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Immutable Time: Paintings by Barbara Simcoe
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Stations: Drawings and Sculptures by Omaha Artist, Robert Miller
Jan 14, 2013 - Feb 28, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Stations opens Monday, January 14 in the gallery at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City featuring recent work by Omaha artist, Robert Miller. Inspired by Bernd and Hilla Becher�s photographs of earlier 20th century Appalachian Mountain coal mine tipples, Miller has created a series of mixed media drawings and sculptures that capture the haphazard nature of construction and decay of these antique structures.

Originally from Elkhart, Indiana, Miller is an artist currently living and working in Omaha, Nebraska. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California and has exhibited his work throughout the United States since the 1970�s.

A closing reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 from 5 � 7 p.m. in conjunction with First Thursday Open Studios. The exhibition closes Thursday, February 28.





6th Annual Laurine Kimmel High School Invitational
Mar 11, 2013 - Apr 18, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Artist Reception: Student of LKHS Invitational
Apr 4, 2013 - Apr 4, 2013 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
An Enchanted Arboretum: Grand Unveiling
Apr 20, 2013 - Apr 20, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 1:00PM - 1:00PM | Otoe County Courthouse
Grand Unveiling

Saturday, April 20, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Otoe County Courthouse

All are invited to an unveiling of the An Enchanted Arboretum artists works on Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m. around the Otoe County Courthouse in Nebraska City! There will be twenty-one 6' trees designed by professional artists, along with four 6' trees painted by Nebraska City high school students and forty-seven 4' trees done by students of Nebraska City's school districts will be on display for public viewing for the first time during this event!

For the past few months, Nebraska City's public art project, An Enchanted Arboretum, has done something extraordinary within this realm. In addition to commissioning 21 life-sized stylized trees for regional artists to design, An Enchanted Arboretum has touched more than 1,000 local school children.

Every student in Nebraska City, including those from the Public Schools, Lourdes Central Catholic, and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired, has worked on their own special part of An Enchanted Arboretum. Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, artist and Project Coordinator Liz Shea-McCoy of Lincoln has visited with Nebraska City students, encouraging and instructing them as they create their own one-foot tree maquette. Students have learned about line, form, and color, and, in some cases, have modeled their designs on the work of a famous artist. They have also received help from their classroom teachers who completed a three day workshop under Shea-McCoy in August of 2012.
Art Made After School
Apr 23, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Artist Reception: Students of After School Art Programs
Apr 25, 2013 - Apr 25, 2013 | Gallery Receptions | 3:30PM - 5:30PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
A special one-week exhibition entitled Art Made After School opens Tuesday, April 23 at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. The exhibition features select works made by middle school students in Nebraska City and Syracuse involved with Exploring the Arts After School Program through Partners for Otoe County.

The student works that will be on exhibit were created throughout the 2012/13 school year in after school arts clubs facilitated by glass artist Carrie Strope, clay artist Jenni Brant, and mixed media artist Sara Martin. The student exhibition is meant to share their creative experience with the community while also exposing students to a professional gallery space and the experience of showing in that space. The after school arts program is supported by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council, the Steinhart Foundation, and the Kropp Foundation.

A reception in honor of the student artists is open to the public on Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The exhibition closes Friday, April 26. The KHN Center is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. with special hours on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for this exhibition. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
141st Arbor Day Celebration
Apr 26, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013 | Other | 8:00AM - 9:00PM | City Wide
141st Annual Arbor Day Celebration, April 26-28 in Nebraska City - all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Go to www.nebraskacity.com for details and a schedule of events.

Did you know J. Sterling Morton, the Founder of Arbor Day, called Nebraska City home? Indeed, the holiday began in Nebraska City, over 130 years ago, because Mr. Morton and his wife, Caroline, loved trees so much that they wanted to plant them all over their estate and throughout the Nebraska countryside. As the Secretary Agriculture under Grover Cleveland, Morton was instrumental in formally establishing the national (now international) holiday.

As home to internationally-celebrated Arbor Day, Nebraska City takes its beautiful trees seriously, and 2013 will mark our 141st Annual Arbor Day Celebration. We hope you'll join us for the many festival activities all weekend!

The annual Arbor Day Celebration features children's educational activities, a parade, craft show, flea market, free trees, all-you-can-eat chili cook-off, home & garden show, commemorative tree plantings, special award ceremonies, and, of course, tours of Arbor Lodge, the home of J. Sterling Morton. Don't miss the live music, tree-climbing demonstrations, or carriage rides. Arbor Day Celebration Video - Rekindle your love for Arbor Day and Arbor Day's Hometown - Where Great Ideas Grow!
Kregel Windmill Factory Museum Open House
Apr 26, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 | Other | 2:00PM - 5:00PM | Nebraska City
The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum Board of Directors and Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce invite you to join them at the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Open House.

The open house is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 26 from 2-5 PM. Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 PM.

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum is free and open to the public by appointment. www.kregelwindmillfactorymuseum.com

It is worth a stop simply to experience a step back in time to the world of machine manufacturing.
"Birds, Bees, and Flowers in the Trees" Trail Walk
Apr 26, 2013 - Apr 26, 2013 | Other | 11:00AM - 1:00PM | Kimmel Orchard
Arbor Day Kick-off at Kimmel Join the fun at the 3rd Annual Arbor Day Kick-off, "Birds, Bees and Flowers in the Trees" Trail Walk at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Kimmel Education and Research Center & Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, Friday, April 26, 2013 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The celebration begins at 11:00 am with a fun filled Arbor Day Kick-off by Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild and Dr. Deborah Weitzenkamp, UNL Extension Educators at the Kimmel Education and Research Center and Erik Olson, Manager of Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. The Kick-off will take place in the Conference Room of the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center located at 5985 G Road in Nebraska City, NE. Take pleasure in a scenic walk through Kimmel Orchard's Educational Trail narrated by Vaughn Hammond, UNL Extension Educator. After nature's breathtaking trail walk, join Dr. Deborah Weitzenkamp and the Kimmel team for a beautiful sight full Butterfly Release, with nature's cooperation. Relax while eating your brown bag lunch overlooking the picturesque home of the historic Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. Enjoy a slice of Janie's Confections delicious homemade cake compliments of the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center & Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. So take a break and close out your week with the "Birds, Bees and Flowers in the Trees" Trail Walk at the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center & Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard in Nebraska City. Remember to pack your brown bag lunch and favorite walking shoes! In case of inclement weather, a related educational session will take place in the UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center's Conference Room. For more information about the Arbor Day Kick-off contact UNL Kimmel Education and Research Center at 402-873-3166 or dheidzig5@unl.edu. Directions: The Kimmel Education and Research Center is next to the historic Apple Barn at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, located northwest of Nebraska City on business Highway 75. 5985 G Road, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410
May First Thursday Open Studio
May 2, 2013 - May 2, 2013 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 6:30PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a First Thursday Open Studio event on Thursday, May 2 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Current artists-in-residence, Cobi Moules (Visual Artist, Jamaica Plain, MA), Leslie Pietrzyk (Writer, Alexandria, VA), Kieran Carroll (Writer, Melbourne, Australia), Mary Bergs (Visual Artist, Minneapolis, MN), and Andrew Zimmerman (Visual Artist, Arlington, VA) will present readings and open their studios to share their work with visitors. Residents will present in 15 minute increments with guests and artists moving from one studio to another to experience the magnitude of work being created at the Center. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
Nature's Symphony at Arbor Day Farm
May 4, 2013 - May 4, 2013 | Other | 3:00PM - 5:00PM | Arbor Day Tree Adventure
You've never experienced the Tree Adventure -- or the symphony -- quite like this! Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure in Nebraska City and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind outdoor music event, called Nature's Symphony, on Saturday, May 4, from 3:00-5:00pm. Guests of this event will stroll through the forested trails at the Tree Adventure, finding different sections of the symphony making music in the woods. Don't miss the grand finale -- Maestro Ed Polochick playing a piano in the log-beamed Discovery Ride Depot! Hors d'oeuvres and wine are included -- cider for the younger set -- making for a musical, memorable encounter in the great outdoors. Tickets are on sale now: $25 adults, $10 age 5-12. Available at the Tree Adventure, the Apple House Market, and the Lied Lodge front desk. Tickets can also be purchased online: http://www.arbordayfarm.org/symphony A Nature's Symphony lodging package is available for this event, which includes two tickets to the outdoor music event and an overnight stay at Lied Lodge on May 4, 2013, for $189. Call to reserve: 800-546-5433. Nature's Symphony at Arbor Day Farm is generously supported by these sponsors: the Otoe County Visitors Committee; Dietze Music; Firespring; Cornerstone Printing; Leadership Resources; and TenDot Corporate Travel. Thank you! Directions: 2611 Arbor Avenue Nebraska City, NE 68410
"Trails West Day"
May 5, 2013 - May 5, 2013 | Other | 3:00PM - 6:00PM | Old Freighter's Museum
The Nebraska City Historical Society's upcoming event is "Trails West Day", Sunday, May 5, 3:00 - 6:00, at the Old Freighters Museum. David Seay of the Nebraska Humanities will present "Nebraska Territory Stories"; Kevin Boos will present a Children's Trail program; "Lame Ox Chili" will be served; and the museum will open for touring. The event is free to the public. All are welcome. The Old Freighter's Museum is located at 407 N. 14th St.
Every Church in Nebraska City
May 6, 2013 - Jun 20, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN) presents an exhibition of large format black and white photographs by Arlington, VA based photographer Andrew Zimmermann.



While previously in residence at the KHN Center, Zimmermann used his large-format camera to document the interior and exterior of each of the 23 churches with a Nebraska City address. He returns to Nebraska City this spring to share the finished and framed prints in an exhibition at the KHN Center that opens on Monday, May 6.

During the process of taking the photographs, Zimmermann was captivated by the wide variety of denominations and architectural styles present in the churches of Nebraska City. He sees this series of photographs as a way of emphasizing a central component of life in Nebraska City, and of forming connections between the people of the town.

A reception for the artist is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. Following the close of the exhibition on Thursday, June 20, the framed prints of each church will be donated to the respective location by the artist with framing made possible with support from the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee and Blum's Framing.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Appointments and tours at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Artist Reception: Andrew Zimmerman
May 9, 2013 - May 9, 2013 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Eric Michael Gillett in "Widescreen"
May 31, 2013 - Jun 2, 2013 | Other | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | Brownville, NE Concert Hall
Eric Michael Gillett in "Widescreen" Enjoy an evening of songs from and about the movies by consummate showman, circus ringmaster, star of Broadway and Cabaret and Brownville Favorite." Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00pm Brownville Concert Hall, Brownville, NE
June First Thursday Open Studio
Jun 6, 2013 - Jun 6, 2013 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 6:30PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

The public is invited to a First Thursday Open Studio event on Thursday, March 7 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Current artists-in-residence, Jeff Schmuki (Visual Artist, Waverly, AL), Wendy DesChene (Visual Artist, Waverly, AL), and Christina Renfer Vogel (Visual Artist, Omaha, NE) will present readings, perform compositions, and open their studios to share their work with visitors. Residents will present in 15 minute increments with guests and artists moving from one studio to another to experience the magnitude of work being created at the Center.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

Brass on the Grass, Petticoats on the Walk, Horsin' Around in the Park
Jun 8, 2013 - Jun 8, 2013 | Other | 6:30PM - 8:00PM | Wildwood Park, Nebraska City
Brass on the Grass, Petticoats on the Walk, Horsin' Around in the Park Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce/Main Street Nebraska City, NE Brass on the Grass, Petticoats on the Walk, Horsin' Around in the Park

Date And Time, 6/8/2013 , 6:30 PM

Event Description:



Free Southeast Community Band concert, Wildwood costume style show, carriage rides in the Wildwood Park (fee for rides only.)
Strawberry Festival
Jun 8, 2013 - Jun 9, 2013 | Other | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | 5995 G Road Nebraska City, NE 68410
Join us the weekend of June 8th & 9th as we celebrate the first strawberries of the season with our Strawberry Festival! We will have live music, hay rack rides, children's activities, plus all of our succulent goodies in the Apple Barn! We hope to see you as we celebrate the first fresh fruits of the season! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/kimmelorchard.

**Please note the event date may change if Mother Nature decides she wants to fast forward ripening dates again this year, but we will always keep you up to date with the latest information!
Jazz on the Lawn at Lied Lodge
Jun 9, 2013 - Mar 9, 2013 | Other | 1:00PM - 4:00PM | Lied Lodge & Conference Center -- Hazelnut Lawn, north side of hotel
Kick back and relax for a Sunday afternoon jazz concert on the hazelnut lawn at Lied Lodge on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm. You'll enjoy the soothing sounds of the Colorado-based jazz duo "Heartbeats."

There is no admission fee for Jazz on the Lawn on June 9; just bring your own blanket or lawn chair to soak up the sun and sounds. Light snacks, Arbor Day Farm wines, and other beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

About the musicians: Jazz pianist and composer Jeff Jenkins is a Nebraska City native, appearing with jazz legends across America and releasing several CDs in his 15-year career. His wife, Terri Jo, brings emotional vocals and contemporary interpretations of the Great American Songbook. Together, they are known as "Heartbeats," delighting audiences nationwide.

Want to make it a getaway? Choose the Jazz on the Lawn Package at Lied Lodge, which includes the jazz concert on Sunday, June 9, an overnight stay that evening, and breakfast the next morning for $139. Please call and ask for the Jazz on the Lawn package: 800-546-5433.
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 22, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013 | Other | 11:00AM - 5:00PM | Mayhew Cabin, Nebraska City
Juneteenth is the oldest know holiday that commemorates the end of American slavery.

Come join in the celebration at Mayhew Cabin, 2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE.

Many activities during the day inclucing a Humanities Nebraska Program by Dr. Dan Holtz, "Songs and Stories of the Civil War" at 1:30 PM.

Free will donation. Contact Mayhew Cabin for more information at 402-873-3115 or mayhewcabin@hotmail.com
Sunset & S'mores at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
Jun 22, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013 | Other | 8:00PM - 10:00PM | Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
Share in a summer evening treat at the Tree Adventure on Saturday, June 22! Climb aboard for a guided, one-hour Sunset Discovery Ride as you journey through the orchards and vineyards at Arbor Day Farm. Following the ride, gather 'round for a twilight bonfire complete with make-your-own s'mores. This activitystarts with the Discovery Ride departing at 8:00 pm (see additional dates listed below). Cost is $30 per adult, $25 per child (age 3-12) and includes your Tree Adventure admission, your ticket for the Discovery Ride, the bonfire, make-your-own s'mores, and bottled water. Reservations are required for the Sunset & S'mores activity; please call the Tree Adventure at (402) 873-8717 to reserve your seat. This activity should last approximately two hours. The Sunset & S'mores activity will be repeated on the following dates: Saturday, July 13 Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 10 Saturday, August 24
Verry Cherry Jubilee
Jun 22, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013 | Other | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard 5995 G Road Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410
Join us the weekend of June 22nd & 23rd for our Verry Cherry Jubilee! We will have Live Music, Hay Rack Rides, Chilren's Activities, a Cherry Pit Spit Contest, plus some of the most delicious Cherry products available in our Apple Barn!

Our Hay Rack rides will take you to our Cherry trees where you can Pick-Your-Own Cherries and bring them back into the Apple Barn and see our 1964 Cherry Pitting Machine go to work and have your fresh picked cherries pitted and bagged!

Summer will be in full swing at the Orchard and we hope you can join us for a fun, educational weekend away from the ordinary!

**Please note the event date may change if Mother Nature decides she wants to fast forward ripening dates again this year, but we will always keep you up to date with the latest information! Directions:
Nebraska City Community Art Camp
Jun 25, 2013 - Jun 27, 2013 | Other | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Nebraska City High School Art Room
To sign up please email Jessica Rice at jrice@nebcityps.org

Email me today and save your spot!

Age: Any age, from 6th grade and up! If someone younger is interested, email me and I am sure we can make it work!

Cost: A personal donation for art supplies. Cash or check made out to NCHS Art Club, can be dropped off any time during camp hours.

Instructor: Jessica Rice, Nebraska City High School Art Teacher

Co-teachers: Kenia Balquier, Marcella Mercer, and Alissa Edwards: NCHS students

Any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime.
House Concert Featuring The Flyin A's
Jun 27, 2013 - Jun 27, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Whispering Pines B&B , Nebraska City
The Flyin' A's duo is among the rising stars in Texas Music. With one listen you can tell they were both raised in the fertile land of Texas Songwriting. The Flyin' A's perform a powerful mix of original Americana, Country, Southern Blues, and "Texifide" Jazz that is sure to audiences wanting more.

The name The Flyin' A's comes from Stuart Adamson's family cattle brand registered in Texas' Jones County at the turn of the century. The duo exemplifies the strong songwriting, original sound and diverse influences Texas music is famous for.

With Stuart's strong songwriting and aggressive guitar mixed with Hilary's soulful singing and lilting harmonies, this duo is exciting audiences across the North and Central America.

Check out a LIVE VIDEO at http://www.youtube.com/theflyinas,

House Concert Details:.

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM. Typically two 45 minute sets with a break in between. Hosted in a casual environment with opportunity to interact and chat with the musician..

Simple snacks are provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks..

A $10 -$15 donation that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested..

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.
Nebraska City Independence Day Celebration
Jun 29, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 11:00PM | Steinhart Park, Nebraska City
Steinhart Park is the hub of activity for the day long celebration. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and lounge for the day in the park. Have a sweet treat at the Jaycees ice cream social. Be awed by the annual Jaycees Fireworks Display (lasts an hour!), set with patriotic entertainment, Color Guard presentation, and includes ground and aerial set to music. The 2013 date is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th with a rain date of Sunday, June 30th.

Ice Cream Social in Steinhart Lodge - 7-9 PM

Performance by Southeast Community Band - 7-8 PM

Fireworks Show begins at dusk (apx 9:30 PM)

"I cant even draw a stick figure"...so I dont
Jul 8, 2013 - Aug 22, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Omaha artist, Courtney Kenny brings a collection of her whimsical, figurative works to Nebraska City for a solo exhibition at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN). The exhibition, entitled "I can't even draw a stick figure"...so I don't, opens on Monday, July 8 featuring works in charcoal and other media that depict the human form and what it means to be human.

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, Courtney Kenny is both an illustrator and painter. With a bachelor's degree in Studio Art and a focus in drawing from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, Kenny has exhibited work throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, and New York. Kenny's work focuses largely on people and domesticated animals as a subject matter because of the wide array of emotive qualities for which they allow. She has been in numerous juried exhibitions and received "Special International Recognition" from Upstream People Gallery for multiple pieces in two separate juried exhibitions, as well as Best of Painting at the juried Messiah Art Exhibition in 2011.

A reception for the artist is scheduled for Thursday, August 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with a First Thursday Open Studio event. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicap accessible, and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. with special hours on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.

Summer Arts Camp through P4OC in Nebraska City
Jul 15, 2013 - Jul 19, 2013 | Community Outreach | 9:30AM - 2:30PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Sara Martin, a teaching artist from Lincoln, Nebraska returns to teach the 2013 Summer Art Camps, themed "Print Rehab". The Summer Art Camps are offered for youth, entering the 1st through 7th grades next fall, on the following dates at these locations:

7/15/13-7/19/13 - KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City
7/29/13-8/2/13 - Unadilla Community Building, Unadilla


Download a registration form.

Children entering grades 1-3 will participate from 9:30 to 11:30 each morning and children entering grades 4-7 will participate from 12:30 to 2:30 each afternoon.

On Mondays, the younger group will make wreaths and the older children will create platters and bowls from coiled magazines. On Tuesdays, the children will study and make monograms inspired by Albrecht Durer. On Wednesdays, the youth will create balsa wood or colograph prints also inspired by Albrecht Durer. On Thursdays, participants will create folded books sculptures inspired by Nick Georgiou. On Fridays, children will complete and critique their work and display their work for family and friends.

There is room for 20 students to participate in each session, and slots are remain available at each location. Visit Partners for Otoe County's website or call 402-873-6343 for more information. There is a registration fee of $45 per child or $80 per family to participate. Scholarships are available.

Summer Art Camp 2013 is supported in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council/Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the United Way of Nebraska City, and the generosity of many Otoe County individuals and organizations.
Summer Arts Camp through P4OC in Unadilla
Jul 29, 2013 - Aug 2, 2013 | Community Outreach | 9:30AM - 2:30PM | Unadilla Community Center
Sara Martin, a teaching artist from Lincoln, Nebraska returns to teach the 2013 Summer Art Camps, themed "Print Rehab". The Summer Art Camps are offered for youth, entering the 1st through 7th grades next fall, on the following dates at these locations:

7/15/13-7/19/13 - KHN Center for the Arts, Nebraska City
7/29/13-8/2/13 - Unadilla Community Building, Unadilla


Download a registration form.

Children entering grades 1-3 will participate from 9:30 to 11:30 each morning and children entering grades 4-7 will participate from 12:30 to 2:30 each afternoon.

On Mondays, the younger group will make wreaths and the older children will create platters and bowls from coiled magazines. On Tuesdays, the children will study and make monograms inspired by Albrecht Durer. On Wednesdays, the youth will create balsa wood or colograph prints also inspired by Albrecht Durer. On Thursdays, participants will create folded books sculptures inspired by Nick Georgiou. On Fridays, children will complete and critique their work and display their work for family and friends.

There is room for 20 students to participate in each session, and slots are remain available at each location. Visit Partners for Otoe County's website or call 402-873-6343 for more information. There is a registration fee of $45 per child or $80 per family to participate. Scholarships are available.

Summer Art Camp 2013 is supported in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council/Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the United Way of Nebraska City, and the generosity of many Otoe County individuals and organizations.
An Enchanted Arboretum: Temporary Display
Aug 1, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | Nebraska City, NE

This summer, seek out all of the 71 pieces of public art created for An Enchanted Arboretum, Nebraska City's premier public art project. Designed by regional professional artists and local students (grades 1st - 12th), the stylized tree-sculptures are installed outdoors or in storefront windows throughout Nebraska City for the public to enjoy. Download a map at www.enchantedarboretum.org and make plans to explore this new addition to Arbor Day's Hometown this summer. Save the date and join us for the auction on Saturday, September 28, 2013!

Contact Tom Farrell, Committee Member at 402-209-0500 or info@enchantedarboretum.org with questions.





House Concert with Jaspar Lepak & Janelle Loes
Aug 8, 2013 - Aug 8, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Whispering Pines B&B
This August, sisters Jaspar Lepak and Janelle Loes embark on their first collaborative tour! With a car packed full of guitars, fresh songs, and a winning combination of smart pop and heart-felt folk/Americana, these talented performers are turning heads everywhere they go!

Jaspar Lepak's remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. "Singing with the kind of Americana, lullaby ghost of a voice that listeners search for in roots music" (Twin Cities A.V. Club), Lepak is best known for her bell-like voice and introspective storytelling. Janelle Loes also knows how to spin a song and mesmerize an audience. Fusing elements of jazz, pop, and adult contemporary music, her style is both catchy and soothing while her voice is "reminiscent of Norah Jones with hints of Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple" (So Scottsdale). Combine Janelle's rich, expressive tone with Jaspar's heart-penetrating clarity, and you have two voices that are compelling, delightful, and disarmingly sincere.

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Playful, intimate, heartfelt, and intense, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability as well as an art for storytelling, while her clear, strong voice penetrates the heart. Lepak charms as she stirs, and her performances pull your heart onto your sleeve and make you want to keep it there.

Janelle Loes is an emerging singer/songwriter who knows how to spin a song and mesmerize an audience. Fusing elements of jazz, pop, and adult contemporary music, her style is both catchy and soothing while her voice is a deep sea serenade through rich, expressive waters.

Have a listen to Janelle or Jaspar!

House Concert Details: Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM. Simple snacks are provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $10 to $15 donation that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested. Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com.

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast is located at 2018 6th Avenue in historic Nebraska City.
Bunky Christian Performs
Aug 10, 2013 - Aug 10, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 12:00AM | Eagles Club
Bunky Chrisiansen is joining us at the Eagles Club, August 10th from 7 pm to Midnight! It will be an awesome night filled with live music, great food and drink specials! Who could as for a better "night out"?!!?

The Eagles Club is located at 600 1st Corso in historic Nebraska City.
Living History Corp Demonstrations
Aug 11, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013 | Other | 10:00AM - 3:30PM | Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Center
The Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Living History Corps was created in the spring of 2004 by the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center to commemorate the bi-centennial of the expedition. This unit is unique as its purpose is to portray the common soldiers and contracted boatmen of the expedition and to demonstrate the duties, skills and way of life that were necessary to make the expedition a success. Although the bi-centennial festivities were completed in 2006, the unit continues to provide public demonstrations to educate the Center's visitors. For up to date info go to: www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org

Directions: on highway 2 next to the Missouri River Bridge
Peach Festival
Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 18, 2013 | Other | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
Join us August 17th & 18th as we celebrate all things PEACH for our annual Peach Festival.

We will have hay rack rides to the picking fields, live music, delicious BBQ food items in our kitchen, a peach pit toss you can participate in, plus a bunch of delicious peach products in our Apple Barn!

Don't forget your napkin; you'll need it for the sweet, juicy peaches at Kimmel Orchard!
Scott Duncan Street Dance and Beer Garden
Aug 17, 2013 - Aug 17, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Eagle Club
Scott Duncan will be rockn' the beer garden with all of you favorite music (songs from Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Garth Brookes, James Taylor, The Eagles, Three Dog Night, Johnny Cash, etc etc) at the NC Eagles club on Saturday, August 17th 7-10pm (tickets $10 each)

Eagles Club, 600 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition, 1832-1834
Sep 2, 2013 - Oct 18, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

On view at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City from September 2 to October 18 is The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834. This exhibition showcases Swiss artist Karl Bodmer's (1809-1893) vivid reflection of the landscapes, wildlife, frontier settlements, and American Indian peoples that he and German explorer and naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied encountered during their expedition along the Upper Missouri River in 1832 to 1834.

The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 is organized by Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, and is drawn entirely from its Maximilian-Bodmer Collection. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

In 1832, Maximilian and Bodmer embarked on a two-year journey that would take them up the Missouri River and into the heart of the West. Joslyn's celebrated Maximilian-Bodmer collection includes watercolors, drawings, manuscripts, and memorabilia from their voyage, as well as the printing plates used to create 81 spectacular engravings that illustrated Maximilian's 1843 publication, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832, 1833, 1834.

In 1989, through a partnership between Joslyn Art Museum and Alecto Historical Editions in London, a limited edition of engravings was printed using Bodmer's original ca. 1840 plates and carefully hand-colored by master craftsmen. This exhibition comprises 40 of these prints illustrating Maximilian and Bodmer's travels. It will be on view in communities throughout Nebraska in 2013 and 2014. A mobile tour - accessible at (402) 881-3138 - highlighting 17 artworks in the exhibition will be available at each venue.

On Saturday, September 14 from 3 - 5 p.m., join us for a special reception at the KHN Center in conjunction with the Lewis & Clark Reunion Weekend being hosted by Nebraska City's Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. At 4 p.m. during the reception, Joslyn's Brooke Masek will speak about the Maximilian-Bodmer collection and the works on display at the KHN Center. For more information about the Lewis & Clark Reunion Weekend, http://www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org

Related Classroom Materials An online teacher guide and outreach trunk with educational resources for use in local classrooms will offer a deeper understanding of the nineteenth-century West, providing access to maps, an expedition timeline, images, information about the printmaking process, bibliographies, suggested discussion topics and approaches, and more.

Wildwood Star Party
Sep 7, 2013 - Sep 7, 2013 | Other | 8:00PM - 10:00PM | 426 Steinhart Park Road, Nebraska City
Enjoy the beauty of Wildwood Park and the night sky. Lincoln Astronomy Club will provide information and telescopes to view the night sky.
House Concert with John Bryne at Whispering Pines B&B
Sep 12, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013 | Other | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | Whispering Pines B&B
The John Byrne Band is led by former Patrick's Head front man and Dublin native John Byrne. His first solo effort, After the Wake, was released to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010. With influences ranging from The Chieftains to Planxty to Bob Dylan, John's songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes.

John and the band promoted the albums with a series of sold out shows at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and many of the East Coast's premiere live acoustic venues. In the past year John and the band have sold out World Cafe Live on 4 separate occasions, in Feb 2011 bringing 500 jubilant fans to the storied Philadelphia venue.

John has toured with and opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, The Young Dubliners, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, The Screaming Orphans, Black 47, The Greencards, The Motels, Patti Smyth, Murder by Death and Enter the Haggis. He has also been frequently featured on WXPN, NBC 10 (2 live performances on the 10! Show) WSTW and local College Radio. John and the Band performed the VIP reception for the Liberty Medal Presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair alongside the Irish Tenors.

John continues to tour throughout the United States building his fan base while also playing solidly in the New York/NJ/Philadelphia area.

"John Byrne's After The Wake is the sort of album that an artist spends their entire career trying to create. Every once in a while someone actually manages to do it; mix splendid story-telling skills, top-notch musicianship, and a grand creative sense with just the right mix of songs. After The Wake is nothing short of a brilliant collection" - Wildy's World

Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.

Simple snacks are provided.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.

A $10-$15 donation that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.

Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com. Whispering Pines B&B is located at 2018 6th Avenue in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Reception for the Maximillian-Bodmer Expedition
Sep 14, 2013 - Sep 14, 2013 | Gallery Receptions | 3:00PM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

On Saturday, September 14 from 3 - 5 p.m., a special reception will be held at the KHN Center in conjunction with the Lewis & Clark Reunion Weekend being hosted by Nebraska City's Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. At 4 p.m., Brooke Masek, Curatorial Assistant at the Joslyn Art Museum, will speak about the Maximilian-Bodmer collection and the works on display at the KHN Center.

Download the comlete list of Lewis & Clark Reunion events or visit the Lewis & Clark Missouri River Visitors Center's website for more information about the Lewis & Clark Reunion Weekend.





Lewis and Clark Reunion
Sep 14, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013 | Other | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | MRB Lewis & Clark Center, Nebraska City
LEWIS & CLARK REUNION at MRB Lewis & Clark Center, Nebraska City, NE

July 19, 1804 is the date the Expedition passed by what is now Nebraska City, NE.

There is NO ADMISSION to enter the event.

Duncan, a Newfoundland Dog will be on site to interact with visitors.

For up to date info go to: www.mrb-lewisandclarkcenter.org

Directions: on highway 2 next to the Missouri River Bridge
Nebraska City's Annual Applejack Festival
Sep 20, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013 | Other | 1:00PM - 1:00PM | Many Locations in Nebraska City
Ranked one of the Top 10 Fall Festivals in North America by the Society of American Travel Writers, Nebraska City's 45-year-old apple harvest celebration is fun for the whole family!

Parade showcasing 30+ marching bands

Classic Car Show

Arts & Crafts Fairs

Fun Run/Walk

Quilt Show

Outdoor Concerts

Apple Harvest Festivities

Carnival



Head out to Arbor Lodge, Arbor Day Farm, and the Orchards to learn more about the harvest, pick your own apples, and stock up on all of the tasty apple treats!

AppleJam Carnival, includes mechanical rides, carnival games, face painting, and fabulous food vendors all right downtown. And don't miss our newest event - we are having a Street Dance on Friday night and Saturday night! Street Dance details coming soon!
AppleJack Fun Run/Walk
Sep 21, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013 | Other | 7:30AM - 12:00PM | Nebraska City
Please join us for the 10th annual 5 mile run/walk through beautiful Nebraska City on Saturday morning, September 21. We encourage participation of everyone from the beginner to experienced road runner as proceeds from this event go back into the Nebraska City community.

The non-refundable entry fee is $20 by September 1. Entries after September 1 will be $25. All participants will be registered for special prize drawings and entries received by September 1 are guaranteed a tshirt!!!

The run/walk will begin & end within Steinhart Park. Plenty of free parking is available at Nebraska City High School.

Showers and changing facilities are available at The Ambassador Wellness Center.

You can register online at www.runrace.net

Questions? Dana Stovall: dstovall@windstream.net (402)209-1462 OR Karen Barr: kabarr@windstream.net (402) 209-0941
Ran Dank, Concert Pianist
Sep 22, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013 | Other | 2:00PM - 4:00PM | Brownville, Nebraska
"Astonishing energy, intellect and intensity" characterizes this Israeli Young Concert Artists First Prize winner as he plays the music of Beethoven and Chopin.
Brownville Concert Hall, Brownville, NE
29th Annual AppleJack Car Show
Sep 22, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013 | Other | 8:00AM - 4:00PM | Nebraska City, NE
Registration 8 AM-Noon Judging Noon-2 PM Awards at 4 PM
Entrance at 10th Street & 1st Corso - East side of Courthouse
Pre-Registration is $15 and $20 the day of the show (pre-registration deadline September 18)
Spectator admission FREE
An Enchanted Arboretum: Auction Event
Sep 28, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013 | Other | 2:00PM - 7:30PM | Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Join us at the picturesque Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, Nebraska on Saturday, September 28, 2013 for the region's premier art event of the season! All 71 sculptures created by regional professional artists and local students (grades 1st - 12th) for An Enchanted Arboretum will be displayed on the park grounds and event goers will have their chance to purchase a piece of Nebraska's most inspiring and unique public art project in a two-phase auction.

The forty-six 4' tall student sculptures will be auctioned off from 2-4 p.m. with a cocktail hour to follow from 4:30-5:30pm and the auctioning of 6' tall sculptures by professional artists and high school students from 5:30-7:30pm. Event tickets for the cocktail hour are required, the auctions are free to attend. Event and project details are available at www.enchantedarboretum.org.

More on An Enchanted Arboretum:

Since 2011, the community of Nebraska City has been working on something extraordinary in the realm of public art project with An Enchanted Arboretum. In addition to commissioning and working with professional regional artist, An Enchanted Arboretum has touched more than 1,000 local school children.

Nearly every student in Nebraska City, including those from the Public Schools, Lourdes Central Catholic, and the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired, have worked on their own special part of An Enchanted Arboretum. Throughout the 2012-2013 school year, artist and Project Coordinator Liz Shea-McCoy of Lincoln has visited with Nebraska City students, encouraging and instructing them as they create their own one-foot tree models. Students have learned about line, form, and color, and, in some cases, have modeled their designs on the work of a famous artist. They have also received help from their classroom teachers who completed a three-day workshop under Shea-McCoy in August of 2012.

Celtic Cabaret at Kimmel Orchard
Oct 6, 2013 - Oct 6, 2013 | Other | 12:00PM - 2:00PM | Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
On October 6, 2013 the Kimmel Orchard will pair great wines with great music, as the Lied Center's Arts Across Nebraska Program presents a casual concert at 12 p.m. with Jill Anderson's Celtic Cabaret. The concert is free to the public and open to all visitors at the Orchard; wine tastings will be available in the concert space for $5.

In addition to her concert at the Kimmel Orchard, Jill Anderson will be conducting workshops and performing for students at Nebraska City Middle School on Monday, October 7.

Jill Anderson's Celtic Cabaret is much more than an Irish music concert; it encompasses Irish history, poetry, storytelling, humor, and everything in between. Enjoy haunting ballads and stirring anthems, accompanied by guitar and bodhran drum, and dazzling a cappella pieces, as Anderson takes the audience on a musical tour of Ireland.

Jill Anderson is a professional actress, musician and coach. In her 24-year performing career, Anderson has lived and worked all across the nation, from Chicago, New York, and LA, to Virginia, Wisconsin and Nebraska. She has worked for Milwaukee Rep Theatre, Barter Theatre in Virginia, the New York Festival of Song, Opera Omaha, Orlando Philharmonic, The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, The Blue Barn Theatre and many other organizations. She currently resides in Omaha, NE, where she performs frequently in concerts, cabarets, and theater. She is also active in Omaha as a teacher, choreographer, voice and drama coach, and director along with leading therapeutic music activities and workshops. In addition, Anderson is a recording artist with four CDs of Irish folk music to her name.

The Lied Center's Arts Across Nebraska Program, a major pillar of the Lied Center's educational mission, is currently celebrating its 16th season. The program's mission is to provide world-class performing arts to all of Nebraska by presenting public concerts, student matinees, and classroom workshops with professional musicians, dancers, and actors. Arts Across Nebraska is supported by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Friends of Lied, as well as the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation which has contributed a generous amount to fund Jill Anderson's performances of Celtic Cabaret in Nebraska City. Artist transportation for Arts Across Nebraska is provided by Sid Dillon.

For more information about the Lied Center's Arts Across Nebraska program and Jill Anderson's Celtic Cabaret, contact Petra Wahlqvist at 402-472-8089. To find out more about the performance at Kimmel Orchard, located at 5995 G Rd in Nebraska City, Nebraska, contact Erin Beethe at 402-873-5293, or visit www.kimmelorchard.org.
Impact Kooser Exhibition
Oct 28, 2013 - Dec 19, 2013 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Opening on Monday, October 28 at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska is Impact Kooser, an exhibition of works by artists from every corner of Nebraska inspired by the poems of United States Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser. Famed for his plain-spoken, homespun, and evocative poetry, Kooser's works have sparked a great variety of works by Impact artists ranging from December landscapes in porcelain and in oil paint, abstracted views of the seasons, sculptures in reclaimed metals and bronze, batik, pastel, watercolor, woodcut printing, collage, and mixed media. All works will be displayed with the Kooser poem on which they are based.

A reception will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 3 - 5 p.m. in conjunction with Nebraska City's newest annual tradition, Yule Fest. The reception and exhibition are free, handicap accessible, and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The exhibition closes Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Impact is a non-profit Nebraska visual arts organization founded in 1985 with a mission to educate through outreach programs and exhibitions. Impact maintains a membership of 23 Nebraskans who work in a broad range of disciplines, styles, and directions and who reside in every part of the state. From its inception, Impact has been recognized for its record of professionalism and creative expression with membership is limited to Nebraska artists, nationally recognized within their respective artistic disciplines.

2013 Impact members include: Roberta Barnes (Halsey), Wava Best (North Platte), Jo Brown (Lincoln), Patricia Coslor (Sargent), Ben Darling (Sidney), Judy Greff (Ashland), Debra Joy Groesser (Ralston), Susan Hart (Cozad), Janna Harsch (Greenwood), Rick Johnson (McCook), Beth Jasnoch (Kearney), Howard Kaye (Lincoln), Sammy Lynn (Glenvil), Julia Noyes (Lincoln), Sharon T. Ohmberger (Firth), Amy Sadle (Syracuse), Patty Scarborough (Geneva), Donna Schimonitz (Lincoln), Patsy Smith (Brady), Kit Watson (Chadron), Sandra K. Meyer (North Platte), Michael Montag (Omaha), Norma Stevens (McCook).
December First Thursday Open Studio Event
Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 5, 2013 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 6:30PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a First Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, December 5 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Current artists-in-residence, Melanie Faranello (writer), Patrick Ryan Frank (writer), Sujin Lim (visual artist), Erika Seay (writer), and Joanna Tam (visual artist), will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Studio Open House and Sale
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 6, 2013 | Other | 5:00PM - 9:00PM | 1615 2nd Avenue, Nebraska city
Artist, Jenni Brant, will host a one-night-only open house and sale at her home and studio in Nebraska City on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5 - 9 p.m. Handmade pottery including teacups, bowls, plates, serving pieces, holiday ornaments, and more will be on display and for sale. Other items by the artist will be for sale including beaded jewelry as well as prints and notecards featuring Brant's photography work. The event is slated in conjunction with the many family-friendly events planned for Yule Fest, Nebraska City's newest annual tradition. This weekend-long festival will include a Jingle Bell 5K run/walk, an Advent recital, tour of lights, downtown holiday Sip & Stroll, a holiday bazaar, and community-wide shopping promotions. The Open House is free to attend and all ages are welcome; activities for youth planned. Hot apple cider and seasonal snacks will be served. Cash, check, debit and credit cards accepted. Jenni Brant Ceramics is located at 1615 2nd Avenue; works will be displayed inside her home and her studio will be open for tours and youth activities. Contact Jenni Brant for more information at 402-217-0015 (mobile) or at jennibrant@gmail.com. To view sample works or purchase online, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com. Directions: Jenni Brant Ceramics is a home-based art studio located at 1615 2nd Avenue in historic Nebraska City, NE. Works will be for sale inside the artist's home and her studio, located on the south side of the property facing the alleyway, will be open for tours and youth activities.
Yule Fest
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 8, 2013 | Other | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | Nebraska City
Yule Log Ceremony & Festival Kick-off Trolley Tour of Lights Yule Log Ceremoney First UMC Holiday Bazaar Santa at the Old Stone Cabin Holiday Teas at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Run through downtown in time to warm up at a watering hole and participate in the evening Sip & Stroll. Jingle while you jog, then ring some cash registers! Details to be Determined Downtown Holiday Sip & Stroll 5-8pm Extended hours, open houses, carriage rides, carolers, scrumptious treats, and lively beverages. Community-wide Shopping Promotions Community Advent Recital
Holiday Trolley Ride
Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013 | Other | 6:45PM - 7:45PM | Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City
12/6/2013 TO 12/7/2013
6:45 PM
Fridays & Saturdays from Dec. 6 - Dec. 21
At Lied Lodge & Conference Center Lobby

Create lasting memories for your family on our Holiday Trolley Ride. Meet in the lobby at Lied Lodge at 6:50 PM to board the trolley for a magical hour-long ride that includes holiday lights, The Polar Express story, and special gifts for the children.
$10 per person, children under 4 free. Please call ahead for reservations: 1-800-546-5433.
Impact Kooser Reception with Special Guest, Ted Kooser
Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 | Gallery Receptions | 3:00PM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
On Saturday, December 7 from 3 - 5 p.m., the KHN Center will host a reception for the artists of Impact Kooser, currently on display in the Center's gallery. Impact Kooser is an exhibition of works by artists from every corner of Nebraska inspired by the poems of United States Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser.

The reception, held for the participating artists along with special guest, Ted Kooser, is open to the public and is scheduled in conjunction with Nebraska City's newest annual tradition, Yule Fest. The reception and exhibition are free, handicap accessible, and all ages are welcome. The exhibition closes Thursday, December 19, 2013.

The Center is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments and tours at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.

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Impact is a non-profit Nebraska visual arts organization founded in 1985 with a mission to educate through outreach programs and exhibitions. Impact maintains a membership of 23 Nebraskans who work in a broad range of disciplines, styles, and directions and who reside in every part of the state. From its inception, Impact has been recognized for its record of professionalism and creative expression with membership is limited to Nebraska artists, nationally recognized within their respective artistic disciplines.

2013 Impact members include: Roberta Barnes (Halsey), Wava Best (North Platte), Jo Brown (Lincoln), Patricia Coslor (Sargent), Ben Darling (Sidney), Judy Greff (Ashland), Debra Joy Groesser (Ralston), Susan Hart (Cozad), Janna Harsch (Greenwood), Rick Johnson (McCook), Beth Jasnoch (Kearney), Howard Kaye (Lincoln), Sammy Lynn (Glenvil), Julia Noyes (Lincoln), Sharon T. Ohmberger (Firth), Amy Sadle (Syracuse), Patty Scarborough (Geneva), Donna Schimonitz (Lincoln), Patsy Smith (Brady), Kit Watson (Chadron), Sandra K. Meyer (North Platte), Michael Montag (Omaha), Norma Stevens (McCook).
Holiday Tea
Dec 7, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 | Other | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
Join artist, Jenni Brant, and innkeeper, Jeanna Stavas, on Saturday, December 7 or Sunday, December 8 for tea and invoke your holiday spirit in the glow of festive decor at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in historic Nebraska City. Bring your appetite and indulge in tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in your choice of a one-of-a-kind handmade teacup. Tea times of 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. on Sunday are available. Seating is limited; reserve your spots today. Event fee is $35 (plus tax) for one adult and includes unlimited tea, delectable treats, and your choice of a handmade teacup. Adult registration without a teacup is $15 (food/beverage only). Youth under 12 are $25 with teacup or $7 for food/beverage only. Contact Jeanna at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com by November 22 to register for one of four tea seatings. Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast is a 5-room estate located at 2018 6th Avenue in Nebraska City on 6 pastoral acres with an outdoor hot tub, gourmet breakfasts, and a full dining menu. For more information about the B&B and menu to be served, visit www.bbwhisperingpines.com. For more information about Nebraska City potter, Jenni Brant, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com.
Find and Replace Exhibition
Jan 6, 2014 - Feb 20, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Opening on Monday, January 6 at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska is Find and Replace, an innovation installation by emerging artists, Heidi Wiren Bartlett and Nora Rolf, both Nebraska natives. The site-specific and interactive installation will transform the KHN gallery inspiring visitors to question understandings of place, observation, collective consciousness, and man-made vs. natural materials.

A reception will be held on Thursday, January 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. Both artists will be in attendance. The reception and exhibition are free, handicap accessible, and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The exhibition closes Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Heidi Wiren Bartlett is an Interdisciplinary artist and teacher living and working in Iowa City. She received her BFA at Concordia University in Seward, NE and now is an MFA candidate in Intermedia and Drawing at the University of Iowa. Bartlett investigates the potential of environments as conduits for performance and drawing. Paper, wood, animal artifacts and architecture create the framework for her performances. She explores the line that runs through all things; revealing relationships between our body and its surroundings. Within this landscape she is interested in marks, light, movement, ritual and the dialog between our symbolic and animal selves.

Nora graduated from Concordia University, NE in 2009 with her BFA in Studio Art and an emphasis in Collage & Mixed Media. She is currently living in Denver, CO working as an independent artist and gallery assistant. Nora also volunteers for the REACH studio at RedLine Art Center. Nora Rolf works with a variety of papers and recycled raw materials in order to build sculptures, interactive structures and installations. Most of her works serve as examples of perceived notions in traditional and contemporary lifestyles of herself and others. Nora will continue to explore the possibilities of her interactive work by spending time at the A-Z Institute of Investigative Living in Joshua Tree, CA during the spring of 2014.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments and tours at other times are encouraged: please call ahead.
Find and Replace Reception
Jan 9, 2014 - Jan 9, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
On Thursday, January 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska will host a reception for the artists' of Find and Replace, an innovation installation in the gallery through February 20, 2014. The site-specific and interactive installation by emerging artists, Heidi Wiren Bartlett and Nora Rolf, transforms the KHN gallery inspiring visitors to question understandings of place, observation, collective consciousness, and man-made vs. natural materials.

The reception and exhibition are free, handicap accessible, and open to the public. All ages are welcome. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments and tours at other times are encouraged: please call ahead.
Talbott Brothers House Concert
Jan 30, 2014 - Jan 30, 2014 | Other | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
The Talbott Brothers are blues/rock singer-songwriters based out of Omaha, NE. Brothers Tyler and Nick Talbott found themselves half a country away from home when they spent the better part of last winter touring to promote their debut album, Leaving Home. What came out of the strenuous tour was a record about what happens when being away from home becomes its own lifestyle. Full of raw, organic songs, The Road became their sophomore acoustic album. The Talbott BrothersEarlier in spring 2013, heading toward what would be a successful crowd-funding process via Kickstarter,the seeds of The Road were already sprouting when Nick - who splits songwriting, singing and guitar duties with Tyler - auditioned a definitive track. In addition to the autobiographical details about the pavement and the highway signs, Tyler says he derives a more metaphorical meaning from the track, as well. The Talbott Brothers aren't just singing about The Road with a capital "R," but one road in particular: the path Robert Frost calls "less traveled by." In the Talbott songwriting rulebook, identifying a universal message in what might begin as a personal song is as important as crafting the song in the first place. For Tyler, the broader resonance of "The Road" is posing the question of what a listener will do when confronted with his or her own challenging winter tour. When your bandmates leave to pursue other careers - as the two non-Talbott members of The Talbott Brothers did leading up to the making of The Road - is the reward of the road less traveled worth the strain? (Written by: Chance Solem-Pfeifer of HearNebraska) They've shared the stage with artists such as: Red Wanting Blue, Justin Moore, Caleb Hawley, Darrell Scott, Reed Grimm, Steel Wheels, Brad Collerick, Remedy Drive, Starfield, Me In Motion, The Afters, Girlyman and The Deadly Gentlemen Have a listen to The Talbott Brothers House Concert Details: Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM. Simple snacks are provided or you're welcome to bring a snack to share. Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks. A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested. Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com. Directions: Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast, 2010 6th Avenue, Nebraska City
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit "Hometown Teams"
Mar 1, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | Morton James Public Library
The Morton-James Public Library is the first of only seven communities in Nebraska to host the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Hometown Teams. The exhibition will explore the origins of popular community sports in America and their evolution to today. Visitors can view the exhibit during regular library hours. Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hometown sports shape our lives, unite us and celebrate who we are as Americans. In conjunction with the exhibit, a temporary community exhibit will be on display throughout the library. View the memory wall featuring sports stories, pictures, uniforms, trophies and other sports memorabilia. Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution and Humanities Nebraska, brought to Nebraska with funding support from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
7th Annual Laurine Kimmel High School Invitational
Mar 3, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Reception for 7th Annual Laurine Kimmel High School Invitational
Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 3, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Public Art Project Featured on NET
Apr 6, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 | Other | 9:00PM - 10:00PM | Nebraska Public Television
Nebraska City and the public art project An Enchanted Arboretum will be featured on the newest installment of "Nebraska Stories" on NET April 6.

NET filmed the episode last September during the project's live auction event at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. The auction event raised more than $65,000 with a portion of the funds earmarked for potential community improvement projects.

Unveiled in late April 2013, An Enchanted Arboretum consists of 71 stylized tree sculptures designed by professional artists and Nebraska City students. The 6-foot professional trees are placed outdoor in public spaces throughout Nebraska City. The 4-foot student trees are can be found around town inside or outside businesses, city offices, and in private homes.

An Enchanted Arboretum was the pilot project of Nebraska City's Arbor City Initiative, a grass-roots community effort dedicated to promoting the town as "Arbor Day's Hometown-Where Great Ideas Grow."

The project featured professional artists from all over the region including many from Lincoln and Omaha as well as others from outlying areas such as Friend, Firth, Martell, and Gretna. The nearest participating artist lives in Nebraska City, the farthest away from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Artist designs include glass mosaic, Native American fables, the changing seasons, flowers, wildlife, biblical stories, and more.

The "Nebraska Stories" episode will premiere on Sunday, April 6th, at 9 p.m. on NET1. A repeat of the program will run Friday, April 11th, at 7 p.m.

A printable map of permanent professional tree locations is available enchantedarboretum.org. A commemorative coffee-table book featuring all 71 sculptures as well as photographs taken throughout the project is can be purchased online or at several businesses in Nebraska City.
UNK Nebraskats to Perform at Lourdes
Apr 12, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014 | Other | 7:00PM - 8:00PM | Lourdes Central Catholic Schools
On Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m., the Nebraskats, a touring song and dance ensemble from The University of Nebraska Kearney, will present a free concert in the auditorium at Lourdes Central Catholic School in Nebraska City. With 10 singer/dancers, keyboards and drums, the Nebraskats present popular music, jazz, rock, and musical theatre. The current show features music by Al Jarreau, U2, Tim Lopez, and Lady Gaga, as well as selections from the Broadway musicals Once, Spring Awakening, and Nine. Founded in 1967, the Nebraskats are the longest running college ensemble of its type in Nebraska today.

Lourdes Central Catholic School is located at 412 2nd Avenue in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska. The performance is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
Bird, Bees and Flowers in the Trees Trail Walk
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 25, 2014 | Other | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Kimmel Orchard
Join Vaughn Hammond, Extension Educator at the UNL Kimmel Education & Research Center on a walking tour of Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard. Enjoy the fruit trees in bloom, the birds that inhabit the orchard and all the buzzing creatures that are attracted to this unique habitat. Come to enjoy the orchard, hike the trails and learn about nature. 11:00- 11:30 Kick-off, 11:30-12:30 Orchard hike. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, contact Vaughn Hammond at l 402-873-3166 or email: vaughn.hammond@unl.edu
Directions: Next to the historic Apple Barn at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard, northwest of Nebraska City on Business Highway 75
Arbor Day Weekend
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014 | Other | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | At locations throughout Nebraska City
Go to www.nebraskacity.com for complete details and list of events

Friday, April 25
Children's Program at Arbor Lodge State Park
Arbor Day Chili Cook-Off , 5-7 at the Eagles Club
Community Music Festival, 5-7 at the Eagles Club
Northside Carnival, 5:30 - 8:30 at Northside Elementary

Saturday, April 26
Arbor Day Run - www.completetiming.com
Commemorative Tree Planting & Program at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Home & Garden Show, 9-5 at the Eagles Club
Annual Arbor Day Parade, Central Ave 1 p.m.
Safety Fair following the parade at 15th and Central
Southeast NE Community Band, 4:00 at Wildwood Historic Center
All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings
Factory Stores of America Mall Craft Fair 9-8
Finders Keepers Antique Mall Flea Market 9-5
Mayhew Cabin/John Browns Cave Flea Market 9-5

Saturday, April 27
Jaycee "Fly-In" & Pancake Feed 8-12 at the Nebraska City Airport
All Nebraska City Area Museums Season Openings
Factory Stores of America Mall Craft Fair 9-5
Finders Keepers Antique Mall Flea Market 9-5
Mayhew Cabin/John Browns Cave Flea Market 9-5
Free Trees available at
Arbor Bank - Regular Business Hours
Farmers Bank & Trust Co - Regular Business Hours
Children's Program on Friday
with admission to the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
Mayhew Cabin event
Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014 | Other | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | Mayhew Cabin
Flea market at Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave museum located at 2012 4th Corso in Nebraska City over Arbor Day weekend: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (9-5) and Sunday, April 27, 2014 (10-4). Admission is free but goodwill donation accepted at entrance to benefit nonprofit museum. Featuring: antiques, collectibles, primitives, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, purses, and several of the other home-based businesses you love . . . PLUS, pulled-pork sandwiches, chicken kebabs, and other yummy treats. Outdoor vendor spaces still available and are affordable! All are welcome: Antiques, garage sale items, upcycled items, crafts of all kinds, home-based businesses, etc. Email preferred or call Cathy (402) 290-7492 for more information.
Arbor Day Open House for KHN's Departing Director
Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014 | Other | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is sad to announce the departure of their director Jenni Brant at the end of April. For the past four years, Ms. Brant has lead the Center to new heights by increasing awareness of the program on a local and national level while strengthening the program's engagement with the surrounding community.



Highlights of her outreach and service efforts include: one of the co-chairs for and a participating artist with Nebraska City's public art project, An Enchanted Arboretum; committee member for the Otoe County Visitor's Committee; board member of the Nebraska City Museum Association; and instructor for after school arts enrichment clubs in Nebraska City and Syracuse.

Jenni, her fiance, Eric and their furry, four-legged family plan to relocate to Decorah, Iowa. She is excited to be able to live closer to her family just a stone's throw from her native Wisconsin. This new chapter will also provide the opportunity to dedicate her time to her studio practice and engage with youth and adults in community art settings.

The Center will host an open house on Saturday, April 26 from noon - 5 p.m. to honor of Ms. Brant's time with KHN and to wish her well on the new adventures ahead. Her last day with the Center will be April 30.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. The Center is always free to visit, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.

A personal note from Jenni: It is with a heavy heart that I depart from KHN and Nebraska City. Over the last four years, the Center's programs and this community have filled my life with inspiration, fellowship, and provided numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. I have had the pleasure to meet hundreds of gifted and stimulating artists; these new friendships will be carried with me. The people I have been blessed to work and engage with at the Center and throughout the community will forever hold a dear place in my heart. Thank you to all of them and all of you for being a part of my time at KHN.
Sexy/OFFENDER
May 5, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Monday, May 5, 2014 brings the opening of the exhibition Sexy/OFFENDER at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

The exhibition of works resulting from the collaborative artistic duo of Byron Anway and Ben Moore mashes online image-based culture and 18th century French portraiture. Incorporating deviant youthfulness, celebrity indiscretions, and the world of online police registries, the team draws inspiration from online media such as mug shots, tabloid photography, and online dating profile pictures. Works featured in the exhibition demonstrate a variety of 2D materials including drawing, watercolor, oil painting on panel and printed woodcuts.

Byron Anway was born in Portland, OR, grew up in Northfield, MN, and graduated in 2004 from Luther College in Decorah, IA. He currently lives in Lincoln, NE where he received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at UNL and is the Gallery Preparator for the Elder Gallery at Nebraska Wesleyan University. In 2010, Anway received the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Visual Artist Award as part of the Lincoln Arts Councils' Mayor's Arts Awards. This award included a two-week residency at the Center in 2010.

Ben Moore is an Assistant Professor of Art at Luther College in Decorah, IA. Moore holds an MFA and an MA from the University of Iowa (2005, 2006) and a BA from Luther College (2002). Recent exhibitions throughout the United States include MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN, the Kinsey Institute at the University of Indiana, (SCENE) Metrospace Gallery in East Lansing, MI, Gallery 455 in Milwaukee, WI, Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, BaseSpace in Brooklyn, NY, and the Tug Boat Gallery in Lincoln, NE.

A public reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, June 5, from 5 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with a First Thursday Open Studio event at the Center. The exhibition closes Thursday, June 19.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.
Spring Time Tea
May 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014 | Other | 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast
Celebrate Spring Time Tea with artist, Jenni Brant, and innkeeper, Jeanna Stavas, on Saturday, May 10, Sunday, May 11, or Saturday, May 17 at Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska. Bring your appetite for an afternoon of tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in one-of-a-kind handmade teacups. The B&B's blooming gardens will be your backdrop with the option to dine indoors or out, weather permitting. These unique events are perfect for treating someone special or a mom you love to a memorable Mother's Day outing Tea times available for Saturday, May 10 are 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited; reservations must be made in advance. Event fee is $40 for one adult and includes unlimited tea, delectable treats, and your choice of a handmade teacup to take home. Adult registration without a teacup (food/beverage only) is $18. Event fee for youth under 12 is $30 with teacup or $10 for food/beverage only. Prices are plus applicable tax. Contact Jeanna at 402-873-5850 or jeanna@bbwhisperingpines.com by May 3 to register. Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast is located at 2018 6th Avenue in Nebraska City on 6 pastoral acres offering 5 unique lodging room, an outdoor hot tub, gourmet breakfasts, and a full dining menu. For more information about the B&B and menu to be served, visit www.bbwhisperingpines.com. For more information about Nebraska City potter, Jenni Brant, visit www.jennibrantceramics.com.
Reception for Sexy/OFFENDER
Jun 5, 2014 - Jun 5, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman
Jul 7, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, "Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman" beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 and continuing through August 21. The gallery reception will be held August 7, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. The reception coincides with KHN's regular first Thursday Open Studio event.

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman's individual bodies of work both explore the mechanical and the organic-the macro and the micro through the medium of photography. The artists present artworks that reshape and refocus our perceptions of the world around us. Boyer's photographs have been long inspired by a camera that her father gave her during his battle with cancer. "This had a large impact on me," Boyer states, "and I became very fond of how the lens can frame, reconfigure and interpret the everyday world."

Nordman's works examine machines, architecture, and technological devices-as well as their complex relationship with humans. "These objects need us to complete their function . . . we are the consciousness of the machine," Nordman explains. He communicates a desire for symmetry and the quintessential artistic act of the formal merging with the conceptual, the unified whole, the gestalt.

Boyer and Nordman live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Boyer is originally from Portland, Oregon and currently teaches digital art and art education at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and art classes at Norris Middle School. Russ Nordman was born in Charles City, Iowa and has been an Associate Professor of Intermedia and Digital Art at the University of Nebraska, Omaha since 2002.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Friiday Wine Night at Kimmel Orchard
Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 | Other | 7:00PM - 10:00PM | Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard
Friday Wine Night @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Apple Barn at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
5995 G Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410


Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard will be hosting another event filled Friday Wine Night! Join us for an evening full of wining, dining, and socializing! Spokes will be serving a mouthwatering selection of fire-grilled pizzas, while Red Delicious can entertain your ears with some fun and dance-ready music! Before your feet hit the dance floor, enjoy a sunset hay rack ride around the Orchard and participate in a tradition as old as wine itself with our good ole' fashioned GRAPE STOMP!...
Jazz Concert in Brownville
Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014 | Other | 7:30PM - 9:00PM | Brownville, NE
Book of Gaia - Jazz, August 1 @ 7:30 pm - August 3 @ 2:00 pm, Brownville Concert Hall, 127 Atlantic, Brownville, NE 68321
Reception for Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman
Aug 7, 2014 - Aug 7, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents a new exhibition, "Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman" beginning Monday, July 7, 2014 and continuing through August 21. The gallery reception will be held August 7, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. The reception coincides with KHN's regular first Thursday Open Studio event.

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman's individual bodies of work both explore the mechanical and the organic-the macro and the micro through the medium of photography. The artists present artworks that reshape and refocus our perceptions of the world around us. Boyer's photographs have been long inspired by a camera that her father gave her during his battle with cancer. "This had a large impact on me," Boyer states, "and I became very fond of how the lens can frame, reconfigure and interpret the everyday world."

Nordman's works examine machines, architecture, and technological devices-as well as their complex relationship with humans. "These objects need us to complete their function . . . we are the consciousness of the machine," Nordman explains. He communicates a desire for symmetry and the quintessential artistic act of the formal merging with the conceptual, the unified whole, the gestalt.

Boyer and Nordman live in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Boyer is originally from Portland, Oregon and currently teaches digital art and art education at the University of Nebraska, Omaha and art classes at Norris Middle School. Russ Nordman was born in Charles City, Iowa and has been an Associate Professor of Intermedia and Digital Art at the University of Nebraska, Omaha since 2002.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Open Studio Event
Aug 7, 2014 - Aug 7, 2014 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to the monthly First Thursday Open Studio event at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts on Thursday, August 7 from 5 - 7 p.m. Current artists-in-residence, Marshall Elliot (visual artist), Katya Grokhovsky (visual artist), Stephanie Carpenter (writer), Heidi Naylor (writer), and Stephen Lewis (composer) will present readings, performances, or open their studios to share their work with the public. The event coincides with KHN's gallery reception featuring the artworks of Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead. The open studio event and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
For more information and artist biographies call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Currents: Work of Michael and Anne Burton
Sep 2, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Michael and Anne Burton are a husband and wife team who often collaborate on animations and exhibitions. Together for KHN, they have composed an exhibition of stop-motion video animation and accompanying digital prints. The animation, entitled "Currents," has been created by photographing 131 objects and then, printing and cutting each object out to animate each a frame at a time. They describe the piece as "an act of play"-a way of thinking with the hands. They note that often something as simple as the proximity of two objects can evolve into a complex narrative.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Apple Jack Saturday, September 20th from 12 to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead.

Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. Michael and Anne Burton live and work in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gallery Reception for Currents & First Thursday Open Studio
Sep 4, 2014 - Sep 4, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The gallery reception for "Currents: the Work of Michael and Anne Burton will be held September 4, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. The reception coincides with KHN's regular first Thursday Open Studio event where the public is invited to meet and learn about our current resident artists: Rose Nestler, Judith Torrea, Elysha Chang, Daniel Fishback, and Ashley Ryba.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Apple Jack Saturday, September 20th from 12 to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead.

Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
Apple Jack Open Studios
Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014 | Open Studios | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Apple Jack Saturday, September 20, 2014. The public is invited to meet our current artists in residence, see their studios, and learn about their work. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Apple Jack Saturday, September 20th from 12 to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead.

The Apple Jack Open Studios event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.

The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts.

KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
First Thursday Open Studio
Oct 2, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Once a month on the First Thursday, KHN invites the public to meet our our artists-in-residence and enjoy an evening of readings, performances, screenings, and visual artworks.

The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The First Thursday Open Studios are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
Civil War Reenactment
Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 | Other | 8:00AM - 5:00PM | Steinhart Park
Nebraska City Civil War Reenactment
October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Civil War Event
420 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Works by Wilkinson and Apel
Oct 27, 2014 - Dec 18, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Textile by Shea Wilkinson and sculpture by Travis Apel. Both artists currently reside and work in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Residents: KHN Permanent Collection at Hastings College
Nov 3, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00AM | Hastings College
The Residents: Artworks from the KHN Permanent Collection on view at Hastings College

Hastings College Art Gallery, Kiewit Building, 710 Turner Ave Hastings, NE 68901
Opening Reception, Monday, November 3, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk with Elizabeth Stehling at 4:15 p.m.
Exhibition on view through Friday, December 12, 2014

A selection of the permanent collection from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts will be on display at the Hastings College Art Gallery in Hastings, Nebraska during the months of November and December. It is the first time that the artworks have been exhibited outside the walls of the Center's home in Nebraska City. Since 2001, KHN artists-in-residence have donated pieces to the collection, which now stands at over 300 artworks. The works include a variety of media, including published books, sculptures, videos, paintings, audio recordings, and much more. The artists-in-residence are selected through a competitive application process twice a year. Alumni include successful artists, writers, filmmakers, and composers from all over the world. Visitors to The Residents at Hastings College will be excited to see a diverse selection that may inspire and appeal to senses of all kinds. For more information, email info@khncenterforthearts.org.

The Hastings College Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gallery Reception for Wilkinson and Apel & First Thursday Open Studios
Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 6, 2014 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The gallery reception for Shea Wilkinson and Travis Apel will be held November 6, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event coincides with our ongoing First Thursday Open Studios where public is invited to meet our current artists-in-residence and learn about their work.
First Thursday Open Studio
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Once a month on the First Thursday, KHN invites the public to meet our our artists-in-residence and enjoy an evening of readings, performances, screenings, and visual artworks.

The mission of KHN is to support established and emerging writers, visual artists and composers by providing working and living environments that allow uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and to present and support arts-related programming that expands public awareness and appreciation of the arts. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The First Thursday Open Studios are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
Unsteady Stacks | Jordan Buschur
Jan 5, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
"Unsteady Stacks: Artwork by Jordan Buschur" features paintings that use the avenues of figure, still life, and landscape to implant ordinary objects with psychological meanings. The current group of paintings for this exhibition focuses on an implied human presence through depictions of collections of books. The books are often piled, jumbled, and stacked. Through the act of painting, the arrangements become precarious, or the books larger than life. In each scenario, the books are located just outside of reality. The books remain closed; impenetrable, or conversely, open to any possibility. The physical nature of the arrangement of books combined with the mutable meaning of the text places the paintings in the unsteady area between reality and invention.

Jordan Buschur lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has received numerous awards for her artwork and has been an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the LUX Center, as well as the Community Artist Residency at the Bemis Center for the Arts and the Arts in Society Teaching Artist Residency at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include "Reading for Meaning" at the LUX Center in Lincoln, and "Idle Hands" at Realfrom Project Space in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in painting at Brooklyn College in New York and Bachelors of Arts at Goshen College in Indiana.

The gallery reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 and will coincide with our "Third Thursday Open Studio" event. KHN's schedule will change in 2015 from the present "First Thursday Open Studio" to "Third Thursday Open Studio." Every third Thursday of each month, the Center will invite the public to meet the artists-in-residence.

The gallery reception and all open studios are free, accessible, and open to the public.

Gallery Reception for Unsteady Stacks | Jordan Buschur
Jan 15, 2015 - Jan 15, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
"Unsteady Stacks: Artwork by Jordan Buschur" features paintings that use the avenues of figure, still life, and landscape to implant ordinary objects with psychological meanings. The current group of paintings for this exhibition focuses on an implied human presence through depictions of collections of books. The books are often piled, jumbled, and stacked. Through the act of painting, the arrangements become precarious, or the books larger than life. In each scenario, the books are located just outside of reality. The books remain closed; impenetrable, or conversely, open to any possibility. The physical nature of the arrangement of books combined with the mutable meaning of the text places the paintings in the unsteady area between reality and invention.

Jordan Buschur lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has received numerous awards for her artwork and has been an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the LUX Center, as well as the Community Artist Residency at the Bemis Center for the Arts and the Arts in Society Teaching Artist Residency at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include "Reading for Meaning" at the LUX Center in Lincoln, and "Idle Hands" at Realfrom Project Space in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in painting at Brooklyn College in New York and Bachelors of Arts at Goshen College in Indiana.

The gallery reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 and will coincide with our "Third Thursday Open Studio" event. KHN's schedule will change in 2015 from the present "First Thursday Open Studio" to "Third Thursday Open Studio." Every third Thursday of each month, the Center will invite the public to meet the artists-in-residence. The gallery reception and all open studios are free, accessible, and open to the public.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Jan 15, 2015 - Jan 15, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, January 15 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence, Lisa Knopp (writer), Sonia Scherr (writer), Steve Snell (visual artist), Sarah Phillips (visual artist), Kristina Paabus (visual artist), and Nina Young (composer) will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Welcome to Adventure Art | Steve Snell
Feb 9, 2015 - Mar 6, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Welcome to Adventure Art is an immersive video installation by artist Steve Snell.

Steve Snell calls his art practice "adventure art." The term to describes a performance-based action of adventure, in which he (or someone else) uses creativity and imagination to have an exciting and remarkable experience. These adventures are then transformed through various artistic and popular media in order to build a mythology and share the story with others. Videos, drawings, and paintings are usually autobiographical reflections on past adventures or sources of inspiration for future ones. Adventure art is an attempt to live life as though it were a movie or at least present the image that it is one. Snell's most recent adventure involved him hiking the Golden Staircase on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska--popularly known from the movie "White Fang" with Ethan Hawke.

Snell grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio where he watched a ton of great television and often rode his bike to Taco Bell. He graduated from Miami University in 2006 with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.S. in Art Education. In 2011, Steve received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was a recipient of the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the HUB-BUB in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and most recently at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Steve is currently on the faculty at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he teaches painting, digital media, art history, and adventure-art. His work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States.

For more info on adventure art, visit http://www.steve-snell.com/
Gallery Reception for Welcome to Adventure Art
Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Welcome to Adventure Art is an immersive video installation by artist Steve Snell.

Steve Snell calls his art practice "adventure art." The term to describes a performance-based action of adventure, in which he (or someone else) uses creativity and imagination to have an exciting and remarkable experience. These adventures are then transformed through various artistic and popular media in order to build a mythology and share the story with others. Videos, drawings, and paintings are usually autobiographical reflections on past adventures or sources of inspiration for future ones. Adventure art is an attempt to live life as though it were a movie or at least present the image that it is one. Snell's most recent adventure involved him hiking the Golden Staircase on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska--popularly known from the movie "White Fang" with Ethan Hawke.

Snell grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio where he watched a ton of great television and often rode his bike to Taco Bell. He graduated from Miami University in 2006 with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.S. in Art Education. In 2011, Steve received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was a recipient of the Dean's Dissertation Fellowship. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the HUB-BUB in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and most recently at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Steve is currently on the faculty at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he teaches painting, digital media, art history, and adventure-art. His work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States.

For more info on adventure art, visit http://www.steve-snell.com/
Third Thursday Open Studios
Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, February 19 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Karen Kunc | Turner McGehee
Mar 16, 2015 - Apr 9, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Renewing and Forgetting
Karen Kunc + Turner McGehee

Renewing and Forgetting speaks to perpetual transformation and cycles of ascents and declines. The works on paper by Karen Kunc and Turner McGehee, two Nebraska-based artists, are informed by both natural worlds and imaginary ones. Visions of water, washing away, or being pulled out to sea compliments the emergence of collective pasts lying beneath the waves.

Karen Kunc's prints and artists books stem from her contemplation of the forces of the natural world. Her works suggest ephemeral encounters and the immeasurability of time and distance. Her unique style of printing puts these notions into iconic images of creation, preservation, and allusions to human myth and metaphor. Her prints record the process of destruction and creation inherent in reduction woodcut, and as an artist she takes on an omniscient role as evolutionary choices and process move toward the resolution of her images.

Karen Kunc was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her MFA from Ohio State University. She is currently the Willa Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. She previously taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Kunc exhibits and sells work around the world. Her work is included in the Fogg Art Museum collection at Harvard University and the J. Paul Getty Museum collection in Los Angeles. In 2013, she founded Constellations Studios, a gallery and workspace in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Turner McGehee's prints, drawings and paintings often refer to artifacts-lost, forgotten, excavated, found, and saved. His imagery signifies fossils, ancient ritual devices, geological specimens and the spiritual dimensions of earthly remains. McGehee grew up in Alabama and is a professor of printmaking, drawing and art history at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He has chaired the Art Department since 2000. He received his BA in psychology at Washington and Lee University and MFA in printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

McGehee exhibits nationally and internationally and past exhibitions include the Joslyn Museum, Sioux City Art Center, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Solo exhibitions include the Haydon Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art, Louisiana State University, and other college and university galleries. Overseas exhibits include ones in Taipei, Amsterdam, and Buchenbach. Recent independent lectures by McGehee have discussed the art of the ancient Maya, the relationship between jazz and visual imagery, the psychology of creativity, and the evolution of Christian iconography.

Third Thursday Open Studios
Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, March 19 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Gallery Reception for Karen Kunc | Turner McGehee
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Renewing and Forgetting
Karen Kunc + Turner McGehee

Renewing and Forgetting speaks to perpetual transformation and cycles of ascents and declines. The works on paper by Karen Kunc and Turner McGehee, two Nebraska-based artists, are informed by both natural worlds and imaginary ones. Visions of water, washing away, or being pulled out to sea compliments the emergence of collective pasts lying beneath the waves.

Karen Kunc's prints and artists books stem from her contemplation of the forces of the natural world. Her works suggest ephemeral encounters and the immeasurability of time and distance. Her unique style of printing puts these notions into iconic images of creation, preservation, and allusions to human myth and metaphor. Her prints record the process of destruction and creation inherent in reduction woodcut, and as an artist she takes on an omniscient role as evolutionary choices and process move toward the resolution of her images.

Karen Kunc was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her MFA from Ohio State University. She is currently the Willa Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she has taught since 1983. She previously taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Kunc exhibits and sells work around the world. Her work is included in the Fogg Art Museum collection at Harvard University and the J. Paul Getty Museum collection in Los Angeles. In 2013, she founded Constellations Studios, a gallery and workspace in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Turner McGehee's prints, drawings and paintings often refer to artifacts-lost, forgotten, excavated, found, and saved. His imagery signifies fossils, ancient ritual devices, geological specimens and the spiritual dimensions of earthly remains. McGehee grew up in Alabama and is a professor of printmaking, drawing and art history at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. He has chaired the Art Department since 2000. He received his BA in psychology at Washington and Lee University and MFA in printmaking from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

McGehee exhibits nationally and internationally and past exhibitions include the Joslyn Museum, Sioux City Art Center, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia and the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Solo exhibitions include the Haydon Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Museum of Nebraska Art, Louisiana State University, and other college and university galleries. Overseas exhibits include ones in Taipei, Amsterdam, and Buchenbach. Recent independent lectures by McGehee have discussed the art of the ancient Maya, the relationship between jazz and visual imagery, the psychology of creativity, and the evolution of Christian iconography.

Third Thursday Open Studios
Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 16, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, April 16 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
The Residents: Permanent Collection at the Falls City Library & Arts Center
Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015 | Community Outreach | - 8:00PM | Falls City Library and Arts Center, Falls City, NE
The Residents

An exhibition of artworks from the
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
permanent collection at the
Falls City Library and Arts Center, Falls City, Nebraska

Opening Reception, Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk with Elizabeth Stehling at 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view April 18 through Thursday, May 28, 2015
Falls City Library and Arts Center
1400 Stone Street, Falls City, NE 68355 | www.fallscitylibrary.org

Falls City, NE. A selection of the permanent collection from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts will be on display at the Stalder Gallery inside the Falls City Library and Arts Center. Since 2001, KHN has given artists time and space to create with housing and private studios. Many artists-in-residence have donated artworks to the Center's collection which now stands at over 300 artworks. The works include a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, videos, audio recordings, broadside prints, and more. The artists-in-residence are selected through a competitive application process twice a year. KHN alumni include successful visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and composers from all over the world.

Visitors to The Residents at the Falls City Library and Arts Center will see a selection of visual artworks that distill language, primary forms, and simple creative acts. Elizabeth Stehling, the curator of the exhibit and the KHN program director, will discuss the selected works as well as the residency program during the opening reception on April 17. Artists featured in the exhibition include David Samuel Stern, Anke Becker, Jenni Brant, Michael Lynch, Eva Nikolova, Jordan Buschur, Irene Chan, Andres Laracuente and many more.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is a program of the Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation. Many additional artworks from the collection are on display year-round at the Center's location, 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City, NE. This is the second time that a group of artworks from the permanent collection has been exhibited outside of KHN with the first being at the Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska in November 2014.

The Falls City Library and Arts Center is open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. It is located at 1400 Stone Street, Falls City, NE 68355. For more information about the Falls City Library and Arts Center, visit http://www.fallscitylibrary.org or call 402-245-2913.
The Bee-nefit | Ashely Ryba
Apr 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Ashley Ryba creates interactive installations about environmental conservation, which require the participation of the audience to complete the project. Though she primarily works with clay, her materials are determined on a project-to-project basis. Through her work, she hopes to foster an appreciation for our natural environment, and in the viewers, spark a desire to do their part in protecting it. Ryba was born in Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2014. While earning her undergraduate degree, she received the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the 2014 Undergraduate Vreeland Award, the Elgas Project Grant, and was a recipient of the UCARE Undergraduate Research Award, assisting ceramicist and UNL Emerita Professor Gail Kendall for two years. She was an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City in 2014. More information on Ryba's exhibit to come. For more info, visit her website: http://www.ashleyryba.com/
Gallery Reception for The Bee-nefit
Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Ashley Ryba creates interactive installations about environmental conservation, which require the participation of the audience to complete the project. Though she primarily works with clay, her materials are determined on a project-to-project basis. Through her work, she hopes to foster an appreciation for our natural environment, and in the viewers, spark a desire to do their part in protecting it. Ryba was born in Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2014. While earning her undergraduate degree, she received the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the 2014 Undergraduate Vreeland Award, the Elgas Project Grant, and was a recipient of the UCARE Undergraduate Research Award, assisting ceramicist and UNL Emerita Professor Gail Kendall for two years. She was an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City in 2014. More information on Ryba's exhibit to come. For more info, visit her website: http://www.ashleyryba.com/
Art + Wine at the Orchard
Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015 | Community Outreach | - 5:00PM | Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard
KHN Permanent Collection artworks
at the Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard
in Nebraska City
On view Saturday, April 25, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Gallery talk at 1 p.m.

The Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard
5995 G Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410

Enjoy viewing a selection of artworks from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts over your favorite glass of wine! Elizabeth Stehling, Program Director of KHN, will give an art talk on April 25 at 1:00 p.m. Artworks will also be on display throughout the evening during the Apple Blossom Ball. The Kimmel Orchard is a destination for fresh, locally-grown produce and other home-grown Nebraska products. To learn more about the event, call the Orchard at 402-873-5293.
Third Thursday Open Studios
May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, May 21 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Closing reception for The Bee-nefit by Ashley Ryba
May 21, 2015 - May 21, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Bee-nefit is an interactive installation of 200 ceramic cells that raises awareness about the importance of honey bees in our ecosystem. Artist Ashley Ryba intends to aid in their well-being and longevity. The reception coincides with Nebraska City's annual Arbor Day weekend festivities, also celebrating the beauty of pollination and the importance of trees.

In 2006, alarms were sounded by American beekeepers because large amounts of honey bees were disappearing. The Bee-nefit is an effort to educate people regarding the importance of honey bees. The installation is composed of two hundred hexagonal cells arranged in a pattern similar to a honeycomb. Visitors are encouraged to take a piece of the exhibition and indigenous seeds that when planted and grown will provide bee nourishment. The gallery reception will also include special guests from the UNL Extension Kimmel Education and Research Center, Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild and Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp. Their current work also explores creativity in educating the public about the important role of pollinators.

Ashley Ryba was born in Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014. While earning her undergraduate degree, Ryba received the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the 2014 Undergraduate Vreeland Award, the Elgas Project Grant, and was a recipient of the UCARE Undergraduate Research Award. She assisted ceramicist and UNL Emerita Professor Gail Kendall for two years. Ryba creates interactive installations about environmental conservation, which require the participation of the audience to complete the project. Through her work, she hopes to foster an appreciation for our natural environment, and in the viewers, spark a desire to do their part in protecting it.
Art Exhibition - The Body and Brain
Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Body and Brain
Emily Baudouin, Luke Huling, Bri Murphy
Curated by Elizabeth Stehling

Gallery Reception Thursday, June 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibit on view June 1 through June 26, 2015

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEBRASKA CITY, NE, The Body and Brain features the work of three young Nebraska-based artists all exploring themes of aging and wisdom, and their physical expressions in the human mind and corporeal existence. The exhibited work also reveals different ideas about the presentation and preservation of the body. Included artists are Bri Murphy, Luke Huling, and Emily Baudouin. Featured artworks include video, photography, metal and ceramic sculpture.

Bri Murphy appropriates medical imaging technology to create physical renderings of her own mind. Her relationship with epilepsy as a child serves as the conceptual basis for her multi-disciplinary work. She also explores imaginative connections between our understanding of the human brain and its inner workings. Murphy received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and is currently the LUX Art Center Gallery Director in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor using themes of aging and nostalgia. He is intrigued by facial wrinkles and the passage of that time they portray. He wants to engage the audience by leaving clues about these characters' stories, lives, and emotions. Huling graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with his BFA. He is currently the ceramic artist-in-residence at the LUX Art Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Emily Baudouin creates video artworks about the beauty of human habits. She is interested in repetitive actions that consume her peers' daily lives. In her recent video, she followed three people over 25 days, taking video documentation of their bodily habits as well as their explanations for the reasons behind them. Baudouin graduated with her BA from Hastings College in 2014.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Third Thursday Open Studios
Jun 18, 2015 - Jun 18, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, June 18 from 5 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Gallery Reception - The Body and Brain
Jun 18, 2015 - Jun 18, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Body and Brain
Emily Baudouin, Luke Huling, Bri Murphy
Curated by Elizabeth Stehling

Gallery Reception Thursday, June 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibit on view June 1 through June 26, 2015

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NEBRASKA CITY, NE, The Body and Brain features the work of three young Nebraska-based artists all exploring themes of aging and wisdom, and their physical expressions in the human mind and corporeal existence. The exhibited work also reveals different ideas about the presentation and preservation of the body. Included artists are Bri Murphy, Luke Huling, and Emily Baudouin. Featured artworks include video, photography, metal and ceramic sculpture.

Bri Murphy appropriates medical imaging technology to create physical renderings of her own mind. Her relationship with epilepsy as a child serves as the conceptual basis for her multi-disciplinary work. She also explores imaginative connections between our understanding of the human brain and its inner workings. Murphy received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and is currently the LUX Art Center Gallery Director in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor using themes of aging and nostalgia. He is intrigued by facial wrinkles and the passage of that time they portray. He wants to engage the audience by leaving clues about these characters' stories, lives, and emotions. Huling graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with his BFA. He is currently the ceramic artist-in-residence at the LUX Art Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Emily Baudouin creates video artworks about the beauty of human habits. She is interested in repetitive actions that consume her peers' daily lives. In her recent video, she followed three people over 25 days, taking video documentation of their bodily habits as well as their explanations for the reasons behind them. Baudouin graduated with her BA from Hastings College in 2014.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Nebraska City Fine Arts Exhibition
Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Nebraska City Fine Arts
On view July 6 to July 17, 2015
Gallery Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m.

Nebraska City Fine Arts presents an interactive exhibition intended to inspire conversations about the arts in our town. 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.

For immediate questions about the organization, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskacityfinearts
Third Thursday Open Studios
Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, July 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Gallery Reception: Nebraska City Fine Arts
Jul 16, 2015 - Jul 16, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Nebraska City Fine Arts
On view July 6 to July 17, 2015
Gallery Reception: Thursday, July 16, 5 to 7 p.m.

Nebraska City Fine Arts presents an interactive exhibition intended to inspire conversations about the arts in our town. 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.

For immediate questions about the organization, please visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nebraskacityfinearts
Risk and Repair: Amanda Smith and Aaron Badham
Jul 27, 2015 - Sep 4, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
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.
Gallery Reception - Risk and Repair: Amanda Smith and Aaron Badham
Aug 20, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
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.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Aug 20, 2015 - Aug 20, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, August 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Upset the Apple Cart
Sep 14, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Upset the Applecart
Art beyond carefully laid plans

Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Pat Nelsen, Steve Snell

Curated by Elizabeth Stehling

Gallery Reception on Apple Jack Saturday, September 19, 2 to 5 p.m.
Select artists will be in the Nebraska City Apple Jack parade on September 19 beginning at 1 pm
Exhibit on view September 14 through October 30, 2015

The idiom, to upset the applecart is said to have begun when the farmers in the late 1800s would cart fresh apples from the orchards, neatly stacked, to sell at a local market. When someone unaware of the delicate arrangement, knocks over the cart, and spoils the plan. Upset the Applecart corresponds with Nebraska City's annual Apple Jack Festival that celebrates local apple harvests with all-weekend festivities. Five Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the applecart 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 the fruit of creativity.

The exhibit will be on view September 14 through October 30 with a special reception featuring performances and artists in the annual Apple Jack Parade beginning at 1 p.m. on Central Avenue in Nebraska City. Come early to reserve your spot for the parade. The gallery reception will follow the parade from 2 to 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.

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 of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 17, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Special Gallery Reception: Upset the Apple Cart
Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 2:00PM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Upset the Applecart
Art beyond carefully laid plans

Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Pat Nelsen, Steve Snell

Curated by Elizabeth Stehling

Gallery Reception on Apple Jack Saturday, September 19, 2 to 5 p.m.
Select artists will be in the Nebraska City Apple Jack parade on September 19 beginning at 1 pm
Exhibit on view September 14 through October 30, 2015

The idiom, to upset the applecart is said to have begun when the farmers in the late 1800s would cart fresh apples from the orchards, neatly stacked, to sell at a local market. When someone unaware of the delicate arrangement, knocks over the cart, and spoils the plan. Upset the Applecart corresponds with Nebraska City's annual Apple Jack Festival that celebrates local apple harvests with all-weekend festivities. Five Nebraska artists have been invited to examine the familiar, upset the applecart 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 the fruit of creativity.

The exhibit will be on view September 14 through October 30 with a special reception featuring performances and artists in the annual Apple Jack Parade beginning at 1 p.m. on Central Avenue in Nebraska City. Come early to reserve your spot for the parade. The gallery reception will follow the parade from 2 to 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.

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 of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Oct 15, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, October 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Places I Sleep | Sarah Berkeley
Nov 9, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Places I Sleep

An exhibition of photographs by Sarah Berkeley

Please join us for a reception with the artist on Thursday, November 19th from 5 - 7 pm.
On view November 9 - December 18, 2015

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is proud to present a series of new photographs by Sarah Berkeley entitled, "Places I Sleep." The in-progress series is themed around the interior spaces that the artist has inhabited for at least one night. Berkeley, an assistant professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, has exhibited frequently in Nebraska, as well as nationally and internationally. Her work frequently questions cultural norms such as the 9:00 to 5:00 work day, the office environment, indoor living, gender stereotypes, and the voluntary sharing of personal data. Regarding her new photographic series on display at KHN, Berkeley states, "outward looking views alternate with contemplative images of ceilings, speaking to domestic space as both confining and a portal for spirituality."

Sarah Berkeley is an artist who works across media creating public interventions and durational performances which she documents using photography, video and GPS. She holds an MFA from University of Michigan (2011) and a BFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2002). She has completed residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, the Cedar Point Biological Station and 8550 OHIO. Her artwork has been collected and exhibited internationally including the Joslyn Museum of Art, Defibrillator Gallery, Rapid Pulse, Rutgers University, and Mana Contemporary.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 19, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, November 19 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
Gallery Reception: Places I Sleep | Sarah Berkeley
Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 19, 2015 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Places I Sleep

An exhibition of photographs by Sarah Berkeley

Please join us for a reception with the artist on Thursday, November 19th from 5 - 7 pm.
On view November 9 - December 18, 2015

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is proud to present a series of new photographs by Sarah Berkeley entitled, "Places I Sleep." The in-progress series is themed around the interior spaces that the artist has inhabited for at least one night. Berkeley, an assistant professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, has exhibited frequently in Nebraska, as well as nationally and internationally. Her work frequently questions cultural norms such as the 9:00 to 5:00 work day, the office environment, indoor living, gender stereotypes, and the voluntary sharing of personal data. Regarding her new photographic series on display at KHN, Berkeley states, "outward looking views alternate with contemplative images of ceilings, speaking to domestic space as both confining and a portal for spirituality."

Sarah Berkeley is an artist who works across media creating public interventions and durational performances which she documents using photography, video and GPS. She holds an MFA from University of Michigan (2011) and a BFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2002). She has completed residencies at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, the Cedar Point Biological Station and 8550 OHIO. Her artwork has been collected and exhibited internationally including the Joslyn Museum of Art, Defibrillator Gallery, Rapid Pulse, Rutgers University, and Mana Contemporary.
Third Thursday Open Studios
Dec 17, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The public is invited to a Third Thursday open studio event at the KHN Center on Thursday, December 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Current artists-in-residence will open their studios or present readings of their work-in-progress.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City. The open studio event is free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. For more information, call 402-874-9600.
The Walking Shrines: work by Tom Kreager
Feb 29, 2016 - Apr 1, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00AM |
The Walking Shrines: Work by Tom Kreager
Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 17, 2016 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
Third Thursday Open Studios: March 2016
Mar 17, 2016 - Mar 17, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 5:00PM |
Presentations by writer Erik Campbell and artist Travis Apel
Immutable Time: paintings by Barbara Simcoe
Apr 11, 2016 - May 6, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
Gallery Reception for Immutable Time: paintings by Barbara Simcoe
Apr 21, 2016 - Apr 21, 2016 | Gallery Receptions | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
Third Thursday Open Studios: April 2016
Apr 21, 2016 - Apr 21, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
Resemblance Erosion:
May 16, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | KHN Gallery
Sculptor Josh Johnson makes connections between two environments -- one at hand, and the other remembered. Resemblance Erosion offers a sideways glance of Plains landscape, softening the edges between the physicality of what is materially accessible and the limited view offered by the mind's eye. Drawing upon the rock formations of the South Dakota Badlands and their fabricated proxies dotting Lincoln's Antelope Creek greenway, Johnson carves, fabricates, and joins second-hand materials into lonely vistas alluding to the slippages associated with memory's shaky hold on place. Josh Johnson earned a BFA at the University of North Dakota, and an MFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited nationally, including shows at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Colorado State University, and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Josh received a 2016 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, and was twice selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Sculptor's Competition at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Josh currently teaches sculpture at Nebraska Wesleyan University. 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 of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Resemblance Erosion:
May 19, 2016 - May 19, 2016 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | KHN Gallery
Sculptor Josh Johnson makes connections between two environments -- one at hand, and the other remembered. Resemblance Erosion offers a sideways glance of Plains landscape, softening the edges between the physicality of what is materially accessible and the limited view offered by the mind's eye. Drawing upon the rock formations of the South Dakota Badlands and their fabricated proxies dotting Lincoln's Antelope Creek greenway, Johnson carves, fabricates, and joins second-hand materials into lonely vistas alluding to the slippages associated with memory's shaky hold on place. Josh Johnson earned a BFA at the University of North Dakota, and an MFA at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has exhibited nationally, including shows at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Colorado State University, and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Josh received a 2016 Nebraska Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, and was twice selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Sculptor's Competition at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Josh currently teaches sculpture at Nebraska Wesleyan University. 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 of all ages. KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/
Third Thursday Open Studios
May 19, 2016 - May 19, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | KHN Gallery
Please join us for presentations by residents Dustin London (Visual Artist), Hedieh Ilchi (Visual Artist), Elise Kirk (Visual Artist), Elvira Garifzyanova (Composer), and Meghan Pipe (Writer).
Third Thursday Open Studios
Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
Toward Firmness: sculpture by Qwist Joseph
Jul 4, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
Room and Board: 15 years of the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Aug 15, 2016 - Sep 23, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
August Third Thursday Open Studios
Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 18, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
September Third Thursday Open Studios
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
A 15th anniversary reception for KHN and corresponding exhibition "Room & Board", with remarks from our Kimmel Foundation President Ernie Weyenth, will be held Thursday September 15th, 5-7 p.m., which coincides with our Third Thursday Open Studio event.
TXTS in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: prints by Breanne Trammell
Oct 3, 2016 - Nov 4, 2016 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
December Third Thursday Open Studios
Dec 15, 2016 - Dec 15, 2016 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
Fade Like a Sigh: Photographs by Zora J Murff and Rana Young
Jan 9, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM |
January Third Thursday Open Studio
Jan 19, 2017 - Jan 19, 2017 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
February Third Thursday Open Studio
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2017 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
Reception for Fade Like a Sigh
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 16, 2017 | Gallery Receptions | 5:00PM - 7:00PM |
The Barada Hills of Nebrska: Paintings and Poetry by John Frederick Lokke and Jan Chism Wright
Feb 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 | Art Exhibition | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
The Barada Hills of southeastern Nebraska have a unique and colorful history. These bluffs along the Missouri river, located primarily in Richardson County in southeastern Nebraska, are named after Barada town founder Antoine Barada. Antoine was the son of French Count Michael Barada and Laughing Buffalo, a member of the Omaha Tribe. The Barada Hills were documented in 1804 during Lewis and Clark's expedition, and again by Prince Maximilian and artist Carl Bodmer nearly 30 years later.

The Barada Hills of Nebraska is a collaborative project that began in 2003. Pairing the watercolors of John Frederick Lokke and poems by Jan Chism Wright, the exhibition highlights the rich and subtle beauty of the area, capturing remnant echos of times gone by as well as the ongoing evolution of the land and its inhabitants.
Impermanence of Knowledge: Drive Not Found | Work by Gregory Davis
Apr 10, 2017 - May 18, 2017 | Art Exhibition | 12:00AM - 12:00AM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Knowledge is tenuous. It must be stored, retrieved, and passed on to continue existence.

Through installations and photographs, Gregory Davis explores the places where the stream of knowledge transfer breaks down, the point where it is severed and the information becomes lost. No matter if that severance comes from changes in technology, changes in brain chemistry, the process of copying an image, the passage of eons, or some unforeseen reasons, Davis's work exposes our desire to store information and the lengths we go to in order to rediscover it when it becomes lost.
April Third Thursday Open Studios
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017 | Open Studios | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Meet the artists-in-residence, listen to exciting presentations, learn about their processes, see the studios, get inspired!