Each week, local artist Kristin Pluhacek will guide Bridge Beats visitors through the creation of large scale, site-specific works along the paths at the base of the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge. There will be something for everyone, from coloring book sections to free form areas, all coming together as a unified whole. Look for crawling insects, giant flowers and winding ribbons, and enjoy the music as you help each new design emerge.
Kristin Pluhacek lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited extensively in Midwestern fine arts galleries and museums, and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections. She has participated in several public art projects and has led many project workshops, including the mural “Hanscom Postcard”, a collaboration between the UNO SummerWorks program and the Omaha Parks Department; the Lauritzen Gardens Lewis and Clark Interpretive Icon; and “Reach for Your Dreams”, a collaboration between Mutual of Omaha, Campfire USA and the United States Swimming Association in conjunction with the 2008 Olympic Swim Trials. She is also the illustrator for the book, “Send Me Tulips” (Prisma press) and the set designer for “Raskol”, one of five 2012 Great Plains Theatre Conference Playfest plays. Kristin is a BFA graduate of Creighton University, a roster artist for the Nebraska Arts Council Artists in Schools/Communities program and a drawing instructor at Metropolitan Community College. Currently, her work can be viewed at Anderson/O’Brien Gallery (aobfineart.com) in Omaha, NE; MLB Designs in Kansas City, MO (mlbdesigns.com/gallery/); and on line at kkpluhacek.com.
Website Bio: kkpluhacek.com/about.htm