Multicultural Arts Initiative
Lincoln Arts Council's Multicultural Arts Project conducted their first artisan program on May 18 & 19 at Elliot Elementary School.
Michael 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
Eat, 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 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
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
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...
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.
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...