Next Art Exhibit To Open This Week, Reception & Artist’s Talk Set For Thursday

Next Art Exhibit To Open This Week, Reception & Artist’s Talk Set For Thursday
Courtesy of Wayne State College

WAYNE – Over the next month those who visit the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery on the campus of Wayne State College will be able to view a visiting artist series exhibit.

According to a release from WSC, life is a slow intersecting journey between humans and the universe. Artist Bart Vargas of Omaha helps explore this relationship in “Sound is Touch at a Distance: Mandalas”.

The exhibit is scheduled to open Thursday, January 10 in the Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery. The gallery presents exhibits from a series of guest artists throughout the year and is an exhibition space for student and faculty shows.

An artist’s talk will take place from 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium with an opening reception in the gallery to follow from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday.

A mandala is a cultural and spiritual symbol representing the universe. Vargas draws on cultural history to interweave these basic geometric shapes into displays of cosmic order between the universe and the self.

Inspired by his travels in China, Vargas uses color theory, patterns and paint to create vibrantly colorful and boldly contemplative works. Vargas earned his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and his MFA at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. His works have been exhibited throughout the United States and across the globe, including Italy, South Korea, India, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Greece and China as well as featured in many publications, including Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings and HGTV Magazine.

The event is free and open to the public as the show will last through February 21.

For more information contact Andy Haslit at 402-375-7031.