Fred Simon Gallery
The Fred Simon Gallery presents the artwork of a select number of Nebraska artists each year. You are welcome to visit the gallery, which is located in the Nebraska Arts Council offices at the historic Burlington building at 1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level, in Omaha's popular Old Market District.
Gallery hours of operation are 8 – 5, Monday through Friday. For more information about the gallery, contact J.D. Hutton or call 402/595-2142.
Milton Heinrich (Blair)/Ann O'Hara (Lincoln)/Barbara Simcoe (Omaha)/Sheila Talbitzer (Omaha) Small Group Show:
December 2, 2013 - January 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 5-7 p.m.
The gallery ends 2013 with our first group show. On display, beginning December 2, are the paintings of Milton Heinrich and Ann O'Hara, the digital images of Barbara Simcoe and the photography of Sheila Talbitzer.
About Milton Heinrich:
Milton (Milt) Heinrich has been an artist and an art educator for 40 years. He has created 41 large-scale sculpture projects for public places or private corporations, among other pieces. Wall reliefs at Omahas Eppley Airfield and the Iowa State Judicial Building in Des Monies are two of the most public pieces he has had the privilege to create. In recent years, he has turned his attention to his primary interest which is painting. Dr. Heinrich has spent the majority of his professional career as a Professor of Art and Art Education at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. Having retired from full time teaching, Dr. Heinrich continues to teach studio workshops in painting.
About Ann O'Hara
Ann O’Hara is a Nebraska native, having been born and raised in Eustis, a small community in south-central Nebraska. She learned art from an important mentor in her community, Marilyn Peterson. Ann received her undergraduate degree in Art Education from Kearney State Teacher's College. She returned to pursue art after practicing law for nearly 30 years.
About Barbara Simcoe
Barbara Simcoe has been a working artist for more than thirty years. She is a Professor on the faculty of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska and has taught painting and drawing since 1998. Barbara has shown widely in nationally and in European venues in many invitational and juried exhibitions. She has had numerous one person exhibitions, awards and grants, in 2004 she received a Fulbright Grant to pursue her work in Lithuania. Most recently she had a one person exhibition in the Czech Republic for which she showed digital photo collages influenced by a trip to France. Barbara’s work consists of oil paintings, graphite and ink drawings and digital photography. Stylistically she works with realistic figuration inhabiting psychological and symbolic spaces.
About Sheila Talbitzer
Sheila Talbitzer was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She went on to teach elementary school art and then high school English before attending the University of Notre Dame where she received her Master of Fine Arts in photography. She spent the following year as the digital archivist at the Snite Museum of Art before joining the photography faculty at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska.