September 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.

Support our local art scene and see what's new in the world of the arts!  Happy First Friday!


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9 Muses

9 Muses Facebook Page
Friday, September 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 2713 N 48th Street

9 Muses Studio hosts Mickaël FONTAINE

9 Muses Studio is honored to present Mickaël Fontaine's work to our patrons. He is a fresh face to the Lincoln area and his work is impressive.

The Black Market-The Public

The Black Markets' Facebook Page
The Publics' Facebook Page
Friday, September 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1033 O St

Art Show featuring local artist.

Burkholder Project

www.burkholderproject.com
Friday, September 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 719 P Street

Main Gallery

"Imagine"

Paintings by Patsy Smith

Batiks by Sammy Lynn

Outback Gallery

"Flora & Fauna"

Works by Elizabeth Hefly & Bobby Sward

Skylight Gallery

New Works by Howard Kaye

Special Exhibit Room

"If Only"

Paintings by Joan Fetter

County City Building

http://www.davidmccleery.com/
Friday, September 7 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: County City Building, 1st Floor, 555 S 10th Street

“Close Proximity”

Photography within 30 miles of Lincoln, Nebraska 2010 -2012 By David McCleery

Crescent Moon Coffee

www.crescentmooncoffee.com
Location: 140 North 8th Street, Suite 10

Doc's Place

Location: 140 North 8th Street

Drift Station

www.driftstation.org
Friday, September 7 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 1746 N Street

FieldGuide Book Release   

Drift Station is thrilled to announce the release of FieldGuide: A Practical Handbook to Starting an Artist-Run Space.  This 40-page book details how anyone with limited means and resources can start and run a DIY gallery and event space. Topics range from finding the right location to building walls, promotion, and fundraising.  On Friday, September 7 from 7-10pm Drift Station will host a book release party for FieldGuide, where print copies will be available free of charge.  A digital edition will also be released on September 7 for those unable to attend the release party.

FieldGuide is intended as a practical how-to manual, filled with information that was primarily gleaned from the mistakes and hours of trial-and-errors that come from first hand experience.  We hope this guide will help offset some of those challenges and act as a catalyst for others to take over spaces all around the world and in whatever fashion they can. FieldGuide details how you can create exciting and challenging exhibitions, projects, and public activities and transforming communities into culturally rich and meaningful places to live and make art.

This opening will also be our last at our "N" Street location - Drift Station will be "drifting" for the next several months and will primarily exist virtually.  We have lots of online and offline projects in the works, including a print edition of the mailto: exhibition catalog.  Please subscribe to our Facebook page to receive information on upcoming events.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our work over the last two years, and please join us on September 7!

Duo Shoes

http://www.facebook.com/duoshoes
Location: 1309 O Street

Gallery 9

http://gallerynine.wordpress.com/
Friday, September 7 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 124 South 9th Street

Illuminating The Still Life – Jeremy Goodding

Join us for Jeremy Goodding’s first full show with Gallery Nine. Since joining, Jeremy’s very recognizable work has been a favorite with First Friday patrons.

He paints a visual concept consisting of light, shadow, color, and atmosphere, while not diluting reality. He began painting with oil at the age of 15. His style has been inspired by Hovsep Pushman and David Leffel, while receiving instruction and mentoring from from Jeff Legg and Sherrie Mcgraw.

The Grand Manse Gallery

Grand Manse Gallery Facebook
Friday, September 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 129 N 10th Street
 
Jamie Oehlrich will be featured at The Grand Manse Gallery this month. A lifelong artist, Oehlrich’s primary focus is charcoal drawings, though in recent years, Oehlrich has also begun to add color to her work. “Color has changed my drawings immensely and has given a different emotional effect to each piece based on the color palette,” she said. The pieces she plans to show on First Friday will be composed with charcoal and soft pastels. A graphic design student at Doane College, Oehlrich plans to graduate this May.

Art displayed on First Fridays at the Grand Manse will remain on the walls and be available to be viewed by personal request until the following First Friday. The Grand Manse is located at 129 N 10th St. To view the display, enter the central doors on the eastern side of the building off 10th St., or the northeastern doors on the north side of the building off P St.

Great Plains Art Museum

http://www.unl.edu/plains/gallery/gallery.shtml
Friday, September 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place

The Great Plains Art Museum is excited to present a new exhibition, “Open Richness,” which will include prints, drawings, and projected animations by Catherine Meier. The exhibition will run August 3 to September 23, 2012, and the artist will be present for a First Friday reception on September 7, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Catherien Meier is a native of the Nebraska Sand Hills and UNL graduate who went on to receive her MFA from University of Michigan. While attending her Master’s program, Meier received a Rackham research grant to travel to Mongolia; a country with a landscape very similar to the Great Plains. The expanse of landscape in Mongolia and in her previous experience as a truck driver through the Great Plains lent her a greater understanding of the way open spaces and landscapes are navigated.

 “My work is informed and inspired by my childhood in Nebraska and by working as a truck driver throughout the Great Plains.  The simple, subtle land of this region is beautiful to me and provides me with great peace, and yet I have known anxiety from its sheer openness. I am also intrigued by how the mind will navigate space where landmarks are few and difficult to detect.” Regarding her process, Meier says, “My animations and prints are of earth, sky, and horizon – vast, open landscape. I create my animations through graphite drawings that are drawn, erased, and redrawn to achieve history and motion. My prints are created by repeat printing woodblocks on long rolls of paper. In gallery settings, each are intended to envelope the viewer into their gentle space.”

“The setting of the Great Plains Art Museum will allow Meier to work on a larger scale, and couple her animations, which are often projected in the open environment, to be shown alongside her prints and drawings,” says Curator Amber Mohr.

Catherine Meier is a fiscal year 2012 recipient of a Career Development grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (www.aracouncil.org) which is funded in part with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008; an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature; and The McKnight Foundation.

Heart of Gold Jewelers

http://heartofgoldjewelers.blogspot.com/
Friday, September 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2701 N 48th Street, Suite 1

Heart of Gold Jewelers presents new work by local artists in jewelry, pottery, woodcarving, glasswork, and photo prints.

Indigo Bridge Books

http://www.indigobridgebooks.com/
Friday, September 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 701 P Street, Suite 102

Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with The 815 and Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

This month’s musical guest is To Be Announced.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

http://www.quiltstudy.org/
Friday, September 7 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 1523 North 33rd Street, 33rd and Holdredge Streets

Public Lecture: "Mark My Words" by Julie Silber sponsored by the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Excellence Fund

Nearly from the start, some quilt makers have incorporated the written word into their work. Illustrating with slides and textile examples, Julie will discuss a fascinating range of motives, techniques, and messages in quilts made as early as 1800 -- and as recently as the day before yesterday. Julie Silber is a respected quilt expert who has been selling antique quilts to museums, businesses, and individuals since 1968. Julie was the curator of the Esprit Quilt Collection in San Francisco and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed books, Hearts and Hands (Nelson, 2000) and Amish: The Art of the Quilt(Knopf, 1990). Admission to the museum is FREE from 4:30 - 7:00 PM.

Indigo Gives America the Blues

Indigo dye dramatically influenced the appearance of European and American textiles throughout the past 400 years. Its use reflects the history of trade with India and other Asian countries beginning in the sixteenth century, as well as advances in technology in Europe and North America.

This exhibition will be on display at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum from September 7, 2012 to June 2, 2013.

The quilt shown above, IQSC 1997.007.0423, is a Center Diamond pattern, circa 1890-1910, probably made in Pennsylvania.

Kiechel Fine Art

http://www.kiechelart.com/
July 30 through September 14 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 5733 S 34th Street Suite 300

CONTEMPORARY SUMMER SHOWCASE
July 30, 2012 - September 14, 2012

LUX Center for the Arts

http://www.luxcenter.org/
Friday, September 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2601 North 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents:

“Art & Work: Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Art Show”

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Art & Work: Nebraska Wesleyan Faculty Show”.  This show opens September 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through October 7.   Nebraska Wesleyan art faculty members Byron Anway, Angeles Cossio, David Gracie, Susan Horn, Lisa Lockman, and Jess Starkel exhibit works depicting the unifying theme of their desire to make meaningful artwork while making a difference in their student’s lives.  Artists will give a gallery talk at 6:00 p.m. at the opening.

“Twice Told: Josephine and Nellie” runs through September 29.  For this show, Janet Eskridge uses found objects and wax to make assemblage pieces inspired by two diaries in her personal collection.  One was written in 1888 by Josephine Conklin and the second was written in 1917 by Josephine's daughter, Nellie Lindsley.  Both women tell of daily activities, including: cooking, cleaning, and sewing, and their roles as wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.  Eskridge offer an artistic interpretation and emotional response to the content of these intimate writings

Modern Arts Midwest

http://www.modernartsmidwest.com/
August 16 through September 15
Location: 800 P Street, 3rd Floor

Introducing Thomas Jewell-Vitale, an online exhibition            

Mo Java Café

Friday, September 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 2649 North 48th

Will have an art opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mo Java Café presents the artwork of a local artist.

Nu Vibe

Friday, September 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 126 N 14th Street

Beginning September 7th there will be a Nu venue for the first friday artwalk.  Nu Vibe, downtown location, will be using its second level for featured artists, emerging artists and non-profit collaborations.

September will be RANDOM ART - RANDOM ACTS.  We will begin with a great variety of new artwork and artists.  A  percentage of the proceeds will be used for 'random acts of kindness' throughout the city of Lincoln.

We are VERY excited about this nu venture, as many changes are taking place at Nu Vibe. Art/dance/writing/classes/etc. are soon to be available on friday and saturday nights.  It is a great downtown alternative for those looking for something Nu going on downtown.

Noyes Gallery

http://noyesartgallery.com
Friday, September 7 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 119 South 9th Street 

Featured Artists for August 2012

Kevin Baker
Wooden Sculpture

Fran Upp
Paintings

Derek Johnson
Photography

Focus Gallery for August 2012


Carole Levin
Books and Antiques

Julie Fox
Jewelry

Karen Thurlow
Painted Furniture

Joni Brown
Pencil Drawings

Deb Monfelt
Assemblage/Paintings

Suzanne Schleck
Religious Icons and Altar Pieces

Lucky Shelley
Pottery and Dolls

Porridge Papers

http://www.porridgepapers.com/
Location: 1422 South Street

Screen Ink.

  http://www.screenink.com/
Friday, September 7 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: 416 S. 11th Street

Join us as we welcome renowned watercolor artist William Holland. William is traveling from the big O (that's Omaha) to hang out with us capital city folk for a night of conversation, imbibing and, of course, art appreciation.

Mr. Holland seems to be quite prolific in his approach to watercolor painting. His use of color is vibrant. His line work is at times highly structured and at times playfully abstract. His final product(s), in our humble opinion, are simply stunning.

However, don't just take our wo
rd for it. Come on down during the First Friday art walk and see for yourself!

William has big plans for our little print studio on Friday evening so be prepared to purchase some of his work on a t-shirt of your choosing, printed LIVE while you wait, watch, drink, point, and giggle.

Refreshments provided by a local brewery of our choosing.

We'll see you on the art walk folks.

Sheldon Museum of Art

http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/
Friday, September 7
Location: 12th and R Streets

Turning Inside Out: Video Art by Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, and Jennifer Steinkamp

June 1, 2012 thru September 9, 2012
This year's Sheldon biennial invitational exhibition, Turning Inside Out, explores the world of video through three seminal works. The pioneering videos Vertical Roll and Global Groove offer a subversive view of the power of television in the 1970s. Stimulating soundtracks, repetitive rhythms, and evocative visuals compel viewers to participate. Jennifer Steinkamp's site-specific, computer-generated videos synthesize the real and the virtual, dissolving architectural space into an experience filled with color, light, and motion.

A Legacy of Giving: The Anna & Frank Hall Collection

June 8, 2012 thru September 16, 2012
Anna and Frank Hall were instrumental in establishing the forerunner of today's Sheldon Art Association, and the couple built a private collection that helped form the foundation of Sheldon's renowned holdings. View highlights from the Halls' personal collection and acquisitions through their charitable trust, including works by artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, and Dorothea Lange.

The American Mountain Bicycle

July 13, 2012 thru September 30, 2012
While mountain biking is a popular pastime for thrill-seekers today, it was relatively unheard of until the mid-1980s. Before then, a few industrious daredevils in Marin County, California, built custom bikes to zoom around the mountainous terrain where they lived. These visionary individuals combined engineering ingenuity with an artistic eye, using found parts to create durable bicycles that could withstand the bumps and tumbles of downhill racing. This summer, some of these early mountain bikes, on loan from the Monkey Wrench collection, will be on view in the Great Hall.

Five Decades of Collecting

August 3, 2012 thru May 5, 2013
Five Decades of Collecting commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art’s building, which was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and opened in 1963. Each work in the exhibition was created and acquired after 1960.

The exhibition reflects art movements and trends from this period as well as museum directions in collecting. The exhibition highlights important gifts to the museum and draws attention to areas of strength in its holdings. The installation also celebrates new acquisitions and important works that have not recently been on view.

Tugboat Gallery 

http://www.tugboatgallery.com/
Friday, September 7 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 116 North 14th Street

Tugboat Gallery proudly presents "The Everyday Interests of Young People" featuring Wendy Weiss and Jay Kreimer.

This time we're going on nerve. Drawing landscapes with pants. Taking core samples. Making feral toys and the hard-to-see theater. Enough of easy access and single channel cerebration. It's a collaboration.

"The Everyday Interests of Young People" opens First Friday September 7th 7:00-10:00 with DJ Ol' Moanin' tearing it up and runs through September 29th.

Tugboat Gallery is located at 116 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE - second story above Gomez Art Supply. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 2-5.

Questions answered by Gomez Art Supply at 402-477-6200. Elevator entrance at 1410 'O' Street.

WorkSpace Gallery

WorkSpace Gallery Website
Friday, September 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 440 N. 8th Street

Join us Friday, September 7 for the the opening of an exhibition by Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek. They'll be here for the gallery talk too! You can get a preview of their work on their website http://www.alchemy-studio.net/

   
Join us as we welcome renowned watercolor artist William Holland. William is traveling from the big O (that's Omaha) to hang out with us capital city folk for a night of conversation, imbibing and, of course, art appreciation.

Mr. Holland seems to be quite prolific in his approach to watercolor painting. His use of color is vibrant. His line work is at times highly structured and at times playfully abstract. His final product(s), in our humble opinion, are simply stunning.

However, don't just take our wo
rd for it. Come on down during the First Friday art walk and see for yourself!

William has big plans for our little print studio on Friday evening so be prepared to purchase some of his work on a t-shirt of your choosing, printed LIVE while you wait, watch, drink, point, and giggle.

Refreshments provided by a local brewery of our choosing.

We'll see you on the art walk folks.
Date:
Saturday Sep 08, 2012 | 12:00 am

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