IN THE NEWS
BRICK ROAD ARTISTS JOIN BLAIR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
January 10, 2019
On the tenth of January, 2019, Brick Road Artist members Tom Dudycha and Jean Welborn applied for and received membership of the Blair Chamber of Commerce. During the 2018 Sugar Plum Festival show the art group raised money by selling custom ornaments at the Heartland Tasting Room. The money collected went towards the membership fee to help the Brick Road Artists build themselves within the community.
BLAIR ARTISTS GOING TO ANAC STATE SHOW
April 19, 2018
In the year since they formed, Blair's own Brick Road Artists have some real accomplishments to their name. Showing exclusively local and area artists the group has had five opening receptions and art shows at the Heartland Tasting Room, downtown Blair. Earlier this year select members joined the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs. On Thursday, April 19th Sheryl Piere from Macy, Nebraska judged the show at the Heartland Tasting Room. Piere was an art instructor for Wayne State College and the University of South Dakota. Her selections move on to compete in the statewide ANAC show in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, June 20-23. There they will once again be judged for an opportunity to tour Nebraska in the ANAC traveling show. Jan Cline-Zimmerman, Blair, Cheri Oelke, Fort Calhoun, Randy Barrineau, Blair, and Jean Welborn, Blair, will all have their art represented in Scottsbluff. The next opening reception, Gateway to Art, is June 7 from 7-9 at the Heartland Tasting Room.
BRICK ROAD ARTISTS GIVE TO LOCAL CHARITY
December 12, 2017
On December 12, 2017 members of Blair's Brick Road Artists presented the Blair police with a check for $300 dollars. The artists individually created handmade, specialty Christmas ornaments in a variety of styles. All together the group donated over fifty ornaments to raising money for Blair's 'Shop with a Cop' program. During two separate events, the Christmas Creations gallery show presented at the Heartland Tasting Room and Chili Dawg's Foods of Fire Holiday Boutique, the artists sold $300 worth of ornaments. On December 15, cops took twenty-two children shopping and bought them gifts and essentials, helping thirteen families in need.