GARWOOD-SKALA GALLERIES

"WISDOM NEVER FADES"

ARTIST BRIAN STEPHENSON, ALLIANCE, NE

EXHIBITING JUNE 30 - AUGUST 8

Artist Statement: This is a collection of portraits graciously shared of residents from highland Park care Center in Alliance, NE.  These people, at perhaps the most fragile moment in their lives, never waiver from the daily challenges of the issues created by physical and/or mental detriments. They allowed themselves to be captured and put on display, proudly and without fear of ridicule, accepting where they are in their lives and teaching the rest of us how to do the same.  

There is plenty of advice and life hacks to be gleaned from these individuals, you must simply take the time to engage and listen to their stories.  They all have something to teach; you can't necessarily blame the teacher if you don't get the lesson.

I have been privileged to sit behind my camera and collect their thoughts, ideas, perceptions and views.   While health becomes a limiting factor for all of us, I have learned that the wisdom truly never fades.  

 

THE ARTWORK OF KEN ZYLLA 

FROM THE COLLECTION OF BRIAN PLANK

EXHIBITING JUNE 30 - AUGUST 8 

Artist Bio:

Born of humble means near Foley before moving with his family to spend his formative years in and around Onamia, Ken Zylla aspired to become a nationally and internationally renown visual artist. Zylla died Feb. 17 at his home in Corcoran, Minnesota. He was 82.After dabbling in several blue-collar jobs in the Twin Cities, Zylla completely changed career paths in his early 30s, jumping full-bore into the world of painting. His love of the outdoors, his fond memories of mid-20th-century Americana, and his particular interest in preserving on canvass small-town scenes, including vintage autos, were portrayed in much of Zylla’s work. Declaring himself mostly self-taught, Zylla’s unique style caught on with thousands. His paintings were a hit at sports shows around the state, and his work eventually adorned the walls of many cabins, dens, car dealer showrooms and repair shops nationwide.As his career blossomed, Zylla’s work caught the attention of Brown & Bigelow, one of the world’s largest suppliers of promotional products with headquarters in St. Paul. He was commissioned by B & B to produce 12 original prints per year for that company’s calendars, and next to the iconic Norman Rockwell, Zylla became the most used artist for their calendars worldwide during the past decade.At the time of his death, Zylla was still under contract to produce prints for Brown & Bigelow.

STUDIO GALLERY

"METANOIA: the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self, or way of life"

JUNE 16 - JULY 11

Artist Sydnie Waldron

 

Sydnie Waldron is an Alliance native who is currently enrolled as a sophomore at Hastings College.  She has been involved in the arts from a very young age.  As soon as she was old enough, she began taking art classes whenever she could.  This led her to discover her passion for creating and her desire to pursue a career in the arts.  As she continues to develop her skills, she works with a variety of different mediums, using them to explore her identity as an individual and the message she wishes to convey in life.  She has taken part in many exhibitions, including Carnegie Arts Center’s Anniversary Show and West Nebraska Art Center’s Visionaries Show.  While at Hastings Sydnie has entered into several student exhibitions held by the Hastings College Department of Visual Arts.  This is Sydnie’s second solo exhibition at the Carnegie Arts Center. If you enjoy her work, you can follow her on Instagram @syd.w.art.

 

 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday Through Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays & Mondays

 

 

Admission

FREE ADMISSION

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

JULY SPONSORS

-ALLIANCE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT

 

-PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATION

 

Contact Us

Carnegie Arts Center

204 W 4th St

Alliance  NE  69301

Phone/Fax  308-762-4571

art@carnegieartscenter.com

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT

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