Les Bruning's Tumbleweed Symphony

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 05/18/2023

Artist Les Bruning grew up in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge Country and drew inspiration for his latest work, “Tumbleweed Symphony,” from childhood memories watching the iconic bushy shrubs roll across open pastures. His latest work is a commission from the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney and is a kinetic sculpture honoring western Nebraska artists. Throughout the course of the project, Kearney High School students interested in learning about Bruning’s creative process visited the artist at his Omaha Hot Shops Art Center studio.

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