December 13 Framing the Flame: Art That Ignites
6:30 pm (cash bar at 5 pm)

Free with regular Museum admission
(which is $5 on Thursday evenings from 4–8 pm)

Join Brigitte McQueen, founder of The Union for Contemporary Art, and Adrian Duran and Wanda Ewing of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for this Late ‘til 8 program inspired by Under Pressure. McQueen, Duran, and Ewing will each speak for ten minutes about a work in the exhibition that “lights their fire.” Representing three very different perspectives on contemporary printmaking, they will shed light on how art inspires, engages, and delights them and impacts their own work. After the program, continue the conversation with the speakers and Karin Campbell, Joslyn’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, in the galleries or over drinks in the ConAgra Foods Atrium.

Adrian R. Duran is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at UNO. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. His specialties are modern Italian painting and sculpture and, more recently, New Media photographic practices.

Wanda Ewing is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at UNO. She received her B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and her M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Ewing’s artworks explore race, beauty standards, sexuality, and identity. She is a recipient of a 2011–12 individual artist grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

Brigitte McQueen is founder and Executive Director of The Union for Contemporary Art. She earned a degree in journalism from St. John’s University and has worked in advertising and publishing and as a pastry chef. She operated a commercial contemporary gallery, PULP, and is the former manager of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ UNDERGROUND.