Fremaux, Staab ‘89 to be showcased in art center galleries

Two new gallery shows are coming to Hastings College’s Jackson Dinsdale Art Center (JDAC) beginning Homecoming weekend, October 12-13. Ghislaine Fremaux will be featured in the main gallery, and Gary Staab ’89 will have an exhibition in the secondary gallery.

A lecture with Fremaux will be held in the Wilson Auditorium on Sunday, October 13 at 2:30 p.m., with a gallery reception following in the JDAC until 3:30 p.m. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Fremaux’s show will be in the JDAC until January 6.

Staab will be recognized as a member of the inaugural Fine Arts Hall of Fame class on Sunday, October 13 at 11:30 a.m., followed by an induction ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at the JDAC. Tickets for the event are $8 per person and may be purchased by contacting the Hastings College alumni office at 402.461.7363 or alumni@hastings.edu. Staab’s work will be showcased until November 2.

Fremax is an assistant professor of art in painting at Texas Tech University. She received her MFA from Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and was awarded her undergraduate from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and her BFA from Tufts University, Boston.

Her work examines the practice of social nudism, aging intimacy, consent and bioethics, and the medical body. Her work strives to show bodies as difficult, intimate and ethically grounded beings.

With previous work showcased at K Space Contemporary, Midwestern State University and Valdosta State University, Fremaux has worked with many artists in her career. She has collaborated with sociologists, gerontologists and gastroenterologists for her current and recent projects.

Staab produces natural history and prehistoric life models for museums, publishing and film. He graduated from Hastings College in 1989 with emphasis in art/biology and interned at the Smithsonian Institution and the British Museum of Natural History. Staab’s work and eclectic studio demonstrate a flare and passion for natural forms both past and present. His sculptures embellish the halls of the Smithsonian, the British Museum of Natural History, the America Museum of Natural History, The BBC and many others. His work has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Magazine and Dorling Kindersley Publishers. He has been the recipient of the prestigious John Lanzendorf Paleoart award for sculpture presented by the Society of

Vertebrate Paleontology four times. He lives with his wife Lissi, and two sons near Kearney, Missouri.

His art can also be found locally at Hastings Museum and the Morrison-Reeves Science Center at Hastings College.

Nebraska’s premier private college, Hastings College is a four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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