Now that my painting commitments are complete for the time being I can slow down and see what others have been up to.Members of our local art club and I ventured out to David City Ne to visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, as well as the private collection of two of the founding members, Anna and Alan Covault.
Anna truly enjoys sharing her love of collecting with others. Knowing this makes it a real honor to have my paintings in her home.
Covault’s have collected a wide variety of art, always with an aim to bring home pieces they love.
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, the second leg of our journey -
Anna adjusts a painting in keeping with the museum's high standards.
Current exhibit by Grand Island, Ne. artist Doug Johnson
The museum prides itself on providing an opportunity for the public to celebrate the agrarian roots of this part of the country through exceptional art. A mere 5 years old, Bone Creek Museum is an example of what happens when a community of people with an understanding of the artistic process and a deep respect for rural life combine their unique talents toward a common goal. It's a real gem and worth taking time to visit.I could snag some great info from their website but that seems silly. Check them out for yourself. It’s okay, I’ll wait…
Better yet, drive there and see it up close and personal. (That I won't wait for.)
It was a joy to spend time with others who understand the need to put their nose right up to the surface of a painting and peer behind the outer layer of pigment. Technique, style, framing, subject matter…the day was a master class in artistic process. Just what I needed.
A little teaser to get you interested
The opening reception for Common Ground is this Thursday, November 15th from 6 – 8pm. Not to worry if you can’t make it, the exhibit will be available until December 29th, but really, the reception would be so much nicer if you were there.