Persistence: Branches, Barks & Berries
January 4 through February 27, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Paintings, collages, and photo-based works using the hot wax
technique called encaustic. The exhibition explores the theme of persistence in
nature through the winter months. Look for the sculptural beauty of bare
branches, the brightness of berries and the mesmerizing texture of barks.
About the artist
Margaret Berry grew up on a
farm in Wahoo, Nebraska, received her B.A. from Creighton University, and
completed a graduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A former
executive director of the Lincoln Arts Council and education director at the
Lux Art Center, she is a studio artist and traveling workshop leader based in
When a truck ran a red light
in 2000 and collided with her vehicle, Margaret spent her recovery learning
about encaustic wax methods from a library book. She quickly became a charter
member of the International Encaustic Artists, served on its Board of Directors
and curated national IEA exhibitions.
As an artist-in-residence
with the Nebraska Arts Council, Margaret has taught schoolchildren and
established artists as well as the visually impaired and imprisoned. She has
given her innovative Hot Wax/Cool Art™ workshops across the U.S. and was
selected as the first artist-in-residence at Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.