Current Exhibition


Welcome to Adventure Art: an immersive art installation by Steve Snell
Monday, February 9 to March 6, 2015
Reception: Thursday, February 19 from 5 - 7 p.m.

Monday, February 9, 2015 brings the opening of the exhibition Welcome to Adventure Art: an immersive art installation by Steve Snell at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.

Steve Snell calls his art practice "adventure art." He uses the term to describe a performance-based action of adventure, in which he (or someone else) uses creativity and imagination to have an exciting and remarkable experience. These adventures are then transformed through various artistic and popular media in order to build a mythology and share the story with others. Videos, drawings, and paintings act as autobiographical reflections on past adventures or sources of inspiration for future ones. Adventure art is an attempt to live life as though it were a movie or at least present the image that it is one. Snell's most recent adventure involved him living for two weeks on the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska--popularly known from the movie "White Fang" with Ethan Hawke.

Snell grew up in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio where he watched a ton of great television and often rode his bike to Taco Bell. He graduated from Miami University in 2006 with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.S. in Art Education. In 2011, Steve received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the HUB-BUB in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and most recently at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Steve is currently on the faculty at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he teaches painting, digital media, art history, and adventure-art. His work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States. For more information on adventure art, visit Steve Snell's website.

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. Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public. For more information, call 402-874-9600.

For information on past exhibitions, contact us: info@khncenterforthearts.org.


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