NATA was awarded $2773.00 for our 2016 Fall Conference! Thank you to Deb Goodenberger for all her work applying for this grant and NAC for continuing to support art educators in Nebraska! Awards granted from November 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016, totaled $1,411,103 in support of Nebraska artists, arts and nonprofit organizations, and schools. Download the complete list of grant recipients.
News from other sources...
Mary Zicafoose is a textile artists from Omaha, and she is fascinated with the history of fabric. In this video from NebraskaArtists.org, Mary says the history of textile is what gives contemporary fabric art its power. She carries and conveys her passion to students through this video. Here’s the link — http://www.nebraskaartists.org/movies/video12_2_4_b_Zicafoose.html
What's the power of art? In this video from NebraskaArtists.org, Omaha glass artist Therman Statom thinks art can literally heal people ... and he says he has proof.. Here’s the link — http://www.nebraskaartists.org/movies/video12_2_4_b_Statom.html
NebraskaArtists.org is a free website dedicated to providing Nebraska art teachers with powerful video tools tied directly to the Nebraska Visual Arts Educational Standards. The project is administered by the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), in partnership with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA), Joslyn Art Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Nebraska Department of Education. Videos are produced by the Ganzel Group Communications and Flicka Films both of Lincoln.
KHN is excited to announce our new podcast, In-Residence! This audio podcast features readings, interviews, and music -- all from our very talented residents -- to give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the people, projects, and processes at our residency program in Nebraska City. You can stream episodes on your computer, or download them to your mobile device to take with you during your summer travels. We currently have two episodes available for download, and plan to add a new episode once a month.
In our first episode, Forces of Nature, writer Dawn Dorland, interdisciplinary artist RobMacInnis, and composer Tom Dempster all share work utilizing nature as metaphor and myth. In our second episode, Distance and Identity, composer Fjola Evans and photographer Elise Kirktalk about the great influence the places they grew up -- Iceland and the American Midwest -- have on their work, even though they have both long since moved away.
Stay tuned in July for our third episode, where we examine ways strangers intersect with very personal parts of our lives, featuring poet Erin Malone and artist Sophie Barbasch.
You can find our Podcast and related links on Tumblr and SoundCloud. You can also listen or subscribe to In-Residence free in iTunes (and while you're there, leave us a rating or review!).
If you are a former KHN resident interested in participating in our podcast project, send us an email!
Upcoming Dates to Remember
June 24: Last chance to see Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Governor's Residence
June 24: Last chance to see Wilkinson Exhibition at Fred Simon Gallery
June 29: Angela Carroll Exhibition Opens at Governor's Residence
July 4: Nebraska Arts Council Office CLOSED -- Fourth of July
July 15: Purcell Opening Reception at Fred Simon Gallery 5:00-7:00 p.m.
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