CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art and the UNI Department of Art will present the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" in Kamerick Art Building (KAB) South from Monday, March 19, through Saturday, April 14. An awards ceremony and opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March19, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111.
This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is Jamál Currie, associate professor of fine arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currie will make a selection from approximately 350 student entries and choose a number of merit awards and honorable mentions. He will also give a lecture about his work and his perspective on jurying at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, in KAB 111.
Currie received his M.F.A. from the University of South Florida-Tampa in 1998 and currently leads the Time-Based Media program at MIAD. He is a video, sound and installation artist who has been teaching film and video courses to students of all ages for over a decade. In addition, Currie is the recipient of several awards and fellowships in Wisconsin, including a Black Excellence Award in Education from the Milwaukee Times, an Art Futures Individual Artist Grant and a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship.
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. The gallery is located on the main floor of KAB South.