KHN Alum Participate in "Nine Nebraska Artists" Mural Project

KHN Alum Participate in "Nine Nebraska Artists" Mural Project

Monday, August 3, 2020

A collaboration between the LUX Center for the Arts and Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nine Nebraska Artists Wheat Paste Mural was designed to highlight the woodcut print medium and each artists’ unique vision. Nine Nebraska artists were invited to design and carve their own woodblock. The resulting 9 large 24”x36” black and white prints make a composite mural that has been wheat-pasted around Lincoln. These woodblock prints are unusually striking for the strong contrast of dark and light, the captured energy of the carving marks, and the variety of images and symbols that convey timely messages and layers of meaning.

Byron Anway, Lincoln, NE (KHN alum 2010)
Ryan Crotty, Auburn, NE (KHN exhibiting artist 2020)
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Lincoln, NE (KHN exhibiting artist 2015)
Gerardo Meza, Lincoln, NE
Nathan Murray, Lincoln, NE
Kyle Nobles, Lincoln, NE
Sarah Rowe, Omaha, NE
Bart Vargas, Omaha, NE (KHN alum 2007)
Katharen Wiese, Lincoln, NE

The artwork is a temporary installation, with the paper prints attached with wheat starch (wallpaper) paste to the wall surface. The installation will be affected by weather and moisture, lasting from approximately 2 months, and will be allowed to change, as part of the ephemeral nature of the materials, the climate conditions, and time.

Murals were installed at the following locations on July 16th and will be on display through September.

LUX Center for the Arts – 2601 N 48th St
Constellation Studios – 2055 O St
Woods Bath House – 3200 J St
Joyo Theater – 6102 Havelock Ave
Bethany Library – 1810 N Cotner Blvd
Bennett Martin Library – 136 S 14th St
Hub Café – 250 N 21st St #3
The Mill – 800 P St Haymarket
Goldenrod Pastries – 3947 S 48th St

Project collaborators invite the community to visit these locations as a safe and fun social distancing activity and encourage them to capture their experience using the hashtag #NineNebraskaArtists on social media. A culminating event will be steamroller printing of these blocks at the LUX Center for the Arts on August 15th, 2020 from 1-4pm. Other artists are invited to join with additional woodblocks for the steamroller printing demonstration.

This mural project is in conjunction with “Surface Impressions” – International Juried Print Exhibition. For further information, please contact: Katelyn Farneth: or 402.466.8692 or Karen Kunc: or 402.438.0049