Spring 2021 Gallery Schedule in front of the Kansas Union Gallery Entrance

Kansas Union Gallery

The Kansas Union Gallery (KUG) showcases a variety of mediums from local artists every semester that engages KU students, faculty and staff with the displayed art. Every spring semester we host Senior Shows in order to provide graduating art majors with the unique opportunity to install a solo show.


Our Spring 2024 Exhibitions

A selection of Sammie's work

Sammie Jane Hardewig

January 14 - 27

Sammie Jane Hardewig is a Visual Art MFA Candidate in Sculpture and a recent recipient of the
Museum Studies Certificate at the University of Kansas. She received her BFA in Painting and
BA in Art History from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her paint obsession began almost
10 years ago when her TA in Painting II suggested creating a paint sheet simply by pouring paint
and letting it dry. Sammie Jane has exhibited in group shows at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati,
Ohio; Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI; Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska; HOK
Architects with the Kansas City Arts Coalition in Kansas City, Missouri; Edgar Heap of Bird
Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas; and more. In 2022 her work received Best in Show for the Debut
the New Virtual Exhibition with the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

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A selection of Isabel's work

Isabel Vanlandingham

January 28 - February 10

"Toyland" is a collective series and project that unloads my deepest sentiments surrounding the act and struggle of having to grow up. It explores the transcendence of time, the unknown and the known, the tenderness of life and influence of youth culture. My life does not differ from many others who are young and living in America - we all indulge in a similar culture no matter how we see ourselves fit in society. I never know how to define myself and cannot imagine ever really doing so without acknowledging my surroundings. In a way, I seem to understand myself and my life at the moment through the people around me and those I love. Though it may be my life, it never truly is my own because there is so much around me that I would consider a part of myself ... without being my actual physical self. My body is a shell of this true solid form that is my mind, memories and respected interests. This project serves as a comprehensive tool guiding me to slow down and also prove that my friends and I existed.

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A selection of Jane's work

Jane Holmes

February 11 - 24

"Jane Holmes: Doldrums & Dreamscapes"
For me, art is all about showing people the things I find interesting. I’m endlessly fascinated by the natural world and visual storytelling. I think of my work as a way to collect everyday moments of beauty and emphasize them. I strive for harmonious color, intentional composition, and tactile imagery.

Owing her first love of art to stained glass, paint chips at the hardware store, and the first full set of Crayola crayons she ever saw, Jane Holmes’ work began as an appreciation of color. Jane is a character artist and illustrator fascinated with the natural world, people, fashion, and emotion. She works primarily with digital media in a colorful and stylized manner, prioritizing strong shape, dramatic atmosphere, and beauty.

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A selection of Grace's work

Grace Worden

February 25 - March 9

"No Place Like Home: Picturing a Brighter Future for Kansas and its Environment"

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A selection of John and Daniel's work

Daniel Gunder McIntyre

March 17 - 30

Lost Crucible: Building the Titans of Tomorrow Today

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A selection of John and Daniel's work

John Chen

March 17 - 30

Lost Crucible: Building the Titans of Tomorrow Today

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WWYW Ten Years

KU Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

March 31 - April 20

What Were You Wearing? Survivor Art Installation

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A selection of Alexandria's work

Alexandria Jones

April 21 - May 4

Outgrow

Alexandria Jones was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, and is currently studying
at the University of Kansas to earn her Bachelor of Arts. Jones’ love for art started when she
would color at her grandparent’s house and take art classes at the Nelson-Atkins Museum as a kid. The desire to learn continues as she takes on different mediums to expand her reality and creativity. Utilizing painting, sculpting, printmaking, and textiles Jones works to create a space for women to feel the complexities of childhood fading and the lonely, subtly joyful aspects of it. Through vibrant colors and strong mark-making, she incorporates nostalgic imagery and narratives in her work. Growing up in midwestern Kansas with 3 sisters and a brother, Jones had a sweet and playful childhood that now influences her exploration of growing up and being socialized as a girl and how she seeks to make sense of it as an adult in her work. Along with her education at the University of Kansas, Jones completed a semester abroad doing a visual art exchange program at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea (2023). Alexandria Jones had a painting in the Alone with Everyone group exhibition, Off-Site Art Space, Lawrence, Kansas (2024). After receiving her BA degree, Jones wants to work and then later join the KU visual art graduate program. Long term, Jones wants to display her work in more galleries while selling and doing commissions. Jones also has a goal of working at an art studio, teaching people who want to make art for fun, in the Kansas City area after graduation.

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Artist Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for Fall 2024!

Kansas Union Gallery
Kansas Memorial Union , Level 4
1301 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence , Kansas 66045

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