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Crumbs Gather in the Folds — Michael Arrigo

October 20 — December 5, 2016, Mariani Gallery

Artist Reception: Thursday, October 20 from 4 – 6pm

Arrigo’s recent investigations usually begin as simple gestures or routine interactions, often with his family. He preserves these encounters as digital artifacts and displays them in ways that expose the meaning and strangeness immanent in commonplace objects and activities . As an artist, Arrigo thinks of himself as a tinkerer. Cameras document while he takes images, ideas, language, electronics— everything apart to see how it works. He then puts these bits and pieces of mediated reality back together as artworks and projects that reveal the ways in which consciousness is embodied and embedded in its environment, exposing the underlying structures, convoluted folds, and unexpected tensions in the fabric of the everyday. Arrigo makes artworks that reveal rather than conceal his rather messy processes of experimentation, inviting viewers to join him in a spirit of playfulness and shared discovery.

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Fall 2016 Art & Design Events

UNC Faculty Show

August 22 – September 9, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Thursday, September 8 from 4 – 6 pm

Enlinked, Enlaced, Enamored - Ajean Ryan & Katie Caron

September 15 - October 15, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Thursday, September 15 from 4 – 6 pm

Crumbs Gather in the Folds - Michael Arrigo

October 20 - December 5, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Thursday, October 20 from 4 – 6 pm

UNC School of Art and Design Students

Mariani Gallery

The Mariani Gallery has served the Northern Colorado and Weld County communities since 1972. Students are exposed to exhibits that feature a variety of artworks and art making choices, helping to inform possible future career choices. Recent exhibits include Shyra DeSouza's Longshadow; The Ballast by Anja Marais; the Colorado Art Education Show; and the UNC Faculty Art Exhibition.

The Oak Room Gallery

The Oak Room Gallery exhibition schedule focuses on undergraduate and graduate student work ranging from solo Honors and Graduate Thesis exhibits to group shows representing various program areas. Recent exhibits include Cognitive Learning with Computer Graphics and Abby Powers, on the breath of the waves.

Arts Annex Gallery Spaces

The Arts Annex serves as additional gallery space as well as housing classrooms. Recent exhibits include the Student Photography Exhibition.

The Lydia Ruyle Room of Women’s Art

An archival space designed to provide viewing and study, for students and the public, of our current and future art collections. The only room of it’s kind, it was made possible by a generous donation from Bob and Lydia Ruyle.


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Fall Hours

Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 11am-2pm
Sunday: Closed


Mariani Gallery
Guggenheim Hall, Room 100
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Oak Room Gallery
Crabbe Hall, Room 201
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Arts Annex
Next to Crabbe Hall

UNC Mari Michener Art Gallery
Michener Library, Floor 1
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