Showcase of Artwork by Nebraska Students on Display

Showcase of Artwork by Nebraska Students on Display

images (left to right):
Pain and Black Rain, K'Vaughn Summage, Benson Magnet
Serene, Harper Newell, Westside High
Self-Portrait, Anhguyet Vu, Papillion-LaVista South

Exhibition dates: April 27-June 24, 2016
Public hours: Thursdays (except holidays) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Nebraska Governor’s Residence
1425 H Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

The Nebraska Arts Council partners with the Nebraska Governor’s Residence each year to display the artwork of Nebraska artists on the walls of the building’s main conference room. This unique space allows civic leaders, citizens, school children and other visitors the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of statewide artistic talent.

My Life in Nebraska: Selected works from the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards of Nebraska will be on display in the residence April 27 – June 24, with public hours on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. To request an appointment (recommended for groups of 10 or more), contact Residence Director Leisa Ausdemore at (402) 471-3466.

About the Scholastic Art Awards: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their work to the world. Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7 through 12 from public, private or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.

Sixteen Scholastic Art Award recipients from Nebraska were chosen to exhibit their work as part of the upcoming exhibition, My Life in Nebraska. Selections were based on originality, technical skill, expression and representation of the theme. Student artists include Maddie Badura (Omaha Central), Sadie Goering (Grand Island Central Catholic), McKayla Hanson (Cedar Bluffs), Elena Massey (Omaha Central), Harper Newell (Westside High), Paw Paw (Lincoln High), Grace Pistulka (Wilcox-Hildreth), Jacque Platt (Westside High), Ian Rodriguez (Omaha South Magnet), K’Vaughn Summage (Benson Magnet), Madison Swanson (Mercy High), Megan Szwanek (Marian High), Christina Thompson (Millard West), Anhguyet Vu (Papillion-LaVista South), Thien Win (Omaha Northwest) and Garr Zhao (Brownell Talbot).