When their dance classes were canceled due to the pandemic, Ed Randolph of Hastings and Bobbie Heitman of Minden focused their time and attention on a different shared interest: puzzles. The friends used their newfound free time to organize an exhibit of more than 100 assembled and framed puzzles that was first on display at the Adams County Fairgrounds during the first weekend of May.
“See the World, See the Wonder” features puzzles depicting Americana and fine art work pieces. Several recognizable pieces from artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo De Vinci can be found in the collection, but a majority of the puzzles and the focus of the exhibit are the Americana puzzles by painter Charles Wysocki.
“I want to make Hastings the Wysocki capital of the world and this exhibit was the first step. For me, what sets Wysocki apart from other Americana artists is his realism,” Randolph said.
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