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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 in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students 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 partnetship 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 partnetship 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).

Feb 6 | 7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain 

Campus Commons Gallery
1051 22nd Street, Greeley

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students 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 availbel for purchase and signatures by the artists. Light snacks and live music will be provided. 

Feb 14  |  11am-3pm

Valentine's In the Desert, featuring Roma's Pop-Up Pizza Shop 

Artist Meet n' Greet with featured artists Helen Popinchalk and Andrew Bablo
Campus Commons Gallery

Join us for Valentine's Day in the Desert! Greeley's well loved pizzeria, Roma is partnering with Yucca Fountain for a special pop-up, lunchtime event! Join us in Campus Commons Gallery for a meet n' greet with exhibiting artists, Andrew Bablo and Helen Popinchalk and Valentine's Day themed activities. Both artists will be present to answer questions and engage with guests during their return to Greeley. Grab a hot slice and a cold soda from the Fountain and meet the artists responsible for restoring the 1950s diner!

Pizza will be available for 25 cents + sodas for 10 cents while supplies last!

Feb 20 |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

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 partnetship 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 a band of vilent, 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 partnetship 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 a band of vilent, 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.

March 5  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

March 11  |  4-7pm

Closing Reception for Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us to bid Yucca Fountain farewell! The exhibition will come to a close on Saturday, March 14th. 

March 12  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

March 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. 

March 26  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

April 9  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

April 16  |  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)

Guest Juror, TBA

April 23  |  7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.

April 30 | 7-9pm

Jam Session @ Yucca Fountain

Campus Commons Gallery

Join us every Thursday evening in Yucca Fountain for an acoustic jam session! Musicians are invited to bring their instrument(s) of choice and gather in the gallery for an evening of impromtu music and community engagement! Sign ups are not required. This event is free and open to all students and the public.


Past Galleries Programs

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                                                                              VIEW FALL 2018 PROGRAMS                                                                             View Spring 2018 Programs

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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