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Committed To The Art Of Writing Is My Livelihood

Arts, Education, Uncategorized

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

Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

  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

Culture, Education, Uncategorized

 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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Aspiring To A Livelihood

Culture, History, Uncategorized

  Oliver’s Story We live in exciting times. I watch the changing Nebraska environment and ambience and relish its growing complexity. On Thursday March 12, 2015 we had to choose between a Georgia O’Keeffe lecture at the Joslyn, a lecture on kimonos at the KANEKO and a potluck at Gallery 72 feting father and son […]

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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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Theatre Directing Is My Livelihood

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The Drowsy Chaperone at Omaha Community Playhouse.  Photo by  Christian Robertson Hilary’s Story   The word “livelihood” comes from a combination of two Old English words that translate to “life” + “course.” My lifecourse centers around theatre and the use of creative imagination.

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