The 6th annual Laurine Kimmel High School Art Exhibition showcasing artwork by juniors and seniors from 13 southeast Nebraska schools opened on Monday, March 11, at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City. A reception in honor of the students, their families and art teachers is open to the public on Thursday, April 4, from 5 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with a First Thursday Open Studio event featuring current artists-in-residence at the KHN Center. The exhibition closes Thursday, April 18.
The works on exhibit are selected by art educators in the participating 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.
The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation sponsors this exhibition in memory of Laurine Kimmel, an artist herself, and graduate of Nebraska City High School. The exhibition is made possible through the cooperation of Nebraska Educational Service Unit 4, art teachers in participating schools, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
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 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.