Downtown News

October's First Friday Listings

It's Lincoln Calling week! Tons of great music and art all over Downtown!

October’s Downtown First Friday listings:

Special shows this month:

Where: Tangerine Salon, 1416 O St Suite 19
When: 7 PM - 10 PM
Who: DSN Artisan Studio. Studios Making a Difference. Developmental Services of Nebraska’s Artisan Studio will again be participating in First Friday. This venue allows people with developmental disabilities to become working artists, and promote their work as an emerging art contribution. Art has opened a whole new world for many of our artists. It provides an outlet for one to communicate feelings. It is an opportunity to take a picture or idea in your head and make it into something tangible. With art, the possibilities are endless. Our artist are proud to share their contributions at First Friday.
What: www.nonprofithub.org


Where: Cooper Gallery, 3rd Floor - University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall
When: 4:30 PM - 7 PM
Who: FELINE FINE: ART OF CATS II is a sequel to the popular 2003 traveling museum exhibition which also generated the companion exhibition, PAWS AND REFLECT: ART OF CANINES. FELINE II consists of 50 paintings and sculptures by leading artists who specialize in the subject of cats. Artworks portray domestic breeds and wild cats in a variety of places and styles. Each exhibiting artist was invited to display three to four works to demonstrate the range of her/his particular subject matter and treatment of these fascinating animals.
What: http://www.museum.unl.edu/felinefine/index.html
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Where:Outlook Project, 800 P St., third floor & The Ross, 313 N. 13th St.
When: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Who: "The Cinema/Part One," new works in oil, by Wendy Jane Bantam, opens Friday, through October. Reception -- 6-9:30 p.m. Friday. 800 P St., third floor. "The Cinema/Part two," exhibition, live action film and interview on art and the cinema with Wendy Jane Bantam and L. Kent Wolgamott, hosted by the Friends of the Ross, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 313 N. 13th St. Ticketed event, students $10, Friends of the Ross $25, nonmembers $30. Tickets: theross.org/event/957.
What: https://www.facebook.com/TheOutlookProject
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Where: Gallery Nine, 124 S. 9th St.
When: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Who: “So Late, So Soon” New collaborative and individual work by painters Vonni Sparks and Robert Esquivel
What: https://gallerynine.wordpress.com
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Where: Tugboat Gallery, 116 N. 14th St.
When: 7 PM - 10 PM
Who: "Tugboaters 3" featuring all the people that help keep Tugboat Gallery afloat - Phoebe Little, Kyle Choy, Nolan Tredway, Peter worth and Peggy Gomez. Music provided by DJ ol' moanin'.
Prepare yourself for spaceships, bad ass bees, pony underpants, wrapped babies and more.
What: http://www.tugboatgallery.com/
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Where: Metro Gallery, 1316 ‘N’ Street
When: 3 PM - 5:30 PM
Who: "Look Up" - Steve Andel's photos of Lincoln's Red Tailed Hawks along Antelope Valley.
What: https://www.facebook.com/MetroGalleryNebraska

Where: Doc’s Place, 140 N. 8th St.
When: 6 PM - 9 PM
Who: Peter Morris: "Doodle Mania" - Heroes, villains, legends, all under one roof for one night. The superstars of today and the icons of yesterday, sharing the stage only one time.

What started as a “Draw a Wrestler a Day” creative challenge in January has turned into a collection of more than 250 illustrated superstars and tag teams.

“I spend around 30 minutes a day on these drawings" says artist Pocket Wookie (AKA Peter Morris). "Without much time the results can end up somewhere between insulting and crude. But you can't deny each one has a certain charm.” The instagram feed featuring the doodles (instagram.com/pocket_wookie/) has become an online sensation and professional wrestlers and wrestling fans are smitten. Morris still gets comments from wrestlers and fans for images posted months ago. According to him, the most interesting has been from "a big tough guy’s mom asking about a print because she thought it looked so cute."
What: https://www.facebook.com/DocsPlaceBar
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Where: Burkholder Project, 719 P St.
When: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Who: MAIN GALLERY: ‘The Dark and Stormy’ – Landscapes by Anne Burkholder; New Jewelry by Pam King. OUTBACK GALLERY: ‘PhotoSpheres’ – by Alan Smith; Ceramics by Eric Stearns; Steel Sculpture by Toney Redman. SKYLIGHT GALLERY: ‘Relationships Sensed’ – Paintings by Jean Schafer Albers. SPECIAL EXHIBIT: ‘Plains Perspective – Painted Fabric Landscapes’ by Karen Krull Robart
What: http://www.burkholderproject.com/



Where: Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
When: 5 PM - 7 PM
Who: We Are Star People: The Art and Poetry of Gwen Westerman.
Recent work by Gwen Westerman, 2014 Contemporary Indigeneity Exhibition Prize winner, features unique quilts and textiles alongside poetry inspired by personal connections to her Dakota family history. Dr. Westerman is a professor of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She co-authored MniSota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, with Bruce White, which won a Minnesota Book Award and has published a collection of poetry written in Dakota and English entitled Follow the Blackbirds
What: http://www.unl.edu/plains/gallery/gallery.shtml
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Where: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R St.
When: 5 PM - 7 PM
Who: Black Fire: A Constant State of Revolution - September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016

Jazz pianist Andrew Hill’s 1964 recording Black Fire and this exhibition share basic precepts: moments of transition. Drawn primarily from the Sheldon collection, a small group of large-scale works present narrative threads of African American experience from passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the present.

Emory Douglas: Power to the People, The Struggle Continues - September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016

As revolutionary artist and minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas illustrated and designed the group’s newspaper. His poignant visuals document the party’s use of art to inspire self-determination and impel social change through the economic, political, and social empowerment of oppressed peoples.

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story - September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016

This exhibition comprises images from Gordon Parks's photo essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden,” commissioned by Life magazine in 1956. In this work, Parks chronicled the everyday lives of a multigenerational black family living in the Jim Crow South.

James VanDerZee - September 11, 2015, through January 3, 2016

Having opened his first studio in 1917, James VanDerZee documented Harlem’s artistic and cultural renaissance, photographing landmarks, parades, funerals, social clubs, political and religious organizations, affluent families, and celebrities.
What: http://www.sheldonartmuseum.org/



Where: Workspace Gallery, Sawmill Building | 440 N. 8th Street
When: 6 PM - 8 PM
Who: Cumberland: Island of Conflict and Change: photographs by Jeff Kauck
The inspiration for these photographs arose in December 2013, on my first visit to Cumberland Island. From that time I became immersed in this extraordinary body of land with its rare convergence of ecosystems: subtropical maritime forests, inland freshwater lakes, salt marshes, and white sand beaches.

Despite its isolation and natural beauty, the island is not pristine or unchanging. It morphs daily with a 9-foot tide and is completely vulnerable to destruction by hurricanes and other natural processes that constantly transform its landscape and character. Thousands of years of human activity and conflict mark the island as well: from habitation by native peoples; to military invasions by European and Union troops; to current, heated disputes over the future of the island among environmentalists, remaining land owners, and US National Park Service.

The objects and landscapes seen together in this exhibit represent both my passion for still life work and my visual interpretation of the island's eerie sense that...something is watching. And, the prints, hung from framing bars of reclaimed wood, invite you to experience the images as though you are walking the island firsthand. -Jeff Kauck

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Based in Chicago, Jeff Kauck has built a thirty-eight year commercial career in still life and food photography. A James Beard Award nominee for photography, his advertising and editorial work has been included in numerous ads, magazines, cookbooks and in food packaging. He attended workshops with notable photographers Ansel Adams and Arnold Newman and has been interviewed in Forbes, Popular Photography and Photo District News. His recent personal project about Cumberland Island is a departure from his client-based work.
What: https://sites.google.com/site/workspacegallery/
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Where: Rocketship Gallery, 941 O St., Suite 100
When: 6 PM - 9 PM
Who: presents new artists, painter Mike Williams and wood turner Mark Entzminer; new artwork by Don Farrall and new pottery items by Stuart Gair.
What: http://www.rocketshipgallery.com/


Where: Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St.
When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Who: works in variety of mediums by gallery artists, opens Friday, through October. Reception -- with artist chair, Julie Lemons
What: http://www.noyesartgallery.com/


Where: Kiechel Fine Art, 1208 O St.
When: 6pm - 9pm
Who: Spotlighting Midwest Contemporary Artists
What: www.kiechelart.com


Where: Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St.
When: 7 PM - 10 PM
Who: Art by Bea Huff and music with Miles Mayer.
What: http://www.crescentmooncoffee.com/


Where: The Hot Mess, 408 S. 11th St.
When: 6pm - 8pm
Who: photography by Jonathan Egan
What: https://www.facebook.com/getmessy


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


Where: Jake’s, 101 N. 14th St.
When: 7 PM - 2 AM
Who: tba
What: http://jakescigars.com/


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


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


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


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


Where: Licorice International, 803 Q Street
When: 6 PM - 7:30 PM
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: 5 PM - 7 PM
Who:
What: http://arts.unl.edu/


Printed maps available at all the galleries.

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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.