“Friday Live: Linda Stephen, WSC Music & Art, Yorkshire, Jan Brett, and More!” NET Radio interview with Genevieve Randall on Friday LIVE from The Mill. Includes talk about Linda Stephen’s workshops in Nebraska City, new national award, and upcoming exhibits in Omaha, Lincoln and Michigan. NET Radio – Nebraska Public Radio, Sept. 21, 2018.
Linda Stephen’s “Recess at Freeman School” paper construction of invented origami and Japanese washi papers was awarded the Juror’s Choice Award at the American Landscapes Reception at Circle Gallery at Maryland Federation of Art in September 2018. More than 70 artworks in all media from artists across the country were part of the exhibition. The juror was Joann Moser, curator emerita, Smithsonian Museum of Art.
On the visual arts exhibit, the juror said:
“If beauty alone had been the primary criterion for selecting works of art for this exhibition, the task would have been even more challenging than it was. So many of the entries were beautiful in the traditional sense of the word that this consideration became secondary to other factors. Among the many exquisite views of breathtaking landscapes, I favored images that said or implied something meaningful about the landscape. The mundane ordinariness of traffic on a freeway heading into a glorious sunset, the power and elegance of a bridge abutted to a rocky mountainside, a single small figure on a ledge of the Grand Canyon, all made me want to keep looking at the scene and contemplate its meaning.
With abstract works of art, I looked for compositions that stimulated my imagination to consider landscape from a non literal point of view. A shape that suggested a map with topographical features intrigued me. The energy of bright red curves over a subdued background conveyed the sense of freedom and emotional release that one often feels in a landscape. The unseen layers of earth beneath a house have little to do with visual reality but instead emerged strictly from the artist’s imagination.
As a curator, I always think of the final exhibition. I wanted to represent the broad spectrum of landscape possibilities: urban and rural, dramatic and serene, magnificent and mundane, abstract and detailed, with figures and without. I saw themes that emerged and juxtapositions that complemented each other. I wanted to include as many techniques and styles as I could while still maintaining the high standards and cohesion I wished to preserve.” – Joann Moser’s Juror’s Statement.
PR 101 for Artists and Entrepreneurs
How to get publicity for your art, event or organization.
PRESENTED BY LINDA STEPHEN
Wednesday, January 16th, 11:45 am to 1:15 pm
The Foundry at 211 N 14th St. in downtown Lincoln
Learn how to get publicity for an event, a new book, or your unique art form. Join Lincoln artist Linda Stephen, who has been featured in news stories from Beatrice to New York City to Kyoto, and who will share tips for artists and “art-repreneurs” on how to prepare for and get interviews and articles on your art or event.
As a branding and public relations professional for Unfolding Communications, Linda has worked with more than 100 authors, 10 book publishers, and dozens of architects, designers, illustrators, sculptors and visual artists across the country. She is currently working with a bronze sculptor, an abstract painter, a songwriter and a children’s book publisher – in Lincoln and across the U.S. When she lived in New York, she launched technology start-ups as well as new programs for United Nations agencies.
Please RSVP to ensure your space and materials. Quarterly Arts Roundtables are organized by the Lincoln Arts Council as a free opportunity for information, resources and networking.
You are welcome to bring your lunch if you’d like to eat during the meeting. Ideas for future round table topics or locations are always welcome.
RSVP to: Michele Peón Casanova — email@example.com 402-434-2787.
“Origami Summer” Solo exhibit, First Plymouth Church (Pilgrim Hall Gallery) 2000 D Street Lincoln, NE 68502
August 15-September 29, 2018
Solo exhibit “Origami Farms and Fields,” Kimmel Gallery, Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso, downtown Nebraska City, Nebraska
– Visit the home of ARBOR DAY during harvest season or for the Apple Jack Festival.
* Origami Workshops by Linda Stephen for ages 3+ at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 22 during Apple Jack Festival; Free and open to the public.
– Library open M-Th. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays.
August 23-September 22, 2018
Group exhibit “American Landscapes,” Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401. Includes “Recess at Freeman School, an origami landscape inspired by 1890s playground time at the one-room school in Beatrice, Neb.
* WINNER OF JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD – Recess at Freeman School
– Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
– Tel: 410 268 4566
October 6-7, 2018
Japanese Ambience Festival at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska. A salute to sister city Shizuoka, Japan and the Japanese culture Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
– Linda Stephen origami art display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (inside) including landscapes of Lauritzen Garden tea house and red torii gate.
– Workshops by Linda Stephen on Japanese paper arts, Japanese handcrafted papers of the last 1300 years, and hands-on origami (free and open to the public, up to 100 guests) at 1 p.m. Sat. 10/6 and Sun. 10/6.
– Other events include Japanese martial arts, drums, tea ceremony and more. Most activities are free with garden admission or membership.
Linda Stephen Origami Art, Solo Exhibit, Nebraska East Union (Loft Gallery, 3rd floor), East Campus, 1705 Arbor Dr, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68503
– Open daily 8 a.m.-midnight
– Elevator access. Seating available in the gallery. Restaurants/coffee shop on lower level.
September 29-November 11, 2018
Group art exhibit “Water/Ways” with Smithsonian Museum on Mainstreet, Artworks in Big Rapids, 106 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids, Michigan. Includes “Rock Walking on Lake Huron” (3 feet x 4 feet) and “Seasons of Lighthouses” (14″ x 18″) in paper by Linda Stephen along with Don Stephen’s original latchhooking “Food Chain” (3 feet x 9 feet) and other Midwest artists. Curated by Pat Heeter.
– Open T-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays
– Tel: 231-796-2420
Friday February 16, 6-9 p.m.
One night only: Art inspired by Japan, music, tea, snacks & origami
Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St., Lincoln (9th &O), 402-475-1061
- 7 artists – jewelry, sculpture, pottery and paintings inspired by Japan
- Linda’s origami earrings, cards and art
- Japanese tea ceremony by UNL Kawasaki Library
- LNK New Music Collective performs original music
- Origami taught by North Star High School students
February 1-28, 2018
Group Art Exhibition for February Heart Health Month
February 1-28, open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bryan Medical Center, First floor, past information, near chapel, 1600 S. 48th St., Lincoln, NE
If you are interested in purchasing artwork currently displayed in the Bryan Art Gallery, please contact Volunteers and Customer Care Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 402-481-3032. Proceeds support the Bryan Foundation.