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THE BALLAST, Exhibition by Anja Marais

September 30 – November 20, 2015, Mariani Gallery

Reception: September 30 from 4 – 6 pm

The Ballast is a hand-made environment of video, sculpture, and installation that explores water, earth, and human interactions; how we experience change, stagnation, and natural forces. From one work to another, an intricate, many-layered visual poem is built. Water is a strong theme in the project, a metaphysical chant that reflects and connects everything. The video narratives were created and filmed in St. Petersburg, Russia. LEARN MORE...

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am–4pm; Sat 10am-2pm

Fall 2015 Art & Design Events

UNC Faculty Show

August 24 – September 4, Mariani Gallery
Reception: Wednesday, September 2 from 3 – 6 pm

2014-15 Colorado Art Education Association Show

September 10 – 24, Mariani Gallery
Reception: September 11 from 5 – 7 pm

The Ballast: Anja Marais

September 30 – November 20, Mariani Gallery
Artist’s reception: Wednesday, September 30 from 4 – 6 pm

Max Dashú: The Lydia Ruyle Room of Women’s Art Speaker Series

November 12
“Conversations with the Artist and her Art” from 3:30 – 5 pm
“Women’s Power in Global Perspective” from 5 – 6:30 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 the Annual Juried Student Art Show; Wet Plate Collodion: International Juried Exhibition; Metalsmith, Charlotte Nichols; and Selected Works by Women from the Lydia Rule Room of Women's Art.

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.

Fall Hours

Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-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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