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By Amy Agronis on January 21, 2005 in University

Patricia Turner, left, interim dean for the Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, center, director of the C.N. Gorman Museum, and Veronica Passalacqua, curator at the Gorman, share a laugh Jan. 13, surrounded by the work of multi-media artist Shelley Niro. The Gorman in Hart Hall, the Nelson Gallery in the Art Building and the Memorial Union Art Gallery all hosted open houses Jan. 13 with the goal of "providing visitors to campus with a range of artworks to view in a single opening night," says Passalacqua. Niro is a photographer, painter and filmmaker noted for juxtaposing dark humor with historical and social issues. She plans to offer an artist's talk at 1 p.m. March 5. At the Nelson gallery, visitors viewed the works of Canadian artist/photographer Lorraine Gilbert, whose large-format camera photographs -- reminiscent of Ansel Adams -- document the West Coast forest and its devastation and reforestation by lumber companies. The Nelson also opened a showing of work by Joseph Selle, a photographer in San Francisco's Union Square area from the 1930s to the '70s. He took snapshots of pedestrians and then sold them for 50 cents each. The Selle exhibition includes video projections of thousands of images. At the MU, Amy Rathbone is presenting sculpture and drawings. Rathbone will offer an artist's lecture at noon on Feb. 1 in Room 210 of the Art Building; an artist's reception is set for later that night, at 6 p.m.

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Amy Agronis, Dateline, (530) 752-1932,