‘Power of the Wind Art Show’ Gains International Appeal

NEBRASKA CITY – The “Power of the Wind Art Show” scheduled in Nebraska City at the end of April is being fanned with students and international artisans.

David Flatt, director of the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum, said 10 schools, Peru State College art classes and several different countries are among those submitting entries.

Flatt: “We were surprised we had entries from all over the world. The thing is, windmills, they are important in the United States, but they are also important in other areas of the world. So, say in Netherlands and Denmark, windmills have been around historically for many years, so they are very important and many people have done art related to that.”

Entries at this point are from the USA, Thailand, India, Ukraine, Netherlands, Belgium, Phillippines, Germany, France and Denmark.

The art show, which will be held at the UN-L Kimmel Education and Research Center April 24-29, features original work in a variety of mediums with the wind-power theme.

Flatt: “So the categories would be for illustration, painting, photography, sculpture and literature. It could be windmills, wind turbines, pinwheels, something about the clouds or winds, even abstract art related to that would be acceptable.”

After the show, the top pieces will be displayed in a traveling exhibit intended to get more people interested in renewable energy.

Entries can be submitted at the research center until 10 a.m. on April 22.

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