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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.

First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 (Parrish)

On the 2nd floor of the Parrish building you can see just how creative Lincoln can be. There are a variety of exhibits, media and artists upstairs above Gomez Art Supply. There is no excuse to stay home Because There is Always Something To Do In This Town.

aorta, 116 N 14th Street, 2nd Floor

Aorta has a wonderful selection of vintage items, including apparel. Aorta has a focus on applique.

Robot Luv , 1410 O Street 2nd Floor

Robot Luv will be open showing a plethora of Carrie Masters work in a variety of media.

SP_CE Gallery, 1410 O Street 2nd Floor, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SP CE Gallery presents a First Friday in SP CE. Kelsey Reifert’s chapbook I AM A NARWHAL is hitting the streets. Featuring readings by Rachael Wolfe, Amanda Huckins, and, of course, Kelsey Reifert.

SPATIVM, 1410 O Street 2nd Floor, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

SPATIVM Gallery presents Transparency + Landscapes – a painting exhibition by Chad M. Olsen.

“In a world that can be opaque, cynical or obscure at times, transparency can help elevate me to a higher state of being and understanding. There is fear in the subtlety of being vulnerable to another person. I admit, when I paint, I do not necessarily anticipate the outcome. What is important is the act of painting, because it allows me the opportunity to comprehend and understand the work. It is my meditation. It is when I’m most vulnerable.”

-Chad M. Olsen

About SPATIUM:
SPATIUM is a space for art. Art can be a somewhat subjective term outside of the academic world. But art is whatever a given person decides to call art. Others may disagree, but once a piece is labeled as “art” then the topic is up for discussion. Some may hold their ground, and others may change their minds. But once something is called “art” then it will always be “art” to someone. SPATIUM is a space for those discussions. SPATIUM is a space for artists, whether they are labeled: “academic”, “outsider”, “professional”, “amateur”, or anything else.  SPATIUM is a space for art. The name SPATIUM is Latin for “space” and is pronounced like the words “spa”, “tea”, & “um”.

Tugboat Gallery, (Gomez Art Supply) 116 N. 14th Street- second story, 7-10pm

Tugboat Gallery proudly presents “Physical Free Verse” featuring Jordan Buschur, Angeles Cossio and Victoria Hoyt – Opening First Friday May 3rd from 7:00-10:00 with DJ Ol’ Moanin’ and closing on May 31st.

“Physical Free Verse” risks the normal understanding between 2 and 3 dimensions utilizing digital prints, installation and oil paintings.

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6, Sat, 12-5 and Sunday 2-5.


First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 (Downtown)

Downtown is the center of art in Lincoln. Below are many of the First Friday events and May exhibits. See many of your favorite artists and venues, or try some of the NEW offerings this month.  There is Always Something To Do In This Town!

Artists on the Edge, Apothecary Lower Level

Artists On the Edge is an artist collective formed through a partnership between Open Studios, the Community Mental Health Center, and Lincoln Parks and Rec. The location for Artists on the Edge is the lower level of the Apothecary in the hallway of Crescent Moon and Sacred Heart Tattoo.

LPS Arts and Humanities Focus Program, 643 S. 25 Street

LPS Arts and Humanities Focus Program presents the final show of the 2012-2013 school year. “The Last Waltz” has a theme of Creativity. Join students and their families on Second Friday, May 10th from 5:50-7:30 PM.

Burkholder Project, 719 P Street, 7-9pm

MAIN GALLERY:  ‘Bits and Pieces’ – Assemblages by Julie McCullough

OUTBACK GALLERY:  Group Show featuring work by Alyssa Williams, Jay Gerber, Liz Shea, Matt Spilker, & Toney Redman

SKYLIGHT GALLERY:  Oil Paintings by Elizabeth Rieke Hefley

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:  Photographs by Pat Wendt

Regular Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 3 PM.

County City Building, 555 South 10th St – 1st floor,  4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

First Friday Art Reception, May 3, 2013. Join Hildegard Center for the Arts as they honor Student Winners of the Heroes Among Us Visual Art Competition 4:30 – 6 p.m. Hosted by Mayor Chris Beutler and Hildegard Center for the Arts.

An introduction of Artists and Heroes and Artist Talk begins at 5:15 p.m. For further information, contact Liz Shea-McCoy at liz_shea@windstream.net or (402) 430-5923

Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

First Friday Artwalk with featured artist William Matchett

Local singer/songwriter Mark Lowe 8-10pm

Crescent Moon Coffee is located in the lower level of the Apothecary building. Crescent Moon Coffee has been at home in the Haymarket District since 2001. There are performances six nights a week and a monthly featured artist for First Friday Art Walks.

Regular Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 11pm, Saturday 7:00am – 11:00pm, Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm


Cultiva Espresso and Crepes, 727 S. 11th St., 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cultiva Espresso and Crepes will be open until 8:00 p.m. No information on First Friday artwork available.

Regular Hours: Mon – Sun: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm


Doc’s Place, 140 N 8th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Doc’s Place presents FIVE YEARS IN THE LIFE OF WHITNEY WILLIAMS. A new show from local artist Whitney Williams explores themes of gender, memory and the creative process with drawings and paintings spanning the past five years of her work. Different projects from the recent past collide in one exhibition. One body of work includes pieces which try to capture the ephemeral quality of polaroids in the more permanent medium of paint and another among them is a visual catalog of human ears. Also on display is a selection of drawings from Williams’ “One Drawing a Day” series. The show opens on Monday, April 29th and will continue through Monday, June 3rd. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 3rd from 6 to 10:00 PM.
Regular Hours: Mon-Sun: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Gallery 9, 124 N. 9th St, Suite 4, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.

Gallery 9 presents “In Cahoots” New Work By Judith Andre  & Su Harvey Individually, these two artists create beautiful work that audiences always find engaging, unique and eye catching. Join Kiln formed Glass Artist Judith Andre, and Mixed Media and Mosaic Artist Su Harvey as they join together to share their latest creations!

Regular Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from Noon to 5:00 pm.

Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q Street

Great Plains Art Museum continues Spurs & Spitfire Humor of the American West.

Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, holiday weekends and between exhibitions.

Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P Street, Suite 102, 6-10 p.m.

Indigo Bridge presents fresh, new art and live music. Join them on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to a partnership with The 815 and Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

Live Yes Studio & Gallery, 330 S. 13th St., 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Live Yes Studio is doing some spring cleaning, which means all of our original works of art will be discounted for this event. Stop on down and show your support for these local artists. We hope to see you there.

Michael Forsberg Gallery, 100 N 8th Street, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

The Michael Forsberg Gallery has a variety of Michael’s work for display and sale. Michael is an award winning conservation photographer. Forsberg’s images are a dramatic witness to the awesome spirit of the wide open. The subjects of his photos include Plant Life, Wildlife, Birds, cranes and Landscapes.

METRO GALLERY, 1316 N Street, Suite 101, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Metro Gallery will be hosting an art FAC from 4:00 – 6:00 so you can catch all of the other galleries.

*NEW* MILESTONE GALLERY, 1001 O Street, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Milestone Gallery presents “Heroes & She-roes” Older Americans Month 2013 Exhibit by Sharon Aden “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our Heroes and She-roes!” . . . Maya Angelou. Join us as we unveil our window display of portraits in a variety of mediums that celebrate the beauty and resilience of our Aging Americans.

Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 2013 – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The show will hang from May 1 – May 28, 2013

Located in the Aging Partners Downtown Senior Center

Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Noyes Art Gallery presents the art of  Brenda Scott, Franny Upp, Kris and Beth Anderzhon, Lisa Smith, Thurston Baker, and Jessica Taylor

Regular Hours: Monday – Friday  10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday  10:00am – 5:00pm

Screen Ink – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

416 S. 11th Street

Screen Ink presents “Outside the LUX Box” a fundraiser for LUX Center for the Arts on Friday, May 3 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. One hundred artists, members of the media, small business owners, and artists from the Commission for the Blind have transformed a metal lunch box into a piece of art to support LUX Center for the Arts.  On this evening, each piece will be sold for $100 at Screen Ink, 416 South 11th Street in Lincoln, NE.   All proceeds support LUX Center for the Arts and its arts education programs in the community.  Major Sponsor:  Local Hero Design;  Supporting Sponsor: Play Creative, Screen Ink., and Porridge Papers.

Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th & R Streets, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon Museum of Art presents “The Naked Museum.” Celebrate the return of the muses to the museum with performances by the Skyros Quartet, UNL piano students, and works by student composer Brittany Bydalek. They will also recognize Sheldon Art Association members.

Regular Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages, 140 North 8th Street, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages has a drum circle in the store every First Friday. Bring your own drum, or use ours, but most importantly, have some fun! Drumming will take place between 8-9pm.

Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit Fair Trade store which works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or  underemployed in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. This income helps pay for food, education, health care and housing.

Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Closed Sunday

*NEW* Warehouse #4 Opening – Coming in JUNE!

Warehouse #4 will be opening a new gallery space in June. Look here next month for more details. This is a graphic design focused location.

Workspace Gallery,  440 N 8th Street, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WORKSPACE GALLERY opens Vivian Spiegelman’s Refuse Encore. This group of photograms was created from a variety of packaging materials – mostly plastic containers and utensils. Our world has been transformed by plastic. It is a dominant substance in our material world of commerce. Reception for Refuse Encore by Vivian Spiegelman: Friday, May 3, 6:00-8:00 pm; Gallery talk with the curator at 7:00 pm.

First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 (North Lincoln)

North Lincoln Gallery Art Crawl

North Lincoln has lots of art all through the month!  On First Friday, May 3rd, you are invited you to join North Lincoln for art, culture, and family fun.  You Can Always Find Something To Do In This Town.

9 Muses Studio

1405 N. 66th Street

9 Muses has been busy moving! The new location is in Piccadilly Square at 1405 N. Cotner Blvd. Suite 302. Watch for more news next month!

9 Muses Studio is an organization of artists and performers who have come together to present their work to the public. During the year, they offer dance/movement classes, present local musical talent, mount exhibitions, and give dance workshops. The goal of the Co-op is to maintain a space where women will take creative risks and empower themselves through creative movement.

Against the Wall Gallery – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
6220 Havelock Avenue

Against the Wall features works of local painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, potters and textile artists as well as a collection of hand-dyed silk scarves, batiks, watercolors and oils from Central Asia.

Against the Wall Hours are Mon, Wed, Fri. & Sat, 10-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10-7pm.

Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, 5000 St Paul Ave, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Elder Gallery, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Art, is Nebraska Wesleyan University’s premiere exhibition space for visual art. Recently renovated, Elder Gallery hosts several shows each year, exhibiting the work of students and faculty as well as invitational and juried selections from international artists.

Elder Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Heart of Gold Jewelers

2701 N. 48th St, Suite #1

Heart of Gold Jewelers will not be doing a First Friday event in May but will be back with one for June. The gallery is open for business every day Monday-Saturday.

Heart of Gold Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Thursdays from Noon to 8 P.M.; and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Closed Sundays.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum – 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

33rd & Holdrege Streets

International Quilt Study Center & Museum presents Indigo Gives America the Blues; Posing with Patchwork: Quilts in Photographs, 1855-1955; Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts;  and Post 9/11 Memorial Quilts and Civil War U.S. Sanitary Commission Quilt Reproductions by Don Beld.
In December, 2012, artist Carrie Strope Sohayda spent a week with k-5th grade students at Clinton Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska building a glass quilt that will be on display at the International Quilt Study Center from April 30th to May 7th, 2013. The opening reception will be held during May’s First Friday event from 4:30pm-7:00pm and is free and open to the public. In addition to the glass quilts, there will be a slideshow of pictures from the artist residency, as well as a coloring station where visitors will be able to design their own quilt blocks using the same process applied by Clinton students in designing their quilt.

Quilt Study Center & Museum Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.

The LUX Center for the Arts – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

2601 N. 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup: People Make Things That Make Sounds” curated by Jay Kreimer.  This show opens May 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through June 28.

Lincoln artist, Jay Kreimer, invited a group of contemporary sound artists from around the country to make work that engages your eyes and ears. A variety of mediums are used to create curious instruments that make sounds that are familiar and foreign. Participating artists: Harry Bertoia, Scott Cook, Bryan Day, Anne Hege, Tore Honore’Boe, Joseph Jaros, Tim Kaiser, Jay Kreimer, Cheryl Leonard, Reinhold Marxhausen, John Collins McCormick, Shane Myrbeck, Tom Nunn, David Samas, Jeff Snyder, Robert Stewart, Jeff Thompson, Jon Yates and Jason Zeh.  This show is sponsored by Garner Industries.
LUX Center for the Arts continues the showing of “MUG Shots: Juried Cup Show” through April 27.  UNL art professor Eddie Dominguez juries LUX Center for the Arts’ fifth annual national juried cup show.

LUX Center for the Arts Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  First Friday of each month, 11a.m. to 8 p.m.  Free parking is available on the west side of the building located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street. Free and open to the public.

MoJava Cafe – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

2649 N. 48th Street  – 464-4130

Stop into Mo Java for homemade desserts, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas along with espresso drinks, beer, wine and cocktails. We have a different artists showing in our café every month and host live music every Friday.

MoJava Cafe Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thu: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri – Sat: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm; and Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

35th and Holdrege (in the Home Economics Building on East Campus)

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Renewable Dreaming which runs April 15 – May 3, 2013. Renewable Dreaming is an exhibition that showcases garments and textiles created by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. We researched sustainability in different aspects of textile and garment production. This encouraged us to design with sustainability in mind. We are working to have as little an impact on the earth and environment as possible.

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Regular Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Urban Legends Art Studio – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2632 N. 48th Street

Urban Legends Art Studio will not be having a showing in May.  Join us this month at one of our on-site painting classes at Pour House Winery-Friend, Nebraska or Deer Springs Winery at 162nd and Adams.  Call 402-470-0331 for details!

First Friday, April 5th, 2013 (North Lincoln)

North Lincoln Gallery Art Crawl

North Lincoln has lots of art! Art Block and “Stepping Out” are a celebration of all that is to offer in the University Place business district. On First Friday, April 5 you are invited you to join North Lincoln for art, culture, and family fun. Many of the local businesses, schools, and organizations will have extended hours on this evening. Park your car and walk from place to place as you step out of winter and into spring.  Many of the “Stepping Out” locations are not specifically art venues, so you can read more about them here. You Can Always Find Something To Do In This Town.

9 Muses Studio – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2713 N. 48th Street

9 Muses will participate in Stepping Out activities on First Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. According to recent Facebook posts, 9 Muses is also planning a move. The existing location will remain open for your enjoyment through April. The new location is in Piccadilly Square at 1405 N. Cotner Blvd. Suite 302. Watch for more news next month!

9 Muses Studio is an organization of artists and performers who have come together to present their work to the public. During the year, they offer dance/movement classes, present local musical talent, mount exhibitions, and give dance workshops. The goal of the Co-op is to maintain a space where women will take creative risks and empower themselves through creative movement.

Against the Wall Gallery – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
6220 Havelock Avenue

Against the Wall Gallery will host the Lincoln Artists’ Guild ANAC juried art show April 1 through April 30.  Selected pieces of art will be entered into the annual Association of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) to be held in North Platte in June. The opening reception of the show will be held Friday, April 5th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  This show is open  to the public as part of the first Friday Gallery Walk.

Against the Wall features works of local painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, potters and textile artists as well as a collection of hand-dyed silk scarves, batiks, watercolors and oils from Central Asia.

Against the Wall Hours are Mon, Wed, Fri. & Sat, 10-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10-7pm.

Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan, 5000 St Paul Ave, 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Elder Gallery presents “Beyond Portraiture: Childhood” features the work of five photographers from across the country who share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas of childhood through images. The exhibit runs February 1-April 19. Elder Gallery is a “Stepping Out” Participant.

Elder Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Heart of Gold Jewelers5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2701 N. 48th St, Suite #1

Heart of Gold Jewelers will host a gallery opening and reception featuring the beautiful photo prints of John Haxby and other local artists. This show will feature new and original works in jewelry, pottery, watercolors, prints, glass and wood carvings. This is part of the “Stepping Out” event featuring many shops in the University Place neighborhood.

Special Event

On Sunday, April 7th, Heart of Gold Jewelers will be at the Lincoln Gem and Mineral show at the Lancaster Event Center to do a special presentation called “Going Green with Precious Metals and Gemstones- How to indulge your love for jewelry without harming the environment”.

Heart of Gold Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Thursdays from Noon to 8 P.M.; and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Closed Sundays.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum – 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

33rd & Holdrege Streets

International Quilt Study Center & Museum presents Indigo Gives America the Blues; Posing with Patchwork: Quilts in Photographs, 1855-1955; Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts;  and Post 9/11 Memorial Quilts and Civil War U.S. Sanitary Commission Quilt Reproductions by Don Beld.

Don Beld has devoted much of his life since 2001 to honoring the sacrifice and service of people who lost their life due to a terrorist attack or through military service. This exhibition features Beld’s quilted tributes to these ordinary and extraordinary individuals.

Quilt Study Center & Museum Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.

The LUX Center for the Arts – 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

2601 N. 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Interior Lives”.  This show opens April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through April 27.  Omaha artists Watie White and Peter Cales collaborated to join elements of interior design and drawing to explore history and narrative.

LUX Center for the Arts also presents “MUG Shots: Juried Cup Show”.  This show opens April 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and runs through April 27.  UNL art professor Eddie Dominguez juries LUX Center for the Arts’ fifth annual national juried cup show.

LUX Center for the Arts presents “ART BLOCK” on Friday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the corner of N. 48th Street and Baldwin Avenue. This outdoor block party was planned by UNL ceramics graduate student, Sam Berner. This free event will feature interactive installation and performance art, poetry readings, a puppet show, a yarn bombing and a coloring station for kids.  Local food trucks will sell food during the event and is also a part of “Stepping Out”.

LUX Center for the Arts Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  First Friday of each month, 11a.m. to 8 p.m.  Free parking is available on the west side of the building located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street. Free and open to the public.

MoJava Cafe – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

2649 N. 48th Street  – 464-4130

Stop into Mo Java for homemade desserts, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas along with espresso drinks, beer, wine and cocktails. We have a different artists showing in our café every month and host live music every Friday.

MoJava Cafe Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thu: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri – Sat: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm; and Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

35th and Holdrege (in the Home Economics Building on East Campus)

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Woven Art of Indonesia: Makers, Meaning, and Significance with a public reception First Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Gallery talk by Barbara Turner at 6:00 p.m.

Renewable Dreaming runs April 15 – May 3, 2013 with a public reception Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00-800 p.m.  Gallery remarks at 7:00 p.m. Advanced students in fashion and textile design working with professors Wendy Weiss and Barbara Trout exhibit their visionary work designing for a complex future.

Curated by Barbara Rieke Turner, Master’s exhibition. This exhibit is rich in textiles, images and motifs directly related to the intersection of the millennium-old tradition of textile weaving and the impact of outside forces bringing change to this culture.

Open Indigo Sampling Studio with Jay Rich and Barbara Turner, Room 21, Home Economics Building, April 5, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  A mini workshop introducing indigo dyeing techniques open to the public free of charge; call (507) 382-8306 for details.

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Regular Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Urban Legends Art Studio – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

2632 N. 48th Street

Urban Legends Art Studio will be “Stepping Out” in Uni from 5-8pm.  Shannon Neil will be demonstrating Copper/Silver jewelry design.  Kids will enjoy a “Taste of Art” table with various ways to enjoy creative adventure.  Stop by or visit urbanlegendsartclasses.com to book a private painting party!

First Friday, April 5th, 2013 (Parrish)

On the 2nd floor of the Parrish building you can see just how creative Lincoln can be. There are a variety of exhibits, media and artists upstairs above Gomez Art Supply. There is no excuse to stay home Because There is Always Something To Do In This Town.

aorta, 116 N 14th Street, 2nd Floor

Aorta has a wonderful selection of vintage items, including apparel. Aorta has a focus on applique.

Robot Luv , 1410 O Street 2nd Floor

Robot Luv will be open showing a plethora of Carrie Masters work in a variety of media.

SP_CE Gallery, 1410 O Street 2nd Floor, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SP CE Gallery will host a First Friday event – go and check it out.

SPATIVM, 1410 O Street 2nd Floor, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

SPATIVM Gallery presents Charming Moments of the Recent Past, an Exhibition by Angel Settell. Sponsored in part by Misty’s Downtown, Modern Monks and Walgreens of Downtown Lincoln.

About SPATIUM:
SPATIUM is a space for art. Art can be a somewhat subjective term outside of the academic world. But art is whatever a given person decides to call art. Others may disagree, but once a piece is labeled as “art” then the topic is up for discussion. Some may hold their ground, and others may change their minds. But once something is called “art” then it will always be “art” to someone. SPATIUM is a space for those discussions. SPATIUM is a space for artists, whether they are labeled: “academic”, “outsider”, “professional”, “amateur”, or anything else.  SPATIUM is a space for art. The name SPATIUM is Latin for “space” and is pronounced like the words “spa”, “tea”, & “um”.

Tugboat Gallery, (Gomez Art Supply) 116 N. 14th Street- second story, 7-10pm

Tugboat Gallery proudly presents “Iron Courage” featuring tattoo artists from Iron Brush Tattoo in Lincoln, NE and Liquid Courage Tattoo in Omaha, Ne. Iron Brush tattoo artists: Tyson Schaffert, Dave Robinson, Nate Deal, Kevin Chasek, Derek Lyne, Ryan Spangler and Ransom Bennett. Liquid Courage tattoo artists: David Koenig, Devin ferguson, J Barnett ,Jason Brown, Dennis Delarosa, Chad Elsasser, Andrew Milko, Johnna Mccreary, and Tobias Caballero.

“Iron Courage” opens First Friday April 5th from 7:00-10:00 with DJ Ol’ Moanin doing his thang and closes on April 27th.

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6, Sat, 12-5 and Sunday 2-5.