In our main gallery from July 3-28, the display will be the art, art history and design of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's traveling exhibition, "Nebraska Touring.” The exhibition contains undergraduate and graduate students’ works of art, as well as art history research, and design for the Warren Opera House.
There is a vast array of creativity and investigation among the works, including:
• Sam Hardewig’s painting highlighting the medium as a vehicle for representation.
• Carlos Velasco’s tongue in cheek video spoofing 1980s era pop rock music videos
• Three of Professor Alison Stewart’s History of Prints class students’ text panels, describing historical prints from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
UNL received generous support from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Endowment Fund to allow this exhibit to tour across the state.
“The exhibition is sure to pique the curiosity of even the most discriminating viewers,” said the school’s director, Robert Ladislas Derr.
Mark your calendars. The Prairie Arts Center will host a closing reception for the UNL exhibition from 5-8 p.m. on July 28 that is free and open to the public.
Also, the featured artist at the PAC in June and July is Laurine Kimmel, a well-known, long-standing Nebraska artist.
Kimmel was known primarily for a series called "American Architecture," which are water color paintings of old outhouses.
She was also well known for watercolor paintings of Old Barns and Small Birds. Her work is widely held in high regard by families who commissioned her to do paintings of old family farmstead outhouses.
A number of her works can be seen at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City and the Kimmel Foundation offices in Lincoln.
Mrs. Kimmel’s art has also been featured in a number of national magazines and publications.