LINDA DABBS OF CRAWFORD, NE
NOV 1 - DEC 3
ARTIST RECEPTION 5-7PM SAT, NOV, 12TH
BIO: Linda has been a practicing and professional artist for most of her life, supporting herself & her three children with graphic & advertising art. She now fills her time with theater art painting sets for several theaters along with teaching scenic painting techniques at Chadron State College.
Starting at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo where she organized & started the zoo’s graphic art department. From there, moving on to become art director for Imperial Outdoor Advertising Co. Then on to advertising art as director of design for ad agencies, later owning her own free lance graphic design/ illustration studio. Some of the organizations she has served with are, the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Women’s Board, Fontenelle Forest Woman’s Guild, and the Graphic Artists Guild. She has also donated her time and talents to Nebraska State Recycling. For several years Linda worked with Kelly S King’s Faux Finish School with schools in Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, and Seattle, WA. Here she helped develop painting and plastering techniques which became the base for the theater work, the ability to manipulate the faux products shows in the art produced now for pleasure. Setting up a studio in Western Nebraska close to Toadstool Park, ranch life, the landscape & wildlife became the inspiration for her art.
Proficient in multiple medias, (watercolor, oil, acrylics & sculpture.) There’s not much she won’t try. “I love a Challenge!”
ARTIST STATMENT: Simply put “Art has been my journey” whether to support myself and my children or to allow me to examine and challenge myself. I can not remember when I wasn’t drawing, painting, or sculpting. Whether to reproduce something seen which impressed me in some way or to take images and ideas and modify them.
Thankfully, my maternal grandfather Dels Gustafson was an artist and passed on the passion for art and nature. This made it acceptable to have various tools to use and apply colors and texture. I didn’t have to hide has he did his passion for art.
Largely self-taught through trial and error, art has been a driving force, whether for self-discovery or producing for the outside world. When not doing commercial work in advertising, graphic design, scenic painting for theatre or commissioned work, the colors and textures of nature inspire me.
SUMMER ADVENTURES STUDENT SHOW
-CURATED BY ROBERT PELTZ
Oct 18 - Jan 14th
MIXED MEDIA SHOWCASE OF CARNEGIE'S ART CAMP STUDENTS. THEIR AGES RANGE FROM 7-16 YEARS OF AGE. THE STUDENTS HAVE WORKED ON 3D, PAINTINGS, PASTELS, SKETCHES, MIXED MEDIA, AND SPIN ART. WE ARE PROUD TO SHOWCASE THE TALENTS OF THESE STUDENTS!
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open Sundays 1-4PM Jun - Aug 31
-DR. MARK AND TERI CHU
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT