Thank you to everyone who participated in Give To Lincoln Day 2013 and gave to Hildegard Center for the Arts. Our organization received a grand total of $5,855 in on-line donations as part of this special fundraising effort! Our Hildegard thanks go out to our many friends and supporters, as well as to the Lincoln Community Foundation, for providing this amazing opportunity.
With another fresh and exciting “without walls” project we’re calling Art in Non-Traditional Spaces. Hildegard appreciates how creativity can enlighten and enrich our world, both physically and spiritually. Yet for many, art is a luxury. Shelters and other places that help humanity often can’t justify resources for art when their focus is human suffering. Art in Non-Traditional Spaces will provide original art opportunities (visual, performing and education) to non-traditional audiences who otherwise might not have a chance to experience it. This unique initiative will include a variety of innovative outreach that gently touch and encourage the lives of patients, children, the elderly and homeless. More to come soon!
Heroes, Role Models and Mentors continue!
Hildegard Center for the Arts will continue its year-long effort to celebrate Heroes Among Us for communities in Southeastern Nebraska and beyond by serving as Corporate Sponsor for another fresh and exciting opportunity, this time for men, called Am I That Man?. Developed by Lincoln-native Ron Scheidt, this inspiring mentorship program follows his highly acclaimed new book “Am I That Man? How Heroes, Role Models and Mentors Can shape Your Life”. The book was co-authored by Brian Willis from Canada and has started a nationwide movement that is shedding light on the importance of heroes, role models and mentors for men throughout all stages in life.
Scheidt and Willis believe that men of all ages today are facing more challenges and mixed messages than at any other time in our history. Am I That Man? is a book and mentoring concept that will encourage men to remember the people who have impacted their lives and to focus on the character, qualities and integrity of those who contribute to strong families and communities.
Am I That Man? tour kicks-off in Nebraska June 13/14, 2013
Tickets may be purchased at www.amithatman.com
The seminar June 13th is slated for the DC Centre in Omaha and will feature motivational speaker and former Nebraska Cornhusker Aaron Davis. The June 14 seminar will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln and feature motivational speaker and former Nebraska Cornhusker DeMoine Adams. Co-founders of Am I That Man? Ron Scheidt and Brian Willis will speak at both events. All presenters will share how the power of heroes, role models and mentors impacted their lives and how being a mentor for someone else can positively impact their future. Click here to download seminar packet.
*Select winners and heroes from Hildegard’s recent Heroes Among Us writing competition will be featured at the Lincoln event.
Announcing Heroes Among Us winners!
Results from Hildegard’s Heroes Among Us writing, visual art and short-film competitions are in. (See categories below). The winning writers have been published in the new book “Heroes Among Us”. The visual art winners enjoyed a First Friday Art Walk with the Mayor on May 3, 2013 and will have their art displayed for the next four months at the Lancaster County City Building-Lincoln. The short-film winners each received an original cast bronze “Hildie” designed by Nebraska artist Michael Montag. In addition, all winners were honored at a special awards reception on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Lincoln Southwest High School. This event celebrated the many students, teachers, facilitators, and community “heroes and she-roes” who took the time to invest in this year-long project and have made a positive difference for others. Hildegard Center for the Arts salutes them all as our special “Heroes Among Us”. Congratulations!
Click here to view award winning Short Films and Art
Click here to view pictures of the April 28, 2013 Awards Reception and May 3, 2013 First Friday Art Walk
Photographs courtesy of Angela Carroll, Gary Plouzek, Linda Arnold, Scott Tinkham and the Visual Voice Photo Forum Service Team. Thank you!
Discovering the “Hero Within”; About Heroes Among Us
In the spring of 2012, Hildegard Center for the Art launched an exciting project for the city of Lincoln called Heroes Among Us. The goal of the project was to help kids distinguish between real heroes and celebrities, to recognize heroes in their families and community and to ultimately discover the “hero within”. Through a generous $20,000 donation received from Corporate Sponsor Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Heroes Among Us has reached out to over 40,000 students, offering them creative opportunities in writing, visual art and short-film. “Heroes” lesson plans (using national standards) for grades K-12 were provided “free” to all schools and special events were presented; A “Hearing from Heroes Theatrical Tour at Wyuka Cemetery” October 21, 2012, a “Raising Courageous Kids” parenting workshop November 13, 2012 and a “Voices of Light” concert March 3, 2013. Hildegard also organized a community-wide “Heroes Love Knot” blanket project for children at Cedars, Clinton CLC and People’s City Mission.
With grant support from Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Hildegard Center for the Arts has additionally shared over sixty “Heroes” workshops for at-risk kids at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, Cedars Youth Services, Clinton Elementary Community Learning Center, People’s City Mission and Lighthouse. To learn more about Heroes Among Us, click here.
For additional resources pertaining to Heroes,
Click on our “Heroes Corner”!
Seeking the Light
Sacred & Spiritual Art and Spaces by Lincoln photographers
Through the eye of a camera lens, “Seeking the Light” offers a unique look into the sacred and spiritual art and spaces of Lincoln, Nebraska. From the simplicity of a prayer garden to the intricacy of stained glass and soaring metal spires, this book combines winning photographs from Hildegard’s city-wide “Call to Photographers” competition, along with tour sites featured on the 2011 Lincoln Spiritual Art Tour and nostalgic images from Lincoln’s “lighted” past.
To read more about this beautiful book, go to Seeking the Light.
Books retail for $14.99. Purchase your copy of Seeking the Light at any of the following Lincoln locations.
- From Nebraska, Inc. Gift Shop, Haymarket, 803 Q Street
- Indigo Bridge Books, Haymarket, 701 P Street
- Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Gift Shop, 5401 South Street
- Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th Street
- Saint Elizabeth Hospital Gift Shop, 555 S. 70th Street
- Sheldon Museum Store, 12th & R
- St. Peter’s Gift Shop, 4500 Duxhall Dr
Or call Kim Einspahr at 402-488-0678. All book proceeds help support ongoing art outreach programs at Hildegard Center for the Arts.
Click here to download flyer.
Hildegard Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts organization designed to unite people of all beliefs, cultures and traditions to inspire humanity through the Arts.
Currently “without walls”, Hildegard partners with existing organizations and communities to provide opportunities in the visual and performing arts, as well as educational programs involving the Arts, humanity, and the “Art of Living”. Hildegard Center for the Arts is directed by a diverse team of Board of Directors and a dedicated group of community Hildegard Advisors.
The vision for Hildegard Center for the Arts is to ultimately have walls and become the Center for spiritual, fine and performing arts for the great State of Nebraska.