PACE STUDIO ARTISTS
Fridays | 3rd Floor
The PACE Studio Artists offer a dazzling array of talents including oil, acrylics, pastel, photography, sculpture, home goods, media entertainment, and much more. Join them every Friday from 6:00-9:00 PM for Open Studio Hours.
Ann Brugenhemke Art
I paint and draw. My over-riding theme is nature, and has primarily been the lush subject of botanicals. I thrill to capture light and the essence of growth and movement. A desire to make a shift now leads me to work on a series of atmospheric storm pieces. This new body of work relates to concepts of finding beauty amid darkness and chaos, and also serves as a sign of hope as we recognize that potent forces of change are in motion.
Council Bluffs Photography
I enjoy the challenge of finding the beauty in the pedestrian, often shirking the traditional for the unusual and always trying to find the subject’s essential parts. An abandoned barn catching the first light of the day, the gesture of a single flower languishing in a vase on a window sill, the swirls of smoke issuing from a pair of power-plant smokestacks . . . these are all stories that I love to retell through my photography.
Jeff Koterba is an internationally-syndicated and award-winning cartoonist whose drawings have flown on the space shuttle. Entertainment Weekly called his memoir, Inklings: “…a powerful and moving portrait of an artist.” A two-time TEDx speaker, he’s also a two-time nominee for a Heartland Emmy Award. Although he studied fine art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he took a very long break from dabbling in oils. Now, however, with brushes in hand, he’s re-launched his more painterly side.
Originally from Malvern, Iowa, Hertz has spent the last 20 years as an audio engineer, music producer, videographer and projection mapping artist in Nashville, Miami and Los Angeles. With over 600 projects published, Kent has established his position in the industry, teaming up with such artists as Julio Iglesias, Godsmack, Missy Elliott, Lauren Hill, Steve Miller Band, Beyoncè, Lonestar and Toby Keith. Recently, Hertz moved his production company (Hz Productions) back to the midwest, where he helps encourage and develop local talent. Kent continues his work with artists worldwide.
Sculptor & Painter
Tim Guthrie is Omaha-based multi-media visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He has presented his work at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and had his work included in several books, as well as in a book about Ingres at the Louvre in Paris, and several novels, including an interactive novel with Lance Olsen that was included in the Iowa Review Web. He was awarded the Top 25 MFA Sculptors in the Nation by Sculpture Magazine and the international Sculpture Center.
Tim Guthrie was also a TEDx Omaha speaker in 2018, which touched on his documentary film about his wife, which won numerous “Best of” awards at film festivals around the globe, including a Humanitarian Award (GIFA).
Residencies include the Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, Hall Farm, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and other awards and fellowships include International Sculpture Center, the Sierra Arts Foundation, and the Nevada Arts Council, each funded by the NEA, among others.
His films have won numerous Best Documentary awards, 2017 Humanitarian Award (GIFA), Audience Awards and other awards, and shown widely, including in Wales, UK (International), Sweden (High Coast), Bucharest, Sydney (World Film Festival), Hiroshima Animation Festival, 5th Annual Athens International Animation Festival (Greece), Control Arms Conference (Italy), Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, as well as festivals in London, Miami, Copenhagen, Hollywood, and Toronto.
He is a professor at Creighton University.