Artwork by Allphin, Elliott-Bartle in Fred Simon Gallery

Waxing Poetic: Visual Odes to the Prairie
Kristine Allphin (Omaha) & Lori Elliott-Bartle (Hastings)
Exhibition dates: October 5 – November 13, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Fred Simon Gallery
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception featuring artwork by Kristine Allphin (Omaha) and Lori Elliott-Bartle (Hastings) on Friday, October 9th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will run through November 13th.

Kristine Allphin (Hastings) creates graphic prairie imagery using batik on cotton. Her batiks can be found in collections across the United States and as far away as Sri Lanka, where the art of batik is highly prized. She and her family reside in Hastings where she finds inspiration in the always changing seasons, native grasses and vast prairie landscapes. Kristine has a studio in downtown Hastings. More information on Kristine’s work can be found at:

Lori Elliot-Bartle (Omaha) is a painter and printmaker that employs beeswax with oil and pigments in her work. She states, “Mixing these materials allows me to create paintings that hold depth, complexity and texture, some of the same qualities about the prairie that I appreciate. My painting process is physically active. I use rollers, wide blades and brushes to apply paint, then blot, scrape and carve with knives and points to reveal underlying colors. These lines and colors convey motion and emotion.” Lori currently has a studio at Hot Shops in Omaha. More information on Lori’s work can be found at: