Nash Gallery, 371 Bluff Street, will host an opening reception for Millenial Encounters, an emerging artist showcase on Friday, April 11 from 7-10 p.m. This multi-genre exhibit that runs through June 15 features the work of emerging artists from the art departments of Clarke University and Loras College. The artists’ work include explorations in photography, installation, collage, mixed media/conceptual, painting, illustration, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture. Featured artists include Sara Steuer, Randi Westervelt, Abbey Tjebkes, and Mark Fuentebella from Loras College and Hannah Goldsmith, Traci Bauer, Jenna Michel, Maggie Scahill, and Kayla Carlson from Clarke University.
The exhibit and opening reception on April 11 serves as a fundraiser for DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival 37th annual all-arts festival scheduled for May 16-18 in downtown Dubuque. The artists will donate 30% of all sales made on opening night to the festival. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and treats will be served. A $10 donation is suggested for adults and $5 for students who show their current college ID. All proceeds support Nash Gallery and DubuqueFest. Nash Gallery is located above Monks Kaffee Pub, 371 Bluff Street. The entrance is at the rear of building. DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival and Nash Gallery are affiliates of the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society.