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Dec. 13-16, 17 ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

Nebraska Rep begins new holiday tradition with ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with “The Holiday Cabaret” Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre begins a new holiday tradition this December with “The Holiday Cabaret.” Enjoy holiday standards performed by past Rep performers, emerging artists and our special guests and Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls.

Performances are Dec. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building. For tickets, contact the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or online at http://www.nebraskarep.org. The show is conceived and directed by Nebraska Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Andy Park.

“One of the things I’m really excited about this cabaret is that it’s actually a really traditional style of cabaret performance,” Park said. “You get comedy, and you get old-fashioned holiday songs and musical styles. People will get a real sort of throwback holiday cabaret experience. There’s just something about this that just feels right for the holidays. It’s like going home to visit with family and friends. It’s warm, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for the audience.”

The audience will also be able to enjoy holiday goodies and libations during the performance. There will also be a live band, musically directed by Vince Learned.

“It will be a very typical cabaret-style band with piano, bass and drums,” Park said. “We’ve invested in the band because we want it to be just extraordinary.”

The show will also feature The Lakeshore Dolls, an acapella trio from Chicago whose aesthetic is reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, who sing music ranging from the 1940s standards to pop hits of today.

“These performers are so tight vocally,” Park said. “They’ve been performing for years. They perform all over the place, and they’re very much in the tradition of The Andrews Sisters. In fact, they’ll do a couple of Andrews Sisters songs, I’m sure.”

The total cast includes 14 people.

“Many of them are some of the top students here in the program,” Park said. “And then we also have a couple of guests, like Dr. Bill Grange, who will be making an appearance. One of the songs he will be singing is ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’ It’s going to be fun.”

Park will also be performing in The Holiday Cabaret.

“I’m a ventriloquist so I’m going to bring my puppet with me to perform, which will be fun,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a good show.”

There are other surprises in the works as well for the performance, as Park creates what he hopes will be a new holiday tradition for Lincoln.

“The hope is that this is a new holiday tradition, and we’ll mix it up a little bit every year, “Park said. “Hopefully this will be something that the families will realize is here every year and will make it part of their holiday traditions.”

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/7311/41591

 

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ALL-ANIMAL EXHIBITION at Great Plains

GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM TO OPEN ALL-ANIMAL EXHIBITION

ATTENTION: Features, Arts/Entertainment, Calendar Editors
WHEN: Nov. 3 through Feb. 16, 2018
WHERE: Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
PHOTO: A high-resolution color photo is available at https://go.unl.edu/z525. Cutline information is provided below.

Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 26, 2017 – All types of Great Plains animals from bison to horses and cranes to dogs will appear in sculpture, prints, photographs and paintings in the new exhibition “Collection Critters,” which runs Nov. 3 through Feb. 16 at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Viewers will encounter several species of interest to conservation. Wildlife art can serve as a catalyst for discussion about conservation that goes beyond simply a documentary or aesthetic practice. Loss of habitat is the single greatest threat to remaining populations of pronghorns, wolves, bison, mountain lions and prairie chickens. These animals typify species severely threatened in contemporary times or ones that were once on the verge of extinction, but have since rebounded to sustainable levels.

“The show is a great opportunity to see animals from an artist’s perspective,” curator Melynda Seaton said.

“Collection Critters” includes works by world-recognized artists of the American West such as Karl Bodmer, John James Audubon and Charles M. Russell. Several Nebraska artists, including Cliff Hollestelle and Ben Darling, are also featured.

The exhibition’s opening reception will take place during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Food and drink will be served. The family-friendly night will include an animal matching activity with prizes.

The Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Free guided tours are available. Please request tours via the museum’s website, http://go.unl.edu/plainsart by completing a tour request form.

First Friday – Nov 3rd in Lincoln

Next month’s First Friday is almost here and promises to be filled with Thanksgiving-themed events and, as always, incredible art.
To view the November listing

Metro Gallery

1316 N. St. Suite 101 | 3:00-7:00

Metro Gallery is pleased to have in the feature gallery for the month of November, the paintings of Jean Danielson, opening/reception on First Friday November 3 from 3 to 7 PM.

Nonprofit Hub will feature for November local artist Amber Roland and student. A creative mixed media show is in store for you. 211 N 14  3rd floor. Opening/reception 5 to 7 on First Friday.

 

Source: First Friday

Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing

Painting a Legacy with Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing
at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will host artist, Todd Williams for a presentation and book signing at the Homestead Education Center on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. In honor of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial year, Williams will give a presentation about his journey to “paint one or more Masterful Paintings of each county in Nebraska.”

Starting October 27, 2017, through January 7, 2018, 26 of the Todd William’s paintings will be on display at the Homestead Education center. The paintings in this exhibit will highlight the counties from southeast Nebraska. This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Friends of Homestead who are sponsoring the showing of this exhibition at Homestead.

Todd’s vision is to give recognition and awareness to the State of Nebraska and bring its beauty and history to life on canvas. Photos of his collection of paintings titled “Legacy of Nebraska” have been compiled into a book that helps share Todd’s vision.  The book can be purchased through Homestead’s bookstore.  They will be available after the November 5 program for signing books. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. Admission is free.

“We are excited to host Williams at the monument. We look forward to joining him in celebration of the State of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler. “We hope the citizens of Nebraska and beyond know they are invited to learn more about our state through Todd Williams’s work.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA TM – The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Source: 2017 Fall & Winter Events – Homestead National Monument of America (U.S. National Park Service)

Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Great professional story telling. Strong vocals and acting. -keith

Nebraska Repertory Theatre   ABIGAIL/1702

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the state’s only regional professional theatre, associated with the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, launches its first year-round season September 30, 2017 with ABIGAIL/1702 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

October 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm and October 8, 15 at 2:00 pm in the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. Tickets are available through the Lied Center Ticket Office at 301 North 12th Street, 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, or online at http://www.liedcenter.org. A five-show season ticket is $120, $60 for students and member of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). Individual tickets for ABIGAIL/1702 are $30, $15 for students and OLLI members.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, affiliated with the Actors’ Equity Association, has been on hiatus since its final summer season in 2014. A new collaboration between the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and a merger of the Nebraska Rep and University Theatre begins with ABIGAIL/1702. According to Park, “Nebraska Rep is thrilled to kick-off our 49th year with a bold new vision. For decades, we’ve served Lincoln as a professional summer repertory theatre. We are pleased to announce that we are now a year-round theatre. The theme of our season this year is Classics Reimagined. Not only are we reimagining Nebraska Repertory Theatre and expanding our season, but all of our shows this year tell familiar stories in a new way.”

ABIGAIL/1702     Ten years after The Crucible’s infamous seductress, Abigail Williams, danced with the devil in Salem, darkness returns. As she cares for a young sailor on the brink of death, a mysterious stranger from Abigail’s past catches up with her, sending her on one final, suspense-filled quest for redemption.

Park explains the background of the play: “Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a fictionalized account of the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in 1692. The play takes aim at the hysteria that swept colonial Salem, Massachusetts and caused twenty innocent victims to hang as witches.”

At the beginning of Miller’s play, Reverend Parris catches his niece, Abigail Williams, and several of her friends dancing in the woods. Fearing severe punishment, the girls pretend to be possessed by friends, family members and neighbors.

Park continues, “Abigail Williams is a cunning manipulator. She easily whips the other girls into an emotional frenzy…One man, John Proctor, knows that [she] is lying…Worried for his friends and neighbors, John threatens to reveal his infidelity with Abigail to the court if necessary to stop her…Eventually, Abigail stands by as even John is accused. Unable to watch John Proctor hang, Abigail steals Reverend Parris’ life savings and flees from Salem. ABIGAIL/1702 begins 10 years after John Proctor and 19 others were falsely accused, sentenced and hung for witchcraft.”

 

 

THE SEASON CONTINUES…                                                                                                   

THE SERPENT by Jean-Claude van Itallie | November 3 – 19

THE HOLIDAY CABARET conceived by Andy Park, featuring Chicago’s The Lakeshore Dolls | December 13 – 17

AVENUE Q | March 2 – 16

THE REP’S RISING STARS | March 30 & 31

William Golding’s LORD OF THE FLIES adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams | April 13 – 22

Source: Nebraska Repertory Theatre | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Nov 10 – Nebraska Statewide Arboretum : Gardens Transformed

11/10/2017 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Lincoln, NE

Join the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum for a night with Sandra Youssef Clinton for a journey through “Gardens Transformed”. Learn about the many landscapes Sandra has designed over the year, with a keen eye to plants and ecology and get inspiration for your own place! The lecture will be followed by a dessert reception. What gardener is not looking for the element of the unexpected…the “WOW” factor in their garden? Many gardeners fall short in transforming their vision into a lush and imaginative reality. How can we create extraordinary outdoor living spaces and gardens that invite us in? How can we achieve four-season experiences of our own? What choices do we make to create a garden where there is always something of interest taking front stage? Where do the inside and outside meet? How do we create gardens for all creatures to enjoy? Sandra Clinton’s painterly approach, extensive plant knowledge, and keen eye for proportion and spatial design combine in exuberant gardens that highlight the seasonal rhythms of the landscape and nature. With an understanding of the history of garden design, an astute observation of natural landscapes, and inspirations from extensive world travels, Sandy will share dramatic examples of gardens she has designed with her firm, Clinton & Associates.
Contact Information
 Nebraska Statewide Arboretum office
402-472-2971

Source: Nebraska Statewide Arboretum : Gardens Transformed : Gardens Transformed

NOYES ART GALLERY 

Noyes Art Gallery

119 South 9th Street Lincoln NE 68508 (402) 475-1061 Established in 1993

Open 10 to 5 Monday – Saturday
Website: noyesartgallery.com Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

October 1st – 31st 2017

Focus Gallery Exhibit First Friday Event, October 6, 6-9 p.m.

Ramona Fink – Mixed Media & Jewelry Jean Stryker – Acrylic & Oil Paintings Duane Pieper – Encaustic/Mixed Media Matt Elwood – Photography

Reida Wrenholt – Mixed Media Sculpture Steven Miljavac – Photography
Deven Rieck – Acrylic
Luke Flowerday – Fine Furniture

November 1st – 30th 2017

Focus Gallery Exhibit
First Friday Event, November 3, 6-9 p.m.

Marjorie Troyer – Digital Art Austen Adamek – Paintings Judy Stanczyk – Glass Johnna Marcil Eck – Paintings Kyle Holt – Pottery

Susie Joyce – Jewelry
Megan Schroll – Black & White Ink / Pottery Scott Grossenbacher – Sculpture
Suxan Anderson – 3D Metal Art / Paintings

Gold Room

October 2017

Julia Noyes

Abstracts

Suxan Anderson

3D Metal Art

Marjorie Troyer

Digital Art

Ambur Harvey

Paintings

Sheena Nakagawa

Paintings

Composition Class

How to Design a Painting

By Julia Noyes Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$65. You bring supplies or
$75. Supplies provided

Call (402) 475-1061 to register for the class!

Featured Artists

October 2017

Karen Bowling

Digital Art

Mike Fluent

Sculpture

Janna Harsch

Paintings

Gayle Kuhlman

Paintings

November 2017

Sharon Sykes

Sculpture

Mike Williams

Texturized Paintings

Megan Moffett

Painting

Ambur Harvey

Painting

Day of the Dead – Gallery Event

Friday, October 20th, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Kathy & Rodger Gerberding – Mixed Media,

Alex Vera – Paintings,

Curtis Adams – Sculpture

Dave Galois – Paintings,

Sheena Nakagawa – Mixed Media,

Sandra Carpenter – Pottery

Karen Bowling – Digital Art & Boxes,

Hope McCulley – Jewelry,

Ronnie Reid – Photography

Intimate with the Artists

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.

Join Artists:

Deb Monfelt – Paintings Bridgette Swenson – Jewelry and Sculpture Ruth Langan – Paintings
Hope McCulley – Jewelry
Julia Noyes – Abstracts
Olivia Ahlrichs – Multi Media Paintings

Take a look at our new website!! Designed by Lynette Fast:

noyesartgallery.com

The Art of the Drone

Order Your DRONE – Over the PHONE Contact Sam: 402-617-1469, for a Bird’s Eye View

The Party Drone will record your outside parties: Weddings, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Business Ads, Historical Buildings, Construction Progressions

Source: NOYES ART GALLERY – Home

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