Linda Stephen, a JCMU alumna and origami artist, tells us about who she is and how JCMU helped change her life! Read our interview with her.
Origami artist Linda Stephen will unveil the result of her artist residency at Homestead National Monument of America on Sunday, November 1, 2015 with an opening reception and artist talk from 2 to 4 p.m.at the Education Center. She will introduce her Homestead series of origami collages including collaborative art she created with 200 visitors from 20 states. It shows the tallgrass prairie wildflowers and historic landscapes all made from folded paper. Full press release from National Parks Service.
Education Center, Homestead National Monument of America. Address: 8523 West State Hwy 4 Beatrice, NE 68310. Tel: 402-223-3514.
Sunday November 1 Opening Reception and Artist Talk, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday November 29 Making PapierFalten Origami Moravian Stars, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures, Education Center,
Homestead National Monument of America. Listen to “die singenden wanderers” German-American men’s choir from the German-American Society and learn from origami artist Linda Stephen how to fold paper stars, a traditional craft started in the 1830s in Germany.
November 1-29 Homestead in Origami, Solo Exhibition, Homestead National Monument of America, Education Center. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free admission. Address: 8523 West State Hwy 4 Beatrice, NE 68310. Tel: 402-223-3514.
PAST 2015 EXHIBITS
January through March 29 Cut, Formed, Folded, Pressed: PAPER at Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. Linda’s “Pas de Deux” origami collage of dancing Sandhill Cranes is among the paper art works by 43 artists.
Thursday February 26 Medici Art Event 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eisentrager•Howard Gallery Richards Hall, UNL Campus, Lincoln. Join us as we celebrate MEDICI and our 22 years of support for UNL’s Department of Art and Art History. Enjoy excellent wine, delectable sweets and savory hors d’ oeuvres, and the chance to take home a wonderful work of art.
February 28-March 27 Bryan Art Gallery. Origami landscapes by Linda Stephen, featured artist of the month. Bryan Health East Campus, 1600 S. 48th Street. Gallery is on main floor, south of main elevators near the chapel. For sales support, contact Volunteers and Customer Care between Monday and Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032.
Sunday April 26 3-5 p.m. Girl Scout artVenture 2015. Lincoln Station Great Hall, 201 N. 7th Street. Artist reception and auction includes collaborative art for sale made by Girl Scout artists and professional artists in Nebraska.
May 5 5-7 p.m. Origami Collage Workshop with Linda Stephen, Lincoln Artists’ Guild, 7800 Holdredge St. Lincoln.
June 17 – August 14, 2015 Nebraska Governor’s Residence Solo Exhibition 1425 H Street, Lincoln. Open for free guided public tours on Thursdays from 1 – 4 p.m. Contact the Residence Manager at 402/471-3466 to arrange for a tour that includes the opportunity to view this exhibition.
Press release from Nebraska Arts Council here.
Friday September 18 Intimate with the Artists, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th Street, Lincoln. Tel: 402-475-1061
“Visitors can be confident that all of the work shown is well-wrought and impeccably crafted, giving us the ease of simply enjoying individual offerings.”
See full review here in THE READER along with a photo of “Fishing Time,” Linda Stephen’s origami fishing boat on a northern lake at dawn.
LINDA STEPHEN, origami landscapes, and IGGY SUMNIK, ceramics
Exhibit Dates: Monday December 29, 2014 – Friday February 6, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 5-7 P.M.
Fred Simon Gallery
Nebraska Arts Council
1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays; closed holidays
Gallery contact: 402-595-2122
The Fred Simon Gallery presents the artwork of a select number of Nebraska artists each year. Iggy Sumnik and Linda Stephen, both natives of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, present recent works.
Linda Stephen‘s paper and origami landscapes celebrate the festive and quiet moments in our lives. This summer, as an artist in residence with the National Parks Service at the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Linda started a new series that honors the history of homesteading and also celebrates the restored tallgrass prairie at HomesteadNM. The Homestead “House and Home” series will be unveiled at the Fred Simon Gallery.
Iggy Sumnik and his ceramic sculptures embrace and merge cultural trends and the natural world to create bright, interesting and contrasting scenarios.