EXHIBITING January 5 - February 13th
Gary Underwood Bio:
Garry was born southwest of Alliance, Ne a long time ago. He grew up on a ranch in the Panhandle of good ole Nebraska. He owned a ranch and took care of cattle for over thirty
years. His wife Jo Ellen, son Kyle, daughter Kathy, and grandson Kel are his biggest loves, but he has always had a passion for art.
Garry has been an artist nearly all his life. He paints, carves, builds furniture and even designed and built his house but his true calling is welding metal sculptures. Garry has visited over hundreds of junk piles in Nebraska, Arizona, Wyoming and Wisconsin to preserve history in his artwork. If you can't find Garry at an art show or in Quartzite, you are sure to find him in the Sandhills of Nebraska, creating and preserving some of lifes greatest things.
"Big Horn Sheep" by MelloDe McCart
MelloDe McCart Bio:
I am a Nebraska panhandle artist, born and raised in Alliance, NE. I’ve always had an appreciation of the natural world and the rich history of this Midwestern area. My works have received numerous awards over the years in judged and juried exhibitions. I use a mixture of pastels, colored pencils and colored inks to develop a heightened sense of the subject I’m depicting. Whether that subject is a cowboy, buffalo, or even a rooster I seek to capture their character through color palettes and pencil strokes that give a sense of life and motion. The frames I create are from naturally weathered wood reclaimed at old barns, corrals and buildings in Nebraska. I add additional accent pieces including rusty barbed wire, bird feathers, tree bark and an assortment of other items to enhance the character of each picture. The pairing of the unique frames with their imagery make every piece I create truly one of a kind.
Jerry Underwood Bio:
I was born and raised in the Alliance area and continue to live here. I spend my working life in production agriculture, owning and operating a cattle feeding operation. Growing up living the country life I had a great appreciation for the beauty of nature, landscapes and all that lived within it. Influenced by my parents, whom both possessed artistic talents, I became interested in art at an early age. I soon realized I was not very good at drawing or painting. I seemed to be drawn to the camera early in my youth. The camera was never far away whether I was observing wildlife, working on the ranch, just enjoying nature, or traveling to Wyoming, Montana and the Southwest. I wanted to capture it all. When someone asks about my photography, I like to say, “I take lots of pictures, and if I’m lucky, some turn out to be Photographs.”
The photos I have in this exhibit will be a little bit of everything, Nebraska scenery, nature, flowers, Alaskan views, and even some shots from the Netherlands. I invite you to come and find your favorite.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays
-JANICE & ARCHIE LAWRENCE
-BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT