Art for all Seasons
April showers bring May flowers, so it’s only natural that Gallery 92 West’s May exhibit is entitled “Depicting Nature: From the Scientific to the Sublime.” We are proud to host the 28th annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition May 8 – June 9 in the Lubker Gallery. The reception for this show will be held Friday, May 8, from 5 to 7pm.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Sheldon Museum of Art shares its collection of American art throughout the state with this traveling exhibit program. The Sheldon describes this year’s works, a collection spanning 150 years, ranging from early botanical studies and Impressionist landscapes to contemporary photographs, as presenting unique and diverse interpretations of the natural environment. From Albert Bierstadt’s “American Eden” depiction of majestic landscapes and William Sharp’s detailed chromolithograph portrayal of a blooming plant to the colorful paintings of Robert Guilder and Willard LeRoy Metcalf and the beautiful photographs by Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, these works invite us to explore the diverse approaches artists have used to capture the beauty in nature. In addition, the display will include contemporary artists Seiko Tachibana and Doug and Mike Starn, who, the museum states, examine how science and technology enable us to view the natural world.
We are excited that Gallery 92 West was selected as one of the venues to host this year’s Sheldon Statewide exhibit. This outreach program is made possible by the generous support of the Sheldon Art Association, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska and James and Rhonda Seacrest. Your support of our various fundraising efforts have helped us cover the host-site fee for us to bring this month long exhibit and associated educational materials to our community. We have applied for the opportunity to bring the Sheldon Statewide exhibit to Fremont again next year. (Sponsorship offers will be graciously accepted.)
Painter Marc Chagall once said “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Artists have forever had a fascination with the creations in the natural world. Naturally, it’s fabulous to be able to view their creations depicting this beauty – right here in our neighborhood!
B.H. Gehringer Gallery: Fremont Public School Grades 5 – 8 Select Show
The Fremont Public School Grades 5 – 8 Select Show will be featured in the B.H. Gehringer gallery through May 17th. Art Teachers, Axton Kahler, Andrea Rockemann, and Geoff Semrad have chosen works representing the highest achievements of our local middle school student artists. The Artist’s Reception for this show will be held Sunday, May 3rd from 1 to 2 pm. Awards will be presented for best works from each grade level at 1:45pm. Physicist Albert Einstein stated that “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” We welcome the student artists, their teachers and families to enjoy both exhibits this month!
ALSO: Starting May 18th and running through June, in the B.H. Gehringer Gallery, will be the photography of Linda Meigs, themed, “Farm Series.”