UPCOMING GARWOOD-SKALA GALLERIES

 

Spring Show

Box Butte Art Society Judged Exhibit 

EXHIBITING Feb 16 - Mar 20

 

GRETCHEN PETERS ART PHILOSOPHY

 

There is something about hanging art on a wall in your house. It reflects who you are, what you’re interested in, what you see as beautiful or provocative. It can hang there for a really long time, or just a while. It is part of the whole space. There’s furniture and rugs and books but when the art goes up, it makes the space come to life, it makes the soul. Appreciating and learning about visual art, and all the arts, can be a lifetime exploration. Living with art and seeking out art makes us all more interested and more interesting. It’s for everybody. To make it possible for everybody, it’s important to teach little kids about art so they can make their own creative choices about what goes up on their walls, or the sounds that go in their ears or the sights on their screens. It is so important to educate the whole child, the whole human being. As for the way I make art, I work with nature’s forms, making representational pencil drawings in blocks of color and movement. Like Georgia O’Keeffe’s floral explorations, I am interested in shapes of color that travel the eye on the page. And then adding light and shadow to shift over those surfaces to build depth and interest.

 

GRETCHEN PETERS BIO

 

Gretchen Peters is an advocate for the arts. She volunteers for the arts, makes art and teaches art. She taught art at Gering High School for 35 years and now makes art derived from her surroundings using colored pencil as the medium.  Her students received many awards for their creativity and Gretchen has received numerous awards for her teaching and drawing skills. Her work is in collections across the country. She has served on the boards of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment Advisory Council, Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska, Judicial Nominating Commission, West Nebraska Arts Center, Nebraskans for the Arts, Nebraska State Historical Society, Theatre West, Oregon Trail Days committees.

Gretchen earned degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chadron State College (summa cum laude). She works and resides in Gering, Nebraska.

 

Gretchen

UPCOMING STUDIO GALLERY

"WONDERS"

Jan 19 - Feb 20

Grandview Elementary 4th Grade 

-ALLIANCE, NE

 

Gallery Hours

Tuesday Through Saturday

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

Closed Sundays & Mondays

 

 

Admission

FREE ADMISSION

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

JANUARY SPONSORS

-WILLIAM'S JEWELERS

-JANICE & ARCHIE LAWRENCE

-BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL 

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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