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UNI Gallery of Art to present 'B.F.A. Group Exhibition'

April 14, 2014

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, 319-273-6134,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" from Monday, April 28, through Saturday, May 10, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. A reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the south lobby.

The artwork of eight UNI Bachelor of Fine Arts seniors will be displayed:

-Melissa Airy, Hiawatha, will present "Five Virgin Saints." These performance works of art depict what the female saints might have experienced while they were alive.

-Sarah Hedeen, Waverly, will present an exhibition of photographs that explore the role of flowers, specifically floral patterning, in the historical production of images.

-Sydney Honsbruch, Grinnell, will present "Connections to the Mundane," an exhibition of ceramic works that are observations about evolving social norms.

-Brock Jensen, Cedar Falls, will present "Objektophilie," an exhibition of abstract sculptures representing views of sexuality.

-Dusty Ann Kriegel, Coggon, will present "Tooth and Nail," an exhibition of paintings that considers nature, the American West and family. It centers on the containment of objects within a suspended, nondescript space conjuring feelings of isolation, order and balance.

-Mandey Lund, Newhall, will present "Meealaha: A Sacred Experience," performance works of art that seek to bring the artist's spiritual connections into powerful and poetic existence, which are meant to be gifts and blessings to the audience.

-Tommy Riefe, Davenport, will present "SPACETIME," an exhibition of sculpture and video inspired by astrological events. The sculptures are based on wormholes that create shortcuts through vast distances of space, and are an attempt to bridge the gap between Earth and the cosmos.

-Justine Wagner, Emmetsburg, will present "The Great Divide," an exhibition of paintings that examine metaphysical concepts of substance, time and space, which provoke viewers to consider their own existence by proposing questions about life, death and continuation.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment. For additional information, visit or contact Darrell Taylor, director of the UNI Gallery of Art, at 319-273-6134 or