Exhibition: RE-ORIGINATION by Monika Neuland Thomas

Exhibition: RE-ORIGINATION by Monika Neuland Thomas

Date & Time: 
Monday, March 6, 2023 - 10:00am to Friday, April 21, 2023 - 5:00pm
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410

This exhibition frames all life and death as an ongoing process of re-origination – the positioning and repositioning of the world with gestures of intention and care. The works connect fiber and devotional practice with ecology as interdependent processes. 

The challenge for stewardship of a creative kind is to engage the grief of repeated ecological loss while at the same time cultivating the energy of continuation through creative intervention and expressive improvisatory contemplations. 

Re-origination and continuation require presence, patience, grace, resilience, skill, and commitment when engaging beings at our mutual intersection of conditions and points of access. 

This relational experience releases concepts of attachment, arrival, or completion. Emerging from the arenas of seasonality and intensive time, it sets into motion iterative, shape-shifting practices and ceremonies of fidelity that remake the world.


Monika Neuland Thomas (Czech-American b. 1971) is an interdisciplinary poet, fiber and visual artist, and creative facilitator engaged in social practice.

Neuland Thomas demonstrates how language, material, and belief intersect and entwine through texture, woven structure, and visual forms. Her works ground contemporary life in traditional rhythms through adaptations of devotional art practices such as hand weaving, calligraphy, and traditional poetry and songs.


RE-ORIGINATION will be on display in KHN's gallery from March 6 - April 21, 2023. 


KHN's gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and by appointment.


A Gallery Talk will be hosted on Thursday, April 20 at 5pm--in conjunction with our monthly Artist Talk event from 5-7pm.

KHN's exhibitions and Third Thursday events are free and open to the public.