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Thursday, May 15, 2014

"All the Rage: Fashion Provocations" Exhibition Features Work by Clemson University MFA Alumna

Polaroid Manipulation by Eliška Mörsel Greenspoon
RNG Gallery, 157 W. Broadway, will present “All the Rage: Fashion Provocations,” a joint exhibition of work by Eliška Mörsel Greenspoon (Clemson University MFA Alumna), Bonnie P. O’Connell and Eddith Buis through June 7.
Greenspoon was born in Chomutov, Czechoslovakia – now the Czech Republic – and has a bachelors’s of fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, with graduate work at the Massachusetts College of Art and master’s of fine arts degree from Clemson University. Her work is photo-based and she began exploring a vision of integrating the photographic image with drawing as part of her MFA thesis.
After experimenting with various alternative photographic processes, she began to tear up old and new prints with abandon, no longer bound by a single layer of paper. With this new found liberating energy, she realized the torn element was a vital component in combination with a variety of mixed media.
O’Connell was raised in Central and Southern Wisconsin and has a bachelor’s of arts from the University of Wisconsin and an master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She currently is an associate professor of art and art history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Recent studio work combines the tactile, textural qualities of hand papermaking with the mechanics of binding to create both supportive structure and metaphorical meaning.
Buis taught art in junior high, high school and gifted classes for 24 years with the Omaha Public Schools, and 15 years as an adjunct instructor for Metropolitan Community College in drawing, design and sculpture. Buis also directed public art projects for Omaha, with J. Doe, five summers of Leahy Mall sculptures, the Lewis & Clark Icon Project and Bench Marks, as well as two bicycle advocacy projects.
Admission to the RNG Gallery is free. RNG Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays. RNG Gallery shares space with Dixie Quicks restaurant.
For more information about this exhibit or RNG Gallery, contact Robert N. Gilmer at (712) 256-4140 or email

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