Arts

Creativity Is My Livelihood

Arts, Education, Uncategorized

2012 New Music, Omaha Symphony Adam’s Story I grew up in the sandhills of Nebraska, surrounded by dairy cows, prairie grass, cowboy bars and fuzzy antenna television.  Imagination and creativity were my playthings by necessity and were encouraged by parents who taught me to be expressive and bold.

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Missouri River Poem: Summer Shadows (detail)

Photography Is My Livelihood

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Missouri River Poem: Summer Shadows (detail) This is a re-blog of this post originally published on May 6, 2013 Pat’s Story An early definition of livelihood is “the quality or state of being lively.” When I am taking photographs in the hilly pastures of my family’s property in northeast Nebraska, I see the soft forms of the […]

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Art History Education Is My Livelihood

Arts, Education, History, Uncategorized

Amy’s Story I couldn’t be more thrilled with the direction of my career at the moment! I came to the University of Nebraska at Omaha three years ago as the Renaissance/Baroque art historian. Recently, I received tenure and became the Acting Coordinator for Art & Art History. In March I will journey to Berlin for […]

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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 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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Music Is An Important Part Of My Livelihood

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  Pete’s Story Music isn’t my career, but it’s always been an important part of my livelihood and well-being.

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Light, Transparency, Color & Paper Is My Livelihood

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The Ancient Ones Cody’s Story These words best describe my mixed media collage artwork. A majority of the pieces I have been working on for this art show look different depending on the light. If a light is shown through the paintings it changes the image and new images or colors appear. The rest of the pieces have transparent qualities that show multiple layers. 

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Gathering Together Is My Livelihood

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Sake Bottle. 2012. 5″x5″. ceramic Peter’s Story The act of gathering and eating is what compels the art I make. Through functional pottery I am able to convey a sacred idea; that we should gather, make food and eat together.  The sculpture I create extends my thoughts beyond the table, using symbolic schema and historically […]

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Performance Art Is My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

Photography by Lindsey French  Sarah’s Story I am an interdisciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Nebraska Wesleyan University. I enjoy the rhythm of the academic schedule as it dovetails with my art practice. During the summers and winter break I attend artist residencies and have exhibitions.

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Smiling Turtle Art Spot is My Livelihood

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Dori’s Story I’ve made my livelihood in a variety of settings, from jewelry store manager to sign language interpreter, software test engineer to artist.  Along the way I’ve found that what I most enjoy is helping people find something inside of them that ignites their passion, makes their eyes light up, or an aha! sound […]

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Looking is my Livelihood

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Feature Image: Daisy Bullseye , 2013, pastel , 34×34   Kristin’s Story I was raised by parents who were scientists and seekers, and who quietly encouraged me to recognize the expansiveness of everyday life. For our family, the joy was in the discovery rather than the containment.

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