KHN Third Thursday Artist Talks

Third Thursday is our favorite night of the month! It is an outstanding opportunity to meet KHN’s resident visual artists, writers, and composers and learn first-hand about their work and creative practices.

The evening begins with snacks and wine, graciously donated by the Kimmel Foundation, and a chance to meet the artists and socialize with friends. Our resident writer and composer will start the night off at about 5:15 pm, presenting in the KHN Gallery, followed by a group visit to each visual arts studio.

This month, we will hear presentations from:

Composer, Masayoshi Ishikawa

Writer, Erica Berry

Visual Artist, Clara Harlow

Visual Artist, Fay Sanders

This is also an excellent opportunity to visit our current exhibit, Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska – works by Rachel Mindrup, on display through August 6, 2021.

 

KHN Exhibition: Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska, Rachel Mindrup

Rachel Mindrup is an assistant professor of drawing and painting and the Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Her current painting practice is about the study of the figure and portraiture in art and its relation to medicine, healing, and identity. Her son, Henry’s diagnosis, has been the motivation behind her series of portraits, “Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis (NF).” Through this series of paintings, Mindrup is the conduit, transforming genetic complications into something secondary and portraying the individual personalities first. Using social media as a connection, Mindrup hopes to raise funds, educate, and ideally find a cure for NF. The select portraits displayed at KHN all represent Nebraskans living with NF.

The KHN Gallery is open to the public Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm & by appointment. For appointments call 402-874-9600.

Native American Artifact Show

The Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center is hosting its annual Native American Artifact Show on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This year’s show will feature authentic Native American artifacts from a number of private and public collections. Visitors will be able to see some of the finest examples of spear points, arrowheads, tools, and pottery in the Midwest. Kids can enjoy hands-on activities like making clay pottery and corn husk dolls!

Special presentation at 1:00 pm!!
Nancy Gillis presents “The Voice of Native American Women

This presentation is a compilation of excerpts from primary documents in which Native American women’s comments, pleas and advice have been recorded, from the earliest records of negotiations with the colonists to contemporary women, including professionals, artists and activists. In a series of readings, interspersed with background material, it explores the way native women have spoken out in political, social and spiritual settings in humor, pathos, anger and celebration, passing their legacy to the next generation.

Nancy S. Gillis is the former Executive Director of the John Neihardt State Historic Site and the Neihardt Foundation’s Institute for Vision and Learning. Nancy joined the Foundation as Assistant Director in May 1997 and retired in 2014, joining its Board of Directors, and speaks to schools and civic groups on Neihardt’s work and a variety of related topics. Since 1992 she has served as faculty at Wayne State College, Northeast Community College, Nebraska Indian Community College, and Little Priest Tribal College teaching Native American History and Cultures, U.S. History, World History, Anthropology and Sociology.

Of Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Gillis moved to Nebraska in 1987 to work with the Winnebago people for the Reformed Church in America and has served as their delegate to its Native American Council and the Commission for Race and Ethnicity.

This FREE event is sponsored in part by Humanities Nebraska.

“Caput Mortuum” : Photography by Jennifer Bockelman

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Presents

“Caput Mortuum: Photography by Jennifer Bockelman”
On view July 31 through September 1, 2017

 Public Reception: August 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents, Caput Mortuum: Photography by Jennifer Bockelman, on display Monday, July 31 through September 1, 2017.  A gallery reception will be held on August 17 from 5-7 p.m. in conjunction with KHN’s monthly Third Thursday Open Studio event.

Jennifer Bockelman’s recent series of photographs come from an interest in themes of power as filtered through language, in particular, official governmental output such as tweets. Caput Mortuum, or literally “dead head,” refers to the worthless residue left after an alchemical transformation or to a worthless element.  This exhibition reflects an attempt to pit magical thinking against its own logic, to transform lead into gold.

Bockelman holds Bachelors of Science in K-12 Art and Secondary English from Concordia University and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of Colorado. An artist in many different mediums, her past work includes stitched pieces, drawings, impotent political gestures, and performances, often full of wry questions and forced examinations. Bockelman has always enjoyed art’s capacity for stealth, how it can fly under the radar as a holder of many truths. A contradiction, she claims, “I am simultaneously sincere and snarky, helpful and unconstructive.” Bockelman was a KHN resident in 2014.

Since 2001, KHN’s residency program has hosted more than 50 working artists each year­–a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. KHN’s gallery program hosts approximately six exhibitions, annually, focusing on regional artists and alumni residents. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is regularly open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and for special events.  Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

 

For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/

 

Contact:    Holly McAdams Olson, Program Director

                  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE  68410

Phone/fax: 402-874-9600 Email: holly@khncenterforthearts.org

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                  Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hues of the Orchard: A Wine & Painting Party at Apple House Market

Tap into your creative side and share a fun evening with friends at Hues of the Orchard: A Wine and Painting Party at the Apple House Market.

Over the course of the afternoon, you will transform a 16″x20″ blank canvas into your own unique work of art. All supplies and one glass of Arbor Day Farm wine is included; additional snacks & wine available for purchase. $35.00 per person and the artwork is yours to keep.

Registration ends Tuesday, February 7. Questions? Call 402-873-8710

Soup, Ceramics and Wine at the Pines

Join us for a night of soup and wine!

Are there rules on soup and wine pairings?  Well, there are suggestions.  And serving certain soups in certain bowl types? Yep, there are those too.  And, there is even soup etiquette, which varies across the globe.  We’ll provide you with some of these fun facts (and you can do with them what you’d like).

More importantly, we’ll have five soups for you to taste along with all their accoutrements!

We are partnering with Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard to provide five wine pairings to accompany our homemade soups. Ben will guide you through flavor profiles and perfect pairings with the Nebraska Kimmel Orchard wines.

And, what’s better than just soup and wine on a chilly Midwest January evening?  To add to your experience we’ll feature two Nebraska ceramic artists, Tim Reese and Peter Scherr, and offer you opportunity to dine using their handmade wares! They will have these and other pieces available for purchase.  Samples of their work featured below.

Peter Scherr Ceramics

Peter Scherr Ceramics

Tim Reese Ceramics

Tim Reese Ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Details

  • Meal includes four soups, their accoutrements and dessert.  Ice Tea, Lemonade and Water are also included.
  • Doors open at 6 PM to browse ceramics.  Soup and wine pairings from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
  • Additional glasses or bottles of tasted wines will be available for purchase.
  • $35 per person, ages 21 and up
  • Reservations 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com

Hues of the Orchard: A Wine & Painting Party at Apple House Market

Tap into your creative side and share a fun evening with friends at Hues of the Orchard: A Wine and Painting Party at the Apple House Market.

Over the course of the afternoon, you will transform a 16″x20″ blank canvas into your own unique work of art. All supplies and one glass of Arbor Day Farm wine is included; additional snacks & wine available for purchase. $35.00 per person and the artwork is yours to keep.

Registration ends Tuesday, January 10. Questions? Call 402-873-8710.

Third Thursday Open Studio

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 pm!

Visit the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and meet our current artists-in-residence during our Third Thursday Open Studios. You will be invited into the visual artists’ studios, the writers will give short readings and the composers will share either performances or compositions.

KHN normally has five artists-in-residence every week and they may stay any length between two and eight weeks.  They are selected twice a year through a competitive application process.

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Hues of the Orchard at Apple House Market

Tap into your creative side and share in a painting party with friends on January 28, at 6:30pm at the Apple House Market at Arbor Day Farm.

You and the other painters will each transform a 12″x16″ blank canvas into your own unique works of art depicting a festive snowman; $35 per person includes all the art materials you’ll need and one glass of wine or hot cider. Children over 8 are welcome to join in the fun. Session is led by Deanna Freiling of Arbor Day Farm.

To reserve your seat, please call the Apple House Market at (402) 873-8710.

Third Thursday Open Studio

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 pm!

This month meet the Lincoln artist exhibiting in our gallery, Sarah Berkeley.  Her opening reception will take place during the open studio event.

Visit the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and meet our current artists-in-residence during our Third Thursday Open Studios. You will be invited into the visual artists’ studios, the writers will give short readings and the composers will share either performances or compositions.

KHN normally has five artists-in-residence every week and they may stay any length between two and eight weeks.  They are selected twice a year through a competitive application process.

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Third Thursday Open Studio

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 pm!

Visit the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and meet our current artists-in-residence during our Third Thursday Open Studios. You will be invited into the visual artists’ studios, the writers will give short readings and the composers will share either performances or compositions.

KHN normally has five artists-in-residence every week and they may stay any length between two and eight weeks.  They are selected twice a year through a competitive application process.

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Upset the Applecart: Art Gallery Reception

Upset the Applecart: Art beyond carefully laid plans.

 

Gallery reception: September 19th, 2 to 5 p.m. following the AppleJack Parade.

Select artists will be in the AppleJack Parade on September 19th beginning at 1 pm.

 

Artwork by Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Pat Nelsen and Steve Snell.

Curated by Elizabeth Stehling.

Five Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the apple cart and present artworks that look beyond carefully laid plans. Often, best laid plans can go awry which may often be the blossom leading to the fruit of creativity. Artworks include painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The gallery reception will also feature the performing artists in the annual AppleJack Parade beginning at 1 PM on Central Avenue in Nebraska City.  The gallery reception will follow the parade from 2 – 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.

 

Upset the Applecart will be on view from September 14 – October 30, 2015. The KHN Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL AGES WELCOME

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Artwork by Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, El Damnificado, 2014, enamel and car paint on dibond, 4’ x 6’

Third Thursday Open Studio Event

Join us every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 pm!

Visit the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and meet our current artists-in-residence during our Third Thursday Open Studios. You will be invited into the visual artists’ studios, the writers will give short readings and the composers will share either performances or compositions.

KHN normally has five artists-in-residence every week and they may stay any length between two and eight weeks.  They are selected twice a year through a competitive application process.

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Upset the Applecart: Art exhibition

Upset the Applecart: Art beyond carefully laid plans.

 

Gallery reception: September 19th, 2 to 5 p.m. following the AppleJack Parade.

Select artists will be in the AppleJack Parade on September 19th beginning at 1 pm.

Exhibit on view September 14 – October 30, 2015.

 

Artwork by Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Pat Nelsen and Steve Snell.

Curated by Elizabeth Stehling.

Five Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the apple cart and present artworks that look beyond carefully laid plans. Often, best laid plans can go awry which may often be the blossom leading to the fruit of creativity. Artworks include painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The gallery reception will also feature the performing artists in the annual AppleJack Parade beginning at 1 PM on Central Avenue in Nebraska City.  The gallery reception will follow the parade from 2 – 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.

 

The KHN Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ALL AGES WELCOME

NancyFriedemann_ElDamnificado

Artwork by Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, El Damnificado, 2014, enamel and car paint on dibond, 4’ x 6’

“Risk and Repair” Art Exhibit

Risk and Repair brings together the sculptures and paintings of two artists, Amanda Smith and Aaron Badham.

Amanda Smith  is a painter living in Lincoln, NE. Smith earned her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in Chicago, Kansas City, the Twin Cities, Dallas, and Miami and Seattle metros. She was a visiting artist at Temple University, Rome, Italy, and was awarded a residency at Art 342 in Fort Collins, CO. Smith has taught at Indiana University and Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Doane College in NE. She was an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in 2014.

Aaron Badham  is a sculptor living in Hastings, NE. He earned his MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and his BA also from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Badham was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in June 2014. His work was featured in the October 2014 issue of Sculpture magazine. He recently had a solo exhibition at Hastings College, where is also an adjunct professor, entitled A Spirit of Inquiry.

Nebraska City Fine Arts exhibition gallery reception

Nebraska City Fine Arts
an exhibition organized by the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee
at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
 

Gallery Reception Thursday, July 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibit on view July 6 through July 17, 2015
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Nebraska City Fine Arts presents an interactive exhibition intended to inspire conversations about the arts in our town. Local artists featured in the exhibition will include Tina Dia, Pat Friedli, Marcia Holliway, Katie Radke, Honey Lynn Self, and Elizabeth Stehling. Along with the exhibit, information about the committee including ways to get involved will be made available to the public for the first time.

The mission of Nebraska City Fine Arts is to inspire artistic growth for the well-being and vibrancy of our community. Programs of the committee include Missoula Children’s Theater and the Summer Art Camps.

For information about the organization, please visit their website: http://www.nebraskacityfinearts.com

Installation view of the exhibition "Nebraska City Fine Arts" in the gallery at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City

Installation view of the exhibition “Nebraska City Fine Arts” in the gallery at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City

Nebraska Arts Council’s annual “Office on Wheels”

Office on Wheels

Every summer, Nebraska Arts Council staff embark on a series of trips around the state to visit colleagues and find out how NAC programs are working. Conducted as informal, town-hall style meetings, these conversations allow NAC staff to collect feedback and see firsthand the enthusiasm and dedication of the statewide arts community.

It will also be a great way for Nebraska City to learn about opportunities offered by the Nebraska Arts Council.

This year, Office on Wheels will be held at:

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE
Thursday, July 16
*Meeting from 2:30-4:30p (please RSVP)
*KHN Open Studios at 5:00p

RSVP: To inquire if there is still room to attend, contact our office at (402) 595-2122 or email nac.info{at}nebraska{dot}gov.

For more information, visit http://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/services/office_on_wheels.html

Nebraska City Fine Arts

Nebraska City Fine Arts
an exhibition organized by the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee
at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Gallery Reception Thursday, July 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibit on view July 6 through July 17, 2015
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Nebraska City Fine Arts presents an interactive exhibition intended to inspire conversations about the arts in our town. Local artists featured in the exhibition will include Tina Dia, Pat Friedli, Marcia Holliway, Katie Radke, Honey Lynn Self, and Elizabeth Stehling. Along with the exhibit, information about the committee including ways to get involved will be made available to the public for the first time.

The mission of Nebraska City Fine Arts is to inspire artistic growth for the well-being and vibrancy of our community. Programs of the committee include Missoula Children’s Theater and the Summer Art Camps.

For information about the organization, please visit their website: http://www.nebraskacityfinearts.com

Installation view of the exhibition "Nebraska City Fine Arts" in the gallery at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City

Installation view of the exhibition “Nebraska City Fine Arts” in the gallery at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Nebraska City

Open Studio Night and Artists’ Reception

All five of our artists in residence, two writers, two visual artists and one composer are looking forward to visitors.  The public is invited to come meet the artists and hear about their work.  This open studio event at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts will be held the same night as the reception for the artists that are currently exhibition in the gallery with their show “The Body and Brain”.

Third Thursday Open Studio Event and the Bee-nefit

The public is invited to the monthly Third Thursday Open Studio event at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 21 from 5 – 7 p.m.  The current artists-in-residence will present readings, music, and open their studios to share their work with the public. The event coincides with the KHN gallery’s closing reception of the environmental installation entitled The Bee-nefit by Ashley Ryba.

 

The Bee-nefit is an interactive installation of 200 ceramic cells that raises awareness about the importance of honey bees in our ecosystem. Ryba intends to aid in their well-being and longevity. Visitors to the exhibit are invited to take a piece of the artwork and continue the conversation beyond the gallery.  The artist will be in attendance at the closing reception.  The last day to see the exhibit is Friday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Tea at Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast with Jenni Brant Ceramics

Invoke your holiday spirit with tea at Whispering Pines B&B in the glow of festive decor. Bring your appetite and indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups from potter, Jenni Brant.

                   Saturday, December 13          11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.          

                    Sunday, December 14             12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

 

Holiday Ladies at TableEvent fee is $40 (plus tax) for one adult and includes unlimited tea, delectable treats, and your choice of a handmade teacup. Adult registration without a teacup is only $18 (food/beverage only). Youth under 12 are $10 (food/beverage only) or $30 with teacup.

Seating is limited; reserve your spots today. Call 402-217-0015 or email jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com by December 1 to reserve seating. Make it a package and include it with an overnight stay! $5 savings on one event registration with an overnight stay at Whispering Pines B&B. Valid with overnight stays, December 12, 13, & 14. RESERVE ONLINE NOW.

For more information about potter, Jenni Brant, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com.

Holiday Tea At Whispering Pines B&B with Jenni Brant Ceramics

Invoke your holiday spirit with tea at Whispering Pines B&B in the glow of festive decor. Bring your appetite and indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups from potter, Jenni Brant.

                    Saturday, December 13          11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.          

                    Sunday, December 14             12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

 

Holiday Ladies at TableEvent fee is $40 (plus tax) for one adult and includes unlimited tea, delectable treats, and your choice of a handmade teacup. Adult registration without a teacup is only $18 (food/beverage only). Youth under 12 are $10 (food/beverage only) or $30 with teacup.

Seating is limited; reserve your spots today. Call 402-217-0015 or email jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com by December 1 to reserve seating. Make it a package and include it with an overnight stay! $5 savings on one event registration with an overnight stay at Whispering Pines B&B. Valid with overnight stays, December 12, 13, & 14. RESERVE ONLINE NOW.

For more information about potter, Jenni Brant, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com.

Holiday Tea at Whispering Pines B&B with Jenni Brant Ceramics

Invoke your holiday spirit with tea at Whispering Pines B&B in the glow of festive decor. Bring your appetite and indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups from potter, Jenni Brant.

                    Saturday, December 13          11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.          

                    Sunday, December 14             12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

 

Holiday Ladies at TableEvent fee is $40 (plus tax) for one adult and includes unlimited tea, delectable treats, and your choice of a handmade teacup. Adult registration without a teacup is only $18 (food/beverage only). Youth under 12 are $10 (food/beverage only) or $30 with teacup.

Seating is limited; reserve your spots today. Call 402-217-0015 or email jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com by December 1 to reserve seating. Make it a package and include it with an overnight stay! $5 savings on one event registration with an overnight stay at Whispering Pines B&B. Valid with overnight stays, December 12, 13, & 14. RESERVE ONLINE NOW.

For more information about potter, Jenni Brant, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com.

Crazy Daisy Canvas Painting Class

crazydaisysmCome paint with me! We will be painting a 16″x20″ canvas with crazy daisies. Choose your colors. The cost is $25 per person. Supplies & canvas included. Aprons will also be provided to wear to protect your clothing. Limited seating. Call 297-5087 to book your spot or e-mail krcreativedesigns@hotmail.com