Archive: 11/2011

The Gift of Giving and the Handmade Gift

Robot MagnetsThe holidays will soon be upon us – it’s time to start thinking about the gift of giving. Nothing shows you care more than a gift that comes from the heart. Here are a couple of simple, fun handmade gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season!

Handmade Robot Magnet

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Supporting the Local Art Scene

Fourth Annual Craftacular Event

2011 CraftacularChez Hay gave the city of Lincoln another successful handmade holiday event this year. On Wednesday, November 9, Chez Hay hosted the fourth-annual Craftacular event. It was an evening full of fun for more than 500 people in attendance. More than thirty local artists were on hand to sell their handmade gift items to shoppers eager to get a start on their holiday shopping. In addition to one-of-a-kind wares, attendees were treated to music from UNL School of Music violin duo Meredith Ramsay and Hannah Orr, and a visit from Santa!

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Tiny Hands, Big HeARTs

Union College will host its third annual art auction to benefit Tiny Hands International, a Lincoln-based non-profit organization that works to prevent girls from Nepal being trafficked across the border into India as sex slaves. The charity supports numerous border monitoring stations to intercept girls as they are transported into India as well as operating about a dozen children's homes in Nepal and India.

The auction will feautre local artists as well as crafts made by girls who have been intercepted. The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness of the work that Tiny Hands International is carrying out. 

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Lincoln Arts Council Project Grants: The Arts at Work for Our Community, Part II

2011 Lincoln Arts Council Project GrantsIn last month's newsletter, we gave you information about the LAC Project Grants program. It supports local arts programming of the highest quality, and encourages creativity and innovation in the arts while encouraging cultural and generational diversity. This month, we're sharing another small sample of the LAC Project Grant success stories of 2011, to show how the power of a well-placed dollar can improve the cultural life of our city.

Lincoln Municipal Band (LMB)

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NWU University Choir Home Concert

Sun, January 15, 2012 - 7:30pm
O'Donnell Auditorium

The choir returns from its winter tour through Nebraska, Kansas, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado and performs a free home concert.

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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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