Public Events and the Visiting Artist Program

UNC Galleries' educational mission offers numerous opportunities for college students, faculty, K-12 teachers, and the community to enjoy our exhibiitons. We activate each of our exhibitions with programs such as: artist talks, interdiscliplinary panels, gallery receptions, and hands-on workshops. All of our public programs are free to UNC students and the public.

 The Visiting Artist (VA) Program welcomes experts from around the country to Greeley for one-day campus visits or week-long "micro-residencies." The VA Program offers unique opportunities for firsthand discussion with artists, curators, and scholars to provide a closer look at how creative professionals live and work. Visitors present their practice in a public lecture and are integrated into the curriculum through targeted, intentional classroom visits, individual student critiques, and collaborative workshops. 


2018 Spring Visiting Artists & Public Programs

Jan 18| 4-7pm

Opening Reception

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall 

Join us for our spring kick-off event in the Galleries as we celebrate TWO exciting events! Mariani Gallery of Guggenheim Hall will feature the opening of "Skin Deep", a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Elizabeth Alexander and Charles Clary. Oak Room Gallery in Crabbe Hall will feature Open Studios for our month long artist in residence, UNC Alum Katelynn Mai-Fusco

Drinks, food, and music will be provided!

Jan 19 | 7-10pm

UNC Showcase of the Arts

Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124

This event presents our top award winners from each school within our College, along with our Arts Innovation Award winner, on one hour-long program followed by a dessert reception. This year's program will include the following students:

Trevor Seymour, Southard Award Winner for the School of Art and Design
Julianna Espinosa, Southard Award Winner for the School of Music
Brianna Faulk, Carly Valancy, and Andy Walker, Outstanding Musical Theatre Seniors in the School of Theatre Arts and Dance
Todd Swingle, Arts Innovation Award Winner for original composition

Jan 30 | 5-6pm

Gregg Deal Public Lecture

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Gregg Deal is a husband, a father, an artist and a member of the Paiute Tribe of Pyramid Lake. As a provocative contemporary artist/activist and 15 year resident of the DC metro area, much of Gregg’s work deals with indigenous identity and pop-culture, touching on issues of race
relations, historical consideration and stereotype. Within this work, as well as his paintings, mural work, and print work Gregg advances issues within Indian country such as decolonization, the mascot issue (local and across the US) and appropriation. Within the context of such heavy subject matter, Gregg speaks intelligently to these issues, brings a sharp wit, and is keenly aware of his place as an indigenous man and a contemporary artist. 

To learn more about Gregg Deal, visit his website. 

 Feb 2 | 5-7pm

Artist Help Desk

with Gallery Director & Curator, Pam Campanaro
Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 100

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

Feb 2 | 12-2pm

Opening Reception

Katelynn Mai-Fusco
Oak Room Gallery, Crabbe Hall

Katelynn Mai-Fusco is a UNC Alumni living an working in Fort Collins, CO. Mai-Fusco works predominately with paper- one of the oldest mediums and has been used for centuries to tell stories. It can be manipulated, torn apart, cut, or merely written on. The medium has given the artist direct access to  stories and journeys of personal trial that she had not been able to access before. During the process of cutting paper Mai-Fusco becomes completely consumed by each negative shape she creates. 

To learn more about Katelynn Mai-Fusco, visit her website. 

Feb 8 | 5pm

Artist Talk with Elizabeth Alexander

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Obesession, repetition, and labor function as both a subject and a method to break down forgotten findings of domestic investment and recondition the parts into non-utilitarian patterned indulgences. Elizabeth Alexander uses discarded materials such as decorative wallpaper, architectural embellishments, furniture, images from coffee table books, and porcelain teacups, to cultivate and tarnish decoration and its domestic application. These attempts to find and display good taste unmask the tragic, comic, ephemeral, and irrational characteristics of a self-conscious society. Alexander's findings on this quest for domestic perfection visualize the cost and absurdity of social climbing through material veils.

To learn more about Elizabeth Alexander, visit her website. 

Feb 10 | 6pm

2018 UNC Arts Gala & Exhibition

Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631

Exhibiting Artists:
Wedad Alhazmi, Alicia Baeza, Julia Bannerot, Matthew Crawford (alumni), Nancy Erekson, Lindsey Falciani, Mary "Katie" Fahrenbruch, Kamri Flores, Maddison Greybill, Grace Hoag, Lindsey Howard, Helen Koetting, Tiffany Mulford, Alexis Ortiz, Trevor Seymour, Amarie Stocker, Kari Tamblyn, Alison Wilcox.


 Feb 22 | 4pm

Artist Talk with Kaitlynn Mai-Fusco

Oak Room Gallery, Crabbe Hall

Feb 23 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Independant Curator, Stephanie Edwards
Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 100

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

March 2 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Gallery Director & Curator, Pam Campanaro
am Campanaro

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

March 2 & 3 

Olivia Gude Public Lecture

March 2nd at 6pm:
Public Lecture, location TBA

March 3rd at 10am: Workshop, Crabbe Hall, Room 202

Olivia Gude is a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago and was awarded the National Art Education Association’s 2009 Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. Professor Gude is the Founding Director of the Spiral Workshop, a curriculum research project that provides art classes for urban teens.

To learn more about Olivia Guilde, visit her website. 

March 5-8 

The Healthy Artist

A weeklong program to foster healthy habits for Visual and Performing Artists
All programs are free and open to the public. 

Monday, March 5:

Tuesday, March 6:

Wednesday, March 7:

Thursday, March 8, 12:20-2:20pm (x4 30 minute sessions): The Alexander Technique- An educational method used worldwide for over 100 years that teached how to change faulty postural habits, enables improved mobility, posture, performance and alertness and relief of chronic stiffness, tension and stress. Instructed by Heidi Leathwood from Denver University, Lamont School of Music. 

March TBA

Artist Talk with Charles Clary

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Charles Clary was born in 1980 in Morristown, Tennessee. He received his BFA in painting with honors from Middle Tennessee State University and his MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has shown in exhibitions at Galerie EVOLUTION-Pierre Cardin in Paris, France, completed a three week residency in Lacoste France, completed a painting assistantship with Joe Amrhein of Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn NYC, and had work acquired by fashion designer Pierre Cardin and gallery owner James Cohan. Clary has been featured in numerous print and Internet interviews including: This is Colossal, WIRED magazine (US and UK), Hi Fructose,, Bluecanavs Magazine, and This Is Colossal.

To learn more about Charles Clary, visit his website. 

March 30 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with TBA Guest Helper
Mariani Gallery, Guggenhiem Hall, Room 100

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

April 6 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Director & Curator of Galleries, Pam Campanaro
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

April 19 | 5-8pm

Annual Student Show Reception + Talk

with Guest Juror, Stephanie Edwards 
Talk begins at 5pm in Guggeehiem Hall, Room 001 + Reception to follow

Join us for the celebration of the year- The Annual Student Exhibition! 

April 30 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Guest Juror TBA

To reserve a 30 minute session, email

June 14 & 15 

Nick Sousanis Public Lecture

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

June 14th from 10am-12pm: Workshop, Guggenheim Hall, Room 202
                                           5pm: Public Lecture, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

June 15th from 10am-12pm: Workshop, Guggenhime Hall, Room 202              

Nick Sousanis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Comics Studies at the University of Calgary. He received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and it is now a book from Harvard University Press. Before coming to New York City, he was immersed in Detroit’s thriving arts community, where he co-founded the arts and culture site and became the biographer of legendary Detroit artist Charles McGee. He developed and taught courses on comics as powerful communication tools at Teachers College and Parsons in NYC.

To learn more about Nick Sousanis, visit his website. 

Sebastian Moh, Ceramic artist, 2016
Cortney Stell, Director of Black Cube Nomadic MuseumCortney Stell, Director of Black Cube Nomadic Museum, 2016.
Ceramic demo, 2016
Cece Wire, Faculty of Jewelry, 2016
Design Day 2016
Ceramic demo, 2016


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