Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
scholarships. I have a student that wants to attend UNL in Fashion Merchandising. We
were wondering about what she needs for a portfolio.
Pope John Central
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
YARD (Young Artists Reaching 4 Dreams) is designed for high school
students serious about the arts. It is a pilot program that will
address professional issues of a career in art. Students will write
artist statements, compile resumes and other professional practices.
They will learn how to document artwork and put together portfolios
that get noticed. Students will talk with professionals in the field
through panel discussions and studio tours to gain an understanding
of the opportunities and careers in the visual arts. Field trips will
include visits to Sheldon Art Gallery, Frameworks, UNL Textiles
Department and local mural artist, Tom Meyers.
The class is scheduled for Saturdays, Nov 8-Dec 20 from 3-5pm (no
class on Nov 29).
To be considered for the program, students must complete an
application (attached) and submit it by October 10. Admission into
the YARD program is competitive and only 15 students will be
admitted. Any age high school student is eligible. Admission will be
based on their application and we will admit those that we feel will
get the most out of this program.
Tuition is FREE. Students that are accepted into the program will be
required to become 'Student Members' of Lux Center for $15. This
membership money will help to fund similar programs in the future. In
the spring, we will be offering a similar class geared towards
professional practices within the gallery setting - hanging shows,
pricing, lighting, hosting a reception, exhibition opportunities,
etc. We will also host a student juried exhibition in April at Lux in
the main gallery so keep your eyes open for the prospectus related to
I am personally very passionate about provided this opportunity to
budding artists...please help me spread the word! Pass along the form
or this email to anyone that you feel would be interested. Thank you
and don't hesitate to contact me with questions. I welcome the
opportunity to come to your classroom and talk with your students
about this program. Contact me if you are interested.
Thank you for your time and for telling your students about this
opportunity. Hope the school year is off to a great start!!
Lux Center for the Arts
2601 N 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wanted to let you know that there is a new television program focusing on the explosion of artistic work occurring across Nebraska that will be airing on NET Television during August.
"Arts in Nebraska" is a series of short video segments that provides glimpses into the creative thoughts and processes that inspire this artistry.
Artists featured in the program include:
-- Chiara String Quartet, artists-in-residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, travel by bus through western Nebraska with performance stops at Minden, Curtis, Alliance, Halsey National Forest and North Platte;
-- Wanda Ewing, an Omaha painter, opens a show exploring concepts of beauty inspired by fashion magazines at UNL's Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery;
-- Mark Gilbert, a portraitist from Scotland living in Omaha, who does portraits of patients and caregivers as part of a project exploring the connections between art and medicine;
-- Leslie Iwai, an Omaha performance installation artist, whose installation at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney explores the classic tale "Jack and the Beanstalk";
-- Jun Kaneko, Omaha-based internationally renowned sculptor, discusses artistic philosophy and creative process;
-- Leah Sorensen-Hayes, Lincoln textile artist, working on an experimental quilt incorporating nontraditional quilting techniques;
-- Thomas Thomas, wood sculptor in Omaha, who creates life-sized creatures and animals out of wood;
-- Bob Wilson and Beth Davis, Omaha ceramic artists, creating a series of 80 ceramic mosaic murals of some of the earliest pioneers in jazz and blues music.
The individual artist segments will be available for viewing anytime on NET's website, http://www.netnebraska.org/nextexit. The segments will also be accessible to the public on several other media platforms, including YouTube and iTunes.
Production of "Arts in Nebraska" was funded in part by the Nebraska Arts Council.
-Larry Kubert, UNL
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Angie Fischer, OPS
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
1. go to: http://www.naea-reston.org/bod.html
2. scroll down to your division and click on the "Join ListServ here" link
3. you will complete a pop-up email to finish your subscription
You can also join the Western Region ListServ.
Please consider joining to better connect with art educators in your level from across the world!
Bob, LPS, NAEA Elementary Division Director-elect
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
teachers. Do you have your own web site for school or to sell your own
work? Do you know where a fellow art educator sells their work?
Please post any connections you know of here. I hope to create a
shopping community of Nebraska colleagues so we can shop in Nebraska
for art and ideas from fellow colleagues.
Lynette Fast, Lincoln Public Schools
Friday, May 9, 2008
would be another grade in the grade book for students. I currently give a
vocab word to my Art 1 class everyday and then give quizzes at the end of
the month. It is nice to be able to introduce them to new terms and
artists at that level and also have another grade that is not just my
opinion. I would like to do something different for my advanced classes
that is on a daily or weekly basis. I would appreciate any ideas that you
Jessica Saner- Sutherland
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
year the Hamilton County Foundation offers a $1000 scholarship to one
school in our county, and it is our turn. This will be for first
semester next school year. Does anyone have names for me? I have K-12.
In the past we had artists from the Grand Island area, the closer
they live the less we spend on millage. We had Steph Hansen about 5
years ago and she was great!
I appreciate your help! Thanks,
Giltner Public Schools