August First Friday

Aug. First FridayInternational Quilt Study Center
Friday August 6th 5 - 7 PM
Location: 1523 N 33 

International Quilt Study Center & Museum presents “Childhood Treasures: Doll Quilts from the Ghormley Collection.”

"South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh" will also be on display.


Mo Java Café
Friday, August 6th 5 - 7 PM
Location: 2649 N 48th Street 

Mo Java Café presents the artwork of a local artist.  Live “oldies” music will be performed by “Jammin’ Judy.” 


Sheldon Museum of Art
Friday, August 6th 5 - 7 PM
Location: 12th and R St.

Opening reception for the exhibition, Parallel Starts: Outsider Art Inside Collections.

In connection with the Parallel Starts exhibition, the keynote speech for the symposium "Visionary Art on the Prairie" will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Sheldon's Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium.

Keynote speaker Cleo Wilson is the Executive Director of Chicago's Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and a recognized expert on outsider art.


LUX Center for the Arts
Friday August 6th 5 - 8 PM
2601 N 48th St

LUX Center for the Arts presents, “Sustain” by LUX Artist-in-Residence, Natalie Nelson.  Nelson has created cocoon-like forms made from bamboo, soy, and organic cotton that are woven and knitted onto sections of handmade naturally dyed fabric. Nelson will be on hand at the opening to answer questions.

“Show Poster Poster Show” continues through August 28.   Hastings College professor, Turner McGehee and local artist, Bennett Holzworth has curated handmade band promotional posters for this exhibition.  Participating artists: Julie Belcher, Paul Berkbigler, Kevin Bradley, Dirk Fowler, Bennett Holzworth, Bryce McCloud, Casey McGarr, Megan Timanus, and Brad Vetter.  Limited editions of the posters are available for purchase.

Local harpist, Jennifer Buehler, will be playing classical, Celtic, and contemplative music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Friday, August 6th 6 - 8 PM
Location: 335 N. 8th St., Suite A

 This month Haydon will feature: Within Reach. Artist Karina Hean, Susan Heggestad, & Jewel Noll use unique print and drawing techniques to explore nature, science, the human body, and their personal relationships to each.


9 Muses Studio
Friday August 6th  6 - 9 PM
Location: 2713 North 48th Street,

 9 Muses Studio presents “Dog Days of Summer.”   The colorful acrylic paintings by Joan Elizabeth Sangimino and paper mache sculptures made from “junk mail” by Les M. Musicians will be displayed.  Dancers, hula-hoopers, and jugglers will be performing throughout the evening.  Attendees are invited roast hot dogs and veggie dogs at an outdoor fire pit.


 Heart of Gold Jewelers
Friday, August 6th 6 - 9 PM
Location: 2634 N. 48th 

Heart of Gold Jewelers is hosting a celebration of their one-year anniversary of being in business.  Jewelry by Charles and Antonia Yost will be featured.   Jewelry, photography, woodcarvings, and glasswork by various local artists will also be on display.


The Lichen
Friday, August 6th 6 - 9 PM
Location: 2810 N 48th Street

The lichen presents “Packets & Attachments”, a series of photographs by Z. Xonk. This body of work explores digital, social interactions involving anonymity, sexuality and gender.

At 9:00 p.m., the lichen will be screening “Within the Realm of the People: love, dreams, & the reanimation of a severed dog's head.”  This film is a compilation of beautiful, bizarre, and bygone public domain footage.  A live soundtrack will be performed by “The Ghost Kids.”


Salt Creek Potters Workshop
Friday August 6th 6 - 9 PM
Location: 2722 N 48th Street 

Salt Creek Potters Work Shop presents ceramic work by guest artist, Thurston Baker.  Work by workshop artists: Larry Brown, Chad Davis, Peg and Larry Pelter will also be on display.  Live music will be performed though out the evening by the “A Street Band.”


Indigo Bridge Books
Friday, August 6th 6 - 10PM
Location: 701 P Street, Suite 102

Join Indigo Bridge Books this First Friday to celebrate the illustrations of Saber Blazek, the photography of Laura Weiss, and the bluesy, dreamy, musical stylings of Tupelo Springfield! The art and photography will be featured around the store and in the wood room. Tupelo Springfield, a band of literature and writing professors from UNL, will perform from 6:00 to 8:00!


Noyes Art Gallery Friday
August 6th 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Location: 119 South 9th St.

Featured in the Focus Gallery are:

Jerene Kruse     Hand Built Slab Pottery

Lois Smith    Watercolors
Amy Tomasevicz    Watercolors and Pen and Ink

Kay Bader     Stained Glass

Featured artists in the Main Gallery are:

Sue Thelan      Pastels

Karen Thurlow   Paintings and Painted Furniture


Against the Wall Gallery
Friday August 6th 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: 6220 Havelock Avenue

Against the Wall Gallery presents in August, a new exhibit entitled Art Gong: Sound Infinitum it will run August 6-31, 2010. For those unaware a gong is an ancient sound instrument, looking much like a cymbal you would see on the modern drum set, but instead is hit with a mallet and is usually suspended. The gong has taken many forms and has been made and used by many different cultures, in one form or another, throughout the world.  

We've asked Andrew Borakove, owner of Gongs Unlimited based here in Lincoln, to share with us a sliver of his extensive collection of gongs and bells from all over the world. There will be gongs from Nepal, China, Thailand and also from European artisans.  Gongs Unlimited imports and then sells gongs all over the globe not only to musicians, but also businesses and spiritual healers.

Gongs Unlimited also keeps it local, working with a group of Eastern Nebraska carpenters and metal artists.   For this event, they have been dubbed the "Gong Pioneers."  This group of local artisans includes Edwin Watters, Todd Rivers, Rob Weyant, Pat Carl and others who create beautiful stands and other embellishments to complement the gongs. Their work will be highlighted as well.

At the opening reception Andrew will provide, with the help of Leila Zila, brief demonstrations of a Gong Bath.  A Gong Bath is a spiritual centering tool that uses the vibrations of the gong to help calm scattered thoughts and improve internal focus and energy.  Normally they can last 30 to 60 minutes. These baths will be shorter, so consider them Gong Sprinkles!


Burkholder Project
Friday, August 6th 7 - 9 PM
Location: Burkholder Project 719 P Street

Main Gallery
"In Retrospect - 60 Years
of My Art "
by Bobby Sward

Outback Gallery
"A Part of the Whole"
Mixed Media Paintings
by Susan Hart

Skylight Gallery
"Sandhills of Nebraska"
by Pat Wendt

Exhibition dates:
August 3-31, 2010


Gallery 9
Friday, August 6th 7:00 - 9 PM
Location: 124 S.9th Street 

In August, Gallery 9 will feature the work of The Vangobot, the unique brain child and creation of Doug Marx and Luke Kelly.  Vangobot implements a formalization of artistic technique using robotics to create real paintings from a full assortment of brushes, an onboard paint mixing system and 3D spatial awareness. Also on view will be new work by G9 member artists, inspired by science fiction, science fact and fantasy.


Grand Manse Gallery
Friday, August 6th 7 PM
Location: 129 N. 10th St.

The exhibition will feature “Guests”, the work of Lincoln artist Nolan Tredway. “Guests” is a dance around the ideas of invitation, welcome, and farewells. The ideal guest follows the path through these three processes and the inherent ideas of temporary privilege. However, there is also an expectation that the host and their environment will not change dramatically from the process, a blurry line where these privileges end. With “Guests”, Tredway explores these ideas, while continuing to draw upon the mythology, history, and scenery of his native Nebraska and lands unknown.


Project Room
Friday, August 6th 7:00 - 10 PM
Location: 124 S.9th Street 

$50, $100, $200, $300 Cash & Carry Smackdown. 


Tugboat Gallery
Friday, August 6th 7:00 - 10 PM
Location: 116 N 14th Street  

Tugboat Gallery proudly presents "Small Monuments" featuring Mo Neal, Rich Mansfield and Sean P. Morrissey opening on First Friday August 6th 7:00-10:00 and closing on August 27th.

Machine guns, oil spills and the American landscape are represented in "Small Monuments" using sculpture, drawing and printmaking.

Saturday Aug 07, 2010 | 01:00 am
Location: Lincoln, NE


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