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Art Is My Livelihood

Arts

oh lord, not another piece of word art: if you’re buying this you have either taste or money Material: Embroidered Cotton  15 x 12″, 2015.  Jennifer’s Story: In a warm, darkened room, during a slide presentation for a basic freshman drawing course, Professor Richard Wiegmann projected a line drawing by Matisse, and paused…. And I thought […]

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Understanding and Community Building Is My Livelihood

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

A timely blog written by Humanities Nebraska Foundation Board Member and Nebraska Cultural Endowment supporter Ellen Lierk of Alliance, NE on why being a part of HN is important to her .

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REFLECTIONS ON THE PASSING OF THE ULTIMATE PATRON OF THE ARTS

Arts, Culture, Government, Uncategorized

Contemplations  from former Executive Director, Pamela Hilton Snow and NCE Board Member Emeritus, Terry Ferguson on Omaha philanthropist, Richard Holland.

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Omaha World Herald, 08/15/2016, Robert L. Nefsky: Crosby’s legacy: cultural endowment

Arts, Culture, Government

Photo Credit to Jeffery Z. Carney / The Omaha World Herald The writer, of Lincoln, is a founding director and a past president of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Recent days marked the passing of LaVon Crosby, a retired Nebraska state senator from Lincoln and widow of former Gov. Robert Crosby. LaVon Crosby exhibited the personal […]

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Lincoln Journal Star, Letter, 8/9/2016 : Remembering Crosby

Arts, Culture, Government

It was with sadness that we noted the passing of LaVon Crosby (“Crosby, beloved state senator, dies,” July 28). LaVon was a treasured legislator but she was much more than that. She will be remembered as an effective voice in the legislature but more so as a beloved lady and friend. She was the godmother […]

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LaVon’s Legacy

Arts, Culture, Government, Humanities

State Sen. LaVon Crosby of Lincoln, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF PHOTO BY JEFFREY Z. CARNEY. FOR USE WITH LESLIE REED FEATURE. One of the synonyms for the word legacy is, gift; something given freely, no recompense. Another is endowment. As I pause in my hurried schedule to remember our Honorary Board Chair, LaVon Crosby, it is […]

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Fostering New Scripts Is My Livelihood

Arts, Culture

The Other Sewing Circle by Marie Amthor  (One Last Time, Just Us #4-photo by Roxanne Wach) Beth’s Story During my junior year of college I had the opportunity to intern for Dr. Amy Lane at the Omaha Community Playhouse for a new program she was developing called 21 & Over. The purpose of this program […]

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Music Is My Livelihood

Culture

Daniel Martinez in concert Photo by Stephen McAlister Daniel’s Story Music has been an important part of my family’s life since I was a child. For my 14th birthday, my mother gave me an old guitar and I started playing. When I was singing, it felt like I was following someone else’s rules. But when […]

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Omaha Gives! 2016

Arts, Culture, Uncategorized

Omaha Gives! is an annual 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit metro-area nonprofits. This community give-together begins at midnight on May 25 with a minimum gift of only $10.

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Creating A Sense Of Community Through The Arts Is My Livelihood.

Arts, Culture

Emily’s Story Last year, I made a decision to leave a career in healthcare and become an Executive Director of an arts non-profit.  Not exactly the career path I expected to follow when I started practicing physical therapy 15 years ago.  But after much careful thought and consideration about what felt deeply important to me, […]

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