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Artist Reception with Ken Anderson

Artist Reception with Ken Anderson

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Red Cloud Opera House Gallery
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and conversation with Ken Anderson and view his Freehand exhibit at the Red Cloud Opera House Gallery.

About the artist: Ken Anderson was born and raised in Nebraska, and as a youth, enjoyed drawing and painting, receiving several awards for his artwork. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a focus in Architecture and graduated with a degree in Business. He went on to own Anderson’s Kitchens where his talent as an artist was used in hand-rendered drawings for the beautiful custom kitchens he designed, winning three national awards for his creativity. Although he has no formal training in art, he has long enjoyed making freehand pencil sketches. When the opportunity arose to show his work at the Red Cloud Opera House, Ken was eager to renew his familiarity with the area. Ken said, “We visited Red Cloud many years ago with friends who had an avid interest in Willa Cather. I was intrigued with the architecture of the homes, public buildings, and local relics, some of which became the inspiration for this collection of drawings. He recently spent time in Europe capturing the beauty and the architectural history of cities and villages with his pencil and pad. These will be on display along with his work from the Willa Cather project, which includes her childhood home, the Episcopal Church she attended and eight others. Along with his wife, Linda, Ken owns Task Lighting Corporation and lives in Kearney, Nebraska.

The reception will be followed by the Prairie Songs: Remembering Ántonia, song cycle. Click here to reserve your free tickets.