Flatwater Folk Art Museum, 2017
10” x 10”
Thread on canvas
Soundstitching on piano
The Flatwater Folk Art Museum is located in Brownville, Nebraska and is home to George and Eva Neubert’s folk art collection. I visited this museum for the first time in 2014, shortly after I started my Soundstitching project.
I enjoy visiting the museum every time I am able to come back to Nebraska. I have always admired folk art because each work has a story that can educate the viewer on an aspect of culture and history, as well as artist process and intention.
This museum is significant to my history because it was originally 1884 Methodist Episcopal church in Howe, Nebraska. The Howe Church was located two miles south and two and a half miles west from my family farm home in Auburn, NE. I remember admiring this church as a young child. It was moved to Brownville, NE and renovated by George and Eva to share their collection of folk art with the public.