2009 Mayor's Arts Awards

Hurry ... there is still time to reserve your spot at the 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards!
We hope that you received our invitation to join us on June 3rd at the 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards.   It has been brought to our attention that not everyone has received the invitation and we are sorry if yours was not delivered.  The evening will be delightful with entertainment by Jack Oliva, sumptuous food by Tastefully Yours and then a fast-paced video presentation of the exceptional award winners.  Definitely an evening you won't want to miss. 
Reserve your spot by contacting the LAC office at 434-2787 or use the PayPal button below. Hurry though because the deadline is Monday, June 1 at 5pm.

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Issue #18
June 2009

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Last chance for Mayor's Arts Awards reservations
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Multicultural Arts Initiative
Celebrate Lincoln 2009
Focus on Visual Arts
Focus on Performing Arts

Multicultural Arts Initiative

Lincoln Arts Council's Multicultural Arts Project conducted their first artisan program on May 18 & 19 at Elliot Elementary School.  Multicultural Arts InitiativeMichael Opoku from Ghana, Africa loves to teach others about African drumming, dancing, and singing.  Michael was the first of two artists that will be a part of artisan programming at Elliot Elementary School.  You can see a short video of the program on our YouTube page.

With a growing immigrant & refugee population, the Lincoln Arts Council wants to help educate the community about the talented multicultural artisans we have in Lincoln.  Take a look at more multicultural artists on Lincoln Arts Council's Multicultural Arts Initiative page.  If you are a multicultural artist and would like to be a part of this project please contact Johanna@artscene.org.

Celebrate LincolnEat, play and enjoy at Celebrate Lincoln on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, as 12th through 14th streets on N street are transformed into a colorful, bustling World Market. The 6th Annual Celebrate Lincoln International Festival is a huge celebration for all! The Festival is all about YOU! You'll discover food, music, dancing and activities from around the world.

Children can play games, dance, listen to music, and enjoy various fun and educational entertainment. Our family activities are exciting for kids of all ages! 

The Updowntowner's World Market is sure to catch your eye, with plenty of products from Africa, Thailand, Ireland and beyond. In the Market you will find many amazing temptations.  More...

Focus on Visual Arts
Meghan Stratman at Gallery 9

Meghan Stratman presents her first solo gallery show at Gallery 9 this June.  Entitled "Intergalactic Mice and Other Curiosities: New Works by Meghan Stratman", it consists of about 35 new pieces with giant mice, angry pigeons, robots, ancient myths, ghosts, vampires, unrequited love, and more!

The show will hang from Wednesday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 28th 2009.  Be sure to visit the opening reception on First Friday, June 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and enjoy free food and wine.  Also be sure to check out Meghan's website www.bunnypirates.com for more of her wonderful work.

Gallery 9 hours are Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.  Gallery 9 is located in the Mission Arts Building at 124 South 9th Street.  Call 402-477-2822 for more information, or visit www.gallerynine.com.

Turbine Flats Art Attack
Forget that diet, grab your nitros and stop in to Turbine Flats for grilled food, chilled beverages and artwork that will make you drool!  Turbine Flats is hosting Art Attack, Friday, June 5 from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Turbine Flats Project, 2124 Y Street.

An art viewing will be held from 5:30 to 7:30, and live music featuring local bands "Nebraska Sailing Authority" and "A Different Breed" will kick off at 7:30.  All the art is produced by Turbine Flats Tenants and their family members.  Aaron Petersen of PLAY Creative will have an entire room of his paintings, and there will be a room just featuring art created by TF tenants' children.  Other art will include photography, drawings and paintings from various residents.

Be sure to visit our Gallery Happenings page for additional gallery events.

Focus on Performing Arts
Jazz in June
Now in its 18th season, the Jazz in June concert series presents five Tuesday evenings of great jazz in the great outdoors of the Sheldon Museum of Art Sculpture Garden this summer.  Organized by the Sheldon Museum, the Sheldon Art Association, the Berman Music Foundation, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, this year's jazz series, presented by Baylor Evnen, kicks off on June 2 with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Christine Hitt.  

For the complete lineup of performers and detailed information, please visit the web site at www.jazzinjune.com.  This year's poster design by Ryan Dee of Firespring was inspired by collages of jazz performers created by artist Romare Bearden. More...

Nebraska BrassJoin the Nebraska Brass for "Brass Variations," at 3:00 on June 6th for the final set of concerts in the Nebraska Brass's 2008-2009 season. The Nebraska Brass will wrap up the season with a wide variety of music that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Selections will include "Fire Dance" by Anthony DiLorenzo, "Variations on a Joke" by Peter Schickele, "Caravan" by Juan Tizol and Mitchell Parrish's "Stardust." This concert will also feature tubist Ben Arunski playing, "Carnival of Venice" by Jean-Babtiste Arban.

The Nebraska Brass, founded in 1987, includes members Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Ric Ricker, horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and Ben Arunski, tuba. In addition to performing five sets of concerts each concert season, the Nebraska Brass provides educational outreach to elementary students through the Nebraska Brass Education & Community Outreach Project.  More...

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