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Resonant Tide Exhibit to Feature Creighton Faculty and Alumni

An opening reception for Resonant Tide, an exhibition highlighting the creative work of Creighton University studio art faculty, as well as the work of a select group of studio art alumni, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 in the Lied Art Gallery as part of the inauguration activities for the 24th president, Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

The Gallery is located at 24th and Cass Streets in the Lied Education Center for the Arts and is free and open to the public daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., including weekends during the run of the exhibit. It is also open during all Fine and Performing Arts events.

The exhibition runs Tuesday, Sept. 27, through Friday, Nov. 4. The Gallery will be closed Saturday, Oct.15 through Sunday, Oct. 23 for the University’s Fall Break.

This exhibition highlights the creative achievements of the artists, the importance of the arts in Jesuit higher education, and embodies the Creighton University mission. The featured faculty and alumni are:

Littleton Alston an associate professor, works in the realist tradition, producing sculptures in clay, plaster and bronze. His works are in major cities throughout the region and his commissions include: Jazz Trio, at Dreamland Park in Omaha; Martin Luther King Jr., at King Plaza in Omaha; and Charles E. Bessey, at Nebraska State Capitol. BFA graduate and former student of Alston’s Angie Seykora is currently a MFA candidate at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded a full graduate assistantship in sculpture.

Bob Bosco is an associate professor of art at Creighton University, where he has taught painting, drawing and color theory for 35 years. Since graduating with her BFA degree from Creighton University in 2008, Bosco’s former student Halley Gallagher has been an exhibiting artist at the Naperville Art Fair in Illinois, and an artist in residence at the Paris Gibson Art Museum in Great Falls, Mont., where she currently lives and works.

Fr. Michael Flecky, S.J., a professor who has taught fine art photography, criticism and photo history at Creighton University for 30 years. His photographs have been widely exhibited, and have appeared in numerous national publications. Al Norris, Flecky’s former student and a 1985 BFA graduate, lives in Barcelona, Spain, where he and his wife, also a Creighton graduate, own Estudio Fotografico de Tarragona in Barcelona, which offers a full range of contemporary photographic services, including commercial advertising and customized, personalized portraiture.

Amy Nelson is an assistant professor of Fine Art and received her BFA degree from Creighton in 1997 and her MFA from East Carolina University School of Art and Design. She has exhibited across the country and is a mentor in the Young Artists Program at the Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts in Omaha and is on the board of The Union for Contemporary Art. Joshua Hebbert graduated from Creighton in 2009 with a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics. He participated in 25 Days of Building, a project that brought 25 artists together to build a gallery in Omaha in 25 days, and was a featured artist at Ecrin, an exposition in the United Kingdom.

John Thein associate professor of fine arts, teaches drawing and printmaking. He has traveled widely during his teaching career conducting classes around the world including in Xian, China, Leister, England, Dominican Republic and Guatemala. Thein’s former student Tim Guthrie, a 1989 BFA graduate, is an associate professor of graphic design and new media in Creighton’s Department of Journalism, Media and Computing.

Visitor parking is located west of the Lied Education Center for the Arts and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional parking is available after 5:00 pm on the top level of the 24th Street Parking Structure.

All Department of Fine and Performing Arts events are funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and an anonymous source.

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