Capstone exhibition opens May 1

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Capstone exhibition opens May 1

Mitch Hilzer, Teapot, Earthenware and glaze, 6” x 10” x 10”, 2017.
Mitch Hilzer, Teapot, Earthenware and glaze, 6” x 10” x 10”, 2017.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2017 Spring Capstone Exhibition will be on display May 1-5 in the MEDICI Gallery, Eisentrager•Howard Gallery and the surrounding hallway on the first floor of Richards Hall.

This exhibition features the work of 30 graduating Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts majors in studio art from the School of Art, Art History and Design. Each student has written a statement to accompany their works, and those will be on view as well in three binders – one in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery and two in the hallway.

This exhibition is held biannually at the end of the fall and spring semesters and presents the work of each semester’s graduating seniors as a culmination of their coursework and exploration in studio art and design at the university.

Participation is part of the Achievement-Centered Education 10 Capstone course. Scholarly emphasis is in advanced visual and design research development, peer and professional collaboration, and critical thinking.

A closing reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery with awards announced at 6 p.m.

The 14 studio students presenting work are:

  • Derek Benoist
  • Hannah Blundon
  • Madeline Cass
  • Alex Ficke
  • Alissa Harris
  • Natalie Henning
  • Mitch Hilzer
  • Ian Karss
  • Angie Nord
  • Victoria Norton
  • Arianna Morfeld
  • Rikki Newman
  • Ricardo Rodriguez
  • Olivia Vogel

The 16 graphic design students presenting work are:

  • Matthew Bailey
  • Joshua “J$” Chavez
  • Madeline Christensen
  • Anna Drehs
  • Jake Headid
  • Briannah Hunt
  • Michael Johnson
  • Olivia Konert
  • Collin Rassmussen
  • Bonnie Ricketts
  • Kelsie Rotert
  • Jayme Sedarberg
  • Anna Sousek
  • Helen Stigge
  • Huy Tran
  • Stephanie Whittsett

The gallery spaces are open 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522 or

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