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2 young girls gathering flowers in a field, older girl is holding flowers and standing behind a white horse.

The Reason I’m Here

Loren Entz

February 8th – February 28th

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8th from 1 pm – 3 pm

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Artist Statement

Two years ago I moved from the state of Montana to Brownville, Nebraska. The beautiful Montana landscape had been my home for 40 years. It was there my career in art took shape, nurtured by the pristine mountain ranges, canyon lands, rivers, sage and juniper covered hills. It is there that I learned to take my outdoor paint box and capture the many inspirations I found in the wide open spaces. From there I traveled to other parts of the world with my paint box constantly in front of me. This exhibition displays a sampling of these works.

My preoccupation with art has not been a passing fancy or a weekend hobby, it has been a way of life for me and the only source of income by which I could raise my family. I am proud that my two daughters, Rebecca and Janene, carry on my love for art and nature. Both artists in their own right, their paths led them to Omaha where they now reside with their husbands and each are raising two daughters of their own who are exhibiting a budding talent towards art. Having a desire to spend the latter years of my life near my family, I made the choice to move to the southeast corner of Nebraska. And that is why I am here.

 


Black and white picture of a bearded man's head surrounded by dozens of butterflies in flight

Dear Diary

Meghan Flynn

December 1st – January 28th

Closing Reception: Tuesday, January 28th from 1 pm – 3 pm

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Biography

Hartley, Iowa native, Meghan Flynn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in Pullman, WA; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Her work has been included in various regional and national juried exhibitions across the United States, most notably the University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC; Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton, WA; and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. She was awarded first place by Manifest Gallery’s major publication International Drawing Annual (INDA 8). She has previously taught at Washington State University in Pullman, WA; University of Wisconsin Colleges-Marinette, WI; and Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA. She currently teaches drawing and design at Yakima Valley College in Yakima, WA.

Artist Statement

I’m very technique oriented, using a variety of media to portray representations of human idiosyncrasies and interpersonal relationships. I explore delicate ideas that concern fragility, anxiety, identity, beauty, idealization, love, loss, and depression. Through painting and drawing, I explore these various concepts and displays of human emotion in such a way that color and expression mirror manifestations of a person’s inner turmoil, including my own. My art has been an inner journey, which has taught me about my own quirky personality and dark thoughts, and has made me realize that the journey is one we all take; in this way, I connect with others like myself and with those I may likely never meet, my audience.

“Dear Diary”

“Dear Diary” is a collection of art made over the span of eight years. It depicts a variety of experiences and emotions through a variety of media including: watercolor, gouache, egg tempera, graphite, chalk pastel, acrylic, and wallpaper. The size of the work ranges from the size of a diary page, to portraits rendered at a life-size scale. Figures and flowers dominate the subject of the work and represent fragility, anxiety, identity, idealization, loss, depression, and love.

 


3 images of art created by the senior show participants, one is a blue and white flower, another a small boat and vase and third one is a female figure with pins in her hat and angel wings looking at herself in a mirror.

Senior Art Exhibition “Enigmatic Experiences”

Valyn Sterns, Theresa Woods and Dylan Dale

November 11th – November 24th

Closing Reception: Sunday, November 24th from 1 pm – 3 pm

 


Webbing Water

Susan Knight

September 12th – October 30th

Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 30th 9 am

 


 

Peru State Artists Curated by Bea Patterson

John Patterson & Bea Patterson’s Private Collection of Artworks

April 29th – September 3rd

Reception: August 25th 1 pm – 3 pm

 


 

Senior Art Exhibit “Charged Emotion”

Taylor Carlson
Andrew Smith

April 1st – April 26th

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th 1 pm – 3 pm

 


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Miranda Pollock

February 4th – March 1st

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: February 10th, 4 pm – 6 pm
Workshop: February 28th, 11pm – 12pm


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Robbie Jones

January 13th – February 1st, 2019 

Opening Reception: January 13th, 1 pm – 3 pm
Artist Talk: January 15th, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


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Zackary Petot

December 2nd – December 28th, 2018

Opening Reception: December 2nd, 1 pm – 3 pm


Senior Art Exhibit “Planning Fallacy”

Sloane Killion

Courtney Mathewson

November 1st – November 30th, 2018

Opening Reception: November 11, 1 pm – 3 pm


 

Susan Moore

October 1 – October 26, 2018

Artist Talk: October 1st 4 pm – 6 pm

 


 


Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection

On display September 3rd – September 27th
Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 26th 9:30am

 


 

SENIOR EXHIBITION

Katelyn Billups

Anna Naber

November 13 – December 12, 2017

Opening Reception: November 16, 4 pm – 6 pm


 


Chuck Schroeder
Elders: Character Over Time

August 28th – September 21st
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7th 4pm – 6pm
Gallery Talk at 5pm

 


 

John Paul Gardner

 

January 11th – February 9th 2017 

Opening Reception: ***Due to weather the opening reception has been moved from Sunday, January 15th 1pm – 3pm to Sunday, January 22nd 1pm – 3pm

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SENIOR EXHIBITION

Maggie Brahmsteadt

Rachel Lee

Shandi Strawhacker

Eddie Tighe

November 14 – December 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday November 13th  –  1pm – 3pm