NWU Exhibit Features Some of the Best in Fine Craft

Nebraska Wesleyan's Elder Gallery will showcase some of the best work in fine craft when its "Art of Fine Craft" exhibit opens October 1.

The juried exhibition will showcase the work of more than 40 artists and will include ceramics, glass, textiles, fibers, metalwork, jewelry, woodwork and printmaking. The exhibit will continue through November 8.

A reception will be held Thursday, October 1 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., and will be followed by a keynote lecture by artist Sonya Clark who will speak on "Hand-Me-Downs: Our Stories Held in Objects, Materials and Processes." The exhibit is part of the Art of Fine Craft Conference, a biennial conference by Lux Center for the Arts and Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Jurors for the Art of Fine Craft exhibit include Jason Briggs, Chair of the Ceramics Department at Belmont University; Victoria Goro-Rapoport, a drawing and printmaking professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney; Jess Starkel, a Lincoln resident whose jewelry has been featured in numerous magazines; and Sonya Clark, Chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

Elder Gallery is located in the Rogers Center for Fine Art, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.