Artist Catherine Meier will speak about her work this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center near Ogallala, Nebraska in the second Art at Cedar Point Speaker Series, produced in partnership with the Nebraska Water Center Foundation. Art at Cedar Point is a program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History in partnership with Cedar Point Biological Station. Presentations are free and open to the public. Meier is a native of the Nebraska Sandhills whose large-scale drawings, prints and animations explore the meaning of open space. Meier earned her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Willa Cather Foundation, and the Great Plains Art Museum.. She is the recipient of awards including the prestigious McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, as well as the national Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate study, and three grants from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Meier is currently exhibitions director at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN. Art at Cedar Point is an interdisciplinary program that brings artists and scientists together in the unique environment of western Nebraska. Now in its fourth year offering artist residencies and undergraduate field courses at Cedar Point Biological Station, Art at Cedar Point has been awarded funding from the Rural Futures Institute at UNL to support and develop those programs while expanding outreach into the surrounding community through a series of artist lectures and workshops, as well as an Art/Science Summer Camp for local kids.