September First Friday Artwalk

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 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!

9 Muses
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 2713 N 48th Street

Maureen Ames is presenting at 9 Muses for September's First Friday. Maureen has found her love of artistic expression through Her joy of realism and expansion into surrealism. Recently found treasures of ninety year old family photos have opened a new series of lively paintings. She often paints with the canvas upside-down. And therefore finds that attention to shapes and details are the most important and productive ingredient in her work.

The 815
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 815 O Street

Photographer Eddie Gentry will be showing 45 to 50 of his favorite prints from a career that has spanned more than forty years. Long favoring scenic landscape photos done in a dramatic black and white with a film camera, Gentry has recently been transitioning to digital, color photography. However, none of those digital and color photos have yet to be seen in public. At this showing, for the first time ever, Gentry will display around ten of his new prints.

The 815 will also continue to partner with Open Studio's Artists on the Edge to show 45 to 60 new pieces. Open Studio provides an outlet for artists who are living with mental health problems to express themselves. It is a collaborative effort between the Lancaster County Community Mental Health Center, CentrePointe, which specializes in helping people who struggle with substance use and mental health disorders, as well as Lincoln Parks and Recreation. Artists on the Edge is the name for this group of over 200 artists who gather twice a month to continue healing through artistic expression.

Open Studio’s partnership with The 815 allows these artists to gain exposure in the Haymarket area. Through the act of artistic expression, coupled with the ability to have their art viewed in public and potentially purchased, the individuals who make up Artists on the Edge are provided with a valuable opportunity to use their skills and abilities to stay well.

The 815 is a community venue that aims to serve the visual and performing artists and musicians of the city of Lincoln by providing a space where their work can be showcased and celebrated. It is located at 815 O Street in the old Pepperberg Cigar Factory under the O Street overpass and around the corner from Gallery 9 and Noyes Art Gallery. Visit their web site for more information at

The Black Market-The Public
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1033 O St

First Friday September will consist of photography by our special friend, Jaime Stoll. With some awesome photos and music by King Flotree, this night is going to be great. Not to mention drinks from Nebraska Brewery and Food from Chris Naber (one of our own's baby brother).

Join us in this First Friday event and enjoy some local art that Lincoln has to offer.

Burkholder Project
Friday, September 2 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 719 P Street  

MAIN GALLERY:  ‘Kaleidoscope’ - Paintings by Patsy Smith and Batik by Sammy Lynn

 OUTBACK GALLERY:  ‘Modern Oil Paintings by JK Thorsen’;  ‘Back to the Sandhills’ – Photography by Pat Wendt;  Bronze Sculpture by Pete Wroblewski

 SKYLIGHT GALLERY:  Watercolor Paintings by Howard Kaye

 SPECIAL EXHIBIT:  Paintings by Jay Gerber and Judy Martindale

Community Crops
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:  Fremont and Touzalin

Come see the “Art of the Garden” and learn more about Community Crops.

Crescent Moon Coffee
Friday, September 2 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 140 North 8th Street, Suite 10

First Friday Art Walk with September artwork provided by Maria Rowan
Acoustic Performance by Swing 105  8-10pm

Duo Shoes
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 1309 O Street

Artist An Cogley will be showing her series of 'Graphic Patterns.' Stop in to see great art, enjoy a glass of wine, and check out our sandal sale!

Elder Art Gallery
Friday, September 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 50th Street and Huntington Ave

"2+1" Works by local Lincoln artists
September 2-October 2

Gallery 9
Friday, September 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: 124 South 9th Street  

Gallery Nine Presents:

"Creatures and Scenarios"

New Work by Carol DeVall and Roy Stoner"

Gallery Nine proudly presents new work from Papier Mache Sculptor and Printmaker Carol DeVall and Metal Sculptor Roy Stoner. Both artists are known for creative flights of fantasy that are sure to captivate any audience.

Grand Manse Gallery
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 129 North 10th Street

Come check our art show at The Grand Manse during the First Friday Walk! Alisha Parpart, Sarah Lieswald, Amanda Heskett and Sarah Penry will be showing their photos, prints and paintings!!

Great Plains Art Museum
Friday, September 2 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 1155 Q Street

June 3 — September 25

    *   Portraits of the Prairie
        Original artwork from Richard Schilling’s book,
        Portraits of the Prairie — The Land That Inspired Willa Cather

Heart of Gold Jewelers
Friday, September 2 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
Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 701 P Street, Suite 102

We are featuring art by the wonderful Mike Loftus and Shannon Claire. Mike will be showing a collection of paintings and Shannon will have photographs that evoke the sense of summer just past.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Friday, September 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 1523 North 33rd Street, 33rd and Holdredge Streets  

International Quilt Study Center & Museum presents Elegant Geometry: American and British Mosaic Patchwork. Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers, and Second Time Around: Quilts Re-made by Joan White.

Kiechel Fine Art
Friday, September 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 5733 S 34th Street Suite 300

A series of Keith Jacobshagen field studies from 1988-2010, many not previously displayed, will be featured in the show.  The show will also include works by artists Dan Boylan, Michael Caldwell, Judith Cherry, Neil Christensen, Stephen Dinsmore, James Eisentrager, Toni Ellis, Marcia Goldenstein, Hal Holoun, Dan Howard, Steve Joy, Wolf Kahn, Karen Kunc, Lana Miller, Barry Monohon, Deborah Murphy, Francisco Souto, Diana Woods and more.

LUX Center for the Arts
Friday, September 2 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 2601 North 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Reclaimed: Art Made of Recycled Materials”.   Reclaimed features artists who scavenge and collect everyday items to create stunning pieces giving new life and meaning to plastic zip ties, broken glass bottles, pencils, strips of used fabric, and other recycled materials.  Two and three-dimensional works by Jake Balcom, Elizabeth Frank, John Garrett, Daphnae Koop, Jennifer Maestre, and Conrad Quijas question the state of our throw-away society. 

“New Work” by local potter Susan Dewsnap continues through September 24. Dewsnap invites people to pick up her pottery and explore the relationships between interior, exterior, and surface.

Mo Java Café

Friday, September 2 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. 

Modern Arts Midwest
Friday, September 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 800 P Street, Suite 300

Modern Arts MIdwest fine art gallery proudly presents:

“DON WILLIAMS, Oil Paintings and Pastels”

 Exhibition Dates:   September 1 through October 1, 2011

“Williams pursues low-key reflections on the peculiarities of representation. He also handles pastel without undue fussiness, knowing how suggestive it can be. Several images of distant tornadoes and a night scene of a foggy intersection evoke watery realities in the dusty medium of pastel.”  -   Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

 Don Williams received his BFA from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and now resides in Sonoma, CA. He has had 28 solo shows in galleries and museums including the M.H. De Young Museum in San Francisco, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Mecene Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE.

Noyes Gallery
Friday, September 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 119 South 9th Street

Art Opening.

Parallex Space
Friday, September 2 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Location: 1746 N Street

Women's Work
Featuring artwork by Maranda Allbritten, Gerit Grimm, Julie McCullough, Erika Navarette, and Lora Rocke.

Sheldon Museum of Art
Friday, September 2 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: 12th and R Streets

Join Sheldon for the monthly First Friday gallery walk.

Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to
Location: 14th and O Street

WHEN: DOORS OPEN at 6 p.m. on September 2, 2011 ///////// POETRY READING at 8:30 p.m. ///////// DOORS CLOSE at ???

WHERE: SP CE is a very small poetry/art studio located in the Parrish Project, directly above Ali Baba's, 14th & O St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

WHY: SP CE came into existence to provide a public & physical space to host an ongoing writing workshop known as "Writer's Group".  A number of things have grown out of Writer's Group, including readings, sp cebooks, art shows and more.

HOW: SP CE was founded by Justin Ryan Fyfe, Kyle Crawford and Paul Clark.  sp ce is currently operated by Rachael Wolfe, Justin Ryan Fyfe, and Paul Clark.  Contributions to sp ce of time and money are also regularly made by Jessica Millnitz and Mike Knott.  Lots of other good people have helped to make sp ce possible.

Tugboat Gallery
Friday, September 2 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location: 116 North 14th Street  
Tugboat Gallery proudly presents "Tugboaters II" featuring Joey Lynch, Jake Gillespie, Peggy Gomez, Nolan Tredway, Alex Borovski, Bryan Klopping and Peter Worth - the original founders and people currently involved with Tugboat Gallery.

"Tugboaters II" opens on First Friday September 2nd and runs through September 24th.

Friday, September 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Sawmill Building, 440 North 8th Street 

Reception for Darryl Baird's exhibition: Friday, September 2, 6:00-8:00 pm; Gallery talk with the artist at 7:00 pm.

WORKSPACE GALLERY is pleased to present "Postmortem: A Study in Decomposition," an exhibition of photographs by Darryl Baird. "The idea came about simply enough," says Baird. "Some tulips were kept past the usual timeframe we display flowers. The stems twisted and curled from drying, and then drooped downwards; I saw more potential for beauty in the 'dying' forms than from their pristine stage at the time of delivery. I began to think about flowers as metaphors for life's later stage of age and even death. I recalled that photography has been used to preserve likeness through postmortem photographs. I've been influenced by Frederick Sommer, Emmet Gowin, and more recently by Sally Mann's dark and beautiful series What Remains."

The initial concept for the series was also as an homage to a recently "dead film," Polaroid's Positive/Negative 55. Baird started with about 180 sheets of this film and began the series knowing it would end when he used up the remaining film stock. At this point the project is complete, as the film is no longer available. Baird says, "I'm also using optics from a past era, mostly late 19th century, but also early (and a few from mid-) 20th century lenses. I don't think these images are dark or morbid, but instead a means to explore the inevitable end of all living things and a way to find beauty and solace through the process."

Darryl Baird is an Associate Professor of Art at University of Michigan-Flint. His current project combines antique and contemporary photographic processes and optics to examine the concept of dying. In addition to speaking about his own work, Baird has been invited to lecture on topics ranging from early photographic landscape aesthetics and the Picturesque to using digital negatives for alternative photographic processes. Baird's work is included in the collections at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Detroit Institute of Art and the University of Michigan's Museum of Art, among others. His work has been exhibited all over the U.S. including at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California and John Cleary Gallery in Houston, Texas.

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