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Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

March 3, 2005

Union College professor presents art exhibit

LINCOLN—Jim McClelland, nationally-recognized wildlife artist and Union College art professor, will display more than 40 paintings in an art exhibit to be held April 7-10 during Union College’s Homecoming 2005. McClelland’s art will be displayed in the McClelland Art Gallery, located in the main lobby of the Ortner Center on the Union College campus at 3800 South 48th Street. Additional parking is available in the lots of the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.
        McClelland describes the collection as a representation of his passion for nature. “I have embraced my love for nature through painting for my entire life,” McClelland said.
        McClelland, who has taught at Union for more than 30 years, gives the proceeds from the sale of his art to student scholarships because he understands how difficult it can be to meet college expenses. “Providing scholarships to students is my ministry,” McClelland said.
        The collection will primarily depict wildlife scenes. The gallery is open to the public during Ortner Center business hours. McClelland will be on-site during the following hours:

Thursday, April 7 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, April 8 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For Ortner Center or McClelland Art Gallery information call 402.486.2545.