Gallery exhibit 'Gets to Know Nebraska'

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.

Justin Gibson, senior graphic design major who has spent nearly half his life in Lincoln, entered three photographs. “As someone from Nebraska, I have a lot of friends who don’t seem to know Lincoln’s hotspots much less the rest of the state,” said Gibson. “I think this is a good opportunity for them to see there’s interesting stuff when you scratch the surface.”

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.

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