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

Blake releases new book

Chris Blake, Union College English and communications professor, spent a semester on sabbatical last year to write. Pacific Press released his newest book in February, Swimming Against the Current: Living for the God You Love. It is a sequel to his book Searching for a God to Love, which has been translated into four languages.

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.

Join the Unionaires for the annual Concert at the Capitol on Friday, May 11 at 4:30

The Unionaires performing in 2006.

The Union College Unionaires and Octet invite the public to a free
concert at the Nebraska state capitol building. The concert, from
4:30-5:30 on Friday, May 11, will feature acapella versions of the
repetoire the vocal groups have prepared over the last year.

"The state capitol is a beautiful space with beautiful acoustics," said
Dr. Dan Lynn, professor of music. "Singing in a place like that is as
much a reward for the singers as the audience and the concert serves as
a final thank-you before graduation." The annual concert has become a
tradition, with state officials, legislators and the public being
invited to share in the accomplishments of the Unionaires for over 15

The state capitol, the tallest building in Lincoln, lies between 14th
and 16th streets and K and H streets downtown. Parking is readily

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.


The Boys Next Door drama production opens Feb. 22.

Union College Drama will perform the two-act play The Boys Next Door, opening Feb. 22, 2007.

Community invited for Music Festival performances, Feb. 2-3

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.

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."


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