Old Feed Store Turned Art Center in Bassett, Nebraska

Old Feed Store Turned Art Center in Bassett, Nebraska

There is a most lovely art oasis for Nebraska art in Bassett, Nebraska, thanks to vision, many hands, and a multitude of big hearted givers. The Old Feed Store Art Center opened in early 2018 with an exhibit of Joel Sartore’s “Photo Ark” in cooperation with the Museum of Nebraska Art. Since then, other Nebraska artists, musicians and poets have shown and performed in the space.

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New Work at Burkholder Project

New Work at Burkholder Project

Have you visited the Burkholder Gallery in Lincoln? If you are an art lover, it is definitely worth a visit. There are three floors of art - landscape, abstract, still life, wildlife, sculpture, photography - something for everyone. The owner, Anne Burkholder, is a beautiful artist and has been painting Nebraska landscapes for many years, and she is celebrating her 30th year in business, something to celebrate!

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Carnegie Arts Center Show - Alliance, Nebraska

Carnegie Arts Center Show - Alliance, Nebraska

Gary and I will be doing a joint exhibition at the Carnegie Arts Center in Alliance from May 16-June 25, 2017. You're invited to a reception on Saturday, June 24, from 1:30 - 3:30.

The Backroads in Pixels and Paint

We love driving the backroads with our cameras on nice days, foggy days, even snowy days. Gary likes to shoot anything unusual especially old buildings, vehicles, rusty things, etc. I also gravitate toward this subject matter and I like looking for light and shadow with my camera. These photos are inspiration for when I get back in the studio with my paints. 

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Kearney Art In The Park 2016

 Kearney Art in the Park 2016

Kearney Art in the Park 2016

Gary and I are getting ready to share our art and photography at Kearney Art in the Park this Sunday, July 10th from 9:00 to 5:00. Also showing from our area is my friend, Alissa Millsap, she has lots of goodness to share.

Gary has been taking photography and metal art to this show for many years and we have met so many awesome people who love art. It is always well attended.

The temperature might be a little warm but there is lots of shade, music throughout the day and into the evening, and great food including shaved ice to cool you off.

If you are local, I hope you can make it to the show and be inspired by beauty, goodness and creativity. If you come, please stop by and say hi to us, we would love to see you.

Vintage Bridal Dress Display Open

 Dawson County Historical Museum Vintage Wedding Dress Show. Painting by Beth Cole

Dawson County Historical Museum Vintage Wedding Dress Show. Painting by Beth Cole

The Dawson County Historical Museum in Lexington has been working very hard to create a beautiful display of vintage wedding dresses. The display is now open so if you are local, it would be fun to take in. Here is Crystal's interview on NTV's Good Morning program telling more about the display.

I painted six of the dresses in oil and pastel, they are also hung and ready for viewing. The show will be open through the end of August, 2016.

Enjoy the day my friend.

--Beth 

Vintage Bridal Dress Paintings

 Cropped Version of Wedding Dress III © Beth Cole

Cropped Version of Wedding Dress III © Beth Cole

The Dawson County Historical Society and Museum is opening a show of their collection of vintage wedding dresses on June 20-August 31, 2016.

I have painted seven pieces to accompany the show. I struggled with whether to paint the full figure or just the dress, mannequin style. I ended up doing a little of both. There are seven pieces in all, four oil paintings and three pastels. 

I am planning to host an online show for my newsletter subscribers. If you would like an invitation, please subscribe to my newsletter and let me know by June 30th