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Spring 2013 Gallery Shows

Courtesy of the O'Kane Gallery

The O'Kane Gallery is proud to present two professional exhibits this spring. The first, Toward Subsistence - Paintings by Rebecca Hamm and Cary Reeder, will be available Feb. 7 through March 14, 2013. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7.

Viewers will be able to experience the work of two artists, Cary Reeder and Rebecca Hamm. Reeder's recent acrylic paintings create colorful apparitions of the iconic bungalow architecture of Houston's Heights neighborhood, while Southern California native Hamm invites nature into her large watercolor tableaus. Toward Subsistence suggests movement to understanding or depicting of an underlying essence.

The second show, Big Red, will be held from March 20 to April 18, 2013. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. It is presented in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2013 Conference, held in Houston from March 20-23.

An exhibition of fifteen alumni of the University of Nebraska Ceramics Graduate Program, Big Red, marks the retirement of Gail Kendall who built the ceramics program at the University of Nebraska and led that program from 1987 to 2011. This exhibition is composed of work made by alumni of the program from across those years, taught by Gail and her colleagues Peter Pinnell and Eddie Dominguez. This selected group of artists was chosen to reflect the breadth and depth of work that has been done at UNL during Gail's tenure, and the great strength and versatility of the program as embodied by the work of its alumni.

Artists Participating: David Bogus, Meredith Knapp Brickell, Jason Briggs, Autumn Cipala, Susan Dewsnap, Seth Green, Aisha Harrison, Roxanne Jackson, Matt Kelleher, Ryan LaBar, Lauren E. Mabry, Joseph E. Pintz, Kari Radasch, Monica Ripley, Jesse Ross.

For more information on the Gallery or the upcoming exhibits, visit the website here.