McCook native opens show at gallery

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Paintings by McCook native Beth Poore-O'Hanlon will be on display through the month of June at the McCook Art Guild in downtown McCook.

The paintings -- in oil and pastels -- range from abstract renditions to realistic reflections of Nebraska vistas. Poore-O'Hanlon grew up in McCook and graduated from high school in 1977.

She earned an Art History degree from Kansas University and a teaching certificate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She was the assistant director for the prestigious Saper Galleries in East Lansing, Mich., and taught art history and drawing at the University of Cincinnati.

She is an Artist-in-Residence for the Nebraska Arts Council, through which she conducts art workshops in schools and communities across the state.

Poore-O'Hanlon's work is displayed at Lincoln's Gallery 9 and the University Place Art Center, where she will have an extensive show in October.

She recently was invited to participate in a workshop at the Bemis Project in Omaha's Old Market and has been selected to contribute two sculptures to an outdoor exhibit entitled, "Elements," at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue this fall.

The McCook Fine Arts Gallery, located at 209 Norris Avenue, is open Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.,Thursdays, noon-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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