Meet Bemis residents, check out their work
The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to meet its resident artists and check out their work, including works in progress, at a rare “Open Studios” event Saturday.
The artists’ private living/work spaces at 724 S. 12th St. will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Participating artists, who will be available to discuss their work, include Jeremy Hatch, Ian McMahon, Anna Kristensen, Damien Gilley, Shane Ward, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Nathan Lareau, Robert Minervini, Ashley Lyon, Stephanie Syjuco and Kevin Cooley.
Explore the natural world with Forsberg Gallery
The Michael Forsberg Gallery, 100 N. Eighth St. Suite 150 in Lincoln, has been hosting organizations that can help the public reconnect with the natural world from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings in June, during the Haymarket Farmers Market. Families are encouraged to stop by for informal presentations and hands-on children’s activities.
This Saturday’s program, on the Platte River Basin, will have extended hours, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Platte River Basin Time-Lapse Project is several cameras set up in locations along the river that show changes over a period of time, some as long as two years. On a touchscreen, visitors can select a certain location between Colorado and the Missouri Rivers, and see the photographic record of that location. The project already contains more than 150,000 photos.
The two remaining programs are back to 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. On June 22, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s will be featured. Representatives of the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center southwest of Lincoln will discuss the tallgrass prairie ecosystem on June 29.
Mexican art on display at Nelson Atkins Museum
If you are traveling in the Kansas City area this summer, check out the major temporary exhibition at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico From the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection” includes more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings. It will be on view through Aug. 18.
Other traveling exhibitions at the museum: “Brad Kahlhamer: Bowery Nation,” through July 21; “Invented Worlds: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen,” through July 28; “Secret Messages: Symbolic Meaning in Chinese Art,” through Jan. 12; “Early American Silver From the Cahn Collection,” through Nov. 3; and “Impressions of the Southwest and Mexico,” through Nov. 17.