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Shifting Gears

April 2 - April 30

Elaine K. (Hines) Jones was born in her parent’s farm living room near Morse Bluff, NE during a blizzard, New Year’s Day, 1940. She began sewing in 4-H and at that age did the unpopular scratching of her initials on her mother’s black treadle sewing machine. She sewed for her children and family, did window treatments and upholstery including upholstering an English Austin Healey which she drag-raced to break an existing record in K-Stock at Flight Land north of Omaha in the 60’s.

With retirement, she started quilting with the goal of saturating her family before she died. She was encouraged to try fiber art since she preferred to alter most quilt patterns or create her own. Multi-media pieces became another creative outlet.

Besides purple and blue ribbons in quilt shows, Douglas County and Nebraska State Fairs, several fiber art pieces travelled in exhibits, one to Paducah and a small SAQA anniversary piece that travelled twenty-two countries for two years. Her “Wicked” piece was chosen to open with “The Wicked” play in Greenwich Village, NYC and travelled with the theatre show for a year. She has copyright designs in a self-published book, “Designs to Remember the Ten Commandments” (currently not in print) and has created quilts and banners with those designs.

Nature, birds, flowers, optical illusions, and circles are continuing themes in her art. Circles and art pieces are open to all materials, texture, colors, diameters, and imagination. As in life there is energy, power and strength in nature and also in individual circles. When circles and elements are combined, they contribute to the strength of the whole.



April 2
April 30
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Hallway Gallery

More to come…

Future exhibits and shows are announced all the time.
Please stay tuned.


DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Please refer to this page for updates as the event draws near. Artist receptions are often held the first Friday or Saturday of the month (your best bet is to come around 6-7 pm), unless otherwise noted. Galleries are often attended by a curator Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4pm, or by appointment at (402) 342-6452. Otherwise, shows can be viewed during normal business hours. When in doubt, contact us.