"24th Anniversary Show"
Judged and Jurried Exhibition
Carnegie’s 24th annual Anniversary Show. We call out to Artists from all over to enter their work of various media, concepts, and subject matter. The exhibit included 45 artists and 100 pieces of work. All media and age groups are represented, with amateurs and professionals alike. This show is selected through a jury process, then once hung was judged and ribbons were awarded.
The subject of my work contains variations on the theme of ecotone, the area where two communities meet and integrate. Traditionally, the term refers to ecological communities, such as the zone where the plains and desert meet the rainforest and the biodiversity that occurs there. Yet it can also refer the zone where “nature” and “culture” intersect—where city meets the preexisting natural environment and the tension resulting from this intersection. It may also refer to a metaphorical overlapping of narrative and place.
The stark contrast of cut paper is reflective of the investigation of physical, ecological and cultural boundaries. The stories and fables I select are narratives that ultimately attempt to destabilize the modern notion of an unbridgeable boundary between ‘human’ and ‘animal’. I continue to investigate and describe the conflict between human and animal, hoping to reveal what animals teach us about our humanity.
Ricki Klages has been an exhibiting artist since 1984. Her paintings have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, She has received many awards in Juried exhibitions, and has been published in the International Painting Annual, through Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center four times.
Ricki started teaching at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Art in 1995. She returned to the University with her husband and two children after an extended three year leave of absence in northern Italy in the Lake District at the foothills of the Alps. It was there that she learned the Italian arts of drinking fine wine, eating great food and relaxation. She has been the Head of the Department of Art and Professor of Painting at the University of Wyoming for eleven years.
My medium is pastels – colored pencils and colored inks combined. The subjects that I’m drawn to are the innocence of youth, the life stories in an old face and the movement and majesty in nature. I also mat my own work and make my own frames out of recycled materials. I customize my frames to enhance the subject in my drawings.
The Valentine Sand Painters Guild
Featured in the upstairs galleries we have 16 talented artists from the Valentine Sand Painters. The Sand Painters Art Club is an organization open to all persons interested in the creation and or promotion of the visual arts. With emphasis in the North Central Nebraska and south Central South Dakota area. It was formed in 1965 by Veronica Heelan, Betty Kime and Alice Cumbow and is a charter member of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs.
I am inspired by nature, typography and surrealism. After I studied Fine Arts at The University of Lincoln-Nebraska. I moved back to my hometown in Western Nebraska to be closer to my family. Back home I was able to set up a studio and get back to painting, drawing and photographing.
"West of the Heartland"
David Dorsey, Mary Hunt, and Michelle Denton
Three people with similar roots grounded in faith, family values, a strong work ethic and an artistic nature that could not be denied. Those values come through in diverse ways in the work of Michele Denton, David Dorsey, and Mary B. Hunt.
"Association of Nebraska
The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs is unique in that it is the only club in the United States that supports all the art clubs in the state. We host a conference every year where we invite a nationally known artist to judge work from all over the state. The top 25 pieces travel the state, displayed throughout the year.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT