Carnegie Arts Center Showcases Student Art
By KYREN CONLEY
CAC Gallery Director
Carnegie Arts Center loves to celebrate budding artists within our community. It’s had a wonderful winter season full of school shows including Grandview Elementary, St. Agnes, and Alliance Middle School. Capping off the school season, it is celebrating teen artists with the annual “Dimensions” show. Dimensions showcases the artworks of Alliance high school and Hemingford high school students. These young adults, under the guidance of talented art instructors such as Mrs. Kathy Brock (AHS) and Mrs. Millicent Butler (HHS) have brought their “A” game in the form of incredible art works. “As the director of Carnegie, I’ve seen thousands of pieces of artwork come through our gallery, I am impressed at not only the technical skill exhibited by the students, but the imaginative and conceptual nature of the work. These students have been taught to understand art beyond a two-dimensional surface. They have been encouraged to explore the meaning behind art, and how to utilize it as a tool for expressing deep concepts and intense emotions.” Quoted Gallery Director, Kyren Conley.
The show will be on display in the lower level Studio Gallery until May 18th. The show was judged this year by artist Robert Peltz who also serves as an art instructor for the Carnegie. A huge congratulations to the award winners this year which were as follows:
Best of Show, “Jewlin” by Ben Nollette
First Place: (Acrylic Painting) “Jewlin” by Ben Nollette; (Watercolor Painting) “Abstract with 3 Circles” by Sierra Miller; (Pastel/Pencil/Ink) “Untiled; Tokyo City Block” by Maggi Hoff; (Mixed Media) “Wichincala” by Uriah Little Hoop.
Second Place: (Acrylic Painting) “Chameleon” by Magi Hoff; (Patel/ Pencil/ Ink) “Portrait” by Rashell Neefe; (Watercolor) “Luck” by Melissa Anglessy; (Mixed Media) “Paper Giraffe” by Ellicia Weare.
Honorable Mention, “Harold” by Ben Nollette; “Sylvia” by Luxie West; “Mysterious Girl” by Winter Walker; “Fish-Killer Koi” by Lauren Gasseling; “Spaz” by Shaylee Standage; “Pitcher Grapes” by Ben Nolette; “Zentangle Moose” by Addison Lewis; “Morning Coffee” by Alexis James; “Abstract, Shapes with Black Background” by Sierra Miller
Carnegie would like note that all student work was wonderful, and to thank the show’s brave young artists for showcasing their work. Carnegie encourages all to come see the student artwork and not to forget about the 26th Anniversary Show still on display in the upper gallery until May 18th. Carnegie Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 10-4. Carnegie would like to thank the May Exhibit Presenters whose support makes opportunities for budding artists such as this possible. A huge thank you to Bates-Gould Funeral Home and Jim and Julianna Faucher. Also huge thank you to our grantors: Nebraska Arts Council, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Dillon Foundation, Kimmel Foundation, Story Foundation, and the Mission Store. Thank you for your support!