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Upcoming Exhibitions

Landmark Barns

May 4- September 4, 2016

Gary Ernest Smith, Jared Sanders, and Simon Winegar come together in a strong trio to represent one of the landscape’s most iconic landmarks.

Barns are a necessary feature of any farm or ranch and are also a popular subject for artists. Often the condition of one’s barn best illustrates the health of the farm. Each of these 3 artists have strong reputations within contemporary Western Art circles and each has a strong passion for the current state of our natural resources and their preservation.  G.E. Smith is like the grandfather of contemporary representational regionalism.

Each of the painters have their own style that they would bring to the subject; Smith is probably the most abstracted with graphic color fields, and Winegar’s work has a more nostalgic feeling with atmospheric effects. Sanders is in the middle. It will be educational to discuss the different perspective and style that each artist takes to the same subject.

Selections from the Permanent Collection

May 11- July 10, 2016

The work of Dale Nichols and many other favorite artists in the Bone Creek Collection will be on display.

T. B. Johnson: Impressionist Regionalism

July 13- September 25, 2016

T.B. Johnson (- 1968) was a Swedish Nebraska native who studied with Birger Sandzen. Johnson painted scenes in and around Lincoln in the bold, heavy impasto, impressionistic style of Sandzen. This show would feature his most agrarian of his pieces from the Nebraska State Historical Society collection. This show demonstrates Bone Creek’s commitment to Regionalism as a major part of the artistic agrarian story.