Kristine Allphin, Fine Art batik

The 2017 solar eclipse will take place August 21.  Hastings Nebraska is directly under the path of viewing totality.  The community is hosting a weekend of arts and music festivals.

Come out of the heat and into The Arts Studio, a 2,400-square-foot space filled with creative energy, art and literature. Artists will be working — observe their process, get to know them and buy an original piece to remember the eclipse experience

Find Us in Historic Downtown Hastings just a block from the Arts Festival.  MAP

Deborah Brooks - . Deb began creating jewelry from precious metal clay in 1998.  She has won several awards for her jewelry designs and gallery exhibits. Each piece is exquisitely handcrafted  and highly collectible. http://www.heartcreations.com/

Kristine Allphin -  Kristine's education and experience in illustration and composition bring an original style, sensitivity, and craftsmanship to her batik work. She has won numerous awards and exhibitions. She was featured in the April 2016 issue of Art and Architecture Magazine as an emerging artist to watch. Her work has been purchased for use on Hollywood movie sets, corporations, hospitals and private collectors as far away as Canada and Sri Lanka.  http://KristineAllphin.com

Sharon Farritor Raimondo - Sharon is a fourth-generation Nebraskan and author. Her first novel, Big Sky, is a skillfully written and gripping historical fiction of the great depression era.   Sharon holds a BA in English, is a member of the Nebraska Writer’s Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her biblically-based children's stories include Martus and the Cave, Audi and the Whale, and Echeo and the Lion’s Den. http://www.sharonmraimondo.com/ 

Chris Haussler - Chris is a self-taught marble artist who has won several awards for his glass designs and is an All Nebraska Artist.  His designs have been published in The Flow glass magazine and Soda Lime Times.  He loves teaching and has written several tutorials for his designs.  He has demonstrated his skills at across Nebraska and his designs have been showcased in several art galleries and shows across Nebraska and Kansas.

Stephanie Haussler - Stephanie began her beading journey in 2001 with a single bead.  She enjoys the challenges and freedom of expression beading provides.    Stephanie's designs have been published in Bead & Button Magazine, featured in many online groups, and have been sold in several art galleries throughout Nebraska.  Stephanie has won several awards for her designs and has worked with several beading companies as a blogger for their companies and products.  She is also a All Nebraska artist

Kevin Houchin - Kevin is an Artist, Lawyer, and Workforce Readiness Strategist from Fort Collins Colorado. His art explores the interplay of figure and form, geometry and gesture. His work is primarily in batik.  Ultimately, batik is a spiritual medium and very therapeutic. In addition to batik, Kevin also dances with the impermanence of watercolor, the mess of linocut printmaking, and digital gestures of figures in motion. http://kevinhouchin.com/

Susanne Uerling Osberg - Susanne portrays paintings of escape, vitality, energy, love, adventure, courage and fun.  She initiates the viewer to see the world through her creative vision. Along with exhibits and awards, Susanne was recently selected for a solo exhibition at the Nebraska Governors Mansion http://www.susanneosberg.com/

Linda Hatfield - Linda works with a combination of acrylic paint and pyrography (applying lines with the use of heat-woodburnning). Her work has been exhibited and sold in galleries  Nationally and Internationally. The work has appeared in various magazines and on HGTV.
Her quirky style and bright colors often mask the serious issues and ideas that she illustrates. Inspiration often comes from bits of overheard conversation or odd turns of phrasing. It is literally taking the left brain “words” and making them a right brain visual. http://www.lindahatfield.com/

Lori Elliott-Bartle -   Lori Elliott-Bartle is a painter and printmaker who finds inspiration in prairie landscapes, travel and moments from daily life. In many of her paintings, she uses softened beeswax with oils and pigments, applies many layers and then scratches and scrapes the surface to reveal underlying colors. She has shown her work in juried shows throughout the United States, has participated in several public art projects in Omaha, and teaches workshops. http://lorielliottbartle.com 

John Zeggert - John  is an award-winning painter, sculptor, chef & photographer who has recently relocated to Hastings, NE from the Philadelphia, PA area. Originally from Seattle, WA, John has shown his work in galleries & juried expositions in WA, AZ, NJ and PA as well as worked with the National Park Service to provide photography & paintings for Gettysburg National Monument and the Edgar Allen Poe House of Philadelphia. https://]The.Art.Of.John.Zeggert/

Cheri Ginsburg - Cheri Ginsburg is an award-winning pastel and pen & ink artist and sculptor.  Ginsburg's extensive travels throughout North America, Europe, Costa Rica and parts of Africa, as well as her fondness for the American Southwest and her home state of Nebraska, influence her work as she experiments with bringing her interpreted landscapes to life with exquisite color and detail.  Her work has been shown in New York City; Lambertville, NJ; San Jose, Costa Rica; she was a featured artist at the Santa Fe Gallery in New Mexico 2015 - 2017 and is  looking forward to showing her work at the Italian-American Museum in New York City in July 2017.. http://www.cheriginsburg.com/

Artists, Authors, and Artisans 

Shawn J Farritor is a native Nebraskan who has practiced law for 17 years.  He published his first novel, "End of Pawnee Starlight" with Xlibris Publishing. The book draws memorable characters from Nebraska history and is a fascinating look at Nebraska Territory just prior to the American Civil War.  The embattled Pawnee Nation struggles against this recent encroachment while the fledgling Nebraska Territory is born within the hardscrabble politics of the era.  This historical drama is well researched and fast paced and a must for lovers of quality historical fiction. https://www.ShawnJFarritor