Union University Art Department
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EVENTS

Come and see what is happening in the department


STEVE HALLA - LECTURE & RECEPTION
Jan
8
to Mar 1

STEVE HALLA - LECTURE & RECEPTION

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Steve Halla was born in 1972 and grew up in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. In 1998, he learned the art of woodblock printing under the tutelage of the late sculptor Carl Bindhammer (1940-2006) at the Carving Arts Center in Plano, Texas. In 2006, Steve earned a Ph.D. in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. Today, he and his wife, Kathy, and their two daughters, Evelyn and Cora, live in Jackson, Tennessee, where he serves as a Professor of Art at Union University.

Lecture: Thursday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. – A-72
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 5:30 p.m. – Gallery

For More Information, Contact:
Art Gallery, 731-661-5075

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BFA CANIDATE SHOWS - 2017
Apr
20
to Apr 27

BFA CANIDATE SHOWS - 2017

Come and see with the work for our BFA Candidates for the 2017 Spring Semester. 

BFA SHOW / INSTALLATION #1 / Reception on April 20th / 5:30 pm / Barefoots Gallery

This show features the work of Ragan Williamson and Paige Smiley. As their BFA Senior Show, they will both be presenting pieces that reflect the techniques studied at Union University. Ragan is presenting oil portraits, and Paige is presenting ceramic wares. 

 

 

BFA SHOW / INSTALLATION #2 / Reception on April 27th / 5:30 pm / Barefoots Gallery

This show will feature the design work of Song Kim, Kayli Sommers, Ricky Santos and Jessica Coats. 

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1000 Pardons: Art as Social Grade
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

1000 Pardons: Art as Social Grade

We are excited to invite you to Chris Nadaskay’s art exhibition, “1000 Pardons: Art as Social Grace,” on March 28th-30th 2017 at Crosstown Arts. The exhibit will feature 1000 hand-made crosses, signifying various aspects of the Christian faith. 100% of the proceeds from each purchase will go to Advance Memphis and the 38126 community. The artist, Christopher Nadaskay resides in Jackson, Tennessee, where he serves as Professor of Art at Union University. 

The exhibit at Crosstown Arts gallery will be open to the public at Crosstown Arts on March 28th-30th. The artist reception and art sale benefiting Advance Memphis will be held there on March 30th from 4pm-9pm. Pieces are available for purchase throughout the exhibition, but cannot be removed from the exhibition until the evening of the reception. 

Here is the full schedule of events:
March 28th: 10am - 4pm at Crosstown Arts
March 29th: 10am – 4pm at Crosstown Arts
March 30th: 10am– 9pm (4pm to 9pm) will be the reception

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An Afternoon with Nigel Goodwin
Mar
29
3:00 PM15:00

An Afternoon with Nigel Goodwin

The Union University Art Department is proud to host an Afternoon with Nigel Goodwin. Nigel Goodwin is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and he has worked in the arts for more than 40 years. He is the Executive Director of Genesis Arts Trust, which is an international ministry committed to encouraging and supporting Christian artists throughout the world. He is also a founder of the London Arts Centre Group and a trustee of the C.S. Lewis Foundation.

 

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ANNUAL ART RETREAT
Oct
7
to Oct 9

ANNUAL ART RETREAT

ANNUAL ART RETREAT /

The Art Retreat is a department outing not to be missed. The retreat provides a relaxed outdoor experience to strengthen relationships with other art students, faculty & staff. The retreat is usually a multi-day event and is held at Chickasaw State Park near Bolivar, Tennessee. 

Sample RETREAT SCHEDULE /

Friday, October 7

  • 4:00pm Students arrive at campsite to help with dinner.
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Clean-up
  • 7:30-9:30pm Live music
  • 10:00pm Movie and ice cream sundaes
  • 11:00pm Late Late Show (student slides)
  • 12:00 Bonfire, play cards, games, hang out or go to sleep.

Saturday, October 8

  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Morning Devotion
  • 10:00am Art projects with visiting artist
  • 12:00 noon -1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00pm Continue art-making
  • 5:00 Review the Art
  • 7:30pm Dinner
  • 8:30-10:30pm Movie
  • 10:30pm Late, Late Show (student slides)
  • 11:30pm Bonfire & Worship Service, play cards, games, hang out or go to sleep.

Sunday, October 9

  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00am Morning Devotion
  • 12:30 Arrive back at Union
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