2014

Fashion Design Is My Livelihood

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Buf’s Story I am a fashion designer. I am so much more than that, though. I am simultaneously a designer, coordinator, seamstress, manager, parent, partner, doughnut-eater, Sherlock enthusiast, and plenty more. Some of those are more important than others, but many require a great deal of time and energy.

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Textiles Are My Livelihood

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Carolyn’s Story My passion for textiles began before I really can remember. My earliest memories are watching my mother’s hands fly as she fed fabric under the needle on her sewing machine. I was sure she was going to catch her finger instead of fabric! My father couldn’t pound a nail into the wall without […]

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Telling Stories Through Art Is My Livelihood

Arts

Watie’s Story When I moved to Omaha from Chicago in 2006, I started getting opportunities to make art in public. One project was an operetta called The Blizzard Voices based on Ted Kooser’s collection of poems. It became a time sequence of charcoal drawings of figures and faces and landscapes that would pair well with the poetry. Then I […]

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Louder Than a Bomb Is My Livelihood

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The Louder Than a Bomb season ends in a friendly tournament which begins next week on March 19th at UNL. Matt Mason, Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective expounds upon the program in this re-blogging. For more about this years competition go to http://ltabomaha.org/schedule/.

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Hair Design Is My Livelihood

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Koren’s Story Throughout high school I thought I knew what I wanted to be when I “grew up.” I was planning to be a graphic designer for an advertising agency. I was even a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the advertising program at the college of Journalism and Mass Communications. I thought I […]

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Encouraging Artists Is My Livelihood

Arts

Amanda’s Story What is part discoverer, part advocate, part storyteller? My livelihood as an art curator.  My childhood experiences in museums and living history farms made the past come alive. As an undergraduate art student, I was given the opportunity to curate an exhibition at the Great Plains Art Museum. I found my calling in the process.

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Remembering William “Bill” Stibor: A Great Talent and Tireless Ambassador for the Arts and Humanities

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This feature was submitted by the Humanities Nebraska. Bill’s Story William “Bill” Stibor passed away unexpectedly in 2013. He was 49, just shy of his Aug.1 birthday. As NET Radio music director and on-air host and producer of the Morning Concert and Friday Live radio shows, he was a familiar voice on Nebraska’s NPR station […]

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Food Art Is My Livelihood

Culture

Matthew’s Story I began my creative journey at a young age. Growing up in a musical family, it wasn’t long before I developed a love of art in the form of theatre, music and visual art. We often took family vacations centered on museums, art galleries and concert halls. Eight years ago, my life changed […]

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Simply Creating the Art Is My Livelihood…

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Pam’s Story Creating art is such freedom for me… because I know that I am expressing whatever message is in my heart to share… I can see glimpses of the art piece in my mind… and I can feel its creation in my spirit… my being begins to follow … my hands move determining how […]

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Band Is My Livelihood

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Tony’s Story I didn’t come from a musical family. My mother was an English teacher and my father was a mortgage banker. There were pianos at both of my grandparents’ houses though, and I suppose my earliest musical curiosities were explored on those instruments. It became clear early on however that my inclinations were percussive.

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