First Friday: Look More Ways Than Left and Right

Friday, August 5, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Victoria Hoyt

the lichen presents Look More Ways Than Left and Right, an exhibition of drawings by current UNL graduate students: Victoria Hoyt, Emma Nishimura & Alison VanVolkenburgh.

Drawing is nearer the muse than most other forms of visual expression. It is often the first step in an artistic endeavor, representing unedited expression, the initial offspring of inspiration. Artists Emma Nishimura, Alison VanVolkenburgh and Victoria Hoyt's use of pattern and repetition reveals the introspective and meditative state of mind in which their works were created. Look More Ways Than Left and Right is a collection of recent drawings by the three University of Nebraska-Lincoln MFA candidates, showcasing their love for the tiny and compulsive.

Image Credit: Victoria Hoyt, Willa's Sea, 2011

Final Friday Reception: Look More Ways Than Left and Right

Friday, Aigust 26, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Look More Ways

On Friday, August 26, the lichen, will hold a closing reception for Look More Ways Than Left and Right from 6:00-9:00pm. This event will also mark the last reception the lichen will be holding at the North Lincoln location as we celebrate the artists and accomplishments we've had in our space and look forward to the next stage in our evolution. (see information below)

"Going But Not Gone" Closing Celebration

Friday, Aigust 26, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Founders Samuel Rapien and Ella Durham have approached the lichen as an experiment from its inception. The idea from the start was that the lichen would change and adapt based on the needs of the artistic community to the best of their ability. At the end of their lease agreement, they had the opportunity to asses the future of the lichen and the art community in Lincoln. the lichen feels that there is currently no need for its permanent gallery space and has begun preparations to organize quarterly exhibitions and events in temporary or public spaces.

Since December 2009, the lichen has held 16 exhibitions showcasing the work of over 10 professional and 20 emerging artists, more than half being undergraduate students. Over sixty-percent of the artists who have shown at the lichen were women. Four exhibitions have been solely comprised of photographs and two graphic design exhibitions. While primarily serving artists in the Lincoln area, the lichen has also had several regional and national artists participate in shows. It has also acted as a meeting space for artistic groups, held several public film screenings, and opened its doors for art tutoring and fundraising events.