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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 Summer/Fall Visiting Artists & Public Programs

June 22- Aug 22 

Artist-In-Residence, Jodi Stuart

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

UNC Galleries is proud to welcome interdiscliplinary artist, Jodi Stuart to Mariani Gallery this summer! Beginning in late June, Stuart will work on-site to create her forthcoming exhibition, Super Synthetic.  The exhibition will feature ambitious, large-scale 3D printed works such as a faux climbing wall comprised of Stuart's "Knot" works and a hanging swing made from plastic playground/saftey hardware colored in "saftey yellow". A riot of color and texture that attracts and repels, Super Synthetic invites playful associations with intensley tactile materials, causing the viewer to contantly resist squeezing, picking up, and touching the work.

Jodi Stuart was born in 1971 and grew up in a small farming town on the East Coast of New Zealand. She attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland in 1999, and an MFA from Auckland University in 2001. Jodi moved to the United States with her family in 2010 and currently lives in Denver where she has recently completed a two year artist residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center. In addition to exhibiting in her home country of New Zealand, Jodi has exhibited in California, Colorado, Michigan, Maryland, Texas and Washington.

To learn more about Jodi Stuart, visit her website. 

August 9 - 22

Artists-In-Residence, Andrew Bablo & Pat Milbery

Crabbe Hall Lobby

Andrew Bablo (Beverly, MA) and Pat Milbery (Denver, CO) return to UNC for phase two of the Crabbe Hall mural project. The dynamic transformation began last summer with "In A New Light"- An immersive, inspiring portal for students in the School of Art & Design that signals key components of 2D and Foundations, both of which are courses taught in that wing of the building. This year, the duo is tackling the adjacent half of the hall where 3D Design and Digital Fabrications are housed. The artists will incorporate elements of design that speak to the nature of 3D Printing and Design. 

Pat Milbery is a creative collaborator and large-scale murals artist working alongside some of the most prominent street and graffiti artists in the world. His vivid collaborations adorn the walls of dozens of boutiques, breweries, residences, bars, and other businesses in Denver, around the Rocky Mountains, across the country, and around the globe. He's helped curate and create major art installation projects for brands including the Ford Motor Company, X Games, Budweiser, Zumiez, Loveland Ski Area, Wahoo Fish Tacos, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. 

From design to production, Andrew Bablo builds, crafts and experiments through the use of various media. Seeing no boundaries or limitations, he loves to work interactively, large-scale and in the eye of the public. Bablo started his career in branded and licensed apparel design. Later, Bablo collaborated with the industry’s top artists, athletes and brands as the former Editor-in-Chief of Steez Magazine. Over the course of nine years and 35 issues, Bablo grew the magazine from a black and white photocopier to a major publication, distributing throughout thousands of major newsstands such as Barnes & Noble in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, Bablo founded Steez Design, bringing his artistic background to the commercial design world. 

Aug 23 | 4-9pm

Galleries' Fall Kick-Off Event!

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
Crabbe Hall Lobby

It's time to celebrate! Join us for the UNC Galleries' Fall Kick-Off Event featuring our three Summer Artists-In-Residents: Jodi Stuart, Andrew Bablo, and Pat Milbery. The evening will unveil Super Synthetic, Stuart's latest installation, a lifesize 3D pen-printed playground Super Synthetic in Mariani Gallery. Also featured, creatives Bablo and Milbery debut the second half of their site-specific mural project located in the lobby of Crabbe Hall!

FREE and open to the public. Food, drinks, and music provided!

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Sept 7 | 12-2pm

The Artist Help Desk

with Pam Campanaro, Director & Curator of UNC Galleries

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

Sept 11 | 12-3pm

3-D Pen Workshop with Jodi Stuart

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 100
x3, One-hour demos

Jodi Stuart demonstrates how she uses a 3-D pen to create the works on view in Mariani Gallery's current exhibition, Super Synthetic. The Galleries will host three, one-hour demos for guests to learn more about this tactile medium and use the pen to create 3D printed objects of their own. Visitors will also be able to handle the samples (similar to the works on view) to feel the lightness of the material, and the texture of the filament.

Demos will run: 12-1pm; 1-2pm; 2-3pm 

Sept 18 | 5pmMeet n' Greet to follow

Artist Talk & Meet n' Greet with Jodi Stuart

Artist Talk will be held in Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
Meet n' Greet with Jodi Stuart will be held in Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 100

Join the conversation! Exhibiting artist Jodi Stuart will give a public lecture about the scope and trajectory of her artistic practice. Stuart is currently on view in Mariani Gallery's exhibition, Super Synthetic through October 6, 2018. 

Following the artist talk, join us in Mariani Gallery for the opportunity to meet the artist and ask her questions related to the work on view. 

 Sept 28 | 12-2pm

The Artist Help Desk

with Guest Helper: TBD

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

Sept 28 | 3-4pm

Southard Award Mentor Session #1

with Dr. Kiki Gilderhus, Associate Dean of PVA and Faculty of Art History
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Learn More About the Southard Award & Important Dates

Oct 2 | 5-6pm

Southard Award Mentor Session #2

with Dr. Kiki Gilderhus, Associate Dean of PVA and Faculty of Art History
Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Learn More About the Southard Award & Important Dates

Oct 5 | 11am

Field Trip: RedLine Contemporary Art Center

2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver
Roundtrip transportation is provided by UNC Galleries- Van departs campus at 9:45am 
RSVP Here!

UNC Galleries is hitting the road this semester and we want YOU to join us! Our first field trip will be to RedLine Contemporary Arts Center in Denver where participants will engage in a private studio visit with Printmaker, Makenzie Browning as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition, Green Screen opening in Mariani Gallery October 25th. Visitors will also receive a tour of the RedLine facilities and Galleries learn more about their innovative programming and community initiatives. Founded in 2008, RedLine was created to support emerging artists and provide creative opportunities for local residents. RedLine serves as an incubator for a thriving group of resident artists through an in-depth, two-year residency program that includes free studio space, community engagement opportunities, and professional development.

This trip is FREE and open to the public. Seats are limited, please RSVP by emailing: pamela.campanaro@unco.edu.  

Oct 25 | 4-7pm

Opening Reception, Mackenzie Browning: Green Screen

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Join us in celebrating Mackenzie Browning's current exhibtion, Green Screen on view in Mariani Gallery. FREE and open to the public. Food, drinks, and music provided!

Mackenzie Browning is a Denver-based, Canadian artist who works primarily in screen-print, book arts, and print based sculpture. Browning’s aesthetic can be described as bold, meticulous, and inventive, often blurring the lines between design, craft and fine art. His artworks are constantly pushing personal technical boundaries, often becoming architectural in nature. The artist's creations and installations reflect both his past and present lived experiences, a personal history that has primarily taken place in the suburban construct.

For more on Mackenzie Browning, visit his website! 

Oct 26 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk 

with Guest Helper, Mackenzie Browning

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

Nov 1 | 5-6pm

Artist Talk with Mackenzie Browning

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Join the conversation! Mackenzie Browning gives a public artist talk on the scope of his artistic practice, including more on his current exhibtion, Green Screen on view in Mariani Gallery. FREE and open to the public. 

Mackenzie Browning is a Denver-based, Canadian artist who works primarily in screen-print, book arts, and print based sculpture. Browning’s aesthetic can be described as bold, meticulous, and inventive, often blurring the lines between design, craft and fine art. His artworks are constantly pushing personal technical boundaries, often becoming architectural in nature. The artist's creations and installations reflect both his past and present lived experiences, a personal history that has primarily taken place in the suburban construct.

For more on Mackenzie Browning, visit his website! 

Nov 2 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Pam Campanaro, Director & Curator of UNC Galleries

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

Nov 15 | 5pm

CMYK Screen-printing Workshop with Mackenzie Browning

Crabbe Hall, Room 103

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of screen-printing with a focus on the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key/Black) halftone process, also called four-color printing. This process uses four different dots patterns/layers at specific angles to create a vast number of color possibilities and the capacity to precisely replicate images. This interactive workshop will reveal how to convert a drawing or photographic image into an edition of full color screen-prints. This printmaking class is open to all skill levels and each participant will take home their very own screen-print!

Join us for this FREE screenprinting workshop but lease reserve your spot! Class will be capped at 20 participants. To RSVP email: galleries@unco.edu.  

For more on Mackenzie Browning, visit his website!

Nov 16 | 10am

Southard Semifinalist Presentations

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

Hear from the four student semi-finalists as they present their 8-10 minute presentations of their current scholarly research or creative work. The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. The objective for the competitive process is provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation and conceptual sophistication, needed in order to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

Nov 30 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Guest Helper: TBD

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


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