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First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 (Around Town)

Life is Right in Lincoln. And not just Downtown – lots of outlying Lincoln areas participate in First Friday Art Walks. Here are a few that are scattered throughout town. Visit these far reaching, unique locations and we think you will find it to be worth the effort. Let us know if we have missed any that are your favorites. There are Great Venues in This Town!

A to Z Printing, just North of 14th & Yankee Hill Rd

A to Z Printing presents “Color and Motion,” textile art by Mary Dittenber. Show runs May 1st through June 30th Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5pm 8230 Cody Drive, Lincoln.

Reception – May 9th 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

* NEW * Bodhi Imports, 1645 S. 17th St, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is the first, First Friday at Bodhi on May 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Lori Allison will be performing.  Matt Bruck will be showing his work of unique recycled industrial iron lamps.  And Rachel Miller, creator of Natural Vanity, will be giving out samples of her homemade skincare products.  And, yes, there will be refreshments, including wine.  Please come enjoy yourselves and support the arts of Lincoln.  If you dig it, Bodhi will be sure to do it again in June.

The Gallery at Art & Soul, 5740 Hidcote DrArt and Soul

The Gallery at Art & Soul presents “What the Hell am I Shooting Here?” selected Photographs by Maggie Osterberg from April 18, 2013 – May 16th. Maggie Osterberg’s portfolio is rich with a variety of beautiful photographs. Her photographic views reveal an honest sensitivity to her subject matter. She achieves balance and harmony in her compositions by masterfully unifying content within context. Osterberg skillfully articulates her vision through her compositins, which is evident among the litany of photographs that can be found on her blog, “What the Hell am I Shooting Here?” (MediaWench.Wordpress.com) where her work was discovered. Osterberg achieves a distinctive clarity, soft tonal variation, bold shapes, and recognizable color relationships that take her work to a higher level. Each photo leads the viewer further inside its visual landscape as the composition slowly reveals its inner workings and orchestration, creating an entertaining and thought provoking experience for every viewer.

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery & MEDICI Gallery, Richards Hall, 7th & Stadium St, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery presents the work of this semester’s graduating seniors in the “BA/BFA Capstone Exhibition” April 29-May 3. This semester’s exhibition features work by 39 students in a variety of media. A closing reception will be held on Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Kiechel Fine Art, 5733 S 34 St, Ste 300

M-F 9-5, Sat 10-5

Kiechel Fine Arts is currently exhibiting “ALL NEW!”  by Dan Howard.  This exhibition embodies Dan Howard’s effort to intermix the representational with the abstract, trying to show the coalescence of the two visual factors looming over the majority of art work for the past 100 years.  The exhibition is opening to the public June 7.

Kiechel Fine Art is located at 5733 S. 34th Street, Suite 300, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Works from the exhibition can be found on their website, www.kiechelart.com.

Kruger Gallery, 133 Architecture Hall, 10th and ‘R’ Streets, City Campus

The Kruger Collection, located in the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present a new exhibition Diminutive Design: Modern Miniatures from the Vitra Design Museum, opening on April 5.

In this exhibition, visitors will see miniature replicas of modern furniture by significant designers of the twentieth century.  The licensed miniatures are made in Germany by the Vitra Design Museum, an institution that specializes in documenting the history of design.  Important objects by Charles and Ray Eames, Henry Bertoia, George Nelson, and others are represented in the exhibition.

Each miniature sits within a setting designed at the College of Architecture including work by the winners of the third-year interior design studio competition entitled The Residential Environment.  Following the competition objective, students analyzed the attributes of one Vitra miniature, along with the exterior of the Sheldon Museum, built by architect Philip Johnson.  Using this analysis, they created a miniature piece of outdoor furniture and for use within a specific site in the Sheldon Museum Sculpture Garden.

One competition winner, Erica Fredericksen designed an installation, Tulip Chair Reinvented. Erica “created a model bench which was inspired and informed by three existing features: Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, the geometric forms of the Sheldon Art Museum, and the bridge overlooking the Sheldon’s sculpture garden.”  The two other competition winners are Allison Placzek and Sara Wolfe.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Kruger Collection was founded in 1997.  The Kruger Gallery is located on the first floor of Architecture Hall-West on the UNL City Campus, 10th and ‘R’ streets. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed university holidays.

* NEW * PLAY Creative, 2124 Y St, #131 – 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: 5:00

First Friday will feature the works of abstract artist Dana Oltman. A spotlight on artist Dana, the art show, and a crawfish boil are all part of May’s First Friday. So join us for crawfish, delicious beverages, art, family and friends.
Additionally, we have updated our online gallery with our latest works on eyecandyartshows.com. Artwork from previous First Friday artists are available for sale through this site.

Porridge Papers, 1422 South Street, Seeking Submissions

Porridge Papers is gearing up for the 2nd season of First Fridays! They are excited to bring you another round of awesome art, so that means they are looking for some awesome artists! If you are interested in showing your work get in touch with lisa, 402.742.5415 or lisa@porridgepapers.com.

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