September 7 – October 26
Reception: Thursday, September 14 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a “Signature Event,” the “Bridges” Sesquicentennial Traveling Photo Exhibit is sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln in collaboration with the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska State Historical Society. Together, the three organizations issued a statewide call to amateur and professional photographers, inviting them to capture photo images of historic sites or hidden treasures located throughout Nebraska. These historic treasures could be listed on the National Register of Historic places, or be a place of community or personal significance. The statewide call for photographs of historic places garnered over 800 photo submissions! They collected images from all 93 counties in Nebraska and named a winner for each county. Handful of images are selected for the particular show to portray a regional representation, but ALL photos will be shown on a slideshow at the exhibit!
November 2 – December 28
Reception: Thursday, November 7 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Her paintings are acrylic underpainting with acrylic and oil dots, primarily on gallery wrap canvas. While she likes doing both objective and non-objective, traditional and non-traditional work, color is always a central focus. She loves looking at the world and seeing the amazing array of colors and shapes. “I grew up in Nebraska, where I received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Art Education. I moved to Kansas City in 1982, and was an art director at Hallmark Cards for twelve years. I have taught art in numerous settings, including both public and private elementary and high schools, the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and The Kansas City Art Institute. My artwork consists primarily of acrylic paintings and pastels, although I venture into almost everything two dimensional, including caricatures and collage. Having been an art teacher for students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, I’ve grown comfortable with many different media and styles. My favorite is a form of pointillism using acrylics.”
Sharon Ohmberger born & raised in Nebraska and has been working in clay since 1993.Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the University of Nebraska in 1992; her specialty is ceramic art with minors in English and Great Plains Studies. She has a studio in Firth, NE, where she resides with her husband, also an artist. Hand-built pottery satisfies her need to create things expressive of both beauty and potential utility; as such the medium allows her to remain true to both her own expressive desires and her practical rural background. She finds inspiration in a variety of sources: the wild and cultivated landscapes of the Great Plains, the seasonal comings and goings of the insects, flora and fauna in her back yard and all kinds of textures and embellishments from clothing to furniture. Her most basic personal requirement for her work is that she continue to enjoy making it, as she believes good art and fine craft pieces carry the energy of their maker.