Stuhr Museum opens exhibit showcasing life on the Platte

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Crane season is almost upon us, but before you see them in their natural habitat you can see them on canvas.

A large crane sculpture is one of 300 art pieces at this year's "Wings Over the Platte" exhibit at the Stuhr Museum. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

This year marks the 32nd annual "Wings Over the Platte" exhibit at the Stuhr Museum. It's a collection of art inspired by life on the Platte.

You can find more than 300 pieces of art created by more than 40 local and regional artists, all the way from a giant crane sculpture to scenic paintings and photographs.

"It's never even close to the same show twice. Some years we'll be crane heavy. Some years we'll be painting heavy. Some years we'll be photography heavy. But it's always a very different thing. it's always as diverse as the Platte, and that's definitely the case this year," said Mike Bockoven, marketing director at the Stuhr Museum.

The bottom floor is dedicated entirely to this year's featured artist, who created different scenes of nature out of glass.

You can purchase all of the artwork as well. The exhibit is open through April 5.