Student art featured in 'Open Studio' night Nov. 9

Audrey Stommes, "Strawberry Swing," gouache, pen and ink on paper, 2012.
Audrey Stommes, "Strawberry Swing," gouache, pen and ink on paper, 2012.

The work of graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History and the Visual Artists in Practice program will be showcased during "Graduate Open Studios," 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9. The event is free and open to the public.

The open house will be of studios in Richards Hall and Woods Art Building. Work will include painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and ceramics. In addition to the graduate work, selected undergraduate pieces will be on display in Richards Hall with the artists present.

"A highlight of Open Studios is the chance to take home a piece of graduate artwork in the raffle drawing," said Emma Nishimura, a third-year graduate student.

Raffle tickets will be sold that night for $1 (or six for $5), and all proceeds will go to the student-run VAP. Winners need not be present to win.

Visual Artists in Practice is a graduate student organization for MFA candidates in art and art history. It is designed to foster exchange and community among graduate students, the university and Lincoln community at large through student-led initiatives, as well as programs and events organized by graduate student leaders.

"Open Studios is an opportunity to meet these talented artists in a fun and informal way," Nishimura said. "Everyone, no matter what age or artistic background, is welcome."

For more information, call 402-472-5522.