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Stories Are My Livelihood

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Amy’s Story As my mother tells it, there was never a time in my life when I didn’t love stories. From the time I was born until I turned two, my parents and I lived in the apartment on the second floor of my grandfather’s house.

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NCE 2015 Road Trip Review

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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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Translating Beauty Is My Livelihood

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Over and Under, acrylic, paper and graphite on wood, 24”x 24” x 1.5”   Michelle’s Story I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where art has been important part of my life from an early age. When I was a young child, my Mom saw my need for creative expression through art. She took me too […]

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Creativity Is My Livelihood

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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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Omaha Gives! 2015

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Omaha Gives! is an annual 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit metro-area nonprofits. This community give-together begins at midnight on May 20 with a minimum gift of only $10.

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My Livelihood Adds Sparkle To My Days

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  Dorothy’s Story I believe my livelihood began at the age of four years when I stated that I wanted to be a teacher. To reach that point, I studied in school, graduated at the age of sixteen, took twelve hours of summer school, and received passing grades in teachers’ exams.  Of course, this was not a […]

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Remembering Is My Livelihood

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 High Plains Trains Brett’s Story As a boy, coarse wheat fibers and tender corn silk in July were the threads which wove together the quilt that was my world. My playmates were weary and stoic cottonwoods, their arms apathetic even as I embraced them readily, and with love. Mine was the azure, and the gold, […]

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