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Thursday, February 28, 2013

EVENT: Material Wealth V: Things That Continue to Happen @ Weber State University and Universe City (1-28 March 2013 @ Shepherd Union Gallery)

WHO: Weber State University and Universe City
WHAT: Material Wealth V: Things That Continue to Happen
WHEN: 1-28 March 2013
WHERE: Shepherd Union Gallery • Shepherd Union Building, Weber State University,

Weber State University Department of Visual Arts student sculptures will be the featured art during the month of March in the Shepherd Union Gallery, Shepherd Union Building, WSU Ogden campus. Opening night will be held in conjunction with Downtown Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll, Friday, March 1. The exhibit will open at 5pm on March 1. Regular gallery hours are Mon-Sat 8:00 AM- 9:00 PM and Sundays 1:00-9:00 PM. A reception for the artists will be held Friday, March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Jason Manley, the new Sculpture / 3D faculty member in the WSU Department of Visual Arts, is the mentor of the students participating in this exhibit:  Bruce Case, Alexandra Furlong, Fred Hunger, Blake Niflis, Trevor Panzano, Tyson Pendleton, Andy Perkins and Adam Smith. The sculptures are made of an assortment of materials such as wood, concrete, plaster, metal and castings in various material including pigment and wax. 

For more information about the students please contact: jasonmanley@weber.edu

This is the fifth “Material” exhibit presented by Universe City (U C). U C (you see) was a family owned and operated art center at 2556 Washington Boulevard in Ogden. The gallery participated in the First Friday Art Stroll for almost 80 First Fridays, featuring local artists, most of whom were Weber State University alumni, faculty or students. 

In addition to visual arts, U C presented many music, theatre and poetry events as well as other A&H (arts and humanities) and environmental issues meetings. Many off-campus WSU events were also held at U C. The gallery closed in  July 2011. This January, the gallery went “on the road,” offering the first of three exhibits in the Shepherd Union Gallery. The January exhibit followed the theme of the WSU 2012-13 discussion: Water Works. February featured the work of WSU Theatre costume designers.  “Things that Continue to Happen: WSU Sculpture Student Work” is the March exhibit. Caril Jennings, Marketing Director for Universe City, as well as the WSU Department of Performing Arts, will be retiring from WSU at the end of spring semester and is enjoying these opportunities to share her passion for the visual AND performing arts as she wraps up her time at Weber State.

For  more information about this exhibit contact Caril Jennings, crjennings@weber.edu.

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