Closing Reception for Wings Over the Platte This Sunday

GRAND ISLAND, STUHR MUSEUM - Stuhr Museum is celebrating the end of the Wings Over the Platte on Sunday, April 6 with a closing reception from 2-4 p.m. that is free and open to the public at Bartenbach’s Venue, 209 North Locust Street in Downtown Grand Island.

As has been the case for years with this exhibit, the closing reception will be an “Artists Reception” and many of the talented folks who crafted the art in this year’s show will be on hand to meet, greet and talk about their work. Given that “Wings Over the Platte” features a wide variety of art inspired by life on the Platte River and its tributaries, it’s interesting to speak with the artists and see what part of that wide-ranging mission sparked their creative process.

For more than 20 years, the “Wings Over the Platte” Art Exhibit and Sale has been one of the largest, most prestigious art shows in the area, with state, regional and national artists depicting their vision of life on the Platte River and its tributaries. This year is no exception, as breathtaking subject matter collides with dozens of artist’s sensibilities to produce a show unlike any other in the area. Whether you live in Central Nebraska or are visiting in order to see the Sandhill Crane Migration, “Wings Over the Platte” is a must see. This year’s Featured Artist is Nebraska artist Donna Schimonitz whose work has been part of Wings for a number of years. This year, Schimonitz brought work from traditional ink and paint to computer generated pieces and others that are sure to impress.

For more information on this reception, Stuhr Museum at (308) 385-5316 or log onto