UNO-St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit David Joyner’s Artwork

Joyner_David619Congratulations to Mr. David Rex Joyner, a UNO alumnus, whose artwork, scaping, will be on exhibition at the UNO-St. Claude Gallery from May 13 to June 4. A Fine Arts teacher at Brother Martin High School, Mr. Joyner also serves as the moderator for the Dionysians Drama Club. His works contain layers and textures of paint. He translates images, ideas, and places through observation and manipulates them into works that are simultaneously abstract and evocative. In scaping, he uses the abstract setting that he derives from the landscape, a technique he calls abstract impressionism, to explore the concepts of landscape and place.

“From an early age,” says Mr. Joyner,  “I realized that the Arts were my passion, but teaching is my vocation. There is a dialogue for me with the materials of art-making: paint, ink, pencil. Still, when people ask me what I teach, I say ‘kids.’” He adds that “ Education for me is about quantity time and human connection, being a reliable and consistent presence in a child’s life. In many ways painting involves a sustained commitment to a process. Both teaching and Art require persistence and love.”

The gallery, located at 2429 St. Claude Ave., will host an opening reception on Saturday, May 13, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.  Regular gallery hours are Saturday-Sunday from noon-5 p.m.  For further information, please contact Kathy Rodriguez via email at or call the gallery during open hours at 504-948-6939.

Congratulations, Mr. Joyner!






Floating Scape