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March 8 – Zentangle 201 – Black Tile class

Francie & Finch Bookshop is offering a Zentangle 201 – Black Tile class on Thursday, March 8th. The class will be held at the shop in the historic Telephone Building at 130 S. 13th Street at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The class will be led by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Carrie Smith.

Create dramatic black tiles with white ink and pencil.  These tiles really pop!  Join Carrie, Certified Zentangle Teacher, and your fellow tanglers for more fun, focus, and relaxation!

What is Zentangle?

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  We call these patterns tangles.  You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines,  curves,  and orbs. These simple shapes are the “Elemental Strokes” in all zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles.”  We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.

As you use the Zentangle Method to create beautiful images, you likely will enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence, and an increased sense of well-being.

We believe that life is an art form and that each person is an artist.  The Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor and model for inspiring a deliberate artistry in life.

For those with previous Zentangle experience, the one-and-a-half hour class is $30 and includes all your Zentangle supplies.   Limited to first 10 participants.   Call 402 781 0459 to register.

 

Leslie Huerta

Francie & Finch Bookshop

402 781 0459

francieandfinch.com

Feb 16 – Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami  

 

Crane earrings
Reception
 
Friday February 16, 6-9 p.m.
One night only
Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami  
119 S. 9th St., Lincoln (9th &O)
402-475-1061
  • 7 artists – jewelry, sculpture, pottery and paintings inspired by Japan
  • Linda’s origami earrings, cards and art
  • Japanese tea ceremony by UNL Kawasaki Library
  • LNK New Music Collective performs original music
  • Origami taught by North Star High School students
sunrise_ beach and turquoise water_ art made from paper and origami by Linda Stephen
“Be at Peace, My Heart”
Paper art (chigiri-e and origami) by Linda Stephen $100 unframed, 10″ x 8.” See or buy at “Here Is My Heart” exhibit for Heart Health Month at Bryan Health.
Group Art Exhibition
February 1-28, open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bryan Medical Center
First floor, past information, near chapel
1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE
If you are interested in purchasing artwork currently displayed in the Bryan Art Gallery, please contact Volunteers and Customer Care Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032. Proceeds support the Bryan Foundation.
 
Origami balloon hearts and young girl in spring. Artwork by Linda Stephen
“With Soaring Hearts”
Japanese papers and invented origami
$100 unframed, 10″ x 8″
For sale and to see at Bryan Medical Center through February for Heart Health Month.
Hope to see you at Friday’s reception!

For custom orders or colors for art or earrings, email Info@LindaStephen.com.
Wishing you joy in your days.

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Web site: LindaStephen.com

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COWBOY EXHIBITION JAN. 16

GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM TO OPEN COWBOY EXHIBITION JAN. 16

The rough-and-tumble icon of the American West is the subject of the newest exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum.

“Cowboys from the Collection” will run Jan. 16 through April 28, with a special opening reception during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2, with food and drink.

WHEN: Jan. 16 through April 28

WHERE: Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.

IMAGES: Color images of a painting and photo are available at https://go.unl.edu/4co7. Cutline information is provided below.

Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 12, 2018 – The rough-and-tumble icon of the American West is the subject of the newest exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum.

“Cowboys from the Collection” will run Jan. 16 through April 28, with a special opening reception during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2, with food and drink.

The exhibition features many iterations of the cowboy, ranging from portraits to action scenes. Photographs by L.A. Huffman, Charles W. Guildner and George Tuck capture working cowboys. Romanticized versions grace canvases by Olaf Wieghorst, Frank Tenney Johnson and Thomas Hart Benton and in bronzes by renowned cowboy artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Even a cowboy president and a few cowgirls make appearances. In the Wunder Library on the mezzanine level, visitors can browse through the museum’s collection of Western novels.

“Drawing from some key works from the collection, there’s an opportunity to see the various ways in which cowboys have been depicted in art and popular culture over the last century,” said curator Melynda Seaton.

This exhibition was made possible via Humanities Nebraska and with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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 always free. Free guided tours are available. Please request tours via the museum’s website, https://go.unl.edu/plainsart, by completing the form.

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PAINTING CUTLINE: “Pointing Them North” by Olaf Wieghorst, oil on canvas (Courtesy photo)

PHOTO CUTLINE: “Col. Theodore Roosevelt of the ‘Rough Riders’ after his return from Cuba,” Strohmeyer and Wyman, reproduced by Underwood and Underwood, stereoview, circa 1898 (Courtesy photo)

1-14 – Wachiska Audubon

Join with Wachiska Audubon on Thursday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. for a free public lecture and discussion led by  Ken Winston, director of policy and outreach for Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, at the Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, in Lincoln. Nebraska is just beginning to scratch the surface of solar energy development. Ken will talk about recent developments in solar energy in Nebraska and areas for potential expansion as well as related legislative issues. For further information call the Wachiska office, 402-486-4846.

FIELD TRIP: Winter Treasures – Meet members of Wachiska Audubon at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, in Lincoln on the south side of the Capitol at 15th and H streets across from the governor’s mansion and caravan or carpool 60 miles to Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge and Carter Lake to see common redpolls, snowy owls, red crossbills, and trumpeter swans. Dress for some winter hiking and bring a water bottle and binoculars if you have them. There is no fee and the public is welcome. If you have questions, call John Carlini at 402-475-7275.

2018 Tours – Cranes and Prairie Chickens

NATURE CENTER OFFERS TWO BIRDING TRIPS

IN SPRING 2018

Please note the sign up deadlines -keith —–

The Pioneers Park Nature Center invites the public to participate in two bird-themed wildlife viewing trips in spring 2018:

A Sandhill Crane Day Trip is scheduled from noon to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 9.  Space is limited, and the registration deadline is Friday, February 9.

Participants will meet at the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park and travel to the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center in Wood River and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon.  The group will view and hear the cranes from a viewing blind as they arrive on the Platte River.  The trip will also include periodic stops along country roads to view cranes as they feed and dance in the fields.

Sandhill Cranes are among the world’s oldest living birds and have traveled through Nebraska for centuries.  They are dependent on an 80-mile segment of the Platte River for a four- to five-week stopover because of the food and protection in the area.  The cranes come from as far south as Mexico and will travel as far north as eastern Siberia to raise their young.  Over half a million Sandhill Cranes will make their way through Nebraska this spring.  Some of the best viewing is at sunset when the cranes flock by the thousands to spend the night at the river.

The program fee is $85 and includes transportation, dinner and viewing blind reservations.  If the trip is cancelled, the $25 reservation fee for the viewing blind is nonrefundable.  Participants must have the ability to walk uneven trails in low light.

A Greater Prairie Chicken Multi-Day Tour is scheduled for Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. Registered participants will receive details about departures, arrivals and other activities.

Participants will experience the booming and dancing of the greater prairie chicken and sharp-tailed grouse during tours on the Switzer Ranch near Burwell. The event is hosted by Calamus Outfitters and includes bus transportation, two nights lodging, guided tours and meals.

Greater prairie chickens are a vulnerable species with declining numbers due to prairie habitat fragmentation and loss.  Today, the populations of greater prairie chicken are isolated to the mixed grass prairies of the central U.S.   Preservation and restoration of prairie habitat have been successful at stabilizing population numbers.

Known for their mating dance, greater prairie chickens display together in a gathering called a “lek.”  The male prairie chickens raise their ear tuft feathers, inflate the bright orange air sacks on their necks and stomp about to attract females.  Similarly, the sharp-tailed grouse will display or dance to attract female grouse to their dancing grounds.

The program fee is $500 per person for double rooms, with single rooms available for an additional $75.  Registration and a $250 deposit are required by January 5 (includes non-refundable $50 fee).  The remaining balance is due by March 1.  The deposit, minus the registration fee, is refundable until January 5.  The paid balance, minus the deposit, is refundable until March 1. An optional jeep tour of the Switzer Ranch is available on Saturday for an additional $50 per person.

To register, or for more information, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or naturecenter@lincoln.ne.gov.  More information on the Pioneers Park Nature Center is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov/naturecenter.

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.

Our Father

Pure beauty.

Source: Our Father

http://www.andiesisle.com/ourfather.html

 

“Our Father”

Video by © Andie at AndiesIsle.com

 


This beautiful rendition of the “Lord’s Prayer” was arranged,
performed, and recorded by Thomas Jones specially for this video.
Thank you Thomas!

 

If you would like to contact Thomas,
you can email him at tjmusic@optonline.net

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The “Lord’s Prayer”

The Bible
Matthew 6:9-13

Music written by Albert Hay Malotte
©1935 (Renewed) by G. Shirmer Inc. (ASCAP)

Mastered by Kenneth McGee
Mastermix Audio Media

Executive Producers
Richard & Michael Berardi
MRB Records Corporation 

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