First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

Aug 2 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

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About this event
Join us for the Great Plains Art Museum’s opening reception for “Hills Snyder: Altered States,” an exhibition of drawings based on the artist’s travels to Great Plains locales including Nowhere, Oklahoma; Happy, Texas; Lost Springs, Wyoming; Keystone, South Dakota; Recluse, Wyoming; Opportunity, Montana; Funk, Nebraska, and points in between. The exhibition is part five in a series of connected exhibitions that started in San Antonio, TX, in 2016. GPAM will display 120 of Snyder’s colored pencil drawings in its lower-level gallery through October 19. The opening reception for the show is Aug. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Snyder will participate in a short Q&A with curator Ashley Hussman at 6 p.m. Snyder doesn’t select his destinations because they have unusual names, but rather “because they are evocative—emotional states, hoped for ideals, downers and reckonings…” he states. In each location—and in points along the way—he photographs anything that catches his eye, often focusing on less than noteworthy scenes and discarded objects. These photographs serve as the basis for drawings that are both recognizable and abstract. Hills Snyder is an artist, musician, writer, educator, and curator. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, and currently resides in Magdalena, New Mexico. Part Six of the Altered States exhibition will travel to Wrong Store in Marfa, Texas, later this year. The Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and admission is always free. Parking is usually available in the Que Place parking garage, but please note there is construction in the area.
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Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 402-472-6220