Historic dress collection on display
Omahan Katie Best's collection of dresses from the late 1800s to the 1940s will be on display at the Hillestad Gallery on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus through Sept. 7.
“Best of the Best: An Exhibition of Historic Clothing” has been organized by UNL graduate student Kristen Weber. The show includes four groupings of dresses from Best's historic clothing collection that illustrate the evolution of women's domestic, workplace, community and political roles.
The clothing will be juxtaposed with images from middle class periodicals of the time such as Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping.
The Hillestad Gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building and is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Admission is free.
Fundraiser for UNO arts programs
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is having a show to raise funds in support of its art programs.
Omaha's Friends of Art will show a number of pre-priced portfolios of work Saturday at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts at 3303 Leavenworth St.
Admission to the show is $20, hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Agrarian-themed works at ArtLoft
David City's Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art is collaborating with Omaha's Florence Mill ArtLoft for “Simply Agrarian: Selections from the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art,” which will feature landscapes and agrarian-themed works from Bone Creek's permanent collection. The two venues both focus on combining art and agriculture.
On Saturday, Bone Creek curator Amanda Mobley Guenther will give a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. and on May 31 the gallery will have a closing reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The show takes place at the Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St., and is free and open to the public.
El Museo Latino opens two exhibits
Two new exibitions are opening at El Museo Latino.
Contemporary photography is the subject of “The Psychic Imprint of Dead Time 2” by artist Aureliano Sanchez Tejeda and “With My Own Eyes” featuring work by Jesus Sanchez Uribe.
Both shows will be at the museum through Aug. 31. The museum is located at 4701 S. 25th St. For more information, call 402-731-1137.
High school artists show work
Students participating in the Kent Bellows spring semester of mentoring programs will show work resulting from their experiences this month.
“Grasshopper Synapse” continues at the studio until May 25 and is the studio's most diverse show to date. It includes paintings, textiles work, bronze, 3-D printing and game design. Students from more than 20 Omaha high schools are part of the show. For a list of artists, student curators and student mentors visit omaha.com/go.
Exhibiting artists include: Isaac Zavala Alvarado, an 11th grader at Bryan High School; Matt Babe, a 9th grader at Westside High School; Allison Barna, an 11th grader at Papillion LaVista High School; Brittney Beckham, an 11th grader at Millard North High School; Ian Bless, a 12th grader at North High School; Audrey Burt, a 9th grader at Marion High School; Madison Clark, an 11th grader at Treynor High School; Joy Cotton, a 10th grader at Gretna High School; Beth Davis, an 11th grader at Mercy High School; Paige Dorau, an 11th grader at Northwest High School; Nicole Embree, a 9th grader at Millard North High School; Lila Ferber, an 11th grader at Westside High School; Emily Floyd, a 12th grader at Roncalli Catholic High School; Emma Ford, an 11th grader at Lewis Central; Christina Fossum, a 10th grader at Brownell-Talbot High School; Gregg Graham Jr., an 11th grader at Benson High School; Walker Greene, an 11th grader at Creighton Prep; Laura Hopp, a 12th grader at Duschesne High School; Jacyln Horan, an 11th grader at North High School; Frances Joyner, a 9th grader at Central High School; Miranda Knutson, an 11th grader at Millard North; Rachael Kreski, a 12th grader at Marian High School; Zoe Kuhn, a 12th grader at Duschesne High School; Anthony Marx, a 12th grader at Creighton Prep; Mariah-Rose McClaren, a 12th grader at Millard North High School; Kristina Neibur, a 12th grader at Northwest High School, Evan Pappan, a 12th grader at Central High School; Sergio Ramirez, a 12th grader at North High School; Oria Simonini, an 11th grader at Benson High School; Blake Swanson, a 9th grader at the Integrated Learning Program; Jennifer Reilly, an 11th grader at Millard West High School; Erin Robins, a 12th grader at Mercy High School; Aleta Vaughan, a 12th grader at Duschesne High School; Brad Watkins, a 12th grader at Blair High; Tyler West, a 9th grader at Thomas Jefferson; and Jayme Wyble, a 12th grader at Bellevue East High School.
Student curators include Bless, Kolby Giddings, McClaren and Reilly, and mentor Laurie Sewell.
The student mentors are Peter Cales, Jamie Hardy, Pam Hinson, Matthew Jones, Gabrielle Liwaru, Alex Myers, Amy Nelson, Aaron Price, Dan Richters, Sewell, Weston Thomson, Steve Walsh and Mary Zicafoose.
— Staff writer Sarah Baker Hansen