Opening Monday, May 6, Every Church in Nebraska City presents an exhibition of large format black and white photographs by Arlington, VA based photographer Andrew Zimmermann at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN).
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 this special exhibition at the KHN Center.
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.
A reception for the artist is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. 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 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.