Hastings College shares Permanent Collection with downtown bakery

Six pieces from the Hastings College Permanent Collection are on display at Back Alley Bakery (609 W 2nd St. in Hastings) through February. The 2D works are by former and present members of the Hastings College Department of Visual Arts faculty.

“Turner McGehee and Tom Kreager were kind enough to share these special pieces from the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Permanent Collection with the downtown community to adorn the bakery walls for a while,” said Mary Vaughan, a 1982 graduate of Hastings College who curated the display.

Included in the display are “Of Days Gone By,” a woodcut by Gary Coulter; “Living with the Ancestors,” a woodcut by McGehee, Bill Fick and Karen Kunc; “Balloons on Brown Paper,” a watercolor/acrylic on butcher paper by Richard Brink; “Varton Triangles,” an airbrush acrylic by Gib Neal; “Untitled: Hands & Water Series,” a lithography by Kelly Manning; and an untitled digital photograph by Brett Erickson.

Additional information for each artist and piece is available onsite at the bakery.

Hastings College is a private, four-year institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been named among “Great Schools, Great Prices” by U.S. News & World Report and a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review. For more, go to hastings.edu.

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