Wings Over the Platte Now Open in the Stuhr Building

Stuhr Museum is proud to welcome dozens of local and regional artists as the 29th annual Wings Over the Platte art show and sale opens today.

Wings Over the Platte features art inspired by the Platte River and the natural beauty of Nebraska, and inspiration for the show takes many forms. The featured artist this year is Kris Allphin and if you don’t know her work it’s definitely worth checking out. Allphin, who lives in Hastings, works in a medium known as Batik which is an “ancient, decorative art used to embellish textiles. The textiles or paper is immersed in a dye bath. Wax is applied to preserve the color. This process is repeated many times creating additional color combinations and detail.” The result is some truly outstanding work that will hang in the Stuhr Building during Wings Over the Platte.

In addition to Allphin's work on the main floor, the South Gallery upstairs will feature some fantastic artwork in a variety of styles and media. From photography to sculpture, realism to abstract and more, this year’s Wings Over the Platte features some truly stunning pieces and is worth the trip for both nature enthusiasts, art enthusiasts and everyone in between. Pieces from the exhibit are for sale.

Wings Over the Platte is on display from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Stuhr is closed on Mondays in February and March. Regular admission fees apply. For more information, contact the museum at (308) 385-5316 or log