On Thursday, April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m., the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City will host a public reception in honor of the students and area art teachers participating in the 7thAnnual Laurine Kimmel High School Art Exhibition. During the reception, current artists-in-residence of the Center will open their studios and share their work with guests during the reception as part of the Center’s ongoing First Thursday Open Studio series.
The exhibition, which opened March 3, showcases artwork by juniors and seniors from 13 southeast Nebraska schools. The works on exhibit have been selected by art educators from the following area high schools: Auburn Public, District OR-1 Public (Palmyra/Bennet), Falls City Public, Falls City Sacred Heart, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public, Johnson-Brock Public, Johnson County Central Public, Lewiston Public, Lourdes Central Catholic, Nebraska City Public, Pawnee City Public, Sterling Public, and Syracuse Public.
During the reception and throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors will have a chance to vote for their favorite student works to receive People’s Choice Awards. These awards will be announced along with several merit-based awards, as chosen by area art professional, at the conclusion of the exhibition. The exhibition closes Saturday, April 26 with special hours from noon to 5 p.m. as part of Nebraska City’s annual Arbor Day Celebration.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.