150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

Department of Visual Arts hosts largest-ever art auction event with highest-ever funds raised The Hastings College Department of Visual Arts hosted its annual art auction event, newly named “Art on Elm,” in the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5-9 p.m. with an estimated record attendance. Artwork auctioned during the event was submitted by students, faculty and staff of the department, … Continue reading 150 people attend “Art on Elm” art auction

JDAC features national submissions

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) Galleries opened “In Your Own Words” on Jan. 23, featuring a national juried exhibition curated by Ekaterina Popova and Alicia Puig of “Create! Magazine.” The publication highlights emerging and underrepresented artists working in a variety of mediums through physical and in-text exhibitions, as well as artist and curator interviews. The national juried exhibition features 20 artists, all of which … Continue reading JDAC features national submissions

JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Gallery Director Kevin Mercer is working with Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) gallery assistants to create “Fizz.” It is a digital overflow of the JDAC Galleries to provide additional content about JDAC-exhibited artists and to create more diversity in the list of featured artists.  The gallery assistants are Senior Melissa Loney, managing editor for Fizz; Junior Jordan Ismaiel, design editor; and Junior Karlie Norton, content … Continue reading JDAC Galleries staff creates the “Fizz”

Fremaux instructs students during her open figure drawing session on portrait drawing.

“Carnal Unknowing” on view

Fremaux’s drawings work to address the stigma of the body in a nude form and the body in its process of changing and aging through the use of collaged, potentially ever-expanding drawings. These works are done in various charcoals and chalk pastels, used to create the subject matter of the human body.  In a lecture given to students, faculty and staff on Oct. 13, Fremaux … Continue reading “Carnal Unknowing” on view

“Brainstorm” cast plays themselves

Hastings College’s first theater production of the year, “Brainstorm,” is showing this weekend at the Scott Studio Theatre. The show is directed by Sarah Nottage-Tacey, adjunct professor of theater, and was done in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts. The show tells the audience about the teenage brain and development, highlighting the importance of the 86 billion neurons forming connections within the forming brains. … Continue reading “Brainstorm” cast plays themselves

Junior thesis art show held in downtown Hastings pop-up gallery

Eight junior art majors in the professional practices class presented their independent work in “In/Habit,” a pop-up gallery located in downtown Hastings, Nebraska. The show opened April 15 with the reception on April 27 at 2 p.m. The show included work from juniors Hannah Adams, Dakota Boydston, Lauren Feden, Molly Loetterle, Melissa Loney, Morgan Stromer, Autumn Teff and Michael Wunderlich. Students made work in an … Continue reading Junior thesis art show held in downtown Hastings pop-up gallery

Scintilla art project leaves boxes of rotating art around campus

The Scintilla Art Project is a monthly–rotating, public art installation under the direction of Sarah Swist, assistant professor of visual art, that is housed in multiple buildings on the Hastings College campus. The project started in March with the help of an innovation grant through the HC Board of Trustees. The word “scintilla” means a trace or spark. The meaning suggests the purpose of the … Continue reading Scintilla art project leaves boxes of rotating art around campus

Gabe Michael Kenney I.On art installation

The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center is hosting the installation work of Gabe Michael Kenney in the critique gallery of the building. Kenney, based out of Columbus, Ohio, uses installation and performance art through the lens of science fiction to immerse the viewer into a setting that promotes question and wonder in his show, “I.On.” The installation is a combination of light, props, material exploration and … Continue reading Gabe Michael Kenney I.On art installation