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Curated Gallery Shows

Works of local artists in February and March 2022.

March-April 2024: The current show features artist Mindy Dahlgren Burton, who likes to find joy in the details and color in life. She was a an artist of the Blue River Arts Council's Birds of a Feather project in 2019.

The Blue River Arts Council (BRAC) was formed in 2018 with a mission to provide Southeast Nebraska access to quality arts and entertainment opportunities. This goal will be met by preserving and operating the Isis Theatre in downtown Crete; providing public education and recreation relating to the fine arts and cinema; spreading artistic and cultural awareness; and growing opportunities for public involvement in theater, art, dance, photography, cinema and other fine and performing arts.

When the new library was set to open in January 2020, BRAC volunteered to curate artwork on a rotating basis for the gallery space at the east end of the main collection area. Find more information on the BRAC website or on Facebook.

Previous shows in the library gallery have included:

  • January-February 2024: Beaver River Project artwork of Nano Nore, a native of Albion, now of Kansas City; she has family in Crete.
  • November-December 2023: work by artist, Liefsbeth, a native of Ghent, Belgium who moved to the U.S. in 2016
  • September-October 2023: Oil paintings by Ann Martin, rural Doniphan
  • May-June 2023: pieces by nature engineer, Susan Anderson
  • March-April 2023: pen and ink drawings by Crete High School alumnus Jacob Schmidt, now of Kansas City
  • January-February 2023: artwork by Myrna Meister, a member of the Fremont Area Art Association
  • November-December 2022: watercolor and oil paintings by retired music educator Denise Lueke; book cover illustrations for the Luna Queen series were created for her daughter and Doane alum, author Kelsey N. Lancaster
  • September-October 2022: landscape paintings by Crete native Kay Juricek, now of Denver
  • July-August 2022: custom prints from Lincoln artist Suzanne Holzworth with a few items from her husband, Bennett
  • May-June 2022: works of Lincoln artist Pam Bourland Reid
  • April 2022: pieces from student artists at Crete Middle School
  • February-March 2022: works in acrylic, pencil, and photography by Heidi Williams and Rose Mapel
  • December 2021-January 2022: pieces from student artists at Crete High School
  • October - November 2021: works of local fabric artists Patty King, Anne Hardenburger, Shaylene Suhr Smith, and Carol Sims
  • August-September 2021: pieces by artist Quintanilla, from The Easton Collection
  • June-July, 2021: Amanda Nohavec Photography
  • March-April 2021: artwork by Doane University students, juried show
  • September-October 2020: photography from Elayne Woods Jones, Jennifer Lampila, Julie Fahrlander, and Sheryl Cooley
  • February-March, 2020: works of local artists Echo Easton, Julie Fahrlander, Rose Mulbery, and Kathy Stastny,