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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.

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Kim Reid-Kuhn: September 8 -October 17 , 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

About Kim Reid-Kuhn
Kim Reid-Kuhn aptly describes her artistic process as taking raw energy and civilizing it into paintings and drawings.

“In my work, graphic shapes are organically woven into a seamless, cacophonic flow and my palette changes as it reflects my mood; it transforms the harsh imagery into something more hopeful and full of frenzied vigor,” says Reid-Kuhn, “If I wanted to tell you a story, I would be a writer, but I would rather show you.”

Kim Reid-Kuhn holds a BFA in Fine Art from University of Nebraska at Omaha. After graduating, Reid-Kuhn started a personal studio practice, and began teaching and curating. Recent exhibitions of her artwork include the two person show, Golden Guts at the Bemis Underground and, more recently, her exhibition Sophisticated Beasts at RNG Gallery. Reid-Kuhn has taught art classes at Joslyn Art Museum, The Union for Contemporary Art, several Montessori schools as well as mentoring at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts. In 2009 she started Wunderkabinett, which hosts art courses for children.

Reid-Kuhn’s passion for curating has led her to envision, partner with many local artists, and open Sweatshop Gallery in the Benson District of Omaha. Reid-Kuhn won the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award (OEAA) in 2013 for Best 2D Artist, and in 2010 and 2011 she was nominated by the OEAA for the Best Emerging Artist and Best Solo Exhibition Award. In 2012, she was awarded Best 2D artist & Best 2 Person Exhibition by the OEAA.

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