- Associated Press - Monday, March 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum has opened a new exhibit of drought-related artwork by an Omaha artist.

The exhibit, “Dry Times,” will feature the work of ceramic artist Jess Benjamin through May 18. Benjamin will appear at the exhibit’s First Friday reception on April 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Benjamin’s work focuses on water usage and drought throughout the Great Plains.

The appearance will coincide with a special event during the Great Plains Symposium, “Drought in the Life, Cultures and Landscapes of the Great Plains,” which will take place from April 1-4 at UNL. It’s hosted by the Center for Great Plains Studies.