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Art Exhibition

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Target Audiences:
Katie Nieland, (402) 472-3965,
The museum is open late on First Friday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments, two exhibitions, and an art activity inspired by our RARE AIR exhibition.

On view:
(Re)Connected: Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Angela Two Stars
March 1–July 20, 2024

The Great Plains Art Museum’s 2024 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence is Angela Two Stars, a multidisciplinary visual artist, public artist, and curator. By reconnecting with the Dakota language and her ancestral homelands, Angela addresses healing from historical, intergenerational, and personal traumas in her recent work. About this exhibition, she writes: “Through personal, vulnerable installations and performances, “(Re)Connected” boldly addresses issues that have caused the traumas endured by Native women but also highlights their strength, beauty, and resilience, as well as their roles as leaders, caretakers, life-givers, and protectors of all their relations.”

Sarah Kaizar: RARE AIR
January 23–May 4, 2024
This family friendly art exhibition features original gouache and ink artwork from the book “RARE AIR: Endangered Birds, Bats, Butterflies, and Bees.” Authored by Philadelphia-based illustrator and designer Sarah Kaizar, and featuring writings by A. Scott Meiser, “RARE AIR” focuses on diminishing flighted species and citizen science. The exhibition, which shares the book’s stories and research, features striking visuals and interactive elements that connect visitors of all ages to the diversity of our ecosystems and the extraordinary creatures that populate them. Kaizar’s work enables audiences to recognize and appreciate the winged species that share our world and offers strategies—big and small—to slow or reverse the threats that face them.

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.