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Opening Reception: Katie B Temple
May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benson Theatre is pleased to showcase the work of visual artist Katie B Temple during the month of May at the B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple St. The opening reception will be held Friday, May 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
ABOUT THE WORK
The artist’s paintings are inspired by the 15 different buildings she has lived in throughout her life. Katie states, “I call them buildings because they never felt like home. Every dormitory, apartment complex, townhome, or multi-family house I have ever lived in was a rental and it was a just a place I went to when I was not somewhere else.The paintings that I create reflect my continuous search for “home” as an adult. Some pieces contain layers of multiple buildings to reflect my journey from moving from one place to another, while other pieces contain single buildings to reflect on a memory of living in a particular place or structure.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katie B Temple earned her BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2010 and her MFA from Montana State University in 2013. Her work has been featured in various national exhibitions, including being selected for the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts sponsored exhibition “NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition” in Seattle, Washington in 2012. She has been included in the top-10 list of “Best Exhibitions of 2016 in Omaha” by TheReader.Com for her ‘Sense of Home’ solo exhibition at the Michael Phipps Gallery and was a nominee for Best Visual Emerging Artist for the 2017 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards. Recently, Temple has been nominated for two 2018 Omaha Art and Entertainment Awards including: Best Visual Emerging Artist and Best Presentation in a Non-Traditional Format for her duo-exhibition Dwellings at True Blue Goods. She is currently the Studio Coordinator for the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program at the Joslyn Art Museum.
For more information about the artist, visit www.katiebtemple.com