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Creighton Lied Gallery Hosts “Drawing Omaha from Manhattan”

An Exhibition by Edgar Jerins

Creighton University’s Lied Education Center Art Gallery will host an exhibition by nationally known artist and Nebraska native Edgar Jerins Jan. 28-March 4. An opening reception and a lecture by Jerins will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, in the lobby of Creighton’s Lied Education Center for the Arts at 24th and Cass streets.

He will give another presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the same location.

Jerins, a graduate of North High, is one of the leading artists in the resurgence of realism in the art world and is known for his astonishing, dramatic large-scale “narrative noir” images in charcoal, many of which are set in Nebraska. The Midwest is the setting for many of the monumental drawings, which draw you into a story like a still from a movie you've never seen.

Jerins is a Nebraska native who lives and works in New York, N.Y. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1980 and has exhibited widely including Delaware, Philadelphia, Boston, New Jersey, and New York City. In 2001, he began a series of drawings of his brother Tom in the house where they grew up in Omaha. "Tom in his Mother's House" is now in the collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art.

The Lied Gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily and is free to the public. For more information about the gallery visit www.creighton.edu/liedgallery.