Education

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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The LUX Is My Livelihood

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Photo Credit / The LUX Jo Ann’s Story My Livelihood is making art accessible to lots of different people. The question most frequently asked is what medium I work in. Because I think I’m funny, I tell people I’m the chief bureaucrat of LUX Center for the Arts.   I’ve worked for a variety of non-profit […]

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Fiction is my Livelihood

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As a farm boy, I was a spectacular failure. I wandered off from my chores, lost in imagination, mumbling to myself as I walked in circles. Today such a child would be drugged and counseled. My parents, however, let me roam; one of the paths I trod through a patch of weeds is still weedless […]

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Arts Advocacy Is My Livelihood

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Gretchen Peters serves on the Advisory Board of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. To learn more about what the NCE does: http://www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org/ There is something about hanging art on a wall in your house.  It reflects who you are, what you’re interested in, what you see as beautiful or provocative. It can hang there for a […]

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Celebrating Art Is My Livelihood

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Kara’s Story The art that our society as a whole creates, supports and preserves speaks for all time about who we are as a people right now at this time and in this place. I look at the art world from an art historian’s point of view and that obviously influences my opinion on the […]

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Painting Is My Livelihood

Arts, Education

Bud’s Story “Livelihood” is an alteration of the Middle English word, livelode, “course of life,” first recorded in the 15th century. And in that sense, painting is my “livelihood,” my course of life. “When all else fails, I always say, paint a flower,” I like to say. I’ve always loved art, artists, and their contributions […]

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Dance Is My Livelihood

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 Julian’s Story From the time I was very young, I had this distinct notion that everyone early in life, first learned to crawl, then walk and then of course, dance and choreograph. I see movement, line, texture and gesture in music, art and everyday surroundings. I hear music and sound and see color, movement and […]

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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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The “Whys” of History Are My Livelihood

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Jane’s Story My earliest political memory is of my father’s reaction to my uncle’s observation that he thought Robert Taft would be a good president. Daddy narrowed his eyes and slowly shook his head: “Taft was never a friend of the working man,” he growled. Born and raised in Saline County, my parents were staunch […]

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Creativity Is My Livelihood

Education

Ann’s Story Creativity is my livelihood. I have several jobs. I am a professional musician (a classical pianist), a teacher, and an artistic director of a major performing arts center. I am lucky each of these jobs is centered on music and the arts and I am given a tremendous amount of freedom to be […]

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