"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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Summer Sing

Do you miss singing with your choir during the summer months? Do you long to be awakened from a summer of choral hibernation? Well, then, join Abendmusik for our annual series of community Summer Sings! There are no auditions or extensive commitments. Just come as you are at 7:30 on the evenings listed below and, within two hours, we will have shared in an energized rehearsal and an 'instant performance' of a great choral work. Music will be provided. Hospitality, refreshments, air-conditioning, and fun are all included-- FREE! No sign-up necessary. Just come ready to sing! Let Abendmusik cure your summertime choral blues!

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T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun

This touring exhibition organized by Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota features mixed media works on paper and oil paintings by artist T. L. Solien. Known for cartoon-like and surreal imagery with references to art and cultural history, Solien explores his life, mind, and emotional states as modern man, artist, husband, and father. 

In this exhibition Solien extends the reach of the Melville novel, Moby-Dick, transmuting its figures and themes into a meditation on American restlessness and on the major American historical narrative of the settling of the West. He moves the themes of the novel from their basis in adventures on the high seas and Massachusetts whaling towns to the American West. 

T. L. Solien: Toward the Setting Sun, is the first major exhibition of this dazzling new body of work, presenting works on paper and large paintings. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 140-page catalog produced by the Plains Art Museum.

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Basil Alkazzi: An Odyssey of Dreams: A Decade of Paintings

Basil Alkazzi’s long and distinguished career spans four decades. Born in 1938 in Kuwait, Alkazzi attended art school in London, where he exhibited regularly from 1978 to 1987 at the city’s progressive Drian Gallery. Since 1985, the artist has lived in New York at various times. His work has been shown throughout the United States and is in the collections of over two dozen museums.

An Odyssey of Dreams presents Alkazzi’s work from 2003–2012. These enigmatic paintings reference the mystical aspect of nature, reflecting the artist’s ongoing, deep engagement with the spiritual and metaphysical facets of abstraction. Through this exhibition, the viewer is transported into a sensual world of soaring skyscapes, enchanting landscapes, and verdant flora and vegetation. Using intense colors and lyrical forms, the artist aspires to capture the “Awe at the sublime Soul within Life. . . .”

This exhibition is curated by Judith K. Brodsky, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University. She is the founding director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers and co-founder and co-director of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art.

Support for this exhibition comes from the Sheldon Art Association, Nebraska Arts Council, and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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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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