Currently On View In The Opera House

On view now in the historic Red Cloud Opera House are works by three artists who have all used unique mediums to capture the essence and beauty of the Great Plains. All of the exhibits are free and open to the public, and can be viewed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. We invite you to take in the incredible artwork created by artists whose love for the plains, prairies, and the land shows up brilliantly in their pieces. 

Linda Welsch

Inside the lobby of the Red Cloud Opera House, are a series of oil paintings by Nebraska artist, Linda Welsch. Her paintings depict Nebraska landscapes and images familiar to those who call this state home. A well-rounded artist, Linda works in several mediums including oil, charcoal, and watercolor. Her work has appeared on book covers for Cather’s Kitchens, Catfish at the Pump, and The Convivial Cup. Linda has also produced several illustrations for the magazine Nebraska Life.

In Nebraska, Linda’s artwork has been displayed at the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Haydon Art Center, the Dawson County Museum, and as a part of the Nebraska Art Council’s exhibition in the Governor’s Mansion.

Linda participated in the Willa Cather Foundation’s April Twilights exhibition of works inspired by Cather’s poetry, and also created an original work based on O Pioneers! in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its publication.

She lives in Dannebrog, Nebraska with her husband, Roger