Previous Art Shows


2 young girls in a green forrest setting

Intended Halcyon

Erin Malia Cross

November 1st - November 30th

Opening reception: Tuesday, November 2nd from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.


Erin Cross received her MFA in Visual Studies with a focus in multi-media studies. Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally and resides in numerous private and public collections. She is currently an assistant professor of art and executive director of Rall Gallery at Doane University. She resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Artist Statement

My art is an exploration of shape, color and various mark making methods. I translate visual experiences as a narrative agent producing a lyrical movement and allowing dialogue between the elements and principles of design to interact within my various compositions. Composed of symbol driven narratives that focus on various aspects of connection and communication, I create spatially focused compositions in my watercolors to assist in the engagement of dialogue between story and viewer. I often explore the power of juxtaposition through the ebb and flow of shape versus form. In narrative, I am constantly creating visualizations that add and subtract information. This invites the viewer into a clear vision of the artwork’s purpose while still allowing room for interpretation.

Intended Halcyon is a collection of paintings created over the last several years. Although images vary from narrative to surrealistic landscapes, the over-arching themes of the longing for what is possible, the desire to dream and the notion that hope is just around the corner, convey separate messages while remaining compatible and universal.  The exhibition is a congrey of symbolic musings, ambiguous stories, dreams and yearnings.


Butterfly Sculpture / Hanging Sphere of Butterflies


Sculpture Gallery

Professor Susan Moore interviews Artist Susan Woodford

Susan Woodford

April 1st - April 30th

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 11th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

I am eager to announce a new visiting artist showing with our AV Larson Gallery. Susan Woodford is a phenomenal sculptor with various styles and methods of creation.

"Figurative sculptures are created with personal castings because the sculptures are inherently autobiographical.  During this third phase of feminism it's important to discuss what it is like to be a woman.  While we may have been taught we can do anything, it is important to teach the next generation that they do not have to do everything."


She also has a range of incredible and huge exterior sculptures:

"I execute every step of my process.  From stock steel I plasma cut, form, weld, grind, and finish out each sculpture, myself.  I neither hire fabricators nor subcontract processes. Each sculpture I create teaches me a new unique lesson, and informs the next piece.  I grow as a designer and fabricator with the construction of each unique sculpture, which propels my design ideas and execution abilities."



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 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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 p.m. - 3 p.m.


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 p.m. - 3 p.m.



blue dogs on a shimmering background


Webbing Water


Susan Knight

September 12th - October 30th

Closing Reception: Wednesday, October 30th 9 a.m.



potted plant on a crazy quilt


Peru State Artists Curated by Bea Patterson


John Patterson & Bea Patterson's Private Collection of Artworks

April 29th - September 3rd

Reception: August 25th 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.



state of Nebraska in green and red and a bunny on a cloud


Senior Art Exhibit "Charged Emotion"


Taylor Carlson
Andrew Smith

April 1st - April 26th

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.



figure with right arm up and left palm and fingers toward the viewer




Miranda Pollock

February 4th - March 1st

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: February 10th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Workshop: February 28th, 11 p.m. - 12 p.m.


fingertip with tiny watch




Robbie Jones

January 13th - February 1st, 2019 

Opening Reception: January 13th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Artist Talk: January 15th, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

white high top tennis shoe with red paint



Zackary Petot

December 2nd – December 28th, 2018

Opening Reception: December 2nd, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

heartshaped rock designs template art

Senior Art Exhibit "Planning Fallacy"


Sloane Killion


Courtney Mathewson

November 1st – November 30th, 2018

Opening Reception: November 11th, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

cherries and pie fillings

Susan Moore

October 1st – October 26th, 2018

Artist Talk: October 1st 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

yellow head with pink, orange, yellow and red hair

Ken Alvine's Vintage Art Collection


On display September 3rd - September 27th
Artist Talk: Wednesday, September 26th 9:30 a.m.

senior exhibition card



Katelyn Billups


Anna Naber

November 13th – December 12th, 2017

Opening Reception: November 16th, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

elderly head with hat
Chuck Schroeder
Elders: Character Over Time

August 28th - September 21st
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7th 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Gallery Talk at 5 p.m.

artist sketching


John Paul Gardner


January 11th - February 9th 2017 

Opening Reception: ***Due to weather the opening reception has been moved from Sunday, January 15th 1p.m. - 3 p.m. to Sunday, January 22nd 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.





Maggie Brahmsteadt


Rachel Lee


Shandi Strawhacker


Eddie Tighe

November 14th - December 14th, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday November 13th  -  1 p.m. - 3 p.m.