Prairie Grass Portraits
Thursday, Aug 14 at 5:30 pm Prairie Grass Portraits reception with Kristine Allphin Brakenhoff and presentation on Gardening with Nature In Mind by Bob Henrickson, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
July 2 – November 2, 2014
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art will exhibit Prairie Grass Portraits by batik artist Kristine Allphin Brackenhoff July 2 through November 2, 2014 at the museum in David City.
Educational programs will enhance the public’s experience of the exhibition. On July 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm area 4-H club members participated in a two-hour workshop led by Justin Evertson, Green Infrastructure Coordinator at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The hands-on workshop will help 4-H members learn to identify and tend native grasses which contribute to a healthy ecosystem. Members of area 4-H Clubs will contribute volunteer hours to plan and begin building a mini native prairie in the back yard of Bone Creek Museum.
On August 14 at 5:30 pm Horticulture Program Coordinator at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Bob Henrickson will provide a presentation entitled, Gardening with Nature In Mind. The presentation and reception at Bone Creek Museum is open to the public and free of charge.
Kristine Allphin Brakenhoff has been working in fine art batik since 2011. “It didn’t take long to realize these prairie grasses, like the river, were the perfect subject to be expressed in this unpredictable medium of batik,” said Kristine. She has received acclaim within batik circles and her work is in collections as far away as Sri Lanka, where batik is highly praised. Prairie Grass Portraitsis Kristine’s latest series in response to her exploration of her new home near Hastings, Nebraska. This exhibition and its accompanying educational program is meant to cause the viewer to reflect on the importance of preserving Nebraska’s native grasses.
Canadian Foothills Reception
Saturday, September 13 at 5:30 pm, Denise Lemaster will be present at a reception to discuss her paintings in the Canadian Foothills exhibition.