Time is running out to see this year’s entries in the 26th annual Undergraduate Studio Art Competition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The show, which features works by 53 students, continues at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall through March 29 when there will be a closing reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Awards that will be announced during the reception include six Jean R. Faulkner Memorial Awards ($100 each), the Department of Art and Art History Freshman and Sophomore Awards ($100 each) and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Dean’s Purchase Award.
Juror for the competition is Karin Campbell, curator of contemporary art at Joslyn Art Museum.
Richards Hall is located at Stadium Drive and T Street.
Bemis to highlight Celebrate Why Arts?
Celebrate Why Arts? and its programs at a reception and spring showcase from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
The event will feature exhibits and performances by Why Arts? partners such as the Intercultural Senior Center, Completely Kids and Ollie Webb Center.
The reception is free to the public. Find more information at whyartsinc.org.
Chicago Armory show is topic of lecture
“The Great Confusion: When Modern Art Came to the Midwest” will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Judith A. Barter on Tuesday at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln.
The lecture, which discusses how the Chicago Armory show of 1913 affected art produced in the Midwest, accompanies the exhibition, “Modern Madness: The Armory Show Revisited.” The exhibit will be on view at the museum through April 21.
Barter, Field-McCormick Chairwoman and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, is author or co-author of numerous books on art and art history.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Fabric artist returns to local gallery
Back by popular demand — fabric artist Kay Chapman returns to Anderson O’Brien Fine Arts in the Old Market for a limited engagement.
Her “Wearable Art” exhibit will be at the shop, 1108 Jackson St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through March 28.
The California artist, who works in silk, cotton, linen and wool, studied at institutions in the Los Angeles area and in Kyoto, Japan, and her work is on view in galleries and boutiques throughout the United States.
For more information, visit www.aobfineart.com.
Webinars to explain mural projects
Think your town would benefit from some public art?
Learn how your town can get involved with the Nebraska Community Mural Project through webinars created by the Nebraska Mural Project, in partnership with the Nebraska Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance.
The project will be guided by muralist Dave Loewenstein and his assistants. They will work in the selected community for about two months.
The Community Mural Project requires commitment by local volunteers from the planning stage and design through preparing the wall and painting the mural. Mural participation will be open to anyone in the community, regardless of art experience.
The webinars, which will feature Loewenstein and his vision for the project, will be offered at 11 a.m. March 28 and April 8 at 10 a.m.
More information on entering the competition is available at www.maaa.org or www.nebraskaartscouncil.org.
Earn grant money for school arts programs
Americans for the Arts and American Girl have joined forces to support art education in U.S. schools.
American Girl’s 2013 Girl of the Year is Saige Copeland, who loves to paint in art class. When budget cuts threaten her school’s art classes, Saige mobilizes others and takes action to save them.
The publisher and Americans for the Arts have announced an “Elevate the Arts” grants contest. Elementary school art teachers can enter by submitting a digital image of a hot-air balloon-themed art project and a short statement on why the arts matter. Entries must be received by May 31, and winners of the grants (a total of $45,000 to be given out) will be announced in October.
For more information on the contest and how to enter, visit www.americansforthearts.org/AmericanGirl.
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