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Wings Over the Platte

February 10 - April 9 in the Stuhr Building
Featuring the art of Kris Allphin
Viewing available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m .Tuesdays - Saturdays, Noon - 5 on Sundays
Regular admission fees apply
For more information call (308) 385-5316

Stuhr Museum is proud to welcome dozens of local and regional artists as the 29th annual Wings Over the Platte art show and sale opens on Friday, February 10th. An opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th in the Stuhr Building.

Wings Over the Platte features art inspired by the Platte River and the natural beauty of Nebraska, and inspiration for the show takes many forms. The featured artist this year is Kris Allphin and if you don’t know her work it’s definitely worth checking out. Allphin, who lives in Hastings, works in a medium known as Batik which is an “ancient, decorative art used to embellish textiles. The textiles or paper is immersed in a dye bath. Wax is applied to preserve the color. This process is repeated many times creating additional color combinations and detail.” The result is some truly outstanding work that will hang in the Stuhr Building during Wings Over the Platte.

In addition to Allphin's work on the main floor, the South Gallery upstairs will feature some fantastic artwork in a variety of styles and media. From photography to sculpture, realism to abstract and more, this year’s Wings Over the Platte features some truly stunning pieces and is worth the trip for both nature enthusiasts, art enthusiasts and everyone in between. This show also features a strong showing from local and regional artists.

Wings Over the Platte opens on Friday, February 10th and runs through April 9h and is on display from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays. Regular admission fees apply. A closing reception will take place from 2-4 pm on Sunday, April 9th and is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the museum at (308) 385-5316 or log onto

Wings Over the Platte 2017 Winners

Best of Show Photography: North Platte by Doug Steinke, Grand Island, NE
Merit Photography: Leading the Way by Abby Jensen, Steamboat, CO
Merit Photography: Cradling the Moon by Abby Jensen, Steamboat, CO

Best of Show Three-Dimensional: Save the Last Dance for Me by Mick Shimonek, Lemoyne, NE, Metal
Merit Three-Dimensional: Wood Duck Leaving the Nest by Gerald Hockemeier, Omaha, NE, Wood
Merit Three-Dimensional: Flatwater Dancer  by Jeremy Daniels, Hastings, NE, Bronze

Best of Show Two-Dimensional: Early Signs of Spring, by Mick Shimonek, Lemoyne NE, Oil
Merit Two-Dimensional, Evening Gathering by Julie Crocker, Chapman, NE, Acrylic
Merit Two-Dimensional: Prairie Fire by Dee Spencer Rodgers, Grand Island, NE, Watercolor