Upcoming Art Exhibit

Julia Baxter, Staff Writer

Under Two Hundred, an upcoming exhibit that features more than 20 artists in a salon-style show, will be opening this Friday and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 23.

In addition to this exhibit, Blue Cat Gallery and Studio will also be hosting an open house weekend Nov. 16 through 18. There will also be a reception with light refreshments for the artists on Nov. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and local artists will be in attendance to meet and greet visitors.

Attendees will be able to put their names into a drawing to win one of many gift certificates that can be used at Blue Cat. The drawing will be on Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

All of these events are a part of the Wayne Main Street Christmas event and are open to the public and free.

Featured artists from Wayne and the surrounding areas include: Michael Fluent (Wayne), Barbara Hayford (Wayne), Nicole Listerfelt (Wayne), John Hughes (Wayne), Ina Globius (Wisner), Annette Leu (Waterbury), Kari Kollars (Randolph), Jan Johnson (Wakefield), Leroy Von Glan (Norfolk), Lavonne Nightengale (Norfolk) and Glenda Drennen (Sioux City, IA).

Artists from the Omaha and Fremont area will also be featured including: Lauren Doeschot (Omaha), Courtney Kenny Porto (Omaha), Jody Boyer (Council Bluffs, IA), Russ Nordman (Council Bluffs, IA), Kara Kloke (Fremont) and Kim Zach (Fremont).

There are even artists from farther out around the state that will be featured including: Jerene Kruse (Columbus), Sue Taylor (North Platte), Carol DeVall (Lincoln), Lynette Fast (Lincoln) and Cindy McClellan (Aurora). The exhibit even includes one artist from Syracuse, New York: Karen Krull Robart.

The Under Two Hundred exhibit will feature many different art mediums such as paintings, drawings, jewelry, fiber art, photography, paper quilling, mixed-media work and sculptures.

Blue Cat Gallery, located at 114 W. 3rd Street in Wayne, is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit the website, www.BlueCatGalleryStudio.com, or contact owner-director, Carolyn Albracht, by email ([email protected]) or phone (402-454-5144).