Fremont Area Art Association’s September Events Focus on Unique Art Forms

FREMONT – The Fremont Area Art Association has two special events coming up in the month of September, both featuring unique and uncommon art forms.

The Art Association will host its monthly “Third Thursday” luncheon on September 19 from 11:30am-1:00pm.  Almond chicken casserole, sliced tomatoes, southwest rice & corn, and raspberry crumb bars prepared by Dan Rosenbaum will be served.

Portrait artist, Patricia Lontor, will speak.  She and eight other artists from the Portrait Society of America have work on display in the Hinds Gallery. Also on display from local photographer, Ken Shuster, is an all-new collection of photos in the Dugan gallery.  Both shows are on exhibit through September.   Luncheon reservations are requested no later than Tuesday, September 17 by calling 402 721-7779 or emailing

The following Saturday, the Fremont Area Art Association will have a kids class focused on learning about Nierikas, traditional yarn paintings made by the Huichol people of Mexico.  Kids can make their own Nierikas in this yarn painting art class on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00-3:00pm.  The class, designed young artists aged 7-18, will be led by local artist, Mary Ringenberg. Students will explore the history of this beautiful art and create their own yarn paintings.

Ringenberg has earned degrees in art, journalism and advertising and specializes in working with pastels, acrylic painting, collage and assemblage art.  She has taught a number of children’s art classes through the Fremont art association, Keene Memorial Library and in Lincoln.

The cost for this Kid’s Class, which includes all supplies, is $15 for members and $18 for non-members.  Registration is requested no later than Wednesday, September 18.  Registration forms are available on the “classes-workshops” tab at For more information, call 402 721-7779 or email