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Ten Golden Mantras to Those Aging Gracefully | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Ten golden mantras for those who wish to grow older with style and dignity.

Source: Ten Golden Mantras to Those Aging Gracefully | Tips and Updates – BabaMail


Stunning Lace Art by Agnes Herczeg | Art – BabaMail

Agnes Herczeg, a Hungarian artist, creates artwork using lace. Some of her best works can be seen here.

Source: Stunning Lace Art by Agnes Herczeg | Art – BabaMail

Sept 9 – Art in the Garden – Lincoln

Celebrate Purple Reign at the fifth annual Art in the Garden

Lincoln, Neb. – For the fifth year, Lincoln’s Sunken Gardens will provide the backdrop for a unique art showcase. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9, more than 50 artists from the Noyes Art Gallery will display their work among the plantings at the Sunken Gardens.

This year’s Art in the Garden theme is “Purple Reign” because garden designers Steve Nosal and Alice Reed decided to honor rock musician Prince and his groundbreaking hit, Purple Rain, with the garden’s design.

The Noyes’ artists took the theme farther by imagining all things royal, including the fairy kingdom. So, this year’s Art in the Garden will offer some new elements including:

  • A Make-Your-Own-Flower-Crown booth.
  • A photo booth to document your royal headgear.
  • Food trucks to feast among the garden’s purple majesty.
  • A rain location, the Auld Center, at 1650 Memorial Drive.

Much of the artwork has been inspired by the gardens and nature, and it will include paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, woodworking, stained glass, furniture, clothing, jewelry, mobiles and more. All the art is for sale, and the event supports the Sunken Gardens.

According to Nosal, an average of 25,000 new plants are added to the Sunken Gardens each year, in addition to the existing plants. It also takes more than 200 volunteers to complete the design, which is developed in three phases to clean the beds, prepare, and then plant them.

Likewise, the Art in the Garden event is volunteer powered. Noyes artists begin planning nearly a year in advance. Approximately 130 volunteers work to bring art of all kinds into the gardens, and the gardens provide a spectacular backdrop for art and performances by musicians and dancers.

Art in the Garden is made possible by the support of Party in the Parks, Lincoln Parks & Recreation, Great Western Bank and Ameritas. Admission to Art in the Garden is free with free parking available across the street at the Rose Garden. The Sunken Gardens are also totally accessible to those with mobility issues. In the event of rain, Art in the Garden will be held at the Auld Center.


Sunday August 6 – Photographing the Solar Eclipse Workshop

with Brad Goetsch

 At Homestead National Monument of America

Attention photographers of all skill levels! Learn how to make two and a half minutes in the shadow last forever.  Homestead National Monument of America will be hosting onSunday, August 6th at 2:00 pm a photography workshop by  Brad Goetsch.  This free workshop will focus on photographing the solar eclipse.  The program will be held at the Homestead Education Center.

Brad will share resources he has gathered and how to plan for photographing a total solar eclipse. Learn the “Where” “When” and “How” elements of photographing a solar eclipse as well.  This two hour session will include an indoor information portion and an outdoor hands on practice session at Homestead’s Education Center. Bring your gear to practice if you have it!

Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler shared, “This is a great hands on opportunity for the public to learn how to safely photograph the eclipse.  Photographing eclipses with a camera, or any device like a cell phone or tablet, without a proper filter could permanently damage a person’s eyes and camera.  This workshop will help people prepare ahead of time what they’ll need to safely photograph the eclipse.”

Brad will share information about equipment that he would use on the inexpensive side and also share what is out there for people dedicated to solar observation/photography, too.  To learn more information about Brad, photographing eclipses; gear and more visit this link to Brad’s website:

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) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).

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 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit



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Bunker Shots Photography

Source: Bunker Shots Photography | The Great American Eclipse

2016 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet – 13:30

 Wander Wonders. -keith .…. Around the World in Thirteen Minutes …. Gorgeous.   Absolutely gorgeous.

Click below – Around the world in Ultra HD

in 4K Ultra HD (2016 in Review) – YouTube




Aug – Oct – Solo exhibit of origami landscapes


 “Music at the Market,” A three-month project with dozens of invented origami sculptures and 130+ artisanal washi papers. 17″ x 20″ x 2″
“Outdoors in Origami”
Solo exhibit of origami landscapes
August 2-October 28, 2017
 Opening Reception  
Sunday August 6, 2-4 p.m. 

– Meet the artist

– Cookies & iced tea
– Free and open to the public
– See and touch dozens of kinds of Japanese washi papers, handcrafted papers using artisanal techniques hundreds of years old
– Accessible gallery
Where: Immanuel Fine Arts Gallery
3500 Faulkner Dr. (off 40th St., south of Old Cheney)
Lincoln, NE 68516
Tel: 402-420-9355
Parking: In front of Main Building at The Landing
– Or a bit west on Faulkner Dr. at Agewell entrance on north side of Main Building on the lower level.
Exhibit dates: Three months, from August 2 to October 28. Hours 9 a.m. -4:30 p.m. weekdays. Groups welcome. Open on weekends by appointment. Call 402-420-9355. 
Exhibit curator: Dellouise Carroll, manager, Immanuel Fine Arts Gallery
About the exhibit: 18 paper and origami bas relief framed artworks by artist Linda Stephen celebrating joyful moments outdoors – a farmers market in Arkansas, a dog walk or bike ride at Holmes Lake, ice skating at Seacrest Park, children running downhill on a tall-grass prairie path or playing at recess at historic Freeman School at Homestead National Monument (a total solar eclipse NASA broadcast site on 8/21).
The gallery also features art glass from Art Glass Creative Studio.
About the artist:
Using hundreds of handmade Japanese papers as her medium, artist Linda Stephen invents intricate 3D origami (folded paper) sculptures and paper layers to create landscapes that celebrate daily joys, from farmers markets to dog walks. Her work is exhibited nationally and is part of public and private collections on three continents.
“The Dream” origami bas relief is part of “Outdoors in Origami.” 20″ x 23″ x 2″

Hope to see you at the reception!


To schedule a group tour of the exhibit before October 28, text to 402-499-6090 or email
Wishing you joy in your day.
Linda Stephen Origami Art

Source: Immanuel | Our Communities The Landing

Linda Stephen – Custom Origami Art

Reception and exhibit details:

“Outdoors in Origami,” art exhibit opening reception Sunday Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m. at Immanuel Fine Arts Gallery at The Landing at Williamsburg, 3500 Faulkner Dr. in Lincoln.

See intricate fine art paper constructions of markets, prairies and parks by Lincoln artist Linda Stephen with glass art by Art Glass Creative Studio. Exhibit runs Aug. 2 to Oct. 28. Free and open to the public, 9 a.m. -4 p.m. weekdays, or weekends by appointment. Groups welcome. Call The Landing at 402-420-9355 or e-mail Exhibit curator is Dellouise Carroll.

Source: Linda Stephen – Custom Origami Art

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