A reception for exhibiting artist, Andrew Zimmermann is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. The reception for this Virginia-based photograph and former KHN resident artist is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Every Church in Nebraska City.
While previously in residence at the KHN Center, Zimmermann used his large-format camera to document the interior and exterior of each of the 23 churches with a Nebraska City address. He returns to Nebraska City this spring to share the finished and framed prints in an exhibition at the KHN Center that opens on Monday, May 6.
During the process of taking the photographs, Zimmermann was captivated by the wide variety of denominations and architectural styles present in the churches of Nebraska City. He sees this series of photographs as a way of emphasizing a central component of life in Nebraska City, and of forming connections between the people of the town.
Following the close of the exhibition on Thursday, June 20, the framed prints of each church will be donated to the respective location by the artist with framing made possible with support from the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee and Blum’s Framing.
The KHN Center, originally built in 1969 as a luxury communal home, has become a renowned artist residency program. Since 2001, the residency has hosted more than 50 working artists annually that include a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Appointments and tours 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.