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Art on the Road... to Omaha - Registrations Due
Art on the Road...to Omaha Registration due Friday, May 11.
Waukee, Iowa –The Waukee Area Arts Council will take an Art on the Road Trip to Omaha on Saturday, June 2, 2012. This is a day trip to explore the arts in Omaha. We will be leaving Waukee at 8:00 am and returning at 9:00 pm.
The trip starts at the beautiful Lauritzen Gardens, then off to the wonderful art collections and a special exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum and lunch. After enjoying the Pioneer Courage and Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Sculpture Park the group is in for a special tour of Sculptor Jun Kaneko’s Private Art Studio (not open to the general public). The day concludes with dinner and back to Waukee.
Lauritzen Gardens is a 100-acre site on the bluffs of the Missouri featuring Victorian gardens, the model railroad garden, the English perennial border, the memory garden and the 4-acre arboretum and bird sanctuary. The gardens are spotted with art sculptures, including 3 dangos by Omaha’s own Jun Kaneko.
Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum’s collection has grown to include over 11,000 works representing artists and cultures from antiquity to the present. The stop includes an hour docent led tour with a half hour of the general museum and a half hour of the special Egyptian Treasures exhibit. The group will then have an hour to explore on their own.
To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum takes a fresh look at the central cultural belief of the possibility of life after death throughout thousands of years of Egyptian civilization.
First National Bank’s Pioneer Courage and Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness
Downtown Omaha is home to two recent sculpture installations, consisting of 123 works dispersed over 6 city blocks. Pioneer Courage depicts four pioneer families and their covered wagons departing westward from Omaha. As the wagon train leaves downtown Omaha, the disturbance stampedes a nearby group of bison and flushes a flock of geese from the water, as depicted in the Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness.
Artist Jun Kaneko’s Private Art Studio
Jun Kaneko’s large-scale ceramic, bronze and glass sculptural work and two-dimensional artworks are part of around 50 museum collections and appear in numerous exhibitions annually. Kaneko’s most recognized sculptural form is the boldly glazed, monumental dango (Japanese for “rounded form”). Five dangos and a translucent glass screen are scheduled for installation this year along the Des Moines River walk. Omaha is home to Jun Kaneko’s current art studio and we are privileged and excited to be featuring a tour of his private studio.
Cost includes all transportation, admissions, lunch and dinner - $80 per person. Brochures/registration forms can be downloaded at www.WaukeeArts.org, picked up at the Waukee Hardware or call 515-402-7870 for one to be mailed to you. DEADLINE for registration is Friday, May 11, 2012!
|Where||Waukee Area Arts Council 405 Maple St, Waukee, IA 50263|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:00 am–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$80 Includes all admissions, lunch and dinner|
More About Waukee Area Arts Council
The Waukee Area Arts Council is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization which endeavors to provide the community with art education and artistic support through a series of programs, events, classes, performances and more. Call or visit the website for information on classes and programs.