Metro Gallery will feature Sandhills photography by Christensen | neighborhood supplement
SUBMITTED BY LINDA STEPHEN for Neighborhood Extra
In July, Metro Gallery, 1316 N St, will present a solo exhibition by award-winning fine art photographer Jan Christensen. The opening reception for “Sand and Sky” will be Friday, July 1 from 3-7 p.m. with music by Tony Church from 5-7 p.m.
“Heaven is history in the Sandhills,” Christensen said. “The Nebraska Sandhills have always been an inspiration to me because of the wide open spaces, the big skies, and the near absence of human intervention in the landscape. The Sandhills still appear almost as they were. hundreds of years ago.
Christensen’s fine art photography has been exhibited at the George Eastman Museum, is part of the permanent collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Museum of Nebraska Art, and Great Plains Art Museum, as well as corporate collections. She lives in Lincoln.
“The Sandhills are a must-see in this state,” said Metro Gallery Director Dean Settle. “Jan Christensen makes beautiful and beautiful photographs of landscapes, skies and livestock. All of his works are matted or framed.
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One of the great works on display is “Curly”, a portrait of a bull deflecting flies. The photo was taken on a side road off Highway 97, south of Merritt Reservoir.
“I like to pack the car with maps, food and camera gear and take a road not taken to open my mind and walk around to see what’s going on out there,” Christensen said. “Being deaf for a while before grade school made my eyesight more critical and made me a more careful observer of the nuances that occur when you wait for the invisible to be seen.”
Christensen’s work will be on display throughout July during regular hours Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. JSanctuary.com.
Metro Gallery hosts exhibits at 11 locations in Lincoln and southeastern Nebraska. In addition to the sale and rental of works of art, Metro Gallery’s services include the hanging of works of art, the cleaning of works of art, the restoration or repair of paintings and the liquidation of works of art for estates. Learn more about MetroGalleryLincoln.com or call 402-202-7549.