Memorial Day Weekend Reception
Saturday, MAY 25, 2013, 2-4 pm
As part of its 5th anniversary celebrations in 2013 Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art is hosting a special reception May 25 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
A painting entitled “A Team” generously donated by artist Michael Bingham will be awarded during the reception. The 10” x 13” original acrylic painting depicts a team of draft horses in full harness.
Enter-to-win tickets are available beginning May 6. Tickets are $20 and proceeds of the ticket sales will support Bone Creek Museum’s ongoing programs. Information about how to purchase tickets is available at bonecreek.org. Special gifts will be awarded to ticket purchasers who attend the reception.
David City Public School Alumni are special guests at this Alumni weekend reception and the public is invited to attend.
The afternoon will feature a talk by artist Rod Bouc. Rod will discuss his work displayed in a joint exhibition with Charlene Potter entitled “Wild and Tangled: Foliage of the Plains.” The exhibit will run through June 30.
Bouc is a native Nebraskan who has been involved in the arts his entire life. He studied painting and drawing at UN-L and Ohio State. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio and is the deputy director at the Columbus Museum of Art. Bouc presents a perspective that reminds us to take a moment and appreciate the natural beauty of Nebraska. “In the city nature is an annoyance. In the country it is much more humbling and inspiring,” Bouc said.
Omaha sculpture Charlene Potter considers herself an environmental artist. She is very intentional that her work inspires care for nature and has uplifting messages. Her series of water flowers made from ceramic porcelain is meant to communicate the importance of preserving and restoring clean, fresh water sources in Nebraska.
Artist Michael Wilson will also be in attendance at the reception. His exhibition entitled “The Horreum, ut Sacellum (The Barn, as a Chapel) on display in the Bone Creek Museum Annex ends May 26.
Summer Art Day Camp
JULY 29 – 31, 2013
Bone Creek Museum is partnering with the Butler County Arts Council to provide art day camps for ages 8 and up at the Aquinas High School art room.
More information coming soon.
Annual Art and Poetry at Bone Creek
Sunday, AUGUST, 2013, TBA
Our first year event, August 2009 saw a great turn out for our kickoff event with featured poets; Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, published author Twyla Hansen, and local poet Leo Kovar.
The second annual event, in 2010, welcomed Marge Saiser to join returning poets, Ted Kooser and Twyla Hansen. The theme of this event revolves around the agrarian subject. Guests were moved to tears over the beautiful combination of spoken word and fine art, in a great setting. This event gives visitors an opportunity to reflect on the changing landscape and be inspired by such appreciation and reverence for the land and those who cultivate it. Interested poets are encouraged to contact the museum for more information about the event.
The third annual event in 2011 featured with poetry readings from Twyla Hansen, JV Brummels, and Leo Kovar, celebrating agrarianism and artistic expression with two great returning poets from previous years and a Nebraska poet new to the Bone Creek stage.
The 2012 fourth annual event featured the reading of Twyla Hansen from her new book Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet written with Linda Hasslestrom. Joined by Hansen were friends Dwaine Spieker and Barbara Schmitz.
5th Anniversary Celebration
The exhibitions and programs Bone Creek offers have engaged artists and art lovers from all 50 states and 7 foreign countries. Yet visitors often say: “I love Bone Creek Museum. I enjoyed seeing the exhibits, the artist talks, the poetry readings, the musical events, and watching kids learn about art. Why don’t more people know about this great museum?”
Our 5th anniversary celebrations began Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, 2013. Bone Creek is hosted an artist workshop. Acclaimed painters Michael Bingham, of Salt Lake City, and Michael Albrechtsen, of Kansas City, were the instructors for the weekend. Itinerary includes painting sessions in various outdoor locations around Butler County, a museum reception, and group meals.
Events continue on May 25 with a reception for the current exhibitions. a painting will be given away through a raffle during the event.
Stay tuned for more updated information about anniversary events.