Artists Jake Gillespie and Christina Renfer Vogel are showing work starting Friday at the Petshop Gallery in Benson.
In his first Omaha solo show, Gillespie is showing a new collection of drawings and other work. Vogel will show new work as well in the gallery's front space.
The show opens tomorrow night at the gallery, 2725 N. 62nd St., with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m.
'Junk Art Show' gives new meaning to beautiful
In Lincoln, artist Melanie Falk is showing new work in the “Junk Art Show” at Screen Ink.
The work in the show focuses on reusing, but also on rethinking what can be beautiful. Imagine throw-away toys and rusty auto parts that, when used in art, create color, texture, form and pattern the same way other materials would.
“The inclusion of functional pieces is a deliberate exercise to connect with more people,” Falk said. “To make art accessible not just to those who frequent art spaces.”
The show opens Friday with a reception at the gallery, 416 S. 11th St., from 7 to 10 p.m.
Art sales support college students' ventures
Students in Lincoln and Omaha are selling artwork this fall to benefit student activities.
On Dec. 11 and 12, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Clay Club is selling handmade ceramic gifts created by students and local artists. The sale includes many functional items such as cups and bowls, and also sculptural pieces.
The sale runs each day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the UNO Ceramics and Sculpture Annex, 6405 University Drive South. Buyers can pay with cash, credit card or check.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Fine Art Photo Club Print Sale and Clay Club holiday sales start this weekend.
The Clay Club sale includes ceramic works created by UNL undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Functional pottery, vessels and sculptures created in a broad range of styles are for sale in the show.
A raffle includes work donated by students and faculty and tickets can be purchased both days. The winners will be drawn at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The sale raises money to support events, lectures and workshops led by nationally recognized ceramic artists and critics. It also allows students to attend the annual National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts, among other programs.
Prints in the photo sale will be unmatted and unframed but placed in protective sleeves for transport. All the work in the sale is created by club members, and includes photo boots, silver gelatin prints, archival pigment prints and alternative process prints. Everything is under $60.
The photo sale also includes a raffle of prints donated by 2012 Hixson-Lied visiting artists, faculty, and photography graduate students.
Proceeds from the sale support club members attendance in national conferences and traveling exhibitions.
Both sales take place in Richards Hall on UNL's city campus. The ceramics sale runs Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is in room 118.
The photo sale runs Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is in room 121. Refreshments will be served at the photo sale from 5-7 p.m. on Friday night. For more information, call the Department of Art and Art History at 402-472-5522.
Kent Bellows exhibits students' works
The Kent Bellows Studio's semester-ending exhibition opens tomorrow night.
“Ocular Coalescence” includes work made by the studio's class of burgeoning artists and includes painting, sculpture, video and ceramics, among other work. Artwork sales will benefit the studio's artists and art programs.
The show opens Friday at the studio, 3303 Leavenworth St., from 6 to 9 p.m.
Participating students include: Isaac Zavala Alvarado, a senior at Omaha Bryan; Logan Anderson, a senior at Millard North; Trevor Anderson, a senior at Creighton Prep; Matt Babe, a sophomore at Omaha Westside; Allison Barna, a senior at Papillion-La Vista; Anika Bateman, a junior at Omaha North;
Brittney Beckham, a senior at Millard North; Savannah Behrends, a senior at Omaha North; Christina Brick, a senior at Omaha North; Brianna Brooks, a freshman at Ralston; Audrey Burt, a sophomore at Omaha Marian; Reilly Callaghan, a senior at Omaha Benson; Madison Clark, a senior at Treynor;
Joy Cotton, a junior at Gretna; Beth Davis, a senior at Omaha Mercy; Nicole Embree, a sophomore at Millard North; Amy Epperson, a junior at Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Lila Ferber, a senior at Westside; Emma Ford, a senior at C.B. Lewis Central; Luis Garrido, a senior at C.B. Lewis Central;
Gregg Graham Jr., a senior at Omaha Benson; Walker Greene, a senior at Creighton Prep; Mia Hopkins, a junior at Brownell-Talbot; Jacyln Horan, a senior at Omaha North; Angel Le, a junior at Millard South; Frances Joyner, a sophomore at Omaha Central;
Kara Kinkead, a home schooled senior; Zoe Kuhn, a senior at Omaha Duchesne; Austin Martinez, a junior at Omaha Bryan; Landry Mathews, a senior at Omaha Westside; Haley Minnick, a junior at Omaha Marian; Jennifer Reilly, a senior at Millard West; Angela Saenz, a junior at Bellevue West; Caleb Shelbourn, an eighth grader at Omaha Christian Academy;
Drew Shifter, a senior at Bellevue West; Oria Simonini, a senior at Omaha Benson; Aaron Taylor, a senior at Omaha Northwest; DJ Tracey, a sophomore at Omaha Westside; Linh Tran, a junior at Concordia; Tyler West, a sophomore at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson; and Niara Williams, a junior at Omaha Duchesne.