Downtown News

July's First Friday Listings

Celebrate our Independence by supporting independent artists. Happy First Friday everyone!

New printed maps available at all the galleries.

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July’s Downtown First Friday listings:

Where: Gallery Nine, 124 S. 9th St.
When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Who: In July Gallery 9 will feature new work by member artists and an exciting group of invited guest artists including: Randy Docter, Jodie Marshall, Mary Anderson, Brook Taylor, Lynette Fast, Michelle Liebgott-Osinga, Dave Greathouse, Mariah Ruhl, and more!
What: https://gallerynine.wordpress.com
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Where: Burkholder Project, 719 P St.
When: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Who: MAIN GALLERY: ‘Transitions’ – Paintings by Patricia Scarborough and Hand-built Ceramics by Sharon Ohmberger. OUTBACK GALLERY: Mixed Media/Collage Paintings by Susan Hart and Ceramics by Tom Quest. SKYLIGHT GALLERY: Art Quilts by Chris Taylor. SPECIAL EXHIBIT: ‘A Corresponding Perception’ – Charcoal Portrait Drawings by Mary Masur.
What: http://www.burkholderproject.com/


Where: Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St.
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Who: Artist Chair: Joni Brown
What: http://www.noyesartgallery.com/


Where: Tugboat Gallery, 116 N. 14th St.
When: 7pm - 10 pm
Who: Bad News Art, work by Alex Myers and Channel TWo (Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook). Make art, get sane. The newest therapeutic approach to coping with our dystopic present? Maybe. Definitely the theme explored in, Bad News Art, new work from Alex Myers and Channel TWo.
What: http://www.tugboatgallery.com/
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Where: Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
When: 5pm - 7pm
Who: “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Native American Art from the Permanent Collection”
Inspired by the Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Native American Art from the Permanent Collection” features different forms of artistic expression found in Native American artworks from the Great Plains Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Alongside works by Native American artists, stereoviews and photographs from the 19th Century portray the indigenous peoples of the Great Plains as captured through a non-native lens. Such images provide a glimpse of a way of life that inspired artists of later generations and demonstrates the significance of Native American culture in the past, present, and future of the Great Plains.
What: http://www.unl.edu/plains/gallery/gallery.shtml
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Where: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R St.
When: 5pm - 7pm
Who: The Romance of the Moon: Science Fiction Invades Art. In 1865 Jules Verne wrote From the Earth to the Moon, a novel in which the technological advancements of the late Victorian era are used to send humans to Earth’s closest neighbor. The subject of lunar landing shifted from fantasy to reality as astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon’s surface in 1969. Over the last century and a half, scientific and popular fascination with the moon has spurred numerous missions into outer space, invigorated research in aeronautics technology, inspired new cinematic techniques, and provided fodder for scores of writers and illustrators. It is against this backdrop that the artists in this exhibition boldly approach and inhabit the intersection of art and science.

On the 150th anniversary of Verne’s pioneering and prophetic novel, we explore the rich visual history of science fiction. The artwork in this exhibition examines several themes commonly found in this interdisciplinary genre, including space exploration, environmental crisis, the cosmic uncanny, the relationship between human and machine, close encounters, and creative innovation. This constellation of interests manifests itself in a variety of media through abstraction, realism, hyperbole, and humor.
What: http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/


Where: Metro Gallery, 1316 ‘N’ Street
When: 3 pm - 5:30 pm
Who: METRO GALLERY is pleased to feature for July the acrylic paintings by Tom Sheppard. Framed and unframed images are available and they highlight football and basketball plays. Tom has been an artist for 30 years and a coach in every school he worked in, he now has combined his two most meaningful life events, art and sports.
What: https://www.facebook.com/MetroGalleryNebraska
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Where: Workspace Gallery, Sawmill Building | 440 N. 8th Street
When: 6pm - 8pm
Who: Ken Marchionno - "300 Miles, Oomaka Tokatakiya"
In 2004, I was invited by members of the Lakota Tribes of South Dakota to photograph the Oomaka Totatakiya, Future Generations Ride. The Oomaka Totatakiya is an annual, nearly three hundred mile memorial horseback ride to the site of the Wounded Knee massacre. These images are an important document of a historical event, reenacting a journey that ended at the site of the final “battle” of the Indian Wars.

This work depicts ten years of that journey. The photographs focus as much on the ride, its landscape and hardship, as it does the individuals involved. Taken from both horseback and support vehicles, the images offer a unique perspective and an intimate view. Included in the essay are images of the ride, in both cross-country and urban settings, lunch and dinner breaks, sleeping arrangements, and the unguarded moments of everyday life on the trail.

The sense of accomplishment and camaraderie that is nurtured by the ride goes a long way toward healing the pain of living in lands occupied for generations. With poverty rates of over fifty percent and unemployment rates over seventy, these are consistently the very poorest communities in the U.S. This is a place that gives people little reason for hope and the ride is a fight against that.



In contrast to the dominant, disheartening imagery coming from the reservation, this work concentrates on the Lakota’s efforts toward self-empowerment. While the ride is in many ways in homage to those who lost their lives at Wounded Knee, this ride is also meant to foster leadership qualities in the youth. Along the way, the riders experience some of what their ancestors endured by embodying an intellectual, spiritual, and physical remembrance. Braving the cold—down to –20°F—these kids, some of them barely into puberty, ride as many as 35 miles in a day to complete the 300 miles.
What: https://sites.google.com/site/workspacegallery/
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Where: Rocketship Gallery, 941 O St. Suite 100
When: 6pm - 9pm
Who: resident artists and snacks
What: http://www.rocketshipgallery.com/


Where: Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St.
When: 7pm - 10pm
Who: Acoustic folk with Blue Nebraska and art by Andrei Sorokin.
What: http://www.crescentmooncoffee.com/


Where: Jake’s, 101 N. 14th St.
When: 7pm - 2am
Who: art by CVO
What: http://jakescigars.com/


Where: The Hot Mess, 408 S. 11th St.
When: 6pm - 8pm
Who: No show this month
What: https://www.facebook.com/getmessy


Where: Kiechel Fine Art, 1208 “O” St.
When: 6pm - 9pm
Who: Closed for the Holiday
What: www.kiechelart.com


Where: The Railyard, Canopy Street.
When: 5pm - 8pm
Who: no show this month
What: http://www.railyardLNK.com/


Where: Ploughshare Brewing Co. 1630 P St.
When: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Who: no show this month
What: http://ploughsharebrewing.com/


Where: Gallery 105, 105 8th St.
When: 7pm - 10pm
Who: no show this month
What: http://www.bin105.com/


Where: Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.
When: 7pm - 9pm
Who: curated by Artists on the Edge.
What: http://www.indigobridgebooks.com/


Where: Screen Ink, 416 S. 11th St.
When: 7pm - 10pm
Who: no show this month
What: http://screenink.com


Where: Licorice International, 803 Q Street
When: 6pm - 7:30pm
Who: No Show this month
What: http://www.licoriceinternational.com/


Where: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, First floor of Richards Hall, Stadium Drive and T streets on UNL City Campus
When: 5pm - 7pm
Who: No Show this month
What: http://arts.unl.edu/


Where: Sourpuss Studios, 903 O St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
When: 7pm - 10pm
Who:
What: http://www.sourpussstudio.com/


Where: Doc’s Place, 140 N. 8th St.
When: 6pm - 9pm
Who: No show this month.
What: https://www.facebook.com/DocsPlaceBar

Make sure you check out photos and extra info from the two excellent facebook pages.
https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridaysLincoln
https://www.facebook.com/LincolnFirstFriday


Also there is a Twitter Account for First Friday. Check it out: https://twitter.com/LNKFirstFriday or the hashtag #LNKFF


As always, if we’ve missed any listings feel free to send us a quick email at smunson@downtownlincoln.org and we’ll get your listing added as soon as possible.