Union College’s drama department will present “The Tempest” March 5 through April 4 in Woods Auditorium.
More than 180 high school students will decend on the Union College campus this week for the 61st annual Mid-America Union Music Festival. The event kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 5 and culminates with a concert on Sabbath, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m.
This year, choral students represent the select choirs from nine academies, primarily from the Mid-America Union territory, with the exception of DayStar Academy in Utah. Two major concerts are the highlight of the weekend.
Serene landscapes, animals in peaceful repose, and the birds for which he is known are just a few examples of Jim McClelland’s vast artistic repertoire. And now, through the months of January and February, 27 of these hand-selected favorites will be on display in the Lincoln and Lancaster county-city building.
The Union College Division of Fine Arts will present the annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Church sanctuary.
The event will feature the Chamber Orchestra, the Concert Winds, the Unionaires, “The Twelve” chamber choir and the Guitar Ensemble. New on the program this year will be the V7, a student-led vocal ensemble that focuses on sacred vocal jazz. “We will present music of the season in all its variety and joy,” promised Dr. Dan Lynn, professors of music and director of the vocal groups.
“Displaying one’s work in an exhibit is a way by which students can develop their artistic skills and experience,” explained Julia Noyes, whose Design 1 class is scheduled to display their exhibit of 60 works of art in Union College’s McClelland Art gallery now through Nov. 30. The pieces include hanging mobiles, two-dimensional pieces—some computer generated—and three-dimensional sculptures. Each student has at least two pieces on display in the gallery.
Many visitors to the McClelland Art Gallery have used words such as “talent,” “incredible” and “marvelous” in the guestbook to describe the Young Alumni Photography Exhibit currently on display. Themed “Contrast,” this year’s exhibit features a wide array of photographs taken by 12 alumni who have presented their own interpretation of contrast.
“Encouraging others in art is important to me,” said Julie Lemons. “Being a successful artist is having faith in God and having His love shine through my art.”
Julie Lemons, Nebraska-based artist and past president of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, will display her work in the McClelland Art Gallery now through Sept. 28.
“My goal is to affect people’s emotions,” said Zach Posthumus, junior graphic design major. “Even if they don’t like my art or they think it’s weird, I think generating some type of emotion signifies a good piece of art. If it doesn’t make you think or feel anything, what’s the point of it?”
Shilo Parker remembers well the first time he saw a man making glass beads with a torch at the Old Market in Omaha. Mesmerized by his work, Parker immediately got his own bead making kit and began what would become a lifelong love affair with glass.
Seven years after his first encounter with glass work, Parker is giving his first exhibition at Union College’s McClelland Art Gallery now through July 14. A combination of glass and ceramics, the exhibit combines vibrant colors with abstract patterns in an abundance of styles