The Southeast Community College Art Department is
involved in a number of upcoming events in Beatrice.
The Art Department, located on SCC’s Beatrice Campus,
is supplying 50 pottery bowls for this year’s annual Empty Bowls Luncheon. The
event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at Classic’s Bar &
Grill inside the Beatrice Country Club at 1301 Oak St.
A variety of soups from Beatrice fine restaurants and
caterers will be served. Attendees will receive a pottery bowl crafted by SCC
and Beatrice High School students, Ervin Dixon of Cedar Creek Pottery, Patrick
McKinney of Flowing Stone Pottery, and Down Under Pottery in Lincoln.
Admission is $25 per person, and proceeds benefit the
Beatrice Backpack Program. Tickets are available by contacting Kristy Thies at
402-228-3333, Patty Kaufman at 402-223-6398, Peggy Johnson at 402-228-2456 or
Pinnacle & Security First banks and the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce.
one of the most beloved and
popular programs offered by Girl Scouts, is an arts education-based leadership
program that provides girls with the opportunity to collaborate with professional
artists to create an original work of art. Girls work alongside artists
throughout the entire process, from conception through completion. Through this
process, girls learn the value of healthy self-expression, teamwork and
collaborative problem solving. These works of art, along with additional pieces
donated by professional artists, are then sold at a silent auction from which
all proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.
The Lincoln artVenture is scheduled from 3-5 p.m.
April 26 in Lincoln Station’s Great Hall. Cost is $20 per person. Hors d’oeuvres and
beverages will be served. Persons are asked to RSVP to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 402-875-4345. Go to www.girlscoutsnebraska.org/support/art-venture (link no longer available)
to learn more.
Nancy Hagler-Vujovic, SCC art instructor, has
collaborated with the Girl Scouts on this project each of the last three years.
“Last year we made pottery; this year we made mixed
media collages,” Hagler-Vujovic said. “These works will go to auction in
Lincoln, and all proceeds will go to the Girl Scouts of America.”And finally, the Beatrice Public Library will host an interactive public art installation
sponsored by SCC’s Art Department. The works will be on display from
April 11-26 and be in the form of a chalkboard wall with an invitation to visitors
to respond to the prompt “In a perfect world . . .” Colored chalks will be
provided, and visitors are encouraged to express their thoughts and artistry in
this familiar medium.