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Art Gallery

Healing through visual arts

The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, enhances quality of life and reaffirms the human spirit through the visual arts. We invite you to stop by and view the unique and beautiful artwork created by local artists.

Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Displayed artwork is available for sale.

May Artist - Martin Dahlke

photograph of lincoln ne

Martin Dahlke

I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, and lived there until I was 18 years old. I attended college at Chadron State College for three semesters as I tried to pursue a goal of playing college football. Following my second knee surgery, I transferred to Kearney State College, now the University of Nebraska – Kearney where I eventually received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While attending college I worked in the Buffalo County jail in Kearney to help pay my tuition. I enjoyed working in law enforcement so I applied for and received an appointment as a Hall County Deputy Sheriff in Grand Island. Eventually I was hired as a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) by the Office of Inspector General – USDA in Los Angeles, California. In 1991 I married my wife, Julie, who I had known since living in Grand Island. We moved to Denver, Colorado where I continued my work in federal law enforcement before I finally transferred to Lincoln. I retired after 20+ years from the Office of Inspector General in Lincoln. I still make my home in Lincoln with my wife Julie and daughter Kaitlyn. I continue to work part-time in security and law enforcement but have plenty of time to enjoy my favorite hobby, photography.


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