November 25th 2013 | Posted in: Lincoln Arts Council News | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
This quarter, AmeriCorps Members Alma and Josh have been working with the CLC clubs at Belmont Elementary School to host "Awesome Artists," an advanced art club for grades 4-5 that focuses on teaching lessons in art rather than just completing craft projects. So far, the students have enjoyed creating portfolios to hold their art pieces, discovering watercolor resist with crayons, learning to draw single-point perspective, and becoming acquainted with Picasso by drawing cubist portraits with oil pastels.
The children's dedication to the projects is admirable, and they come in every Thursday excited and ready to work. Alma and Josh are thrilled to round out this club quarter by exploring abstract art techniques through foil art, and working on literacy by writing a few lines about each of their favorite artworks from the club. Alma and Josh hope to continue the "Awesome Artists" club in future club quarters, working with new groups of talented youth.
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November 25th 2013 | Posted in: ARTSblog | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
You are interested in Lincoln's art scene or you wouldn't be reading this article.
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November 25th 2013 | Posted in: Community Supported Art | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
After a successful launch in 2013, Community Supported Art (CSArt) is gearing up for a second season in 2014! Once again, 9 artists plus one public school art program will be selected to fill "art shares" purchased by art consumers. Once again, 50 shares will be offered, so artists will need to create 50 original pieces or something unique for 50 shareholders (in the case of a performance or event). Art shares will be offered at $400 and shareholders will receive 10 original works. Selected artists will be commissioned at $35/share or $1,750 for the total project.
Think creatively! In addition to woven baskets, origami landscapes, glass cups and art prints, CSArt shareholders received original poetry, an instrumental music EP, an exclusive concert and an exclusive studio tour. Our wooden crates used for delivery are 12 x 18 x 12 inches, but feel free to think outside the box when it comes to the project or experience you plan to create.
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November 25th 2013 | Posted in: Mayor's Arts Awards | Posted by: Lincoln Arts Council
Deadline: January 13, 2014
We live in a city with a rich and vibrant art scene. Everyone who reads our newsletter knows artists who make art, buyers who collect it, and sustainers who keep the arts visible. Now it's time to call out the best and recognize them for their contributions.
We are accepting nominations through January 13th for the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards, with a banquet and awards ceremony to be held next May 28, 2014 at the Lied Center. Instructions, award details, and a list of past recipients are available for easy download here, or call (402) 434-2787 and have us send you one. Nominating is easy, fast and a chance to recognize those who really make a difference. Help us find the best of the best for 2014.
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November 22nd 2013 | Posted in: Visual | Posted by: Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies
Shirley Muramoto Wong, whose grandmother and mother were held in a WWII internment camp for Japanese-Americans, will give a presentation on December 6th at the Kauffman Great Hall. The presentation entitled, "Hidden Legacy" will explore the Japanese-American struggle to maintain their traditional performing arts within the confines of prison camps.
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