This slideshow documents the progression of the mural project from the beginning and will update throughout completion. Read more about the Constellation Studios mural below to learn more.
the constellation studios mural
The Constellation Studios Mural is a major artwork designed and painted by Karen Kunc with teams of students and volunteers. It is an imaginative nature-based abstraction of flowing transitions from watery pools – with her Blue Heron Press logo – to entwined plants, to symbols of galaxies and planets, to constructivist op-art geometric forms, to expanding clouds, radiating star clusters, and a cloud bubble filled with text-like calligraphy, all culminating with a large symbolic multi-branching tree. These themes reference the natural environment, organic vs. geometric interplay, micro- to macrocosmic perspectives, inter-dependence of creative imagination in art and science that celebrates the patterns of life.
WallWorks is an curated program of ongoing temporary street art installations within designated areas on the east façade, incorporated within the mural. Invited artists can envision and create “pop-up” art actions, such as stenciling, wall painting, wheat pasting.
community news & happenings
Great engagement with visiting artist Sukha Worob in September and the resulting exhibition and stamping activity. Here are some action photos of the collaborative stamping project and his installation of prints. Thanks for the DIY knowledge and collaborative… Read More »
September 22 – October 21 Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE Reception Friday, September 22, 6-8pm Meet the Artists! Migrations is a huge gallery installation printed by handcast rubber stamps and ink of iconic images created by UNL students, inspired… Read More »
Marnix & Veronique came from Ghent, Belgium for a two week residency at Constellation Studios. Marnix developed his copperplate etchings with non-toxic BIG ground and acrylic aquatint for a new print series that suggests science-like instructions and images. … Read More »
A virtual walk through of the gallery! Metropolis includes 303 international artists and originated in Europe and was assembled in Venice Italy in 2014. Invisible Cities will be bound in 2016, and all the 228 folio pages are… Read More »
Interpretations on Urbanity October 21 – December 24, 2016 Opening Reception, Friday, October 21, 6-8pm Metropolis is a handmade book venture in a spectrum of printmaking processes by artists from around the world, including two from Constellation Studios.… Read More »