Nebraska became a state in 1867.
This year marks its sesquicentennial.
One of many activities celebrating this
milestone included a public art project
“Nebraska by Heart.”
Nebraska artists created 89 sculptures
symbolizing Nebraska as America’s
Heartland and the love its citizens
feel for their state.
All 89 Hearts will be auctioned this
Friday, with proceeds divided equally
between two Lincoln-based non-profit
organizations and the artist.
My husband and I sponsored one of the
artists, Ann Whitesell, who created the
sculpture, “Melting H’Art”, pictured.
She worked in the style of glass artist
Dale Chihuly, but using plastic formed
by heating, decorated with alcohol-based
inks. The effect is stunning.
My hope is that Nebraskans will take
interest in this worthwhile event and turn
out in good number to bid on the Hearts.