Nine Nebraska Artists Wheat Paste Mural

 

Nine Nebraska Artists Wheat Paste Mural

Nine Nebraska Artists Wheat Paste Mural

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Murals installed by July 16th.
On display through September.

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About the #NineNebraskaArtists Wheat Paste Mural –

‘Nine Nebraska Artists’ is designed to highlight the woodcut print medium and each artists’ unique vision. Nine Nebraskan artists were invited to design and carve their own woodblock for printing sessions at Constellation Studios. The 9 large 24”x36” black and white prints will make a composite mural that will be wheat-pasted around Lincoln. The presentation will be 108” tall by 72” wide. These woodblock prints are unusually striking for the strong contrast of dark and light, the captured energy of the carving marks, and the variety of images and symbols that convey timely messages and layers of meaning.

Artists:
Byron Anway, Lincoln, NE
Ryan Crotty, Auburn, NE
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Lincoln, NE
Gerardo Meza, Lincoln, NE
Nathan Murray, Lincoln, NE
Kyle Nobles, Lincoln, NE
Sarah Rowe, Omaha, NE
Bart Vargas, Omaha, NE
Katharen Wiese, Lincoln, NE

The artwork is a temporary installation, with the paper prints attached with wheat starch (wallpaper) paste to the wall surface. The installation will be affected by weather and moisture, lasting from approximately 2 months, and will be allowed to change, as part of the ephemeral nature of the materials, the climate conditions, and time.

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Nine different sites are planned and will present engagement for different viewing audiences and experiences, plus create a recurrent connection throughout the city.

Mural Locations:
LUX Center for the Arts – 2601 N 48th St – Installed July 10
Constellation Studios – 2055 O St – Installed July 10
Woods Bath House – 3200 J St – July 16 5:30 - 7 PM
Joyo Theater – 6102 Havelock Ave –  July 14 2:30 - 4 PM
Bethany Library – 1810 N Cotner Blvd – July 14 5 - 6:30 PM
Bennett Martin Library – 136 S 14th St – July 15 - 12:30 - 2 PM 
Hub Café – 250 N 21st St #3 – July 15 - 2:30 - 4 PM 
The Mill – 800 P St – July 15 - 12:30 - 4 - 5:30 PM 
Goldenrod Pastries – 3947 S 48th St – July 16 6 - 7:30 PM

We invite the community to visit these locations as a safe and fun social distancing activity and encourage them to capture their experience using the hashtag #NineNebraskaArtists on social media.

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A culminating event will be steamroller printing of these blocks at the LUX Center for the Arts on August 15th, 2020 from 1-4pm. Other artists are invited to join with additional woodblocks for the steamroller printing demonstration.

This mural project is in conjunction with “Surface Impressions” – International Juried Print Exhibition. For further information, please contact:
Katelyn Farneth: katelyn@luxcenter.org or 402.466.8692
Karen Kunc: karen@constellation-studios.net or 402.438.0049

 
 

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