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Sept. 28, 2007 - Keith Jacobshagen art exhibit opens Oct. 1 at Hastings College
The Hastings College Art Gallery will display “Journals of the Days: Jacobshagen Notebooks Tour Nebraska’s Arboreta,” works of noted Midwest landscape painter Keith Jacobshagen, Monday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Nov. 10.
A reception for Jacobshagen will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the gallery.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday; and 2-4 p.m., Sunday.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, is part of a state-wide tour that features 20 reproduced images from Jacobshagen’s field-study sketch books including drawings, paintings and journal entries. The exhibit also features paintings from other private collections.
Jacobshagen lives in Lincoln, Neb., and teaches painting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For 32 years, he has been painting Midwest landscapes within a 60-mile radius of Lincoln.
Jacobshagen’s work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States, and he has had 63 one-person exhibitions, including shows in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
“His signature low horizons and vast powerful skies are reminiscent of landscape paintings by early Dutch masters, German Romantics, and American luminists,” said Christopher Cook, curator at the Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa. “Painted partly in the open air and partly from memory in the studio, Jacobshagen’s paintings are a creative blend of truth and fiction, the real and ideal.”
Jacobshagen completed undergraduate work at the Kansas City Art Institute and received a master of fine art’s degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Neb.; Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Neb.; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Neb.; and Sioux City Art Center.
The exhibit debuted in June at the Governor Robert J. Furnas Arboretum in Brownville, Neb. Other exhibit sites include: Peru State College, Doane College, Chadron State College, Sallows Arboretum in Alliance, Midland Lutheran College, Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha and Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln.