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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1976)
Wednesday, march 10, 1976
JosIots perns 'Midwest ex
By Charlie Krig
Midwest artists submitted more than 800 entries for
acceptance into the Joslyn Art Museum's 14th Midwest
Biennial Art Exhibition, which opened to the public
The show, which continues through Sunday, April
11, features 120 works by 113 artists from a 16-state
area that includes Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois,
Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana,
New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas,
Oklahoma and Vyoming.
Contest entries were judged by Henry T. Hopkins,
director of the San Francisco Museum of Modem Art.
Hopkins viewed the entries on color slides, narrowing
the group down to the current exhibit of 120 pieces.
From this group the winners were chosen.
Steel and rope
Meredith Jack of Morris, Minn., was given a$l,0Q0
Purchase Award for the Best of Show, for her steel and
rope sculpture "Cloud Maker's Transit." m
Former UNL graduate art student Carl Coniglio, now
of Ames, Iowa, won a $200 Best Painting award for
"Tennessee River Bridge."
Barbara Kendrick of Lincoln won an honorable
mention in the Best Graphic competition.
Besides Kendrick, other Lincoln artists with work in
the exhibit are Marcia Goldenstein (an art instructor at
Doane College in Crete), Robert Weaver, M. T. Peters,
Dan Howard (director of the UNL Art Dept.), Frances
Could (UNL graduate teaching assistant of art) and
UNL graduate art students Ron Anderson, Jack
McCaslin and Gary Townswick.
Harrison Tyler, curator of exhibits at Joslyn,
arranged the show and said I.e was very pleased with the
"Our 12th show was great but this is one of the
better ones," Tyler said. "The judge chose tlie best
things even though it was a difficult exhibit to judge "
Mid west has its place
Tyler also noted that the disphy has merit of its own.
"I've seen shows in New York that aren't as good as this
one. We still get negative reactions from the coasts about
midwest art, but our region has its place in the art
Dan Howard, chairman of the UNL Art Dept., praised
Tyler for his arrangement of pieces in the exhibit.
"It could have been a hodge-podge, a crazy quilt,"
Howard said. "But it was very well installed with strong
variation and contrast between the pieces. For example,
the paintings must complement each other."
Howard explained that placement next to the
"wrong" piece can ruin the effect of another work.
In the introduction to the show's art booklet,
Hopkins wrote? "It was a pleasure and a challenge to
jury this exhibition. A pleasure because it gave me a
chance to see more of what is going on in this vast
central region, and a challenge because the quality level
was generally high and some hard choices had to be
Fhoto courtesy Jodyn Art teamim, Omaha,
The steel asd rope sculpture, Cloud Maker's
Transit, won the $1,C0 "Best of Show"
award at the Jcdyn Art Museum's 14th Mai
west Elem&l art ex&hftion. The sctfptcre is
by Mere&h Jack of Morris, llhn.
Theatre director, English instructor
earn honors for playwriting abilities
Lorraine Keilstrup, UNL English instructor, and Joseph
Baldwin, vice-chairman and director of the UNL Theatre
Dept., recently have received honors for plays they have
Keilstrup won the $2,250 Jane L. Gilmore playwriting
contest sponsored by the Omaha Community Playhouse.
The Fremont native's play will be produced in the play
house's Studio Theatre Thursday through Sunday.
Her play, The Passion of Martin Crowne, is based on
actual experiences of Americans who refused to register
for the draft or to take arms during World War I.
"Not all resisters based their refusal on moral or
religious grounds," Keilstrup said. Many, like the fictional
Crowne, a school teacher in a Minnesota community,
would not submit to the dehumanizing demands made
upon them by those seized by war madness demands
Jazz bands slated
for Sunrise benefit
Local jazz musicians will provide music for a
Sunrise Radio benefit tonight at The Zoo Bar at 9
pjn. There will be a $1 admission fee.
The Sunrise Radio project is a non-profit, tax
exempt and unsalaried effort.
which would force them to sacrifice their own individual
ity to the collective w21 ."
Baldwin has written over 25 long works and 31 one-act
plays. Eight of his works have been published and more
have been produced on various stages.
The UNL Studio Theatre will present his play The
Color is Green April 12 through April 17. Originally
written in 1950 but rewritten at least five times since
then, it has won the Texas Playwriting Award from the
Houston Little Theatre, Baldwin said.
This will be the world premiere of the play, he said,
and try-outs for the production were the first reading that
the play had.
He said it is an expressionistic drama that concerns a
young man who wants to create a new form of theatre.
The man is seen through his inner voices and consequently
is played by three different people to show the three sides
of his character.
Baldwin said he originally wanted to call the play The
Other, but a novel with the same name was released and
Baldwin had to choose another name.
He said he then considered A Delayed Bullet, but
finally decided on The Color is Green. Asked why he
chose that title, Baldwin explained he didn't want to ruin
the plays ending, "You'll have to wait until it runs to find
He currently has a play, A Deed from the King of
Spain, in n off broadway theatre in New York City, It
also was presented during November of 1974 in UNL's
Studio Theatre in Temple Bldg.
Play company returns
Persons interested in seeing the City Center Acting
Company performances next week are advised to get
their tickets as soon as possible.
Under the guidance of producer-director John
Houseman, the Company will return to Lincoln for a
second straight year.
They will present The Robber Bridegroom March 18,
19 and 22, and The Way of the World on March 20..
Tickets, available at Kimball Recital Hall, Hospe's Mr.
Music and Brandeis Dept. Store, are $230 for one
performance and $4 for both for students, and $4 and
$7 for non-students.
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