Art of The Unexpected and More

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 01/19/2017

“Art of the Unexpected” We get a guided tour of the Flatwater Folk Art Museum in Brownville from former Sheldon Art Museum Director George Neubert. The Brownville museum is a marked departure from the fine art for which the Sheldon is known. Instead, the Flatwater represents Neubert’s lifelong obsession with folk art, featuring high-brow as well as some rather interesting low-brow works. “Lincoln Bike Kitchen” All it takes is a little elbow grease to get a set of wheels from the Lincoln Bike Kitchen. “The Kitchen” is a place where you can build a bike or get your own bike fixed for free… provided you volunteer as well. In this story, we meet the core team keeping the gears running at this fledgling nonprofit. “The Cooking Kuxhausens ” Dick and Marlene Kuxhausen of Scottsbluff are two lovebirds whose recipe for a happy marriage includes plenty of time together in the kitchen cooking foods of their common heritage. In their own words, “They’re just two happy Germans from Russia.” “Swapping Stories on the Buffalo Commons” After two decades of swapping stories, the Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival in McCook is stronger than ever. We visit with one of this year’s featured performers, State Poet Twyla Hansen and meet some of the local storytellers keeping the heritage of the Plains alive with tales that are at times informative, sometimes challenging but always entertaining.