The Indelible Landscape

May 5 – June 30, 2023

First Friday May 5, reception, 6-8pm


Artists featured:

Joselyn Andreason, Nebraska

Mary Brodbeck, Michigan

Catherine Meier, Minnesota

Eric Rewitzer, California



What is unforgettable in our consciousness of the landscape?   What makes us know a place?  Here we examine the essential element of our place in the world through the eyes of artists who pay attention.  Their intention is to explore their viewpoint through details of intimate awareness, to grandeur that evokes the eternal power of the earth.   These prints and drawings are beautiful and timeless, affecting our sense of awe in the scheme of the vast earth.


Catherine Meier grew up in rural Nebraska, and now lives along the north shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota.   She has a BFA from UNL and an MFA from University of Michigan. In recent years, Meier’s work has focused on the Sage Creek area of Badlands National Park in South Dakota, located on Lakota Homelands. In addition to countless miles driven through the Plains, she has spent time on the Mongolian steppe.  “While my personal and family history is tied to the Plains, my work is not based in nostalgia – it originates from a physical, mental, and emotional need to move in and through open land….I make drawings and moving images that create spaces of quiet, deep stillness.   My work has become the story of time told through the language of place.”


Mary Brodbeck is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University, and earned her MFA from Western Michigan University.  She studied in Japan in the 1990’s to learn the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printing.  She continues to maintain a bond with her sensi Mr. Yoshisuke Funasaka, that is an indelible part of her experience and forever woven into her life story.  “…I commemorate our longstanding connection and celebrate the cultural blending of modernism, tradition, and aesthetics in woodblock prints.  The Ukiyo-e art of Japanese woodblock prints from the 17th century to present day…. has influenced my own creative process and way of thinking…..It helps me to conjure the big picture and reminds me of how small we are on this watery planet, floating and spinning through space.”


Eric Rewitzer was born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan.  He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and moved to San Francisco in 1987. He now lives in the Sierra foothills. Eric finds constant inspiration in the natural variation of the California landscape and the diversity of Californian culture. ! His large-scale pieces mirror the mix of wild beauty and urban grit on view in his environs. The caliber and variety of the National Parks in California – Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, Lassen – is a constant source of inspiration. His idyllic location is constantly informed by the rhythms of nature.  “I am interested in capturing the quiet narratives and ordinary magic that can be found among our everyday experiences.”


Joselyn Andreason grew up on the family farm in eastern Nebraska.  She is a junior BFA student at UNL majoring in printmaking and is the UCARE intern at Constellation Studios.     She has hiked and camped in Utah and Colorado and is an avid gardener.  She exhibits her work at the Parrish Project in downtown Lincoln, and in student exhibitions in Richards Hall.  She has organized collaborative print projects for her peers and has taught the children’s Art Adventures summer camp at Cedar Point Biological Station.   “I have learned so much in printmaking and love the variations of color layers in stone lithography.  Springtime makes me think of seeds.  There is something incredibly special about the germination process and the life that begins in late winter and onward over the next few months.   My recent etchings come out of my hands because of it.”