Archive: 04/2011

Call for Artists-Governor's Residence Exhibiton Program

Governor's ResidenceThe Governor's Residence Exhibition Program, managed by the Nebraska Arts Council, seeks two-dimensional visual artists for its 2011-2012 exhibition season. Located on the lower level of the Nebraska Governor's Residence in Lincoln, this venue hosts ongoing monthly solo exhibitions of resident Nebraska artists.

Applications are now being taken online via SlideRoom, our arts application review service provider. Artists create an account on the site, and then complete the application form and upload digital images as directed. There is no charge for artists to submit applications for this project.

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May First Friday Art Walk

First FridayEvery First Friday of the month is an event that many communities across the nation celebrate.  In Lincoln's Art Community, it allows a chance for local art galleries and establishments to open their doors to the public and have open house events where the public can come and see what is new in the art world.  Here on the Lincoln Arts Council website, we offer a complete guide to all of open houses for Lincoln's First Friday Art Walk.  If you know of an event that is happening, that is not listed in our guide, please feel free to email "Events" at and we will be sure to post it as soon as possible.

Support our local art scene and see what's new in the world of the arts!  Happy First Friday!

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"Re-Order", Paintings by Susan J. Brasch, Opening Reception

Earth by Susan J. Brasch“Re-Order” is a series evolving over time with the geometric patterning of aerial landscapes influencing the next paintings of tessellations. The grid structure makes way for the intuitive process of ever-changing movement between colors, contrast, textures and the dimensions beyond the surface, then giving way to interruptions of organic elements as in “order, chaos and re-order”.

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Artist Opportunity-3rd annual Wildlife and Nature Photo Contest

NU State Museum

Amateur photographers who are Nebraska residents age 18 or older are invited to submit their striking photos of wildlife and natural settings taken anywhere in the world. All entries will be showcased in the museum July 1 through Labor Day as part of a special exhibit. This contest is part of a year-long celebration of the museum's 140th anniversary.

Images may show animal behavior, plant life, natural landscapes, portraits of wildlife in a natural habitat and people interacting with nature. Images of pets, domestic animals, or captive animals photographed in zoos or game farms will not qualify for entry. All entries must be original photographs taken by the contestant.

The contest will include six categories: Mammals; Birds; Other Wildlife (includes reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish, etc.); Nature and People (people interacting with nature); Landscapes and Skyscapes; and Plant Life (native plants in natural settings; garden plants and annuals are not eligible).

Participants may submit a maximum of two entries per category. A separate entry form is required for all photographs submitted. Photography will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, artistic merit and overall impact. All photos must be received by no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 18.

For official rules and an entry form, visit

Mail or deliver photography to: University of Nebraska State Museum, Re: Wildlife and Nature Photo Contest, 307 Morrill Hall, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0388. Contestants hand-delivering their entries will receive half-price museum admission.

Established in 1871, the University of Nebraska State Museum is celebrating its 140th anniversary with special promotions and educational events throughout the year. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays; and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults (19 and over), $3 for children (5-18 years, 4 and under are free), and $10 for families (up to two adults and children). UNL staff, faculty and students are admitted free with valid NU ID. There is an additional charge for planetarium shows. Parking is free. For more information, contact Dana Ludvik at (402) 472-3779 or by email, or visit

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Union College presents "The Last 10"

What would it have been like to witness and experience Nicodemus’ or Pilate’s last 10 minutes with Christ? What would our final moments with Him have been like if we could have personally interacted with Him before His death?  On April 23, “The Last 10,” a passion play based on the gospel of John, will depict seven scenes of Christ’s final days, from His triumphant entry into Jerusalem to His resurrection.

Each 10-minute scene will move viewers to a different location across Union College’s campus. The first showing starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Heartland Hall at College View Seventh-day Adventist Church. There are three groups of main characters, allowing the hour-and-a-half long play to start every half hour, with the final showing at 12:30 p.m.

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In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.

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