Apr
22
2019

Adam Wells and Chris Cox, alumni of the Visual Communication and Design program, will be speaking next Friday, April 26 at 2pm in FAB 312. The two designers will give a talk and answer student questions as part of the Art Creative Lecture Series. Adam Wells is an experiential graphic design leader and Principal of…

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Feb
14
2019

UNK Art and Design is fortunate to be hosting visiting artist Jessica Brandl on Monday, February 18. She will be giving a lecture at 12:30pm in the Fine Arts Building, Room 312 where she will be giving a presentation on her work, creative process, artistic experiences, and more. Jessica will also be giving a demonstration…

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Oct
13
2018

Chicago-based artist and art educator William Estrada brought an infectious amount of energy and passion to UNK. A teacher for 22 years, Estrada is currently a teaching artist at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and also an art teacher at Telpochcalli Elementary….

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Sep
09
2018
Painting of The Transference of Weight by Jave Yoshimoto

The Walker Gallery’s currently exhibition, Jave Yoshimoto’s Obstinate Chasm, is a collection of illustrative images that speak to the fast-paced dissemination of news and information and, in the artist’s own words, the “social amnesia” that is caused by it. Yoshimoto, an Assistant Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator for the Department of Art and Art History at…

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Feb
07
2018

Meredith Host’s ceramic work is, for lack of more eloquent words, delightful. It is impossible not to smile at the layered combination of vibrant colors, pattern, and shape that adorn her work. She puts it much better in the tagline of her website. What she creates is “contemporary tableware with retro flair.” To achieve her…

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Sep
15
2017

A woman with tattoos, an apron, and alabaster skin that makes her appear as if she is fading away is serving a gelatin salad—topped with sweet peas—to her family in their 1950’s kitchen. Paper doll tabs jet from her sides as her happy family eagerly awaits their meal. Anachronistic product placement is scattered throughout the…

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Mar
14
2017

Ceramic artist Clayton Keyes has spent his life studying the human form and he uses the human body to evoke strong emotions in viewers. Much of his work provides commentary on identity, oppression, and paints a bleak picture of our future as we hurtle towards ecological collapse. It goes without saying that these are timely…

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Oct
27
2016

This week Zdzislaw Sikora, printmaker and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, brought his wealth of knowledge to UNK Art and Design students. Sikora—whose rich and colorful retrospective show is currently up in the Walker Gallery—demonstrated a variety of printmaking techniques including monotype printing on glass. Sikora has a…

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Sep
20
2016

  Illustrator, painter, and all around trendsetter Mitch O’Connell is set to speak on his work and experiences Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall as part of The Jack Karraker Lecture Series. A spirited Q & A and Meet and Greet will follow his talk. This event, sponsored by the…

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