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Tiny instruments, tools part of gallery exhibit

September 1, 2014

By Tyler Ellyson, Columbus Telegram, Neb.

Sept. 01--COLUMBUS -- This art is for the men.

Guitars, tools and wine-drinking paraphernalia are all part of the current exhibit at Columbus Art Gallery.

At least miniature versions of these items are.

Norfolk resident Steve Volk is one of the artists featured at the local gallery through Sept. 20.

Fourteen of his detailed wood carvings are on display, including the tiny guitars and a violin.

Volk, who works in the maintenance department at Veyance Technologies in Norfolk, also created several wooden tools -- a crescent wrench, channel lock pliers and Vice-Grips to name a few -- that are part of the exhibit and a separate table displays a hand-carved goblet and corkscrew.

His wife Jeri Volk also has numerous pieces in the exhibit, from oil and watercolor paintings to a copper repousse piece and drawings created with graphite, charcoal and ink.

"She does a little bit of everything," said Columbus Art Gallery Manager Lisa Rosendahl.

The third featured artist is Diana Tweedy, who takes photographs across Nebraska.

In addition to being Norfolk residents and members of the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, the artists are all Rosendahl's friends.

And she wants to introduce area residents to their work through the artists' first formal gallery exhibit.

"We're trying to expose people to a broad variety of Nebraska artists," Rosendahl said.

The exhibit includes a total of nearly 60 pieces.

Columbus Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Columbus Public Library, 2504 14th St., is open noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Fridays and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Additional hours are available by appointment.

For more information, contact Rosendahl at 402-563-1016 or


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