Doug Waterfield
UNK Department of Art and Art History chair and associate professor, 308.865.8352 or waterfieldd2@unk.edu

Graphic designer Art Chantry will present “An Evening With Art Chantry” on Wednesday, March 7, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“Art Chantry is a legendary graphic designer who was instrumental in the formation of the ‘punk’ and ‘grunge’ movements of the Seattle area,” said Doug Waterfield, UNK Department of Art and Art History chair.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

“His low-tech, edgy approach has been used for posters promoting bands such as Nirvana, Hole, The Sonics, Tina Turner, The Gits, George Thorogood, A Flock of Seagulls and Romeo Void, among others,” Waterfield said.

His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institution, the Louvre, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chantry, who was born in Seattle, Wash., began making posters when he was 15. His influences include monster magazines, hot-rod art and psychedelic culture. He has a degree in painting from Western Washington University.

He is currently the art director of an alternative Seattle newspaper.

The event is sponsored by the UNK Department of Art and Art History, with support from a UNK Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee grant.