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Feb. 20

Feb. 20, 2020


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, mobile


World-renowned watercolor painter's work to be featured in exhibit at MCC gallery

OMAHA, Neb. — Watercolor will be the start of the newest exhibit, “That Which We Covet,” by Melissa Wilkinson at Metropolitan Community College in the Gallery of Art and Design at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St. The exhibit will run March 11-April 7. A closing reception will be held on Tuesday, April 7, from 5:30-7 p.m., with Wilkinson hosting a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m.

The exhibit will feature Wilkinson’s carefully crafted watercolors that bring opposites together, such as good and evil, past and present, as well as attraction and repulsion. 

The gallery’s hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 531-MCC-1329.

About the Melissa Wilkinson

Melissa Wilkinson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Western Illinois University in 2002 and her Masters of Fine Art in Painting from Southern Illinois University in 2006. She has had work featured in many publications and galleries around the globe, including South Korea, India and around the United States. Her works have also been coveted for private collections throughout the world. Wilkinson is currently an associate professor of art at Arkansas State University and lives in Memphis, Tennessee.




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.