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Aug. 31

Aug. 31, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Art exhibition at MCC opens Sept. 13 with artist talk
 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host an opening reception for “Search for the Sublime” on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Art and Design at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. The opening reception will include a discussion with featured artist Betni Kalk. The exhibition runs Sept. 13 through Oct. 10. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

 

Kalk’s artwork in “Search for the Sublime” is inspired by wandering the riverbanks of the Midwest, high deserts of the American Southwest, rugged coastlines of the Pacific Northwest, Eastern European hillsides, and Amazon rainforests. Kalk’s work is a combination of illustration, design and oceanic traditions of tattoo art. 
 

 The Gallery of Art and Design's hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The mission of the gallery is to provide a creative and academic experience for students, faculty, staff and the visiting public in an intimate campus setting.

 

For more information, call 531-MCC-1306. 

 

About Betni Kalk

Kalk is a design instructor at Creighton University and currently lives in Omaha. Kalk was born in Canada and raised in Papua New Guinea within the Saviano tribe. Kalk has also spent time in artist residencies across the United States since moving from Papua New Guinea. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.