Plains Art Museum
Story by Sarah Anstett
Photography by Plains Art Museum, Jeremy Albright, Skyloft Photography, and Milestones Photography
Are you ready for Summer Gala: Take Two Déjà Vu? After the cancellation of its biggest annual fundraiser, Plains Art Museum’s Summer Gala makes its triumphant return on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 7 p.m. – midnight. The museum and presenting sponsor, Bell Insurance, invite guests to surround themselves with food, music, wine and of course art.
Plains Art Museum’s Spring Gala has raised over $1 million since its inception in 1997 – all in support for the museum’s ongoing initiative to support its arts education programming and free admission. The museum’s largest annual fundraiser directly enables arts access for all in the region. And each year the museum raises its bar for attendees, delighting their senses and offering an outlet for their creativity.
The Store At Plains Art Museum
This holiday season Plains Art Museum invites you to shop at The Store for artfully curated gifts for everyone on your list (and maybe a few just for you).
Guests can choose from an eclectic array of jewelry, books, artwork, clothing, home décor, stationary, cards and children’s toys. And with all proceeds benefitting the many educational programs the Museum offers – your purchases directly support the arts in our community!
New this year, The Store is offering limited quantity of Curated Gift Boxes – each with a different theme of CREATE, RELAX, BEE KIND, and CELEBRATE. Ranging in price from $75-$95, each box is beautifully created with your convenience in mind.
Or, treat your loved ones to a Museum experience. The Store offers Museum gift cards in any denomination that can be used for classes, events, or memberships. Or, just cut to the chase and purchase the art lover in your live a Museum membership. Individual memberships start at just $50 annually and comes with a 10% store and class discount, as well as exclusive invitations to member-only Museum events throughout the year.
And this holiday season, members can enjoy 20% off Store purchases from November 25 – December 24 – so if you are not a member, become one today!
[Artist: Peter Kelly]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by Dan Francis Photography
With an unusual collaboration between a printmaker and sculptor, The Talking Head exhibit at Plains Art Museum has finally made its debut. Although on display, it's also in progress. As an educational tool by resident sculptor, Peter Kelly, and on-site printmaker, Amanda Heidt, museum-goers are invited inside their three-year process. Visit the exhibit and you will likely find Kelly at the center of the room, hard at work. Despite the craft requiring intense concentration, he happily welcomes the opportunity to converse with visitors about the exhibit's process and purpose. With the exhibit open through May 11 and roughly 25 percent yet to complete, Plains Art Museum invites you to partake in a living exhibition which has transformed simple paper into elaborate 3-D personalities.
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