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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 16 | 4:45pm

2nd Annual Art History Symposium Mentor Session

with Dr. Kiki Gilderhus
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

In effort to help applicants prepare their professional materials, there will be an information session hosted by Art Historian, Dr. Kiki Gilderhus. This is an opportunity to gain insight in how to successfully submit to the Art History Symposium. Questions related to the application process will be answered. Should you not be able to attend the information session due to a schedule conflict, please contact Pam Campanaro with questions regarding your proposal.

View Call for Proposals

Jan 18| 4-7pm

Opening Reception & Studios

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall 
Oak Room Gallery, Crabbe 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* (room subject to change, please check back for updates)

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

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk
To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

Feb 2 | 12-2pm

Opening Reception for Amity

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, having 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.

MORE ON THE UNC ARTS GALA 

Feb 16 | 12pm

2nd Annual Art History Symposium

Juried by Jillian Mollenhauer
Guggeheim Hall, Room 001
Reception to follow in Mariani Gallery

The UNC Art History Symposium is a competitive opportunity for art and design students to present their original research on a topic within art history. Students submit an abstract selected for a public presentation of current scholarly research. If chosen, they present their work at the Art History Symposium which allows them to develop the materials, conceptual sophistication, and public speaking skills needed to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC. One finalist will be selected as this year’s Symposium Winner and will present their paper at the 2018 CAC Front Range Art History Symposium at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on April 14th, 2018.

Jillian Mollenhauer is the Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism in the Department of Art at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She completed her doctorate in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at UC, San Diego where she specialized in the arts and cultures of Mesoamerica with a secondary emphasis in Native American art. Her dissertation, Olmec Monuments as Agents of Social Memory, focuses on the stone monuments of the Olmec culture, specifically their role as agents in the production and erasure of social memory. Jillian completed her BA in Art History at UCLA. 

This years student presenters are: Lindsey Howard and Madeline Sterns.  

Feb 18 | 9am

Yoga in Oak Room Gallery

Crabbe Hall, Led by Sandy Shakti

Join Sandy Shakti in Oak Room Gallery for a pop-up yoga session within Katelynn Mai-Fusco's site-specific exhibition, "Amity". This yoga class is $10 and open to the public- Space is limited, maxiumum of ten people!

To reserve a slot, RSVP here!

Feb 19 | 5pm

Artist Talk with Taekyeom Lee

Crabbe Hall, Room 206

Taekyeom Lee  is an interdisciplinary artist although he prefers to introduce himself a designer using artist’s material and artistic sensibility. He is currently an Assistant professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has made three-dimensional type as a series of typographic explorations to strive challenge and seek a new way to create tangible type in three-dimensional space. As a part of research, he built a self-build 3D printer and designed his own paste extruders to produce intricate 3D ceramic type and objects. His research has drawn interest nationally and internationally. His interests in graphic design are not solely focused on unconventional typography but also explore a diverse area of interests and experience such as publication design, artist book, lettering, exhibition design, branding, web design, environmental design, CAD design, digital fabrication, generative design, augmented reality, ceramics, sculpture, and art/design pedagogy.

 Feb 22 | 4pm

Artist Talk with Katelynn Mai-Fusco

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

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, having 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.

Feb 23 | 10am-1pm

Digital Fabrication Workshop: Rhino 3D & Laser Engraving Basics

Guggenheim Hall, Room 106 & Crabbe Hall, Room 206
Led by Agnes Ma, Adjunct Faculty

Learn the basics of Rhino3D (3D modeling software) and using 3D printers. Participants will create objects digitally to then print on a 3D printer. Open to all students.

Sign up with Lisa Stocker in Guggenheim 101 or call (970) 351-2143.
Cap of 12 people per workshop. 

Feb 23 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

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

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk

To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

March 2 | 10am-1pm

Digital Fabrication Workshop: Rhino 3D & 3D Printing Basics

Guggenheim Hall, Room 106 & Crabbe Hall, Room 206
Led by Agnes Ma, Adjunct Faculty

Learn the basics of Rhino3D (3D modeling software) and using a laser engraver. Participants will create files* to then cut and/or engrave out of various materials on the machine. Open to all students.
*Students can bring small (no larger than 4”x6”) vector based files to cut.

Sign up with Lisa Stocker in Guggenheim 101 or call (970) 351-2143.
Cap of 12 people per workshop.

March 2 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Gallery Director & Curator, Pam Campanaro

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk
To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

March 2 & 3 

Olivia Gude Public Lecture


March 2nd at 6pm:
Public Lecture, Gunter Hall, Room 1720

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

RSVP for Olivia Gude events

Olivia Gude is the Angela Paterakis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, she served as a professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gude 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 Gude, 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, 5pm at the Recreation Center: Zumba, Instructed by Lauren Johnston. Zumba is a combination of Latin and international rhythms. This group fitness class creates exciting and effective fitness through dance routines. Shimmy and shake while utilizing interval training to maximize caloric output! *Mention the Healthy Artist program for FREE admission.

- Tuesday, March 6, 12-1pm in Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall: Missy Graff Ballone of Wellness for Makers will demonstrate basic stretching, strengthening, and massage techniques that students can incorporate into their daily studio routines. This workshop will include a mix of background information, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture.

- Wednesday, March 7: Eating For Success! Free trip to the Weld Food Bank, Greeley. Co-Programmed with the Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association. Transportation provided, please meet outside of the Arts Annex no later than 5 minutes prior to departure time. Vehicles depart at 9:30am & 10:30am. Load up on fresh produce and healthy foods to maintain a mealthy mind and body!

- Thursday, March 8, 12:00-2:00pm (x4 30 minute sessions) in Fraiser Hall, Room 90: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 the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music.

March 20 | 5pm

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, Beautifuldecay.com, 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

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk

To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

April 6 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

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

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk

To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

April 19 | 5-8pm

Annual Student Show Reception + Talk

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

Join us for the celebration of the year- The Annual Student Exhibition! Awards will be announced during the opening reception, beginning at 6:00pm. Food and drink will be served! 

Stephanie Edwards is an independent curator in pursuit of a MA in Gallery Management and Exhibit Specialization from Western State University and holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Curatorial Studies from Metropolitan State University. As a practicing artist herself, Edwards sees her curatorial practice as material for social practice artwork by utilizing communication as a medium. Artist advocacy has become a central element in her curatorial strategy through her training as a curatorial intern at Black Cube, a nomadic art museum that is the first organization to be W.A.G.E. certified from its inception. Edwards is a former curator of 965 Gallery at Center for Visual Art.

April 30 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with TBA Guest Helper
Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Learn more about the Artist Help Desk

To reserve a 30 minute session, email galleries@unco.edu

June 14 & 15 

Nick Sousanis Public Lecture

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

June 14th from 10am-12pm: Workshop, Crabbe Hall, Room 202 (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
                                           5pm: Public Lecture, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

June 15th from 10am-12pm: Workshop, Crabbe Hall, Room 202 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)      

Comics artist and educator Nick Sousanis is an assistant professor in Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is developing an interdisciplinary comics studies program. His book, Unflattening (published by Harvard University Press in 2015), won the 2016 American Publishers Association Humanities award for Scholarly Excellence, the 2016 Lynd Ward prize for Best Graphic Novel, and was nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award. Unflattening has been featured in the New York Times, The Paris Review, the LA Review of Books, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Statesman, and more, and named the best graphic novel of 2015 by numerous critics.
Sousanis's comics have appeared in Nature, The Boston Globe, and Columbia Magazine, and his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Moscow’s Non/Fiction Book Fair, Microsoft Research, among others. Sousanis has been invited to lecture on comics at such venues as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Stanford University, Harvard University, UCLA, the Jaipur Literary Festival in Boulder, CO, the Brooklyn Book Festival, and internationally.

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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