Teaching artists are at the heart of Plains Art Museum. These passionate community arts educators lead a variety of programs– from school tours and art experiences to advanced adult classes. Their artistic practice compliments their work as educators. This exhibition showcases the range of media and vision in our Plains Art Museum teaching artists. Participating artists: Olivia Bain, Carmen Bruhn, Heidi Fedde, Debra Ann Griffey, Emmalee Hazer, Amanda Heidt, Paul Ide, Eric Johnson, Aaron Kirchhoff, Mike Kolesar, Annette Marchand, Ann Arbor Miller, Pasteur Mudende, Chelsea Odden, Carol Prafcke, Hayden Swanson, James Wolberg, and Josh Zeis.
Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight.View Exhibition
An Emergent Belonging was created by Concordia College students Ashley Raduns, Katelyn Mitchell, Helena Langr, Elizabeth Vought, Ruth Peterson, and Chelsea Steffes. The work inspired by the form and function of a bird’s nest, was created under the leadership of professor Dwight Mickelson.View Exhibition
Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.View Exhibition
While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.View Exhibition