Photography by Erika Pritchard
Exhibition dates: March 3 – April 21, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Public hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fred Simon Gallery
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Shaving, 2016, archival pigment print, 14 x 11 in.
Jesus, Grandma and Casserole, 2014, archival pigment print, 11 x 14 in.
The Nebraska Arts Council will host an opening reception for Grace, a photo documentary by Erika Pritchard, on Friday, March 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Fred Simon Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through April 21.
About the Exhibition:
Grace tells the story of the artist’s grandparents Carl and Grace Kucera of rural Sherman County from 2014 to present as Grace cares for Carl, whose dementia continues to worsen. The photo documentary began as a way to credit Grace for her strength, character and leadership, but has developed into a story of a couple’s love and devotion in the last stage of their lives.
About the Artist:
Erika Pritchard lives and works in Kearney where she is Regional Editor for the Kearney Hub. As Regional Editor she travels central Nebraska gathering stories about rural Nebraska communities through writing and photography. She grew up in Pleasanton, Nebraska.
Several of Erika’s photographs from Grace were included in a juried group exhibition featuring Nebraska artists in 2015 at Prescott Gallery in Lincoln, as well as several juried student exhibitions through Metropolitan Community College. She graduated from MCC in 2015 with an Associate in Applied Sciences in Commercial Photography. She also earned a Bachelors of Art in Journalism from Chadron State College in 2005 and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the College of Saint Mary in 2010.