Tugboat Gallery First Friday Opening Reception

Tugboat Gallery hosts "PaintPaintPaint presents: "Pulp & Pixels" featuring work by Brian Dickinson, Devon Gall and Richard Sprinkles. Opening Reception on First Friday June 6th 7:00-10:00 closing on June 28th. Art has served its purpose at the height of technological advances there is really nothing left to say that has not been said already.  So this is simply a presentation of mindless media ans pretty pictures. "I would like to invite you to step into the screen."
Tugboat Gallery is located at 116 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE - second story above Gomez Art Supply.  Elevator entrance at 1410 'O' Street.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 12-5.  Questions answered by Gomez Art Supply at 402-477-6200.

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LUX Center for the Arts presents "Fracture" by LUX Artist-in-Residence Bri Murphy. This First Friday opening is June 6, 5-8pm view the show through June 28.

Using 3D imaging technology and MRI scans of her own body, Murphy forms molds of her brain and other organs. The cast porcelain organs become the centerpieces for her video and mixed-media sculptures. "Fracture" examines the fragility of the mind in both its psychological and physiological forms. The interplay between the scientific and the creative attempts to communicate an experience that is both revealing and introspective.

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LMTA participates in Give to Lincoln Day

The Lincoln Music Teachers Association Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) will participate in the Lincoln Community Foundation’s Give to Lincoln Day on May 29 by joining with the Lincoln Youth Symphony, Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music, Angels Theatre Company, and the Nebraska Chamber Players to host a free party for the public from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Kuck MotorSports Museum, 2251 Humphrey Avenue.


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You’re invited to "Doorways to Hope" Art Exhibit begins Memorial Day 2014 | Live Auction Event October 5th

Doorways to Hope art exhibit begins Memorial Day 2014 through October 1 across the Capital City

Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity and Hildegard Center for the Arts have teamed up for an exciting public arts project for Lincoln called “Doorways to Hope”.  Based on a theme of “hope and new beginnings”, local artists were chosen to create individual works of art using doors (any door) as their inspiration and starting point. Important to this project, all of the artists had to collaborate with a community group to help them create their art!  

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Meadowlark Music Festival - Pablo Aslan Tango Ensemble

Born in Buenos Aires, PABLO ASLAN received his music education at University of California, Santa Cruz, CalArts, and UCLA, and in the 90’s in the clubs of New York. There he led several groups like New York Buenos Aires Connection, Avantango, and New York Tango Trio, which included musicians such as the late Thomas Chapin, pianist Ethan Iverson (now of The Bad Plus), drummer Kenny Wollesen, saxophonist Donny McCaslin, and bandoneonists Raul Jaurena and Tito Castro. More recently, he has worked with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Lalo Schifrin, Pablo Ziegler, Osvaldo Golijov, Arturo O’Farrill, Emilio Solla, Fernando Otero, and Paquito D’Rivera.
His most recent recordings are “Tango Grill” (Zoho Music 2009 – Nominated for the 53rd Grammys and the 11th Latin Grammy Awards) and and a collaboration with Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera, “Tango Jazz” Live at Jazz @ Lincoln Center” (Paquito Records 2010). Aslan and D’Rivera return to J@LC on November 11 and 12, 2011 to present a tribute to tango master Astor Piazzolla on the 90th anniversary of his birth. His upcomng album on Soundbrush Records is titled “Piazzolla in Brooklyn” and is a tribute to Aslan’s mentor.
“The results are beautiful, as the rules imposed on the players make their improvisations more about nuance than blowing.” **** DOWNBEAT – July 2010

“The late, great Nuevo Tango master Astor Piazzolla sidled up to the jazz aesthetic in his way, and bassist Pablo Aslan continues to carry the jazz-tango torch, as heard on this beautiful new recording.” JOSEF WOODARD – JAZZ TIMES August 2010

“The themes are clearly defined, while each improvised adventure comes complete with thrills and beauty. Recommended, Aslan’s Jazz/Tango project works wonders on the soul.” CADENCE

“You may read about merging jazz with tango, or jazzing up tango, but the real goal here is to push tango to unimagined extremes.” TOM HULL (Village Voice)

“The bassist is a towering figure in the world of modern tango ” RAUL D’GAMA SOUZA, latinjazznet.com

“We’re in a golden age of jazz-tango fusion, and bassist Pablo Aslan is one of the main reasons. (…) His pulsing lines are the heartbeat of a new music.” JAZZIZ

“Pablo will continue to define the tango idiom in his musically inimitable way…Pablo Aslan..The right man….In the right way…At the right time for tango jazz.” EJAZZNEWS

“Aslan creates improvisatory alchemy with artists at home in both genres. Tango as Miles, Coltrane, Evans and Chambers might have conceived it.” GLOBAL RHYTHM

“Bassist Pablo Aslan has long been in the forefront of forging an alliance between jazz and the tango. His approach has been artful, keeping the body of the tango intact while letting jazz take the music into new pastures.” JERRY D’SOUZA – ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Bassist Pablo Aslan has pulled it off here on this spirited recording that retains all of the charm and intrigue of Argentina with the collective spontaneity of American freedom.” ALLMUSIC.COM
“From the level of play to the artistic conception, there is nothing “standard” about this work and that is both its strength and beauty.” JAZZTIMES

“Though you might not think of tango as “improvised”, it is very much so on this splendid album and will surely be a delight to those among us who want to hear music that’s created on the fly. It takes real talent and vision to do this, especially with a musical form as recognized as is tango.” DICK METCALF

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