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Art Exhibition

First Friday at the Great Plains Art Museum

With artist Sarah Kaizar

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Additional Info: Parking available in the Que Place Garage
Target Audiences:
Katie Nieland, (402) 472-8358,
Join artist Sarah Kaizar for the First Friday opening of “Rare Air” on Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Great Plains Art Museum with light refreshments. The first 50 guests will get a free art print from Kaizar.

This family-friendly art exhibition, open from Jan. 23-May 4, features original gouache and ink artwork from the book “RARE AIR: Endangered Birds, Bats, Butterflies, and Bees.” Authored by Philadelphia-based illustrator and designer 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.

Kaizar’s work has been seen in regional galleries and museums including the Woodmere Art Museum, Delaware Contemporary, and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. She was a recipient of the 2021 Wind Fellowship by InLiquid and the Dina Wind Foundation and completed a residency at the University of Nebraska’s Cedar Point Biological Station in the summer of 2021. Kaizar is also the author of “HIKER TRASH: Notes, Sketches + Other Detritus on the Appalachian Trail,” an illustrated work based on her experience hiking 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. It was published by Mountaineers Books in 2019.

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of The Puffin Foundation, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Wild Birds Unlimited (Buckingham, PA), the Joseph Robert Foundation, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources.

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This event originated in Center for Great Plains Studies.