ARTIST BRIAN STEPHENSON, ALLIANCE, NE
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.
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.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays
-ALLIANCE TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENT
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT