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Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Work of Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty

This ceramics exhibit, "Detail of Agatha," by NWU art professor Lisa Lockman was inspired by her research into the genealogy of women in Lockman's family. She is among seven NWU faculty whose work is being featured in the newest Elder Gallery exhibit.
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This ceramics exhibit, "Detail of Agatha," by NWU art professor Lisa Lockman was inspired by her research into the genealogy of women in Lockman's family. She is among seven NWU faculty whose work is being featured in the newest Elder Gallery exhibit.

The talents of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s art faculty will be on display in Elder Gallery’s newest exhibit.

The Nebraska Wesleyan Art Department Faculty Exhibition runs from March 16 through April 15. A closing reception will be held Friday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Elder Gallery.

The exhibit will include work by:

  • David Gracie — associate professor of art and chair of the Art Department. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Museum of Nebraska Art, Hartford Art School, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. He has been honored with the Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award and the Lincoln Mayor’s Kimmel Foundation Award.
  • Lisa Lockman — professor of art; Her work has been exhibited at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, Md., the Leedy-Voulkos Gallery in Kansas City, and Anderson O’Brien Gallery in Omaha. Her work for this exhibit is inspired by her research into the genealogy of women in her family.
  • Sarah Berkeley — assistant professor of art; she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Tanne Foundation Award, Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award, Lincoln Mayor’s Kimmel Award, City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant and many others. Her work has been exhibited at the Joslyn Museum of Art, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Rutgers University and Ann Arbor Film Festival.
  • Rebecca Reineke — adjunct professor: sculpture; Reineke makes sculptures, videos, animations, drawings and writings. Her work has been shown in the Midwest, New England and New York.
  • Byron Anway — adjunct professor: painting and drawing; His work has been exhibited at the Joslyn Art Museum, the Soo Visual Arts Center, and featured in New American Paintings, The West (vol. 126).
  • Michael Larsen — adjunct professor: basic design/ceramics; Larsen balances his time between teaching, doing preparatory work at institutions including the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Bemis Center and Elder Gallery, and running a small electrical contracting business.
  • Bob Reeker — adjunct professor: elementary art education; Reeker’s exhibits include a hanging sculpture, an acrylic painting on cardboard and an altered photograph.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays and