2014

The Lens Is Our Livelihood

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Molly and Aaron’s Story We’ve always loved video and film. Both of us. One of us loved to make films instead of handing in papers in school (Aaron) and the other grew up with a video camera always filming home movies (Molly). And we’ve always loved storytelling. One of us would act out movie plots […]

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Textiles Are My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

Mary Zicafoose’s Story I grew up in the 1950s in Niles, Michigan. I went to the neighborhood catholic grade school and it was there that I was first initiated into the rituals of color, symbols and cloth. My mentor, a catholic nun named Mother Padua, suggested I give up my recess time and spend it, instead, […]

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Press Release: New Executive Director named for Nebraska Cultural Endowment

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The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is pleased to announce Marian Fey as its new Executive Director. Marian comes to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment after serving as the Director of Nebraskans for the Arts and she brings to the position extensive non-profit leadership experience and a strong background in the arts and education. She will be responsible […]

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Painting Is My Livelihood

Arts

Christina’s Story My mother worked full-time as a nurse, but she was also a very talented artist. She always had a little studio in the house. I was attracted to that from an early age. She was my mentor from the very beginning. I grew up on Long Island, next to the woods and the […]

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Music Is My Livelihood

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Philip’s Story When the doctor told me, “You may never sing again,” and “This is the point where people normally weep here in my office,” I sat and stared at the stethoscope on the wall. Everything I had been doing for the past 10 years and all my dreams came crashing down around the tiny […]

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Music Is My Livelihood

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Hal’s Story I’ve had the good fortune to make my living as an opera conductor working in the United States and abroad for the past 34 years. A number of those years have been in Nebraska that I now call home.

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Freedom of Expression Is My Livelihood

Arts, Uncategorized

Gerard’s Story I come from a colorful culture. Everything was so vibrant: the talk, the walk, the art. I feel like that history gives me these senses to find things and information. When I was figuring out my path, it was about discovery. Discovering myself, others, peers. I’m studious, I’m a people watcher, and there’s […]

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Arts Education Is My Livelihood

Arts, Education

Tom’s Story At Metropolitan Community College, we believe creativity drives job creation, produces workforce growth, and fuels economic development. That’s why our visual arts classes combine creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Clay and Fun Are My Livelihood

Arts, Uncategorized

Iggy’s Story It started in Detroit as a kid when I took a class in ceramics. I was attracted to fire and heat and the fact that you need muscle to carry around the heavy clay. My instructor was someone I could ask questions of, like if certain ideas were good or if the piece […]

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Opera Is My Livelihood

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Roger’s Story I’ve enjoyed listening to, singing, and playing music for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Omaha, I sang in school and church as well as the Nebraska Children’s Chorus. I attended a small liberal arts college not particularly known for its music program and in addition to traditional entry-level courses also enrolled in […]

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