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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 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 2020 Visiting Artists & Public Programs

Jan 23  | 7-9pm

Jam Session @ YUCCA FOUNTAIN

Campus Commons Gallery
1051 22nd Street, Greeley

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Jan 29 | 6:00pm

Dr Strangelove: Film Screening at Yucca Fountain

In partnership with UNC's International Film Series
Campus Commons Gallery

UNC Galleries in partnership with UNC's International Film Series presents, Dr. Strangelove. This movie screen is in conjunction with Yucca Fountain, the gallery restoration of the 1950s atomic-era soda fountain, on view now in Campus Commons Gallery. Dr. Strangelove is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958).

Jan 30 | 6:00pm

Dr. Strangelove: Film Screening at Yucca Fountain

In partnership with UNC's International Film Series
Campus Commons Gallery

UNC Galleries in partnership with UNC's International Film Series presents, Dr. Strangelove. This movie screen is in conjunction with Yucca Fountain, the gallery restoration of the 1950s atomic-era soda fountain, on view now in Campus Commons Gallery. Dr. Strangelove is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958).

Jan 30  |  5-7pm

Collective Consciousness: Closing Reception

Featuring Artists: Ryan Lehmuth, Alexis Mayne and Kendra Myers
Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall (Room 100)

Collective Consciousness is a group show featuring the work of Ryan Lehmuth, Alexis Mayne, and Kendra Myers. While each artist has varying concepts and themes, all of their work is based on the idea of shared understanding and refers to a certain set of beliefs, ideas, attitudes and knowledge that are common to each individual. Please join us for the exhibition's closing reception and support our student artists!

Feb 6  |  6pm

Visiting Artist Talk with Curt Hammerly

Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
1741 8th Ave, Greeley

Please join us for a conversation with Visiting Artist, Curt Hammerly. Hammerly will speak to his professional experience growing his business and e-commerce store "Hammerly Ceramics" in addition to advising on pricing artwork and online marketing.

Curt Hammerly is a Boulder-based ceramicist who utilizes a background in design and fabrication to create useful objects. Hammerly believes that when an object has been designed well and with the user in mind, it can become more than the simple use it was made for. To learn more about Curt, visit his website. 

Feb 6 | 7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain 

Campus Commons Gallery
1051 22nd Street, Greeley

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Feb 13  |  5pm

Artist Talk & Book Signing with Helen Popinchalk & Andrew Bablo

Co-Exhibiting Artists of Yucca Fountain
Campus Commons, Multipurpose Room
Exhibition Catalogue Signing to Follow from 6-8pm

The Boston-based artists who teamed up to bring us Yucca Fountain, return to campus for the public artist talk. Helen Popinchalk is a printmaker who fell down the rabbit hole of installation art when she collaborated on a blacklight poster show with two other Boston-area screen printers. From there, squeegee in hand, she never looked back. She has been working on creating immersive installations with Andrew Bablo for the past three years. Andrew Bablo is a graphic designer by trade, but he prefers to loosely use the term “design”. As much as he enjoys designing a project, he’d just as soon paint it on a wall or in his shop building and fabricating to bring the designs to life.

Immediately following the artist talk, join us in Campus Commons Gallery for a book signing of the Yucca Fountain exhibition catalog. Copies will be available for purchase and signatures by the artists. Light snacks and live music will be provided. 

Feb 14  |  11am-3pm

Valentine's In the Desert: Co-Hosted by UNC's Graduate Association

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us for Valentine's Day in the Desert! The Galleries and the UNC's Graduate Student Association are co-hosting an afternoon of fun! Please join us for a de-stress activity of make your own Valentine's Day cards and live music by Funk Lab beginning at 2:15pm! Sweet treats will be a served from Yucca Fountain and while you're visiting, meet exhibiting artists, Andrew Bablo and Helen Popinchalk. Create a card for your loved one, grab a treat from the Fountain and meet the artists responsible for restoring the 1950s diner!

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a student-run organization that seeks to advance the interests of approximately 3,000 UNC graduate students through the representation of their needs and support of activities central to graduate education. The GSA organizes the distribution of the largest pool of research and conference grant funding available to all graduate students at UNC. Grant applications are received over four  grant cycles throughout the year. All grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee of graduate students. 

This event is free and open to all UNC students, staff, faculty and the community!

Feb 20 |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Feb 21  |  10am-4pm

Field Trip! RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver

2350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205

10am van departure from outside of the Arts Annex
4pm ETA back to campus

UNC Galleries is hitting the road to Denver and we want YOU to join! This semester we will head to RedLine Contemporary Art Center for an in-depth look at their current exhibition, engage with current RedLine residents, learn more about the organization and applying for residencies and more! Van transportation is FREE and open on a first come, first serve basis.Buses will depart from the Arts Annex at approx 10am and return to campus by 4pm. Should van space fill-up, students are welcome to car pool to Denver and meet the group there. 

To reserve your seat: Contact Pam Meadows (pamela.meadows@unco.edu).

Feb 26  |  6-8pm

Panic In the Year Zero: Film Screening at Yucca Fountain

In partnership with UNC's International Film Series
Campus Commons Gallery

UNC Galleries in partnership with UNC's International Film Series presents, Panic In the Year Zero! This movie screen is in conjunction with Yucca Fountain, the gallery restoration of the 1950s atomic-era soda fountain, on view now in Campus Commons Gallery. Panic In the Year Zero taes place after Los Angeles is demolished by a nuclear attack, looting and robbing run rampant. Seeking shelter from the chaos, a family hides out in an isolated fishing cabin only to find that the chief danger comes from a band of violent, crazed juvenile delinquents. Produced by Arnold Houghland and Lou Rusoff, directed by Ray Milland, who also stars with Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel, and Joan Freeman.

Feb 27 | 6-8pm

Panic In the Year Zero: Film Screening at Yucca Fountain

In partnership with UNC's International Film Series
Campus Commons Gallery

UNC Galleries in partnership with UNC's International Film Series presents, Panic In the Year Zero! This movie screen is in conjunction with Yucca Fountain, the gallery restoration of the 1950s atomic-era soda fountain, on view now in Campus Commons Gallery. Panic In the Year Zero taes place after Los Angeles is demolished by a nuclear attack, looting and robbing run rampant. Seeking shelter from the chaos, a family hides out in an isolated fishing cabin only to find that the chief danger comes from a band of violent, crazed juvenile delinquents. Produced by Arnold Houghland and Lou Rusoff, directed by Ray Milland, who also stars with Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel, and Joan Freeman.

Mar 5  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Mar 11  |  4-7pm

Closing Reception for Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Say farewell to Yucca Fountain as the exhibition prepares to travel the country! In celebration of the soda fountain's final week on campus we will once again serve cold sodas, cookies, chips and pretzels. Don't miss your final chance to experience the magic of Yucca Fountain before it vanishes from campus!

Since opening its doors in September 2019, Yucca Fountain has reached more than 7,000 visitors from across the University and state of Colorado. Yucca Fountain received media attention from KUNC Public Radio, front page of the Greeley Tribune, UNC Magazine and more! This immersive exhibition has served more than twenty-five class visits from disciplines across campus, hosted regional organization meetings and special event, music performances, film screenings and more!

Send Yucca Fountain off in style from 4-7pm on Wednesday, March 11th. See you at the Fountain!

Mar 12  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Mar 23  |  5-6pm

Artist Talk with Jennifer Ghormley 

Campus Commons, Multipurpose Room

As a visual artist, Jennifer Ghormley is inspired by many things, ranging from patterns and colors in nature to exploring the figure and emotional dynamics. She aims to connect to her viewers through their experiences, eliciting a personal emotional response.

Ghormley sees art making as a tool to engage one’s self-expression, creative thinking, and problem solving skills. She is a mixed-media printmaker who specializes in screenprint, woodblock and linocut prints, installations, handmade recycled books, and more.

Ghormley enjoys working with students of all ages, cultivating self-expression and connection through art. Her teaching focuses on the excitement of the process of making art, and encourages students to create without fear or judgment. Her workshops emphasize a D-I-Y approach and creative solutions, to empower students with a spark of the entrepreneurial mindset.

To learn more about Jennifer Ghormley, visit her website & secondary site. 

Mar 26  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

April 2  |  5-6pm

Artist Talk with Courtney Starrett

Campus Commons, Multipurpose Room

Courtney Starrett is associate professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University and co-owner of Plural Studios. She has previously been on faculty at Seton Hall University and Winthrop University, a visiting lecturer at SUNY New Paltz and had a one-year appointment Kendall College of Art and Design. She has presented her creative works and writings internationally. Her work is included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR and the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC. Starrett's works have been published in Leonardo, Metalsmith Magazine, How Design Magazine, Taiwan Craft Magazine, Art Jewelry Magazine, Cast: Art and Objects, two of the Lark Books 500 series and featured on the cover of the August 2008 Metalsmith Magazine's Exhibition in Print. Starrett has volunteered for SIGGRAPH conferences for over a decade, serving as the chair of Emerging Technologies in 2019 and the Studio in 2014.

Courtney Starrett will be on view in Mariani Gallery from April 3-13, 2020 in Mariani Gallery. Learn more here!

To learn more about Courtney Starrett, please visit her website!

April 3 |  3-5pm

Courtney Starrett: Exhibition Reception

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, Room 100

Join the celebration! Visiting Artist, Courtney Starrett is on view in Mariani Gallery from April 3-13, 2020. Visit the gallery to meet the artist and celebrate the opening of her exhibition which features collaborative works made by students of the School of Art & Design. 

Courtney Starrett is associate professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University and co-owner of Plural Studios. She has previously been on faculty at Seton Hall University and Winthrop University, a visiting lecturer at SUNY New Paltz and had a one-year appointment Kendall College of Art and Design. She has presented her creative works and writings internationally.

April 9  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

April 15  |  5-8pm

Annual Student Exhibition & Juror's Talk

Campus Commons Multipurpose Room (Juror's Talk begins at 5pm)
Campus Commons Gallery (Awards and Reception to Follow at 6pm)

The Annual Student Exhibition is an annual juried showcase of the students of the School of Art & Design. The show highlights current student work from all levels and studio concentrations. This year, we are proud to announce Arielle M. Myers as the 2020 Guest Juror. 

Arielle M. Myers is a curator and writer based in Denver, Colorado. She is an advocate and supporter of emerging artists, and brings this passion to her role as Chief Curator at Union Hall, a new non-profit contemporary arts exhibition space in downtown Denver. As Chief Curator, Arielle directs the creative vision of Union Hall, developing all exhibitions, programming, events, and partnerships. Arielle earned her MA in Art History from CU Boulder, and has previously held positions at NINE dot ARTS, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City. In addition to her work Union Hall, she continues to develop her curatorial practice through exhibitions produced independently and collaboratively.

April 23  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

April 30 | 7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening at Yucca Fountain (Campus Commons Gallery) for an acoustic jam session! Co-hosted by students of the UNC School of Music, musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromptu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students, staff, faculty and the public.


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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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