Rick Brown, Yard Light Media
KEARNEY – Most of his art students say little about the honor of showing their work at the Museum of Nebraska Art – at first.
“They’re generally silent about it and then I hear them whispering about it to their friends,” said Nancy Wiese, art teacher at Holdrege High School. “And then their moms will approach me and they’re usually excited about it.” It is an honor to be featured in one of the top three museums in our state. “
“Most of them probably won’t have a career in art, but it’s something they find they can do, something they’re good at,” Wiese said. “Or they can be good at other things, but they never saw themselves as artists. It might give these students a different way of looking at themselves.
For four weeks each spring, the Museum of Nebraska Art invites art teachers from central Nebraska to select the work of various students for the Student Art Show at MONA. Young artists, from kindergarten to high school, can exhibit their work. Art teachers organize and set up the exhibition.
Work by students from Phelps, Kearney and Buffalo counties continues through Sunday.
The program of the other sessions includes:
Tuesday to May 2 – Kearney High School
n May 4-9 – Kearney middle schools and Kearney Catholic High School