"The Reach and Richness of Design: The Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition" 

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 6:00 pm to Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Curated by Professor Roy R. Behrens, this inaugural exhibition features vintage information wheels (volvelles) from the collection of author and designer Jessica Helfand, wood type-related prints by designer Dennis Ichiyama, editorial cartoons by artist Ad Reinhardt, and a selection of historic pencil sharpeners from the collection of UNI Professor Emeritus of Biology Paul D. Whitson. Also on view will be architectural models of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from Cedar Rock (Quasqueton IA) and River City Society for Historic Preservation (Mason City), as well as Wright poster designs by UNI alumni Brandi Weiss, Danielle Shearer, and Stephanie Mathena. Opening reception on Monday, Oct. 8, following the 6:00 p.m. lecture by UNI design alumna Jessica Barness (BA 1999, MA 2001).

Lecture: Jessica Barness

essica Barness, UNI alumna and Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, will present a lecture in association with the UNI Gallery of Art presentation "The Reach and Richness of Design: The Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition," which was curated by Professor Roy R. Behrens. An opening reception will follow.

Location: UNI Gallery of Art

For more information, contact: 

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery Of Art, 319-273-6134,

Roy Behrens, Professor, Art,