A dictionary may describe collaboration as the action of working with someone to produce or create something. At the Hot Shops, working together, inspiring each other, and taking that collaborative practice into the community is second nature.
Covid may have put limitations on the gatherings that facilitate collaboration, but it has not put limitations on creativity. Here we celebrate both creativity and collaboration as we look at a sampling of shared projects – some created before the time of lockdown and some created in spite of it.
When you wander through the gallery you will see how ideas came to life through the conversations and experimentation that is all part of asking, “What if?”
Visitors can even be a part of the collaborative process by taking a selfie in Dar Vandevoort’s delightful winged chair (a collaboration in the Girl Scouts’ artVenture) or with Tracy Rotuno’s giant butterfly.
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Paula Wallace and Munroe Meyer Institute
Alan Austin with daughter, Claire
Tim Barry, Chris Kemp, Dan Toberer
Les Bruning, Alan Austin, Jack Gatzemeyer and employees of Lakeside Auto Recyclers
Ed Fennell and Girl Scouts
Lana Yager and Michael Madrigal
Dar Vandevoort and Girl Scouts
Jenn Flegle with sister, Kim Vande Vegte
Lori Elliott-Bartle, Marcia Joffe-Bouska and Tom Quest
Jennifer Radil with UNMC’s Munroe-Meyer Institute
Tracy Rotundo with Family, Friends and You, the public!
Terry Koopman and Girl Scouts
Dan Toberer and Molly Toberer
Diane Mattern and Deb Anderson
Marsha Swanson and Kris Khan
Charity Kracher and Jennifer Maginn
Jennifer Young and Josephine Langbehn
Future exhibits and shows are announced all the time.
Please stay tuned.
DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near. Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month (your best bet is to come around 6-7 pm), unless otherwise noted. Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm, or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed during normal business hours. When in doubt, contact us.