professor of Practice-Foundations (painting/printmaking)
• Margaret Bohls, Associate Professor of Art (ceramics)
• Ben Evjen, Assistant Professor of Practice of Graphic Design (graphic design)
• Jesse Fleming, Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts (multidisciplinary)
• Andrea Gruber, Assistant to the Director (graphite drawing)
• Aaron Holz, Professor of Art (painting)
• Chris Irvin, Lecturer (interdisciplinary)
• Jen Landis, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design (graphic design)
• Perry Obee, Lecturer (printmaking)
• Matthew Sontheimer, Associate Professor of Art (painting)
• Francisco Souto, Professor of Art and Director (drawing)
• Sandra Williams, Associate Professor of Art (cut paper)

“Faculty and staff members in this School exhibit their work across the country and around the world,” said Professor of Art Peter Pinnell. “Sometimes it feels as though they exhibit their artwork everywhere except in Lincoln, Nebraska. This exhibition gives us a chance to show the students and the Lincoln community the exceptional, professional work that is being produced by the members of this community, the School of Art, Art History & Design.”

Pinnell said the exhibition history dates back to at least the 1930s when the School of Art was located in Morrill Hall, and the Nebraska Art Association (the precursor to the Sheldon Museum of Art) was located on the floor above.

“It’s been held in a number of locations over the years, including in the Sheldon Museum of Art,” Pinnell said. “Since 2000, it’s been held in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. Beginning about 10 years ago, the faculty noticed that all of the staff in the School had art degrees and were practicing artists themselves. To acknowledge that fact, the exhibition was enlarged to become the Faculty-Staff Exhibition.”

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Face masks are required indoors on campus. (For the latest information on Covid-19 protocols, visit the University of Nebraska–Lincoln website at https://covid19.unl.edu.) Bottled refreshments will be served at the receptions. Bottled refreshments will be served at the receptions.

Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T streets. Additionally, all campus visitors must enter Richards Hall via the north doors if unaccompanied by student, faculty or staff. If greeted by an attendant at the stairs, please call (402) 472-5522 for further assistance.

For more information, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522. Follow the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery on social media @eisentragerhoward to stay apprised of any updates to the exhibition or Covid-19 protocols.

Additional Public Info:
Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage.

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