Museum continues art display, sponsoring upcoming art-related events

YORK – The Anna Bemis Palmer Museum continues to display a selection of art from the collection and will be sponsoring two upcoming art-related events, according to Carrie Remmers, museum director.

“Paintings, photography, quilts, beadwork, woodwork, visual arts, musical arts, sketching and stained glass are just a few of the mediums on display,” Remmers says. “This exhibit will run until August 2. We are also running a community artwork competition and accepting submissions until end of day, June 4. Starting June 5, the public is welcome to come in and vote for their favorites. The top three in each category will make it into the museum’s permanent collection! Mediums and themes are flexible, for more info and a timeline visit our website”

Along with the artwork exhibition, the museum has a lineup of summer programs to go along with the items in the display, Remmers says.

On Saturday, June 15, between 1 and 2 p.m., an outdoor photography class will take place at Harrison Park. Remmers says Doug Rood of Doug Rood Photography will be teaching an outdoor photography class focusing on different settings and camera features. She said the York Area Cruisers’ second annual car show will be taking place at the same time. The plan is for participants to meet by the basketball courts and then wander over the car show afterward. Participation is free – attendees just need to bring their own cameras or smartphones.

Then on Saturday, July 6, from 3-4 p.m., at the museum, a program entitled “Picturing the Midwest: Regionalist Art and Other Representations of Rural American Life” will be held. This program led by Jacqueline Spackman will briefly discuss the art of Regionalism and how artists of the 1930s and 1940s viewed rural America. “We will consider the lasting impact the movement and its artists had on art by exploring connections with works currently displayed as part of the Anna Bemis Palmer Museum art exhibition,” Remmers says.

She said Spackman graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a master’s degree in art history. She has worked as an adjunct instructor at Southeast Community College, UNL and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She has also held positions At Sheldon Museum of Art and Lincoln city libraries. She currently works as an academic advisor in the College of Fine and Performing Arts at UNL.

On Saturday, July 20, from 3-4 p.m., at the museum, Dr. Clark Roush of York will present “Music of the Plains.” He will share anecdotes and music from Nebraska and America’s western expansion. Dr. Roush recently finished his 38th year at York University and he is the administrator of the Nebraska Arts Council-designated York Creative District. He is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Nebraska Arts Council Board of Directors.



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