Ann Martin, a painter from Doniphan, is the featured artist in November’s exhibition at Studio 10 Art Gallery in Railside.

Martin said she believed “Mother Nature is the greatest artist of all and her talent is most evident in the skies and landscapes of central Nebraska”. And Martin takes this seriously, with most of his paintings “based on (my) deep love of endless horizons, incredible clouds and beautiful terrain around Doniphan”.

Martin’s work is a realistic style, inserting or altering elements in a way that honors the unique character of central Nebraska. Oils are her preferred medium as they allow for a subtle blending of colors and textures, and much of her work is on larger canvases to capture the vastness of the Nebraska sky.

In addition to landscapes, she enjoys painting people, animals, and flowers, and has included samples of these in her show.

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Martin graduated from Hastings College in 1978 and retired in late 2018 from Idea Bank, a Hastings-based advertising and marketing company which she co-founded in 1982. She is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hastings College and sits on other nonprofit boards. .

A reception honoring the artist is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at Studio 10, 112 W. Third St.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 308-381-4001.

The Gift Gallery opens Saturday at GOLA

HASTINGS — The gallery on Lincoln Avenue in Hastings will be offering a GIFT GALLERY during the holiday season, emphasizing original works of art that can be purchased for less than $100.

In addition to gallery members Kay Grimminger, Kenneth Bassett, Susanne Osberg and Marilyn Reynolds and shipper Sally Jurgensmier, local artists whose works are included in the gallery are: Lillian Larson of the Clay Center; Jeff Montag, Beth Gardner and Ginger Wilson of Kearney; Gwen Lewis and Christie Lewis of Red Cloud; Cindy Uden, Barbara Kluver, Chris Goedert, Mary Marie Dixson Jeremy Daniels, Kris Allphin and Rick Houchen from Hastings; Blue Hill’s Dave Lovekin; Juniata’s Kim Grothem; Alex Shaw of Holstein; and Dorothy Uhrmacher of Grand Island.

Items available in the gift gallery include handmade baskets, ceramics, candles, metal sculptures, ornaments, and paintings in various mediums, and rendered in many styles.

A reception to meet the artists and preview items for sale is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the gallery, 221 N. Lincoln Ave.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Grand Island Public Library exhibit features photos by Nia Karmann

The Grand Island Public Library Art Alcove will feature local photographer Nia Karmann through Thursday, December 1.

“Having the opportunity to share my outlook on life and the incredible beauty and wonder that God has given me is my passion,” Karmann said. “Views from a wheelchair are always unique and often what I see in a crowd is obstructed by the surrounding people. But, when the crowd clears up, I use my upbeat and creative attitude to capture the beautiful world around us. My unique perspective of unusual angles, shapes and scenes visible only from my wheelchair helps make my photography individual.

The library will be offering a chance to meet the artist and view his photographs at a reception scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7.

The Grand Island Public Library, 1124 W. Second St., is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 308-385-5333 or see online at gilibrary.org/.

Art Gala planned in Kearney

KEARNEY – The Kearney Artists Guild will hold its first art gala this weekend at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Merryman, 225 W. 22nd St

Twenty local artists and artisans will have their work for sale for holiday gifts, or for homes and offices.

For more information, check out the Kearney Artists Guild Facebook page.

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