February 02, 2017

Spring reception opens University Museum exhibits

The opening reception to celebrate University Museum’s spring semester exhibits is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, at the museum. Visitors will have a chance to mingle with fellow art lovers as they check out the new exhibits. Most will be on display through May 10. 

This semester’s exhibits highlight local artists and cultural experts. Kay M. Pick Zivkovich, professor of communication design, presents “Triple Narratives: Landscapes/Figure/Fish.” The exhibit highlights some of her prints, drawings and paintings. 

Marlene Rivero, a Grand Chain native and former forester with the U.S. Forest Service, discovered her artistic talent when studying oil painting and 3D sculpture at Shawnee Community College. This exhibit, “The Civil War: What Was & What Is – Interpretations by Marlene Rivero,” focuses on Rivero’s homage to Ann Stokes, an African-American Civil War nurse. 

“Products of One’s Environment: The Works of Jeremy Crawford and his Art Students from Cobden High School,” showcases young artists and their log cabin-residing art teacher. 

Other exhibits include: “Hot and Cold: Two Immersive Galleries” –  no spoilers here, see it for yourself; and “Conserving the Museum’s Collection.” 

Museum hours are Tuesday through Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed March 11-20. There is no admission fee, though donations are accepted gratefully.