Arts

My Livelihood Is Music

Arts, Culture, Uncategorized

James’ Story: As President and CEO of the Omaha Symphony, I help the orchestra fulfill its mission to enrich people’s lives by offering them the experience of live orchestral music.

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Painting, Curating and Educating are my Livelihoods

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Inheritance, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 30″, 2016 Jordan’s Story: I wasn’t particularly good at drawing and painting through childhood, though I loved the activity, as many children do.  My energies were focused elsewhere, mostly singing in the choir, making mixed tapes and reading romance and mystery novels.  In high school all of that changed- […]

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Art, Education, and Music Are My Livelihoods *

Arts, Education

King of the Hill 2014 10 X 12 inches oil on linen *Originally published 03/16/2015 Byron’s Story I am an artist, educator, and musician.  I am also a lifelong producer of creative content.  Education is my vocation.  My livelihood comes from my training and aptitude as a teacher.

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A Year End Message From The Executive Director

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I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the many arts and humanities programs available during this holiday season all across Nebraska. Last year my family visited the Stuhr Museum for Christmas Past and Present. It was well worth the drive from Omaha to experience the magic of Railroad Town by lantern light! […]

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LAWYERING IS MY LIVELIHOOD

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U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).  Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE David’s Story Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a […]

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Essaying Is My Livelihood

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  Lisa’s Story I’m an essayist. I ask questions about my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, and then go to work answering them by telling true and factual stories. For instance, I was curious about the different ways in which people experience landscape and why I’m so drawn to river landscapes.

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NCE 2015 Road Trip Review

Arts, Culture, Education, History, Humanities, Uncategorized

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment exists to serve you by providing reliability and sustainability for the arts and humanities programs supported by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. Hundreds of organizations around the state benefit from their grants and programs.

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Being An Artist Is My Livelihood

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Cobalt Skies, 16×20, pastel, 2014 Jennifer’s Story I am often asked at what point during my life did I decide I was an artist.  In spite of the poor grammar, I usually respond with a quote from Will Rogers…”An artist is the only thing a man can say he is and nobody can prove he […]

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Committed To The Art Of Writing Is My Livelihood

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Paul’s Story I particularly like the title of this blog – Livelihoods – in how it reflects the artistic attitude and the artistic challenge. Pursuing one’s livelihood is an act of securing all the necessities of life. For many authors and artists, it is difficult to do that in a single career or a single […]

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Being Inspired Every Day Is My Livelihood

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  Portraits ©Laurie and Charles Laurie’s Story From a very young age, my mother made conscious efforts to expose my siblings and I to the arts.  Of course at the time, I may not have even truly understood the profound impact that art classes, theater attendance, museum shows, would have.

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