UNDRground Contemporary Arts will host an opening reception for “Kearnucopia” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 103 W. Third St.

The exhibit will feature the works of faculty members from the Department of Art and Design at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Taking part s in the exhibit are Derrick Burbul, associate professor, photography; John Fronczak, lecturer; Victoria Goro-Rapoport, professor, pintmaking and drawing; Mark Hartman, associate professor, visual communication and design; Christy Kosmickil, lecturer, elementary art methods; Dan May, associate professor, visual communication and design; Richard Schuessler, professor and department chair; Doug Waterfield, professor, painting and art history; Mallory Wetherell; assistant professor, ceramics and sculpture; and Matt Ziemke, lecturer.

The exhibit will remain on display through April 26. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

UNDRground Contemporary Arts provides exhibition space to emerging and established artists. Art students from Grand Island Senior High are directly involved in every aspect of the operation of the gallery.

For more information, check online at www.undrgroundcontemporaryarts.com/.

New exhibit opens at Studio K

“Wings, Water & Women X’s Three,” featuring works by Lois Smith, Amy Tomasevicz and Jerene Kruse opens Friday at the Studio K Art Gallery, 112 W. Third St.

An opening reception is planned for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The artists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their works.

Smith, who lives in Columbus, says she “finds joy in the local landscapes” that she lives with every day and they provide her with subject matter for her watercolor paintings. She has a varied background that includes teaching art classes to individuals and groups of all ages. She is a member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs and is a juried member of Impact Nebraska Artists.

Tomasevicz is a retired art educator who lives south of Columbus with her husband. She has worked in many media including watercolors, ink and acrylics and pottery, but this exhibit will include both collage and pastel work. Her inspiration comes from both her experiences and her interests. Much of her work depicts Nebraska landscapes, florals and animals. Her work is on display in galleries, businesses and the collections of many private individuals.

Kruse received her degree in art education from Chadron State College. A few years ago she retired from teaching and now has time to spends days in her studio producing both pottery and fused glass pieces. Her pottery includes a combination of slab and coil methods in hand building her pieces. She will also exhibit her fused glass pieces including bowls and platters.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the exhibit or children’s art class. call (308) 381-4001.

Hastings College host national juried exhibition

HASTINGS — Drawn from 150 artist applications across 39 states, “Memory Palace” opens Friday at Jackson Dinsdale Art Center at Hastings College.

The exhibition, themed around nostalgia, history and domestic spaces, follows a national open call for art last fall. It is the first national juried exhibition for the center.

Kate Mothes, founder of Young Space, juried the show and selected 24 pieces by 21 artists, with work representing media such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and textiles. Included in the exhibit is Nebraska artist Anne Dovali of Omaha.

A reception for the exhibition is set for 6:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Creating “Memory Palace” generated national interest in the JDAC’s state-of-the-art exhibition spaces, in addition to submission fees providing capital to fund visiting artists and other special projects in the future.

In addition to providing the Hastings College community with access to a diverse group of artists from across the United States, the marketing of the exhibition reached tens of thousands of Instagram users through a strategic collaboration with Mothes.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 27. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (until 8 p.m. Wednesday_ and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.