Weekend-long AppleJack festivities are swiftly approaching, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is also getting into the action.
An “Upset the Applecart” exhibit will be featured from Sept. 14 through Oct. 30 at the KHN Center, located at 801 3rd Corso, where five Nebraska artists - Launa Bacon, Charley Friedman, Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez, Pat Nelsen and Steve Snell - have been invited to “examine the familiar, upset the applecart and present artworks that look beyond carefully laid plans.
“Often the best-laid plans can go awry - which may often be the blossom leading to the fruit of creativity,” a press release stated.
According to the press release, the idiom “upset the applecart” derived in the late-1800s farmers would cart fresh apples from orchards, neatly stack them in applecarts and sell them at a local market. Then someone unaware of the delicate apple arrangement would knock over the cart ruining the plans.
Performances and select artists will also be in the annual AppleJack Parade along Central Ave., which begins at 1 p.m. A gallery reception will follow after the parade from 2 to 5 p.m. at the KHN Center.
The exhibit and the reception are free, open to the public and handicapped-accessible. KHN is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (402) 874-9600 or visit www.khncenterforthearts.org.