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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. 

 

2019 Spring Visiting Artists & Public Programs

Dec 18 - Feb 6

Artist-In-Residence, Jessica Forrestal

Campus Commons Gallery

UNC Galleries is proud to welcome artist and UNC Alumna, Jessica Forrestal back to campus as the inaugural Artist-In-Reseidence at the new Campus Commons Gallery. Forrestal will occupy the newly constructed, state of the art gallery facilities located in Campus Commons from mid-December through early February. During her residency, guests are encouraged to stop by the gallery to directly engage with the artist and watch the work unfold, invade, and sprawl across our new gallery walls!

While in residence, Forrestal will complete a new series of site-specific, black and white drawings directly on the gallery's floor and walls. The artist's hand-drawn installations require intensive labor and crafting as she challenges concepts of quality, disposability and time. Much of Forrestal's work explores American consumer culture, mass production, consumption, and disposal of objects that are meant to promise functionality and life improvement. The artist riffs off of the authoritative style of a diagram and investigates the intersection of humans, objects, and environment. 

Jessica Forrestal holds an MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University.  Jessica was recently an artist-in-residence at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado where she debuted a new collection of wall drawings. She was also awarded the opportunity to display her work publicly by a Brooklyn-based non-profit called SaveArtSpace. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York, and in the Denver area.

To learn more about Jessica Forrestal, visit her website. 

Jan 15 |  4:45pm

3rd Annual Art History Symposium Info Session

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001A

Interested in applying to the 3rd Annual Art History Symposium? This information session will help interested students learn more about the submission process, important dates/deadelines, how to prepare your papers for submission, and Q&A. 

Learn More About How to Apply for the Annual Art History Symposium 

Jan 16 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

 Jan 23 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

 Jan 25 | 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 

Jan 30 | 11-2pm

Southard Award Luncheon

UC Panoram Room

Please join us in celebration of this year's Southard Award Winner from the School of Art & Design, Julia Bannerot. The Southard Award is the School of Art and Design’s most prestigious competition. Students submit a written proposal selected for a public presentation of creative work. 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.

Jan 30 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

 Feb 1 | 12-2pm

Artist Help Desk

with Guest Helper, TBA

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

Feb 6 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

Feb 7 | 4-7pm

Opening Reception, Jessica Forrestal: ConStructs and ConFines

Campus Commons Gallery

It's time to celebrate! Join us for the opening of Jessica Forrestal's site-specific, hand-drawn installation: ConStructs and ConFines. This is the first exhibition in UNC Galleries' new facilities in Campus Commons. Please join us as we celebrate the work of our featured artist and our new exhibition venue!

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

Feb 13  | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

Feb 15  | TBA

3rd Annual Art History Symposium

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001

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.

Feb 20 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

Feb 21 | 5pm

Artist Talk with Jessica Forrestal

Campus Commons Gallery, Campus Commons

Jessica Forrestal holds an MFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a MA in Art and Design from University of Northern Colorado and a BA in Art from Colorado State University.  Jessica was recently an artist-in-residence at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado where she debuted a new collection of wall drawings. She was also awarded the opportunity to display her work publicly by a Brooklyn-based non-profit called SaveArtSpace. She has participated in group and solo shows in Brooklyn, New York, and in the Denver area.

To learn more about Jessica Forrestal, visit her website. 

 Feb 22 | 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 

Feb 26 | 2-4pm

Drawing Workshop with Jessica Forrestal

Campus Commons Gallery
Particpation is FREE but space is limited. To RSVP email: galleries@unco.edu

Led by featured artist, Jessica Forrestal this workshop focuses on the concepts of drawing as collage, and pen and ink techniques. Participants will work on their own individual drawings during the first half of the workshop. The second half of this event will focus on enlarging drawings for the experience of painting a mural. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the scope of planning for large-scale installations, mural preparation, and "tips and tricks" for maintaining a steady hand and line quality during execution. 

Feb 27 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

March 1 | 12-2pm

The Artist Help Desk

with Guest Helper, Jessica Forrestal- Interdiscliplinary/Installation Artist 

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

March 6 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

March 13 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

March 20 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

March 27 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

 April 3 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

April 5 | 12-2pm

The Artist Help Desk

with Guest Helper, TBA

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

April 10 | 12:20-1:10

Jazz Combo Forum: A Lunchtime Music Series

Campus Commons Gallery

Every Wednesday, join us for LIVE music in the Galleries! Special thanks to the UNC School of Music's Jazz Studies Program. Bring a lunch/bite to eat and join us in the Gallery! This recurring event is FREE and open to the public.

April 12 | 2-6pm

Campus Commons Open House + Annual Student Exhibition

Campus Commons Gallery

Pop-up Programming will Run: 2 - 4pm (approx every 15-30 minutes)
Annual Student Exhibition Award Ceremony & Reception: 4-6pm


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