Nebraska national exhibition opens Sept. 2

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Nebraska national exhibition opens Sept. 2

Xiubo Pearce, “Lotus Pond-1,” porcelain.

The fifth annual Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition opens Sept. 2 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

Organized by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ School of Art, Art History and Design, the exhibition features the work of the best undergraduate student artists from across the United States. Each year, three different media disciplines are featured. This 2016 show includes ceramics, photography and printmaking.

“We wanted to bring the best undergraduate art in the country here and put it on display to let students across the country have a good venue for display and to make sure our students would see that work,” said Pete Pinnell, professor of art.

Selections for the exhibition are made by three jurors of national and international stature. The jurors, which are selected in connection with the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Scholar Program, are invited to campus to present a lecture on their work, spend time with students, and have their work reproduced in a catalogue.

Jurors for the exhibition are Shoko Teruyama for ceramics, Deborah Luster for photography and Nicole Pietrantoni for printmaking.

“It is very exciting to kick off the new academic year with such a pulsating exhibition, along with having three accomplished artists mingling on campus,” said Robert Ladislas Derr, director of the School of Art, Art History and Design. “The lure of both provides our students with a new constellation of inspiration.”

The Nebraska National exhibition is open through Sept. 23. A closing reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the gallery with awards announced at 6 p.m.

The Eisentrager•Howard Gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, click here or call 402-472-5522.

For a full listing of participating artists, click here.

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