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.
Corn: /Korn/ Exhibition
September 29, 2016- January 8, 2017
Chicago artist Cathi Schwalbe and 2016’s Cornhusker Hotel Artist in Residence Margaret Berry will collaborate with one another and Bone Creek to create an art exhibition/project that may even extend beyond the confines of the museum walls. Both artists have a history of working with corn and additionally both artists are currently working with bees and beeswax. Margaret is mostly an encaustic artist and Cathi is a multi-media artist who works with clay, found objects, textiles, and skirts the line between art and social practice.
The exhibition hopes to involve the community in more ways than typical visual art exhibitions. Likely this show will be a combination of previous works by the two artists and a set of new work (made individually and/or collaboratively). Also in the works are a Corn Hunt, a citywide scavenger hunt for clay corn cobs; a Corn Fest, fundraising dinner event; and a Corn and Wax one-day artist workshop with Margaret Berry in November, 2016.