Re-Origination displayed at KHN Center
NEBRASKA CITY – Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts has scheduled an April 20 gallery talk for Monika Neuland Thomas in conjunction with the monthly third Thursday artist talks at 5 p.m.
Thomas’ Re-Origination display is at the KHN gallery March 6 to April 21.
Here is the art center’s press release
NEBRASKA CITY, NE, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents RE-ORIGINATION by Monika Neuland Thomas. On display March 6 – April 21, 2023, a Gallery Talk will be hosted on Thursday, April 20, at 5 pm in conjunction with KHN's monthly Third Thursday Artist Talks.
This exhibition frames all life and death as an ongoing process of re-origination – the positioning and repositioning of the world with gestures of intention and care. The works connect fiber and devotional practice with ecology as interdependent processes.
The challenge for stewardship of a creative kind is to engage the grief of repeated ecological loss while at the same time cultivating the energy of continuation through creative intervention and expressive improvisatory contemplations.
Re-origination and continuation require presence, patience, grace, resilience, skill, and commitment when engaging beings at our mutual intersection of conditions and points of access.
Monika Neuland Thomas (Czech-American b. 1971) is an interdisciplinary poet, fiber and visual artist, and creative facilitator engaged in social practice.
Neuland Thomas demonstrates how language, material, and belief intersect and entwine through texture, woven structure, and visual forms. Her works ground contemporary life in traditional rhythms through adaptations of devotional art practices such as hand weaving, calligraphy, and traditional poetry and songs.
RE-ORIGINATION will be on display in KHN's gallery from March 6 – April 21, 2023.
KHN's gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and by appointment. A Gallery Talk will be hosted on Thursday, April 20 at 5pm—in conjunction with our monthly Artist Talk event from 5 – 7 p.m.
Located at 801 Third Corso in Nebraska City, KHN's exhibitions and Third Thursday events are free and open to the public.