The fall semester Third Thursday gallery walk opens

Art gallery walk begins Sept. 15

Art gallery walk begins Sept. 15

Fri Aug 26, 2022

The fall semester Third Thursday gallery walk opens from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at four locations in Colby. Pieces by Nebraska artists Ryan Cramer and Karrie Steely will be displayed at the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center. Additional works by various artists will be in the Jonas Gallery, Orange., and the Prairie Museum of Art & History.

Cramer lives in the Cambridge, Neb., area and takes a lot of inspiration from daily life and the open Nebraska landscape.

With education in illustration, fine arts, and graphic design, his art consists mainly of ink drawings. He describes his work as having an eye focused on bits and pieces that seem familiar but speak to a world far away or deep within the psyche.

He said reoccurring symbolism helps tie many of his creations together and common undertones in the surreal landscapes revolve around identity, relationships, society, spirituality, and psychology.

Steely is a studio artist, instructor, and writer living in rural Nebraska. Originally from Colorado, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University.

She and her partner live, work and create on their homestead farm in south central Nebraska. Her art is inspired by life, landscapes, and found objects on the farm and on winter migrations to the desert southwest.

Recently, her work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Rural Crossroads, the Minden Opera House, and the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte. She teaches art at the McCook Art Guild, traveling workshops, and her private studio in Hendley, Nebraska.

"The art this year is new and different than previous years," said CCC art instructor Rebel Mahieu. "It's always original and usually for sale."

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served at each location.

For more information, contact Mahieu at (785) 460-5459 or follow her on Facebook.