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Lincoln Arts Festival To Feature Six Emerging Artists

Now in its 14th year, residents of Lincoln NE and the surrounding region eagerly anticipate the Lincoln Arts Festival each year. The festival is home to fabulous works of art by around one hundred artists from across the country. Also featured at the festival are live music acts and a family friendly atmosphere with children’s activities, food and raffle prizes.

The 2014 Lincoln Arts Festival will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at SouthPointe Pavilions, 27th and Pine Lake Road in Lincoln.

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Volunteers Needed for Lincoln Arts Festival

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Art of Rock Festival | Call To Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS:

The 2014 Art of Rock Festival is accepting applications for Chalk artists.
Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to apply.
Student groups are welcome!

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Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse, A Public Art Project Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse

ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is a Public Art Project celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse:  a community-based, after school program which provides a safe, nurturing, supervised environment for youth in middle and high schools to participate in academic support, recreational activities, field trips, evening meals, educational workshops and mentoring.

 

The concept for the project is a Light Bulb - an icon of illumination - using fiberglass with a polyurethane resin for an environmentally friendly, strong, long-lasting medium manufactured by Icon Poly, in Gibbon, NE.

 

Professional and emerging Artists interested in participating in ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE are invited to an informational, but not required, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Old City Hall in Lincoln, 920 O Street.  Information and the Application Form and Agreement can be found at lincolnlighthouse.org.

 

ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is modeled after such projects as Chicago's cows, Omaha's J.Does and Lincoln's Tour de Lincoln.

 

Artists may submit up to 3 drawings (proposals) and are encouraged to use their imagination and creative talent to paint, add mosaics, glass, etc. and manipulate and/or add onto the six-foot Light Bulb for outdoor display in Lincoln, to be enjoyed by thousands,  May 1 - September, 2015.

 

Artists submitting proposals juried into the Project and who are sponsored, will receive their 6-foot Light Bulb sculpture(s) in January, 2015, along with a $500 material stipend. In addition, Artists will receive one third of the final auction (October 2015) price of their sculpture(s).

 

Questions - Call Liz Shea-McCoy, Project Director

(402) 430-5923

liz_shea@windstream.net

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Latest Events

Pianist Mark Salman presents Recital

Mark Salman, world renowned virtuoso pianist, will present a recital at Wayne State College in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 PM. with a post recital reception from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM.  The recital is free and open to the public.  This is in conjunction with the NMTA State Music Conference/MTNA Competitions on October 23 - 24, and the NMTA State Festival/NMTS Competitions on October 25 - 26 on the WSC campus.  For more information on the  recital contact LaBurtw1@wsc.edu, 402-375-7359.

This year's NMTA State Conference is open to all interested teachers and students and includes a variety of workshop sessions and performances.Highlights  of the conference include guests pianist Mark Salman, Gail Berenson, former President of MTNA and Professor Emerita of piano at Ohio State University.  She will present three sessions relating to student health, performance anxiety, and injury prevention; Kurt Knceht, 2014 Commissiioned Composer, will present and perform the premiere of "El Cafe Iridiscente" for cello and piano with cellist Justin Lepard, both of Lincoln.  Also featured will be sessions by NMTA members featuring a panel discussion on teaching special needs student led by Regina Carnazzo and Nancy Schoen and a lecture-recital on the works of Joan Tower presented by Paul Barnes.

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Own the Business of You: Tips for promoting your music business

The Lincoln Music Teachers Association will sponsor a workshop featuring Randy Hawthorne, Executive Director of Nonprofit Hub and a Professional Certified Marketer, entitled Own the Business of You: Teacher's Edition on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Firespring, 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration with coffee and rolls will begin at 8:30 AM with the workshop from 9:00 AM-noon, and a tour of Firespring following. Guests are welcome and may inquire at www.LMTA.info, contact us button.

Hawthorne suggests that as a music educator you often find yourself looking for students or finding a gig of your own. You're essentially the CEO of the business of you. In this interactive workshop, music teachers and musicians will learn how to own their business, know their unique brand attributes, ten trusted networking tactics (both offline and on), and marketing methodologies that will help achieve their professional goals.

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Susan Brasch and Anne Goddard: Two Reasons

The Two Reasons show will be up Oct. 1- Nov. 15th

Opening Reception:  Fri. Oct. 17th   6-9pm

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LUX First Friday presents "From the Wild to the Proscenium" by former artist-in-residence Heather Davis

The LUX Center for the Arts will present "From the Wild to the Proscenium" by former LUX Center artist-in-residence Heather Jo Davis. The first Friday opening reception will be Friday, October 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Davis creates clay figures to explore the relationships between humans and animals, including the notion of humans as just another animal. The characters' gestures and nudity indicate that they are free from the oppression of cultural constructs and express an animalistic playful joy for life. The opening and show are free and open to the public. The show will be on view through October 31. 

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Prime Time Sampler: Bilingual Story Time for Families

Sheldon Museum of Art is partnering with Humanities Nebraska to bring their Prime Time Family Reading Time program to the museum. Storytellers Janine Copple and Joel Gajardo will read and discuss award-winning children’s books in English and Spanish. Both Spanish-speaking and non-Spanish-speaking families are welcome. The books read will be directed toward six- to ten-year-olds, but the program is open to people of all ages. Light snacks will be provided after the discussion. 

The reading program and admission to the museum is free and open to all. 

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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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