FELLOWS OF N41° 16.7531′, W095° 56.8453’ 1 | FELLOWS GROUP EXHIBITION
The Union is pleased to host an exhibition of works created our 2013 Summer Fellows: Teal Gardner, Bethany Kalk, Neil Orians and Alicia Reyes McNamara. Join us on Friday, February 21st from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception of Fellows of N41° 16.7531′, W095° 56.8453’ 1.
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2014 Winter | Spring Internship Program
The Union’s Internship Program provides self-motivated, engaged individuals with an opportunity to support the work of a community-focused nonprofit, while make a difference in your community. Deadline to apply is February 21st.
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THE WANDA D. EWING GALLERY
As many of you know, our arts community suffered a great loss recently with the sudden passing of local artist, Wanda Ewing. Wanda was an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, she was also prolific and thought-provoking artist who steadily created mind-blowing artwork that explored the subjects of race, beauty standards, sexuality and identity. Her work has been shown internationally, nationally and locally in respected museums, galleries and universities.
She was a teacher, mentor, muse, role model, icon and inspiration to many in our community. She was also a lover of good BBQ, red wine, almond poppy seed cake and homemade pie. She’d seen every super gory horror film out there, had an encyclopedic knowledge of 80s music and could provide a play-by-play of every season of Nip/Tuck ever aired. The MAC counter was her mecca, she could smell a shoe sale happening two states over and could rock a ring like nobody’s business. Her smile lit a room like the sun, and if you were lucky enough to bask in its glory, the warmth of it never left you.
In many way, Wanda encompassed so much of what we strive to instill in the artists we support through our programs: a passion for the arts, dedication to the creative process and the unabashed tenacity to stand by the work they make.
For these reasons, and many, many more — it is with great honor that we would like to announce that The Union is dedicating our exhibition program to her memory. Going forward, our exhibition space will be known as The Wanda D. Ewing Gallery at The Union for Contemporary Art. The staff and Board of The union hope that you’ll join us throughout this year as we celebrate the arts, her legacy and the creative spirit of our community on North 24th Street.