The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts presents “Sensations of Indulgence—Paintings by Susan Moore.”
On display Jan. 14 thru March 1,  a Gallery Talk will be held on Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. in conjunction with KHN’s monthly Third Thursday Artist Talks from 5 to 7 p.m.
“Sensations of Indulgence,” a solo exhibition of works by Susan Moore treats viewers to tantalizing hyper-realistic oil and acrylic paintings representing sweet indulgent delicacies such as macarons, cupcakes, donuts, and chocolates.
Moore utilizes the complex tools of color and composition to create works that magnify the viewers’ memories of taste, texture, and aroma.
This show encourages one to slow down and savor the sweet moments in life.
“I indulge in the art of manipulating paint to read representationally, yet still allowing the paint to dance on the canvas,” said Moore.
“I keep my subject matter in focus, but I will let other elements of the painting go into impressionism,” she added.
“Composition and scale give my work greater impact, while my use of elevated saturation and contrast creates more ‘flavors’ and intensity,” said Moore.
“Realism employs illusions to manipulate the viewer into seeing what isn't always there, but what I, as the artist, want them to see. Along with the paint and canvas, the viewers’ memories and sensations are vital tools for orchestrating my art,” she added.  
Originally from Iowa,  Moore recently returned to the Midwest, settling in Nebraska City with her husband and three children, after taking on the positions of fine arts professor and gallery director at Peru State College.
Moore’s work has been showcased and awarded throughout the states as well as abroad through art partnerships, solo exhibitions, group events, juried competitions, non-profit organization events, and community events.
Since 2001, KHN’s residency program has hosted more than 60 working artists each year–a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world.
KHN’s gallery program hosts approximately six exhibitions annually, focusing on regional artists and alumni residents.
KHN is a program of the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is located at 801 Third Corsoand is regularly open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and for special events.
Both the exhibit and the reception are free, handicapped accessible, and open to the public.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Call 402-874-9600 for more information.