Local and Emerging Artist Gallery
Michael Wilson: The Horreum, ut Sacellum (The Barn, as a Chapel)
March 27 – May 26, 2013
Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 6-8 pm
Barns and country churches are both major architectural structures in the rural landscape so combining the two seemed natural. I found that the resulting paintings spoke to me. Landscapes and buildings have individual atmospheres. In creating the paintings for this series, much like in the Biblical account of the Nativity, I inject a reverent atmosphere into a barn. This elevates a common, rural, outbuilding into a spiritual place and gives these paintings their voice. Latin was the primary medium of language in the medieval church, and using it in the titles helped me keep that initial flash of emotion I felt when I created the first painting – through to the last. -M. Wilson
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The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832–1834
July 3- August 25, 2013
This exhibition showcases Swiss artist Karl Bodmer’s (1809–1893) vivid reflection of the landscapes, wildlife, frontier settlements, and American Indian peoples that he and German explorer and naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied encountered during their expedition along the Upper Missouri River in 1832 to 1834.
The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition: Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832–1834 is organized by Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, and is drawn entirely from its Maximilian-Bodmer Collection. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
In 1832, Maximilian and Bodmer embarked on a two-year journey that would take them up the Missouri River and into the heart of the West. Joslyn’s celebrated Maximilian-Bodmer collection includes watercolors, drawings, manuscripts, and memorabilia from their voyage, as well as the printing plates used to create 81 spectacular engravings that illustrated Maximilian’s 1843 publication, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832, 1833, 1834.
In 1989, through a partnership between Joslyn Art Museum and Alecto Historical Editions in London, a limited edition of engravings was printed using Bodmer’s original ca. 1840 plates and carefully hand-colored by master craftsmen. This exhibition comprises 40 of these prints illustrating Maximilian and Bodmer’s travels. It will be on view in communities throughout Nebraska in 2013 and 2014. A mobile tour — accessible at (402) 881-3138 — highlighting 17 artworks in the exhibition will be available at each venue.
Artists of the Black Hills Juried Exhibition
August 28 – November 24, 2013
Call to artists of the group Artists of the Black Hills.
Content must be agrarian– pertaining to the land or it’s tenure
Up to 2 works, not larger than 48×48” for two-dimensional work, or 16×16” for 3D
Submission deadline, sent to [email protected], is June 1, 2013. Digital submission is preferred but you can also mail a submittal to the address at the bottom of the page.