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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

Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Phenix Ensemble with Hans Sturm

The Phenix Ensemble will perform Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” with guest double bassist Hans Sturm and Anton Miller, concertmaster of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, at the opening concert of the 50th season of Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music. The concert will be Saturday, October 11 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to “The Trout,” Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, the program includes works by Dvořák and Libby Larsen. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Chiara and Escher String Quartets

UNL artists-in-residence, the Chiara String Quartet, join the Escher String Quartet and special guests violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Norman Fischer to play in duo, quartet, sextet and octet form. The concert will culminate in the remarkable Mendelssohn Octet. This special event is a joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music and the 25th of the Lied Center. The concert will be Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm at the Lied Center, 301 N 12th St. In addition to Mendelssohn, the artists will perform works by Ravel, Bártok, Haydn and Brahms. Admission is by Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music season ticket or by purchase of individual tickets from the Lied box office, 402-472-4747, or 800-432-3231. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm in the Steinhart Room at the Lied Center. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | The Baltimore Consort and Soprano Danielle Svonavec

The Baltimore Consort and soprano Danielle Svonavec will offer “The Food of Love:  Songs for Shakespeare.” The Consort, renowned for its winning ways with the music of our shared past, will explore the music of love and dance related to the Bard of Avon. This approach has resulted in repeated appearances on Billboard Magazine’s Top-Ten list. The concert will be Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Rangbrook Ensemble

The Rangbrook Ensemble offers an unusual evening of sextets in their fresh and polished way. In residence at Omaha’s First Presbyterian Church, the group performs regularly throughout southeast Nebraska and eastern Iowa. Their program will include string sextets of R Strauss, Mozart, Frank Martin and Dvořák. The concert will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music | Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet brings a world premiere of Steven Gerber’s String Quartet No. 6 and the composer will be present for the concert. Gerber composed the “Fanfare for the Voice of A-M-E-R-I-C-A” that helped inaugurate the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha and previously composed his String Quartet No. 5 for the Amernet String Quartet. This is a rare event and a fitting conclusion to a rare 50th anniversary year. The evening will also include works by Haydn and Brahms. The concert is Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Sheldon Museum of Art, north of 12th and R Streets, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $5 for students. A pre-concert lecture on the musical program will begin at 7 pm. A reception will be held immediately following the concert. Musical programs are subject to change at the discretion of the artists. For more information go to www.sfcm.info.

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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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