If as an artist, one of your new year's resolutions is to find more time to make your work, consider applying to our artist residency program. Our next deadline is March 1 for residencies between July and December 2012. Check out our straight-forward online application process today!

If you are an art lover maybe you'd like to take in more art in the new year! Make the trek to Nebraska City to view our collection of works from our former artists or one of the six exciting exhibitions we have planned for 2012. We'll also continue to host our First Thursday open studio events which are perfect for budding artists, professionals, and general culture lovers alike.

Whatever your resolutions are, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts hopes your new year is off to a great start! Cheers to 2012!

In the Studios
Join us in February for Open Studios
With new artists just arriving and exhibitions still in transition, we will not host a First Thursday Open Studio for January. Instead, join us on Thursday, February 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. to meet the artists that will be with us at that time. You may also want to take the time to view photos and read bios on this session's lineup of talent!

Moon Young Ha, Composer, New York, NY, 1/2 - 1/13 (left)
Jennifer Bryan, Writer, Lincoln, NE, 1/2 – 1/13
Natalie Sorenson, Visual, Vancouver, BC, 1/2 – 1/13
Thomas Cummins, Visual, San Antonio, TX, 1/2 – 1/27
Megan Kruse, Writer, San Marcos, TX, 1/9 – 2/17
Costantinos Dafnis, Interdisciplinary, Shreveport, LA, 1/16 – 1/27
Elysia Mann, Visual, St. Louis, MO, 1/16 – 2/10
Kerry Dolan, Writer, San Francisco, CA, 1/30 – 2/24
Kerry Hirth, Visual, Columbia, MO, 1/30 – 2/24

In the Gallery
Privacy and the Plains Opens Jan 9
Opening Monday, January 9, Privacy and the Plains features new work by Lincoln photographer, Kimberly Thomas. The exhibition will consist of a body of recent photographs that examines the artists’ feelings toward her now familiar surroundings and understanding of how one finds a comfortable place within them. 
Originally from Missouri, Kimberly Thomas now resides in Lincoln, NE.  Kimberly received her MFA degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008.  She has taught photography at Metropolitan Community College and Creighton University and is currently teaching at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thomas’ work has recently been featured in solo exhibitions in Lincoln (NE), Kalamazoo (MI), Kansas City (MO), and Omaha (NE).
The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 2 from 5 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with a KHN monthly First Thursday Open Studio event. The exhibition runs through Thursday, March 1.

The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from noon - 4 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged and tours are welcome. Email us to make arrangements.
In and Around Nebraska City
Art in the Woods Call for Proposals
The Arbor Day Foundation is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating nature-inspired outdoor art as part of their ongoing Art in the Woods series at the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure attraction in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The Foundation is seeking proposals for outdoor art installations that draw inspiration from nature, emphasize conservation and the responsible use/re-use of natural materials, and demonstrate the interconnectedness of the natural world.
Up to six (6) nature-inspired artworks will be chosen for installation at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure. A stipend of $2,000 per work will be awarded to the selected artists. Installation of the pieces is expected to begin in April 2012 and must be completed by June 15, 2012. Proposals that support the expression of art within the context of a natural setting, invite the spirit of play, visitor interaction, and sensory engagement are especially encouraged. Proposals are due February 15, 2012.

Please contact Susan Freshman at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure at 402-873-8717 or email her for more information. You can also download information at the Art in the Woods website.

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