The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is sad to announce the departure of their director Jenni Brant at the end of April. For the past four years, Ms. Brant has lead the Center to new heights by increasing awareness of the program on a local and national level while strengthening the program's engagement with the surrounding community.
Highlights of her outreach and service efforts include: one of the co-chairs for and a participating artist with Nebraska City’s public art project, An Enchanted Arboretum; committee member for the Otoe County Visitor’s Committee; board member of the Nebraska City Museum Association; and instructor for after school arts enrichment clubs in Nebraska City and Syracuse.
Jenni, her fiance, Eric and their furry, four-legged family plan to relocate to Decorah, Iowa. She is excited to be able to live closer to her family just a stone's throw from her native Wisconsin. This new chapter will also provide the opportunity to dedicate her time to her studio practice and engage with youth and adults in community art settings.
The Center will host an open house on Saturday, April 26 from noon – 5 p.m. to honor of Ms. Brant’s time with KHN and to wish her well on the new adventures ahead. Her last day with the Center will be April 30.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments at other times are encouraged: please call ahead. The Center is always free to visit, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.
A personal note from Jenni: It is with a heavy heart that I depart from KHN and Nebraska City. Over the last four years, the Center's programs and this community have filled my life with inspiration, fellowship, and provided numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. I have had the pleasure to meet hundreds of gifted and stimulating artists; these new friendships will be carried with me. The people I have been blessed to work and engage with at the Center and throughout the community will forever hold a dear place in my heart. Thank you to all of them and all of you for being a part of my time at KHN.