Author: Gina Garden

Marilyn Belschner

Marilyn Belschner

1930, Beatrice, Nebraska – 2018, Chadron, Nebraska View Artwork Born March 7, 1930 in Beatrice, Nebraska, Marilyn Jean Fuller was the only child of Marion and Margaret Fuller. Her newly-married parents, a bus driver and a young school teacher, struggled to establish a home in the hard times that the Great Depression caused. Growing up Read More

Adornment

Adornment

September 29, 2018 – February 3, 2019 Adornment looks at how individuals and communities clothe, embellish, or alter their appearances through creative thought and artistic practices. The exhibition explores the ongoing need to create works as varied as filigreed jewelry, beaded traditional or contemporary Native American clothing, African American headdresses, tattoos, nail art, distinctive felt Read More

Winterscapes

Winterscapes

November 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 In celebration of the season, the exhibition Winterscapes showcases selected recent acquisitions along with longstanding collection works. Winter has its unique beauty – which has always inspired artists from photographers to painters. When it’s cold outside, experiencing winter scenes in the warmth of a MONA gallery is an Read More

Ethel Irene Blandin Haworth

1887, Macon Nebraska ‒ 1969, Canon City, Colorado (Ethel Irene Blandin) Born in Franklin County, Nebraska, Ethel Haworth would go on to become a landscape, western scene, and portrait artist as well as an art gallery owner. Leaving Nebraska at age 13 with her parents Joseph and Miranda (Nettleton) Blandin, the family moved to Eaton, Read More

Anna Marie Karnik Beran

(1891, Howells, Nebraska ‒ 1969, Omaha, Nebraska) As an artist specializing in landscapes and frontier scenes, Anna Marie Beran spent most of her life in Omaha, Nebraska. Though she lived in one of the largest cities in the state, she kept close ties to her hometown of Howells in northeastern Nebraska. As one of seven Read More

Katherine (Kate) Madeline Ball

1859, Reading, Pennsylvania – 1952, San Francisco, California Coming to Omaha, Nebraska in 1888 from the East Coast where she had attended the Cooper Union Art School in New York City, Katherine Ball began seven years with the Omaha Public Schools as writing and drawing teacher and art supervisor. From her first year in the Read More

Jean Jessie Baker

1903, Arcadia, Nebraska ‒ 1944, Los Angeles, California Nebraska born, Jean Jessie Baker had relocated to Los Angeles by the time she was age 13, where she had a distinguished reputation as a portrait and poster painter. She also carved out a place in the Los Angeles community as a poet and violinist. Her art Read More

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

Spotlight On: Olga Stepanek

July 31 – November 4, 2018 Olga Stepanek, a late-in-life artist with no formal artistic education, found inspiration in places she visited and the books she read. An experimental artist, she utilized objects deemed worthless and without any further use. In her life time, Stepanek created over 1,500 metal collages, and several fabric pieces, and Read More

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

Nebraska Now: Camille Hawbaker, Fiber Art

July 7 – October 7, 2018 Omaha artist Camille Hawbaker investigates and dissects language in her fiber-based artworks. Hawbaker burns, weaves, prints, and sews text into her organically composed works that cause us to reevaluate our everyday use of words. 2018 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.