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Art of Rock Festival | Call To Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS:

The 2014 Art of Rock Festival is accepting applications for Chalk artists.
Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to apply.
Student groups are welcome!

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Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse, A Public Art Project Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse

ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is a Public Art Project celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse:  a community-based, after school program which provides a safe, nurturing, supervised environment for youth in middle and high schools to participate in academic support, recreational activities, field trips, evening meals, educational workshops and mentoring.

 

The concept for the project is a Light Bulb - an icon of illumination - using fiberglass with a polyurethane resin for an environmentally friendly, strong, long-lasting medium manufactured by Icon Poly, in Gibbon, NE.

 

Professional and emerging Artists interested in participating in ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE are invited to an informational, but not required, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Old City Hall in Lincoln, 920 O Street.  Information and the Application Form and Agreement can be found at lincolnlighthouse.org.

 

ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is modeled after such projects as Chicago's cows, Omaha's J.Does and Lincoln's Tour de Lincoln.

 

Artists may submit up to 3 drawings (proposals) and are encouraged to use their imagination and creative talent to paint, add mosaics, glass, etc. and manipulate and/or add onto the six-foot Light Bulb for outdoor display in Lincoln, to be enjoyed by thousands,  May 1 - September, 2015.

 

Artists submitting proposals juried into the Project and who are sponsored, will receive their 6-foot Light Bulb sculpture(s) in January, 2015, along with a $500 material stipend. In addition, Artists will receive one third of the final auction (October 2015) price of their sculpture(s).

 

Questions - Call Liz Shea-McCoy, Project Director

(402) 430-5923

liz_shea@windstream.net

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June 2014 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 events@artscene.org and we will be sure to post it as soon as possible.

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Reserve Now! GET SM’ART - 36th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

The 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards

Update 5/14/2014: Tickets Have Sold Out

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Latest Events

"Reconfigure" an interactive workshop by artist Casey Whittier at LUX Center for the Arts

The "Reconfigure" workshop will be Friday, August 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Whittier's goal for the workshop is to involve the public actively with her art—to create a work in clay that has been formed by the community. The foundation for the workshop will begin with a landscape created from clay at Whittier's opening reception Friday, August 1 from 5pm – 8pm. The piece will be on display until the workshop Friday, August 29 at which time it will be re-installed. Whittier will begin the workshop with a presentation about her work and process. She will also discuss and introduce the public participatory landscape piece. After the workshop the piece will remain in the gallery for continued interaction with the public until the close of the exhibition on September 27. 

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Lincoln Civic Orchestra 2014-2015 Season Announces Auditions

New member auditions will take place in the Orchestra Room, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Rogers Center for Fine Arts on the NWU campus at 50th & Huntington Streets. Those auditioning must play scales and play a piece that shows off their ability. We currently have openings in the strings section only. To scheduls your audition, contact Rob Salistean (Conductor) at jsaliste@nebrwesleyan.edu.

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First Friday August: "Sayonara to Summer"

Say "sayonara" to summer with us! We'll have sushi-making demonstrations by a Dozo Sushi Grill Lounge chef during our First Friday reception on Aug. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event and museum admission are free and open to the public.

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"The Need for Fertile Ground" by Casey Whittier

Casey Whittier, an installation and ceramic artist presents "The Need for Fertile Ground" at the LUX on Friday, August 6 from 5-8pm. Whittier casts natural objects, primarily flowers, in porcelain. These delicate ceramic objects are then installed onto the walls and other gallery surfaces. This show will be on view in our Folsom Gallery through Sept. 27. 

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Come see our August exhibits: up Aug 1 - 29th!

'Birds of Prey' - Paintings by Richard Markoff; and Metal Sculpture by Toney Redman

'Words Unspoken' - Paintings by Jude Martindale; and Oil Paintings on Birch Panels by Tim Frisch

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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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