Photography has changed the way I view the world. Continue Reading…
oh lord, not another piece of word art: if you’re buying this you have either taste or money
Material: Embroidered Cotton 15 x 12″, 2015.
In a warm, darkened room, during a slide presentation for a basic freshman drawing course, Professor Richard Wiegmann projected a line drawing by Matisse, and paused…. And I thought to myself, well, so what? Continue Reading…
Contemplations from former Executive Director, Pamela Hilton Snow and NCE Board Member Emeritus, Terry Ferguson on Omaha philanthropist, Richard Holland. Continue Reading…
Photo Credit to Jeffery Z. Carney / The Omaha World Herald
The writer, of Lincoln, is a founding director and a past president of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Recent days marked the passing of LaVon Crosby, a retired Nebraska state senator from Lincoln and widow of former Gov. Robert Crosby.
LaVon Crosby exhibited the personal qualities we should expect of our elected officials. She worked passionately and successfully on issues that were important to her and her constituents. She comported herself with dignity. She could disagree with her colleagues while remaining respectful and without demonizing them or their positions.
It was with sadness that we noted the passing of LaVon Crosby (“Crosby, beloved state senator, dies,” July 28). LaVon was a treasured legislator but she was much more than that. She will be remembered as an effective voice in the legislature but more so as a beloved lady and friend. She was the godmother of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, which she remembered as her proudest accomplishment. It was her primary bill and was ushered into fruition.
State Sen. LaVon Crosby of Lincoln, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY JEFFREY Z. CARNEY. FOR USE WITH LESLIE REED FEATURE.
One of the synonyms for the word legacy is, gift; something given freely, no recompense. Another is endowment. As I pause in my hurried schedule to remember our Honorary Board Chair, LaVon Crosby, it is of significance to me that those words describe the legacy Sen. Crosby left to the State of Nebraska in the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Continue Reading…
The Other Sewing Circle by Marie Amthor (One Last Time, Just Us #4-photo by Roxanne Wach)
During my junior year of college I had the opportunity to intern for Dr. Amy Lane at the Omaha Community Playhouse for a new program she was developing called 21 & Over. The purpose of this program was to bring alternative, diverse and most importantly new stories to Omaha via staged readings. I quickly learned how important and fulfilling it is to expose audiences to new material and, while there will always be room for the Oklahoma’s and Macbeth’s, how producing new playwrights is vital to theater as a whole. Don’t get me wrong I love the classics and often find myself watching live shows, television favorites and movies over and over again but personally feel that contributing to the canon is a unique experience and one I treasure very highly! Continue Reading…
Last year, I made a decision to leave a career in healthcare and become an Executive Director of an arts non-profit. Not exactly the career path I expected to follow when I started practicing physical therapy 15 years ago. But after much careful thought and consideration about what felt deeply important to me, I knew this was the right move. Continue Reading…