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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 exhibitions. We activate each of our exhibitions with programs such as: artist talks, interdisciplinary panels, gallery receptions and hands-on workshops. All 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 practices in public lectures and are integrated into the curriculum through targeted, intentional classroom visits, individual student critiques and collaborative workshops. 

All UNC Gallery exhibitions and public programs are FREE and open to the public!


Spring 2021 Virtual Visiting Artists & Programs

Jan 26 | 12pm MST

Virtual Art Education Talk with Mr. Kelly Beach

Recorded talk coming soon!

Mr. Kelly Beach is currently a middle school art teacher at Rodger Quist Middle School in District 27j and a co-founder of Colorado TAB, Inc. After graduating from UNC in 2006, he started teaching art at Belle Creek Charter School (k-8) and started to use the TAB philosophy shortly after that. Over those 14 years, Kelly has predominantly taught middle school and has taught elementary classes as needed. In his classroom, students are empowered to find their own artistic voice and are allowed to express themselves in a safe environment. The 8 Studio Habits of Mind, the Artistic Thinking Process, and the Colorado Visual Arts Standards shape his curriculum. His curriculum allows students the ability to self-direct their learning, manage time and behavior appropriately, all while working individually or in teams. He knows that these are all essential skills that all students will need when they enter the workforce. Creating art through a Teaching for Artistic Behavior and Choice Based Learning approach allows his students to receive and grow these skills in a safe and engaging learning environment while meeting their own personal needs.

Feb 19 | 12pm MST

Virtual Professional Practice Talk with Johannah Herr

Johannah Herr holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2016) and a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design (2009). She has had solo shows at Geary Contemporary, Untitled San Francisco, BRIC, Elijah Wheat Showroom and Envoy Enterprises (all New York City), Red Ger Gallery (Ulaabaatar, Mongolia) and Galeri Metropol (Tallinn, Estonia) and been featured in group shows at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland) and DADAPost (Berlin). She is a Fulbright Scholar (Mongolia) and has attended residencies at SIM (Reykjavik, Iceland), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), IEA’s Experimental Projects Residency (Alfred, NY), Oxbow Artists Residency (Saugatuk, MI), and Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY) and Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). She is an upcoming resident at the Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, International Territory). She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and New York University and is additionally the Co-Founder of Daughters Rising, an anti-human trafficking, indigenous women’s empowerment NGO based in Mae Wang, Thailand. She lives and works between Brooklyn and Mae Wang.

 Feb 26 | 12-2 pm MST

Introduction to Video & Movie-making Workshop with Garrett Bryant

Arts Annex 132

Screens and moving images are increasingly replacing still images to tell stories, make art, or convey meaning. Join us for a brief introduction to the principles of filmmaking, including framing, composition, narrative, and editing. This quick two-hour course will introduce you to using a camera, capturing a video, editing, and then exporting a mini-masterpiece of cinema.

Questions? Email: Garrett.Bryant@unco.edu

 March 12 | 12 pm MST

2020-2021 Southard Art Award Semi-Finalist Presentation

Save the Date - Zoom Link Coming Soon

Congratulations to the semi-finalists, Elena Niermann, Jessica Kneefel, Olivia Khaliqi, & Tristan Pflumm!

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 of the competitive process is to provide students with an opportunity to develop the materials, documentation, and conceptual sophistication needed to pursue advanced academic or professional opportunities upon graduation from UNC.

Thank you to the 2020-2021 Southard Art Award Jurors: Daisy Patton, Lares Feliciano & Taylor Hughes.

 April 9 | 12-3 pm MST 

On-Campus Critique with Moe Gram

Moe Gram is a visual artist, designer, educator, and public speaker visiting the galleries to offer a fresh perspective in one-on-one critiques. If you'd like to schedule a critique, please email galleries@unco.edu by April 2nd @ 5 PM. 

April 16 | 12 pm MST

Virtual Professional Practices with Danny de Zayas

Zoom Link

After graduating from NYU with a concentration in film theory, Danny de Zayas moved to Denver and launched From the Hip Photo in 2009 with his wife Nina. The five-person photography and video studio's partners span a wide array of individual and commercial clients, from record labels and restaurateurs to Fortune 100 companies. A Miami native, Danny's work has been spotlighted by outlets including The New York Times, Refinery29, Netflix, and Buzzfeed.

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