UPCOMING GARWOOD-SKALA GALLERIES

Visions in Color: Finding Vibrancy in the Plains

Visual Artist, Tammy Schuett

November 2nd - December 4th 

 

The Great Plains have been my home for most of my life. I can look out my back door and see the wide-reaching horizon. There’s something about the place where the earth meets the sky

that pulls me in and captivates me. What others may find ordinary, and may not even notice, comes alive when I see it—and I must paint it.

I use acrylics in gestural brush strokes to show movement and energy. If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Plains, you know that the wind doesn’t mess around. I want the viewer to feel that wind pulling and pushing at the trees, crops, and grasses of my paintings. Using my

signature style, I express the lyrical lines flowing through the ground, around the trees, and

across the horizon. There is poetry and art in the way the world moves around us if we only take the time to pause and delight in life.

Some people may look at the Plains and see only green and brown—and those colors are

certainly there—but I see so much more. Color is a passion of mine, and that drives me to use it in unique ways. A pond isn’t just muddy blue, it’s the sky and the trees and a reflection of the beauty that surrounds it. A field of freshly-harvested hay isn’t just short, brown grass—it’s a

playground of whimsical hay bales. A lone tree at the end of a field dances and stretches in elegant solitude. I seek to crown the world around me in vibrant color.

I often paint on canvases and boards with deep edges. When I get to the edge of a painting,

that’s never where the story ends—beyond the reference photo, or field of vision, the horizon continues. It stretches in bountiful earth and sky. I started wrapping my paintings around the edge of the canvas to mimic the way there’s always more just beyond what we can see. This has become a signature style for me that creates a contemporary, frameless artwork.

My paintings illustrate how everything knits together. It’s my desire that you experience a warm positivity and empowerment to be creative yourself. How are the trees and horizons you pass everyday moving in this world with life and vibrancy?

UPCOMING STUDIO GALLERY

SUMMER ADVENTURES

BOB PELTZ' STUDENT EXHIBIT FROM CARNEGIE'S SUMMER ART CAMP

 OCTOBER 19 - DEC 11

Robert Peltz and Kasa Sherlock lead an incredible group of students ages 7-16 years old during Carnegie's summer art camp.  There were 42 students who attended 6 weeks of art camp and produced incredible works. Each student has one framed piece and their work is displayed in the lower Studio Gallery.  

 

 

 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday Through Saturday

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

Open Sundays 1-4PM Jun - Aug 31

Closed Mondays

 

 

Admission

FREE ADMISSION

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

SEPTEMBER SPONSORS

-CHARLES AND ELLEN LIERK

-FARMER'S STATE BANK

-DAVE'S PHARMACY

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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