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Innovation Campus establishes art gallery space (http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/unltoday/article/innovation-campus-establishes-art-galleryspace/)
Art exhibitions and dedicated gallery space are helping enhance creative energies at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln research campus, which is focused on developing partnerships between the university and private sector businesses, recently opened the Cooper Foundation Makers Gallery in its Nebraska Innovation Studio maker space. The current exhibition in the gallery is "Member Made" and showcases projects built by maker space members. Innovation Campus is also featuring an exhibition of student artwork, images of quilts on display at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, and a water droplet sculpture by Kansas City artist Matthew Dehaemers. Kate Engle, director of communication and culture at NIC, said the art offerings are an extension of the mission of Nebraska Innovation Campus. “This is a place that brings a diverse group of people together, allowing them to make what they want while encouraging them to interact with each other," Engel said. "Offering these new exhibition spaces does on a small scale what we hope the whole campus does —encouraging diverse backgrounds, skill sets and people to interact and have conversations.They also help create a campus where talent wants to be."