Arts

Young alumni exhibit photography in McClelland Art 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.

Local painter's work on display in McClelland Art Gallery

“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.

Graphic design students exhibit in McClelland Art Gallery

“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?”

McClelland Art Gallery hosts glass and ceramic artist's first exhibit

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

Easter week events to culminate in Resurrection Pageant

During the week celebrated by the Christian world commemorating the final events in the life of Christ, including his death and resurrection, Union College students will be able to follow the story at a series of events throughout the week highlighted by a Resurrection Pageant, which will unfold on March 30 on the Union College campus, with tours starting every 20 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

The Vespers to perform Friday, Mar. 1

Americana Christian folk band “The Vespers” will perform for vespers at Union College on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The Nashville-born group is uniquely made up of two sets of siblings, the Cryar sisters and Jones brothers, who joined forces three years ago after meeting through a mutual friend. After jamming together several times over a campfire and visiting each other’s local shows, the pairs fell in “musical love” and decided to team up.

Union College drama presents "Our Town"

In Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, intelligent idealist Emily Webb always speaks her mind and doggedly pursues her goals. Union College freshman Natalie Bruzon, who takes on the role of Emily Webb in Union’s upcoming performance of the play, discovered a lot of herself in the character.

Phil Wickham to perform February 15

Contemporary Christian artist Phil Wickham will perform at Union College on Friday evening, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Film festival focuses on world of the blind

In October, Union College students received a media challenge: produce a short video for use on the Web and social media that answers the question “Do we understand the world of the blind?” Six film makers rose to the challenge and on January 17, three were awarded cash prizes at the first In:Sight Video Awards event—hosted by Christian Record Services for the Blind and Union College.

Creator of 2012 class gift exhibits in McClelland gallery

As a class gift, the senior class of 2012 commissioned a painting by Union College alumnus Randall May to hang in the lobby of the new science and mathematics complex. The four-by-five-foot piece will be unveiled after the Commencement service on May 6. Other works by May are currently on display in the McClelland Art Gallery from now until May 20.

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