The Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska will open a traveling exhibition by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The exhibition of fiber artworks, titled “Deeply Rooted,” runs from April 7 through July 15. Join us for an opening reception on First Friday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m. Exhibition co-curator Cynthia Levis will give a brief talk about the exhibition at 6 p.m. during this event. Drawing inspiration from the taproot of the native prairie’s compass plant that reaches up to 20 feet in depth, the imagery explores the connection of family, community, and spirituality to nature and soil. The artists interpret these notions in both abstract and concrete ways. Through quilting the artists address questions such as, “How does it feel to be rooted, deeply rooted?” The exhibition is comprised of approximately 30 works selected by an independent juror and has traveled through the Midwest since October 2015 and will continue until October 2017. Co-curators for the exhibition include Karin Gundlach, Cynthia Wenslow, Cynthia Levis, Rebecca Kemble, and Pat Kroth. SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. This international organization is comprised of more than 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators, and corporate sponsors. Learn more at www.SAQA.com The Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and admission is always free.