Current Exhibition

CURRENTS: Work of Michael and Anne Burton
Tuesday, September 2 - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Reception: Thursday, Sept 4 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 brings the opening of the exhibition CURRENTS: Work of Michael and Anne Burton at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Michael and Anne Burton are a husband and wife team who often collaborate on animations and exhibitions. Together for KHN, they have composed an exhibition of stop-motion video animation and accompanying digital prints. The animation, entitled “Currents,” has been created by photographing 131 objects and then, printing and cutting each object out to animate each a frame at a time. They describe the piece as “an act of play”—a way of thinking with the hands. They note that often something as simple as the proximity of two objects can evolve into a complex narrative.

Michael and Anne Burton live and work in Lincoln, Nebraska. Anne earned her MFA from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2008 under a Hixson Lied Fellowship and has exhibited her paintings, prints, and installations, often incorporating worlds of miniatures and nostalgic toys, both nationally and internationally. She is a fulltime faculty member at the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. Michael earned his MFA also from UNL in 2007. His current projects include creating animations for a documentary film about Guy Dull Knife Jr. of the Lakota Nation. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in film festivals and exhibitions—most notably the Denver Art Museum in 2011.

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 3rd Corso in Nebraska City and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are encouraged: please call ahead. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.

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