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    Wednesday, March 2, 1955
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Realism, Geomefric Abstractions Highlight 65th Show
Staff Writer
Realism, geometric abstraction
nd welded sculpture are the three
styles of art being featured in the
C5tn annual Nebraska Art Associa
tion exhibition at Morrill Hall
The three artists represented in
one-man shows are all in the tradi
tion of realism, but in point of
view the three artists represent a
wide range of individuality
Walter Stuempfig, the only na
tive American in the group, shows
ttie European influence. Darticu
larly that of the late Italians in
terms of color and composition,
"The painting 'Tony' is, in its
way, pure traditionalism," said
Norman Geske, director of the
University Art Galleries,
Tonal Effects
The use of a very restricted
palette to obtain a wide var iety of
tonal effects is exhibited in
Stuempfig's "V i a Partenone
Practically the only light in the
painting is that which illuminates
the faces, typical of the romantic
Stuempfig's interest in the rela
tion between man and his environ
ment. Other paintings in the show by
this artist are "Backstop," "Pish
ing Boat" and "Apple Street."
Raphael Soyer, the Russian-born
humanist, represents a point of
view which is distinctly American.
His sympathy and feeling for his
subject , seems to permeate his
paintings and blend with the draw
ing, color and technique to create
a feeling of response and sim
plicity. Illusionist
Geske explained that the illusion
ist point of view as represented by
Walter Murch has been developing
rapidly in the last few years.
Murch deals with the ordinary ap
purtenances of society but repre
sents them as symbols of man.
The effects produced by his rich
blending of color and texture com
bine with the effect of the symbols
to produce a totally different effect
than the purely visual
"Some find him fantastic and
astounding in technique," Geske
In addition to the one-man shows,
the exhibit represents many other
current styles of art. There is a
large number of non-objective
paintings, many of which are ex
plorations of pure, unmodified color
with emphasis on surface texture
Some of these are simplified al
most to the point of only one color,
"Black" by Lawrence Calcagno is
relieved by only a few muted
streaks of aqua. What these paint
ings may lack in color range, they
make up in texture and sponta
neity of style.
Welded Sculpture
Another style represented seems
to indicate a tendency on the part
of some younger artists to return
to subject matter in their painting.
'New York" by Hedda Sterne and
'Woman" by William DeKooning
are examples of this tendency.
Welded sculpture, the other ma
jor style of art exhibited in the
show, has been developed mainly
in the last 25 years. It is primarily
based on the technique of the oxy-
acetylene torch. This form of sculp
ture expresses itself in terms of
space, not in the usual sense by
space itself but by "open, fluid,
changing colored by light and tex-
'On The Social Side-
Coed Follies Hamper
University Romances
ture, moving by means of struc
tural tensions, animated by the un
limited suggestivity of the imagi
nation," Geske said.
Examples of this type of art in
clude "Cylene" in chromium
bronze by Ibram Lassaw and "Big
Rooster" executed in welded steel
by David Smith.
Although not so typical, one of
the most eye-catching pieces of
welded sculpture in the show re
sembles a cijoss between a geo
metric mobile and an architectural
structure. Called "UN No. 1,"
the George Rickey piece is com
posed of a series of colored slats
suspended in the structure which
revolve when . the sculpture is
tilted slightly.
Talks Planned
In connection with the show, a
series of talks to discuss specific
paintings, sculpture or prints is
scheduled for Sundays at 3:30 p.m.
and Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. The
speakers will be be:
March 1, Rudy Pozzatti, assis
tant professor of art; March 6
Norman Geske. director. Univer
sity Art Galleries; March 8, Freda
NU To Open
Morrill Hall
Rental Gallery
r aintings irom the rental gallery
in Morrill Hall will be available
Spaulding, assistant professor of
art; March 13, Eugene Kingman,
director, Joslyn Art Museum;
March 15, Peter Worth, chairman,
department of art; March 20. Al
den McGrew, chairman, depart
ment of art at University of Colo
rado, and March 22, Tom Shef
field, assistant professor of art.
Announcement of acquisitions
for the Frank M. Kail Collection
and the Nebraska Art Association
collections will be announced on
the final day of the exhibition,
March 27.
The hours of the exhibition are 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednes
day, Friday and Saturday; 8 a.m.
to 10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday,
ana z to 5 p.m., Sunday.
No Lion This Year
Sacrificial Lamb Considered Symbol
Of Purity, Supplier Of Wool, Mutton
Coed Follies stole the show from
cupid Monday night. Coeds were
too busy presenting their skits and
curtain acts to announce pinnings
and engagements.
The pinning of Stephaney Sherde-
xnan, freshman ia Arts and Sci
ences, and Norman Francis, Arts
and Sciences junior, was an
nounced. Norman is from Lincoln
and Stephaney is from Beverly
Hills, Calif.
Yvonne Tevebaugh, Teachers'
College sophomore, has announced
her engagement to Duane Dalluge
of Fairfield, Nebraska.
Congratulations to Barbara Clark
who was presented as Typical Ne
braska Coed and to the 12 Corn
husker beauty queen finalists.
Sue Olson, Gamma Phi Beta jun
ior from Norfolk, reigned as Sweet
heart at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
formal dinner dance Saturday
night. Sue was escortedtothe
dance by her pinmate Jim Car
eon. Other couples attending the
formal were Delores Tietjen and
Roger Scow, Gretchen Winkler and
Dennis Smith, Clare Hinman and
Joe Mesmer and Cynthia Noble
and John Wisenstine.
Some of the couples who attend-
Society Editor
ed the Phi Gamma Delta Pig Din
ner were Judy Anderson and Bob
Kirkendall, Lou Sanchez and Tykye
Camaras, Barb Olson and Charlie
Ferguson, Roberta Welch and Walt
Gerlach, Nancy Nagel and Jim
Focht and Ann Lindiey and Phil
Alpha Gamma Rhos and their
dates donned festive costumes Sat
urday night to attend the AGR
Mardi Gras party. Among the
couples at the party were Carol
Morehead and Phil Stark, Rhe
Yeiter and Dick Schaffert, Karen
Smets and Dick Kiburz, Helen Lo
max and Steven Pederson and
Connie Klein and Ron Bath.
Socio Calendar
Navy Ball Dinner Dance.
Theta Chi Formal Dinner Dance.
Ag Country Dancers Square
Cosmopolitan Club Dance and
Floor Show.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Bowery
Phi Kappa Psi Pledge Party.
Towne Club Formal Dinner
Will Visit
Your School
Shell Oil Company Manufactur
ing (Refining)
Shell Oil Company Production
Department (Oil Field Produc
tion) For interviews with students receiving
degress in the following fields
Electrical, Mechanical
Geologists with
6nd Science Background
Please See Dean Colbert, Adminis
tration Hall Room 104, For Ap
pointments And Further Details.
You Can Obtain A Copy Of Our
Booklet, "Opportunity With Sheir
From Dean Colbert's Office.
to the general public next week,
according to Norman Geske, di
rector of University Art Galleries.
Thirty-four paintings ranging in
price from $50 to $500 will be rent
ed for $1 to $5, depending on their
value. There is also a $2 service
During the first two days that
the rental gallery has been open to
members of the Nabraska Art Asso
ciation, eight paintings were rented,
Geske said. "
The rental gallery is located on
third floor of Morrill Hall.
NU Poetry
To Close
The Lone Gardner Noyes Mem
orial Poetry contest closes Friday.
As many as three poems may be
submitted, and each must be sub
mitted in triplicate. The name of
the author is not to appear on the
manuscript but should be enclosed
in a separate sealed envelope with
the names of the poems, according
to Miss Bernice Slote, associate
professor of English.
Poetry may be submitted to the
English department office, Room
207, Andrews.
The contest is open to all under
graduate students. Poems must be
original and unpublished, although
there is no restriction on length,
form or subject.
j-asi year, Konaia uobry. now
a graduate student, won the first
place award. Valetres Nollendorfs,
graduate student received second
Ag Editor
The ushering in of the month of
March like a lamb enables a per
son to stop and try to realize the
importance of the . Ovus aries
(sheep to you). This animal has de
veloped over the years from a good
luck effarm to the present day ani
mal whose wool alone amounts an
nually to a $5 billion industry in
the United States.
M.A. Alexander, professor of an
imal husbandry, said the sheep and
especially the lamb once played an
important part In religion. The
lamb was seldom worshiped, but
universally sacrificed. v
Luck Charms
Alexander related that in Hun
gary and Czechoslovakia a ram is
thrown from the church tower to in
sure a good harvest. In eastern
Europe, lambs are sacrificed on
ly at taster. Lambs were con
sidered lucky animals and a skull
hung over a door was said to pre
vent theft.
Alexander added that today the
sheep is still thought of as inno
cent and purs. Lamb has always
been regarded as a delicacy and
used as a symbol of purity.
He added that on the altar of
divihity, the lamb is a select ani
mal. Because of these conceptions
the lamb can rightfully and prop
erly be selected to furnish the meat
for the annual Christian festival
commemorating the resurrection of
Nebraska Ranks High
According to Alexander, the
transfer of raw wool from the pri
mary producer to the first con-
The accredited bilingual school
sponsored by the Universidad
Autonoma de Guadalajara and
members of Stanford University
faculty will offer in Guadalajara,
Mexico; July 3 - Aug. 13, courses
in art, creative writing, folklore,
geography, history, language and
literature. $225 covers' tuition,
board and room. Write Prof.
Juan B. Rael ,Box K, Stanford
University, Calif.
sumer is the first stage of a pro
cess that engages thousands of per
sons in employment and serves a
consumer market valued at $5 bil
lion in 1952. Alexander said sci
entists are having a difficult time
finding a fiber which will duplicate
the spinning and textile qualities of
Nebraska and Colorado rank
high in commercial lamb feeding.
To keep the sneep producers in
the state well-informed on the new
developments in the field, experi
ments are conducted at the Ag
College and instruction of students
is provided.
The sheep plant at the college U
made up of discarded sheds and the
facilities once were located at what
is now a parking lot for students.
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