Friday, November 6th
6:30 pm - 8: 00 pm
Exhibit runs through the month of November
Amy Tomasevicz is a retired art educator who resides in Columbus, Nebraska. After graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Amy began teaching art. She has a bachelor and master degree in art education.
She has been a member of the state and national art education associations, and was honored as “Secondary Art Educator of the Year” by the Nebraska Art
Education Association in 2009. She has been a board member of the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art. She currently serves as a member of the Columbus Arts Council executive board and is the exhibit chairman.
She is a signature member of the Association of Nebraska Art Club and exhibits regularly in galleries and shows throughout the state.
Much of her work depicts Nebraska landscapes, florals and animals. She often adds colors and alterations
to her interpretation of realism. She has worked in watercolors, ink, collage, acrylic and pastels, among other media. Currently her emphasis is in pastels and collages and she has produced paintings for businesses and private individuals. She has recently been very involved with pottery, too. She has work that is on display in several states and a few foreign countries through commissions.
Jerene received her BS in Art Education from Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska and an endorsement in Elementary Education. In May of 2014 she retired from teaching. During her 25 year career, she taught at Albion/Boone Central Public School in Albion, Nebraska and Potter Public School in Potter, Nebraska. One of her highlights of teaching was being awarded the Nebraska Art Teacher of the Year Award in 2010.
Since retiring, Jerene has enjoyed her change of pace and spends most days in her studio. She has exhibited pottery and glass at the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs yearly since 1982 winning various awards, Nebraska Art Teachers Association, and was juried into Impact, which is a group of twenty five artists from Nebraska who exhibit their work locally, nationally, and internationally.
Jerene’s pottery is a combination of slab and coil methods of hand building. She enjoys using textures to recreate flowers and leaves in clay. She uses mid-fire glazes and layers many of the colors.
Fused glass has been a new adventure that uses the design aspect of her creativity. It has been fun and exciting to learn a different type of Art and craftsmanship.