I strongly recommend your attendance at the Nickle Galleries for Generations; 50 Years of Art at the University and Beyond. Today, I decided to attend Nickle at Noon, a wander through the exhibit in the company of Mary-Beth Laviolette. I made my way to the campus early enough to consume the most wonderful Reuben sandwich made by the peeps of the Red Wagon Diner food truck. There was still a bite to the air, but now the sun is out and it is a magical autumn day.
Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, the exhibit began with a variety of work from the Founders of the University Art Department, spanning every decade up to the present day. An extensive body of work gives a very positive sense of the production and the mentoring within this powerhouse visual arts community of ours. It all made me feel so proud.
Mary-Beth was funny and smart and shared with a few more than 20 attendees, the interesting narratives behind most of the work that included sculpture, paintings, drawings, fabric arts, mixed media and print making. I’ve documented a few of the things that really amused or intrigued me. The tour was beautifully paced, educational and thorough.
Our city is loaded with the most wonderful opportunities. I hope my readers will get out to take advantage of this one. DaveandJen’s A Natural History of Islands opens tonight, from 5 until 8, in the upstairs gallery. I will be holding off on this one until the Artists’ tour on November 24. There are a ton of events going on in the city right now and through Saturday. Don’t spread yourself too thin, but it is definitely not a Netflix weekend. (oh…do what you want!)