I See a Fish, an acrylic by Donna Schimonitz. Tap on image to enlarge.
We have a busy month planned at the Prairie Arts Center. Here are the highlights:
June 1-30: Impact Nebraska Skyscape exhibit
Impact will present a display of skyscape art, featuring aspects of the amazing Nebraska skies.
Impact is a non-profit Nebraska visual arts organization founded in 1985 with a mission to educate through outreach programs and exhibitions.
From its inception, Impact has been recognized for its record of professionalism and creative expression.
Impact offers 4-5 major exhibition packages that rotate periodically. Each of them follows a thematic direction. The focus is a topic or issue stemming from a Nebraska or mid-plains regional source, but having a national appeal.
Past exhibitions have been shown in large and small venues, regionally and nationally. Impact continues a record of consistently innovative exhibitions, which generate interest as well as provide quality educational experiences.
June 3, 1-3 p.m: Impact Nebraska members will be here for a gallery talk and reception. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists, get a glimpse of their creative process and see what each piece represents.
June 3: Creative Strike Art Class
Kids can create a work of art out of bowling pins and enter their creations in the Lincoln County Fair's open class art show.
This fun partnership allows youth to be creative with re-purposed materials and enter them into their first judged art competition.
Classes are $5 and are sponsored by Equitable Bank, Wild Bills and the Kimmel Foundation.
Every Wednesday in June: Kids Art Camp
The Prairie Arts Center will host a variety of kids art classes. The classes allow kids to experiment in a variety of mediums and new methods of creating -- clay, acrylic pour fluid paintings, watercolor and many more. Camps this year are sponsored by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and The Kimmel Charitable Foundation, allowing families to attend at an affordable price.
June 12, 6-8 p.m: Peace Pole Garden Art Class
Create a four-foot tall piece of garden art during this fun two-hour Peace pole painting class with instructor Holly Carlini.
Peace poles are a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer -- May Peace Prevail on Earth.
There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.
Holly Carlini is the executive director of the Prairie Arts Center at Fifth and Jeffers in North Platte.