July 30 Art Seen Artist Talks
6:30 pm gallery talks; social hour and cash bar begin at 5 pm

Celebrating the special exhibition Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln

Select artists, in conversation with Karin Campbell, talk about their work in Art Seen. Shea Wilkinson, James Bockelman, Holly Kranker and Matthew Sontheimer will each speak about their work, shedding light on practice, process, and what inspires them to create.

Art Seen is a ticketed exhibition, FREE for Joslyn members. Enjoy special pricing Late 'til 8 on Thursday evenings, 4:00-8:00 PM: $5 for general public adults. All visitors must obtain a ticket at the admissions desk for entrance to the exhibition.

Shea Wilkinson
creates intricate, thread-based works that allude to imaginary and mythical worlds, eliciting a sense of magic. She earned her BA at the University of Nebraska—Omaha in International Studies and German Language. Although she had learned to sew as a child, her passion for art took hold after college while she was teaching English in Mexico. Wilkinson is a former fellow of The Union for Contemporary Art in North Omaha.

James Bockelman’s
richly-layered compositions bring together the artist’s idiosyncratic brand of studied abstraction with his desire to reflect on the world around him. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions at venues including the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln; Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney; and Kunstoffice, Berlin. Bockelman is a professor of painting and curator at Concordia University in Seward.

Holly Kranker
is a visual artist whose practice uses a variety of mediums to examine sense of place, personal memory, and efforts to suspend moments in time. Kranker earned her BFA with an emphasis in Commercial Art and Interior Design from Pittsburgh State University in Kansas. She is currently Residency Manager at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Prior to joining Bemis, she was the studio manager and lead assistant to glass sculptor Therman Statom.

Matthew Sontheimer
engages in a continual conversation using verbal and visual language to discuss and illustrate the endless field of questions and solutions he encounters on a daily basis. His work has been featured in exhibitions at venues including Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; and the Hammer Museum, University of California Los Angeles. He is currently assistant professor of art at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.