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McClelland Art Gallery displays work by photography students

LINCOLN— An array of 30 photographs debuted in the McClelland Art Gallery on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Students from the photography class taught by Bruce Forbes are displaying three of their best pictures taken during the course. The diversity of the students' personalities is evident in the exhibit, ranging from digital camera work to film, and black and white to color.

Senior display "Unlike the Rest" at McClelland Art Gallery

LINCOLN—Running until Dec. 8 in the McClelland Art Gallery, "Unlike the Rest" is titled appropriately. Union College senior Josh Morris named each of the 40 pieces on display after rock songs. During the debut, some of the songs played in the background adding to the ambiance.

Although unintentional, each gallery section of Morris' senior exhibit reflects a small part of his personality. The fine art pieces display his cheekiness and humor; the photography gives a peek into his calm, easy going manner; and the photo-shopped work shows his edgy and outgoing side.

Local artist celebrates choices in McClelland Art Gallery display

LINCOLN—Starting on Nov. 5, abstract artist Linda Benton's "Metamorphoses" exhibit will be housed in the McClelland Art Gallery through Nov. 25. A Lincoln resident, Benton loves working with mixed media elements. She believes art can be a metaphor for life and the twists and turns that ensue. In her artwork, she takes an idea and makes the decision to redo it, or go in different direction. She described her paintings, as well as life, as a path that comes to many crossroads. You must then make a decision which fork you will take.

"Making art is not a straight path; it's like a maze," Benton said. "This phenomenon happens in a lot of different mediums, such as chefs trying to find a new seasoning to remake an old recipe. Making art is a challenge. Relationships are a challenge. I like to celebrate the fact that life is filled with challenges and choices."

The McClelland Art Gallery is in the Ortner Center on the Union College campus, 3800 S. 48th Street. Enter the campus from Prescott Avenue. The art gallery is free to the public and open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Ortner Center at 402.486.2545.

McClelland Art Gallery displays diverse pottery

Diversity produces much of the beauty found on campus at Union College. Running until Nov. 4, the eclectic pottery exhibit includes three artists: Jovannah Poor Bear, sophomore elementary education major; Kimmy Wills, junior biology major; and Bruce Forbes, associate professor of art. The trio of artists bring a wide range of style and technique to the McClelland Art Gallery.

Student photography on display in the McClelland Art Gallery

Gerard Brennen artwork in the McClelland Art Gallery

Gerard Brennen is an athlete, Union College alumn and an artist. He shares pencil and paint portraits of special people in his life in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery until June 24, 2007.

Children affected by HIV/AIDS showcase art in McClelland Art Gallery


"If HIV were an animal, what would it look like?" Kids from Camp Kindle answered this and other questions with crayons and markers. Their artistic answers are displayed in the McClelland Art Gallery until March 19.

 

Joy brings colorful seasons to the McClelland Art Gallery

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."

Photography class artwork displayed in gallery

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."

Forbes bicycle photography on display in the McClelland Art Gallery

"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.

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