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June 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Zoom
Power and Poetry

Power and Poetry, a four-week course taught by Ángel García, will focus on the importance of our neighborhoods and communities and the ways in which those places have shaped our lives. Together, we will explore our homes, our neighborhoods, and our communities to reveal what we enjoy about where we live and what we would want to change about where we live. We will explore various poetic techniques and forms, read poems from contemporary poets living in various places around the world, and use both visual images and our imaginations to write poems that tell the stories of our neighborhood. This course is open to all experience levels. While the course will be mostly taught in English, Ángel speaks both English and Spanish and will encourage students to write in their preferred language.
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Poesía y poder, un curso de cuatro semanas impartido por Ángel García, se centrará en la importancia de nuestros vecindarios y comunidades y las formas esos lugares han moldeado nuestras vidas. Juntos, exploraremos nuestros hogares, nuestros vecindarios y nuestras comunidades para revelar lo que disfrutamos de dónde vivimos y lo que nos gustaría cambiar sobre dónde vivimos. Exploraremos diversas técnicas y formas poéticas, leeremos poemas de poetas contemporáneos que viven en varios lugares del mundo y usaremos imágenes visuales y nuestra imaginación para escribir poemas que cuenten las historias de nuestro vecindario. Este curso está abierto a todos los niveles de experiencia. Mientras que el curso será impartido en su mayoría en Inglés, Ángel habla Inglés y Español y alentará a los estudiantes a escribir en su idioma preferido.
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If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email at kat@lincolnsouthdowntown.org.

Monday, June 8, 2020
7:00 pm8:30 pm
2000 D St., Lincoln, NE
Near South Neighborhood Association Regular Meeting

Regular Near South Neighborhood Association board meeting

Sunday, June 14, 2020
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Zoom
Power and Poetry

Power and Poetry, a four-week course taught by Ángel García, will focus on the importance of our neighborhoods and communities and the ways in which those places have shaped our lives. Together, we will explore our homes, our neighborhoods, and our communities to reveal what we enjoy about where we live and what we would want to change about where we live. We will explore various poetic techniques and forms, read poems from contemporary poets living in various places around the world, and use both visual images and our imaginations to write poems that tell the stories of our neighborhood. This course is open to all experience levels. While the course will be mostly taught in English, Ángel speaks both English and Spanish and will encourage students to write in their preferred language.
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Poesía y poder, un curso de cuatro semanas impartido por Ángel García, se centrará en la importancia de nuestros vecindarios y comunidades y las formas esos lugares han moldeado nuestras vidas. Juntos, exploraremos nuestros hogares, nuestros vecindarios y nuestras comunidades para revelar lo que disfrutamos de dónde vivimos y lo que nos gustaría cambiar sobre dónde vivimos. Exploraremos diversas técnicas y formas poéticas, leeremos poemas de poetas contemporáneos que viven en varios lugares del mundo y usaremos imágenes visuales y nuestra imaginación para escribir poemas que cuenten las historias de nuestro vecindario. Este curso está abierto a todos los niveles de experiencia. Mientras que el curso será impartido en su mayoría en Inglés, Ángel habla Inglés y Español y alentará a los estudiantes a escribir en su idioma preferido.
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If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to email at kat@lincolnsouthdowntown.org.

Monday, June 15, 2020
6:30 pm7:30 pm
F Street Recreation Center, Lincoln, NE
Everett Neighborhood Association Regular Meeting

Regular Everett Neighborhood Association board meeting

Thursday, June 18, 2020
5:00 pm7:00 pm
Zoom
Garden-Up Dyeing

Learn how common plants and flowers can bring natural color to your wardrobe and household items in this virtual, 4-week workshop. Over the course of a month, students will dye 2 silk scarves from the provided kit, and optionally an item from their own wardrobe. All materials provided, though access to a stove is helpful. Zoom sessions include a formal virtual slides presentation of dye history and methodology, and also to walk through the upcoming week’s project. Participatory - students ask questions, may take notes, etc. All will receive access to the slide document after Zoom meeting. Presentations will also include short segments of pre-filmed footage demonstrating techniques which you will have access to in perpetuity via Youtube.

Students who register from the focus area will receive a free dye kit including all necessary materials for all classes if needed (option for printed handout). REGISTER for a free kit (free for neighbors only) by June 14th. This class is for individuals 13 years of age and older and adults and families (7 and older).

If you would like to participate but do not live in the Near South or Everett neighborhoods, you may sign up below to be waitlisted. As the program is grant funded, you will be responsible for paying a $50 materials fee to South of Downtown Art Hub. More details below.

Start saving yellow and red onion skins if you can because we can use it for dyes!

Instructor Bio:
Lesley Darling is a native of Lincoln, whose love of fiber has led her to sheep farms in Wales, weaving studios in Sweden, and folk schools around the US. She loves to teach beginners and advanced students in a fun, accessible manner. In addition to historical and regional knitting and weaving techniques, she works in traditional hand spinning, and locally grows and forages botanical dyes. She has worked alongside renowned knitter Nancy Bush learning Estonian techniques, dyed with Shetland's textile historian Elizabeth Johnston, and taught workshops throughout the Midwest and Appalachia.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
5:00 pm7:00 pm
Zoom
Garden-Up Dyeing

Learn how common plants and flowers can bring natural color to your wardrobe and household items in this virtual, 4-week workshop. Over the course of a month, students will dye 2 silk scarves from the provided kit, and optionally an item from their own wardrobe. All materials provided, though access to a stove is helpful. Zoom sessions include a formal virtual slides presentation of dye history and methodology, and also to walk through the upcoming week’s project. Participatory - students ask questions, may take notes, etc. All will receive access to the slide document after Zoom meeting. Presentations will also include short segments of pre-filmed footage demonstrating techniques which you will have access to in perpetuity via Youtube.

Students who register from the focus area will receive a free dye kit including all necessary materials for all classes if needed (option for printed handout). REGISTER for a free kit (free for neighbors only) by June 14th. This class is for individuals 13 years of age and older and adults and families (7 and older).

If you would like to participate but do not live in the Near South or Everett neighborhoods, you may sign up below to be waitlisted. As the program is grant funded, you will be responsible for paying a $50 materials fee to South of Downtown Art Hub. More details below.

Start saving yellow and red onion skins if you can because we can use it for dyes!

Instructor Bio:
Lesley Darling is a native of Lincoln, whose love of fiber has led her to sheep farms in Wales, weaving studios in Sweden, and folk schools around the US. She loves to teach beginners and advanced students in a fun, accessible manner. In addition to historical and regional knitting and weaving techniques, she works in traditional hand spinning, and locally grows and forages botanical dyes. She has worked alongside renowned knitter Nancy Bush learning Estonian techniques, dyed with Shetland's textile historian Elizabeth Johnston, and taught workshops throughout the Midwest and Appalachia.

Monday, June 29, 2020
5:00 pm6:15 pm
1247 S 11th St.
Creative Programs Committee Meeting

Every month the CPC meets to discuss how we can utilize art and artists to build community in the Near South and Everett Neighborhoods. If you are resident or stakeholder passionate about art and/or community building we love to see you!

Our Impact This Year

  • People

    15,000

  • Neighborhoods

    2

  • Mission

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