Chicago during the winter is a fascinating place. Eight Scholars experienced some of what Chicago has to offer on a trip there during Winter Break, February 10-13, 2011. Arriving in Chicago by rented van at 5:00 pm on Thursday, the students spent the evening in the Art Institute of Chicago, which was free of admission that evening. On a whirlwind tour, they saw most of the highlights of the museum, including Georges Seurat’s "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
When Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams first started creating Navajo pottery at the Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School, it was just a craft to her. It was a way for her to fill up empty hours and make a little extra cash. However, since then it has become much, much more. According to Poor Bear-Adams, creating traditional art is "how I connect to my Native American heritage."
Whether timing the perfect candid, constructing a scene or digitally manipulating elements after the fact, there are a myriad ways photographers interact with their tools and their world to create art. The Young Alumni Art Exhibit on display in the McClelland Art Gallery showcases a wide range of styles, encouraging visitors to consider what makes a photo a work of art.
In a world where war and chaos become increasingly the norm, students on Union College’s campus took the week of April 5-9 to focus on peace. On Friday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m., the school will unveil of a Peace Sculpture Garden in the Ortner Center at Union College to promote the cause of peace.
Located in one of the main thoroughfares of campus life, “This Peace Sculpture Garden provides artistic reminders of the peace that can exist between people everywhere,” according to Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication.
Two original watercolor paintings by Jim McClelland, professor of art, have been selected to hang in the United States embassy in Suriname for three years as part of the Arts in Embassies program.
The paintings, a pair of greenwing macaws and a landscape depicting a flock of landing snow geese, were selected to hang in the embassy by Ambassador John Nay, one of McClelland’s students from his time teaching at Battle Creek Academy.
When Nebraska is mentioned in movies and television shows, it’s usually an alias for “nowhere.” Union College students, staff and faculty are changing perceptions by helping others Get to Know Nebraska. The contest entrees depicting Nebraska’s landscape, people and places through art, photography and essays will be displayed in the McClelland Art Gallery through March 13.
The contest is sponsored by Student Services and includes three student categories and one employee category. Select pieces of art may eventually be permanently hung in the student center.
Art isn't about fame or fortune. That's the message of The Nobodies 2010 Art Collective, an exhibition in the McClelland Art Gallery running from Feb. 15-24. Reprising of a show last year by Abner Aguilar and Chris Smith, this year they are joined by Bob Fraser, Ed Mejia, and Scott Cushman.