Band students from 11 Seventh-day Adventist high schools in the Midwest will gather Feb. 2–3 on the Union College campus for the annual Mid-America Union Music Festival. The Lincoln community is invited to come and enjoy fun classical pieces presented by the high school and college performers Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Church and Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Union College gymnasium. The 160 visiting performers will be joined by the Union College Wind Symphony in both performances.
From the spring flowers and butterflies of "I'll Fly Away" to the "Autumn Woods" Joy Frame shares the beauty of the seasons in her watercolor paintings currently on display in the Union College McClelland Art Gallery until Jan. 26.
Frame became serious about watercolor painting about 16 years ago. "I'm intrigued by the beautiful blending of colors, the movement and to some extent unpredictability of the paint on the paper," Frame writes in her artist statement. "I love this elusive medium."
LINCOLN—Images from the Union College photography class will be on display Dec. 3–22 in the McClelland Art Gallery.
"I have some very talented students in this class," said Bruce Forbes, associate professor of Art and Graphic Design. "The photos I've seen make me excited. I expect this to be an extremely varied show."
Union College Festival of Lessons and Carols
The first concert will begin Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the Unionaires, Union College Vocal Octet and Chamber Chorale. Diverse selections from the carols and anthems of John Rutter will be interspersed with Biblical texts from the four Gospels telling the the age-old story of Christ's birth. Everyone is welcome at this free concert in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church (4801 Prescott Ave).
"This exhibit combines two things that I've enjoyed for a long time, but never put together: bicycling and photography," says Bruce Forbes, Union College associate professor of art and graphic design who is displaying photographs in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until Dec. 3.
The exhibit presents 24 color photos taken this summer while Forbes participated in the Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) with 600 participants and the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) with 10,000 registered bicyclists.
Union College presents Christian folk artist Andrew Peterson in concert at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church (4801 Prescott Ave.) Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public and a free will offering will be collected to support Peterson's ministry.
Peterson has recorded seven albums and his music has been reviewed by USA Today and Christianity Today, among others. He is known for his down-to-earth style and vivid observations.
The paintings of Jim McClelland will be in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery Oct. 20–Nov. 10, 2006. The watercolor and oil paintings will depict a variety of scenes including birds, animals, landscapes, flowers and still life.
"Artwork is meant to be shared," says McClelland, professor of art at Union College. "I hope people will be inspired by the creative genius of God, expressed not only in the paintings themselves, but in the talents He gives people."