Beginning in September of 2010, Hildegard Center for the Arts (HCFA) formally introduced itself to the the community of Lincoln and State of Nebraska. Although the Center did not have a physical site, the inspiration and vision for Hildegard could not be contained. Thus, Hildegard Center for the Arts began its programming and outreach under the initiative “Hildegard Without Walls”.
From the beginning, HCFA has made a positive impact on Lincoln and the arts community. Operating as a “virtual” art center, we partner 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.”
The vision for Hildegard Center for the Arts is to be THE Center that bridges cultures and communities through the Arts. It will be a place of creative inspiration where everyone is invited to share in the change we wish for our world!
The following events helped introduce Hildegard Center for the Arts to the Lincoln community in 2010.
Five Regional Artists Inspire Vision | UNL Great Plains Art Museum
Helping Hildegard to “burst onto the scene” were five incredibly gifted, generous and noted regional artists: Nancy Heiser, Sue Kouma Johnson, Michael Montag, Liz Shea-McCoy and Ann Williams. Each artist graciously shared their considerable talent and used their personal inspiration derived from our “Sybil of the Rhine” to create signature art pieces that were donated to the Center for use and display. The unveiling of these beautiful pieces took place at a private reception on September 17, 2010 at the University of Nebraska Great Plains Art Museum.
Illumination Art Competition | October 2010
Hildegard Center for the Arts sponsored a juried art competition and exhibition for middle and high-school age students in the Lincoln area ~ Lincoln Public Schools, Catholic, Christian, and Private schools, and Home-schooled students. Local colleges and universities were also invited to participate. The theme for the competition was entitled “Illumination”. All winning artwork was exhibited at the Westfield Gateway Mall ~ October 2010.
Linn-Maxwell Performance | November 2010
Hildegard Center for the Arts brought to Lincoln actress/singer Linn-Maxwell to perform her one-act, one-woman show in which she portrayed the German nun Hildegard von Bingen. Ms. Maxwell’s performance took place on November 21, 2010, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE. Linn-Maxwell also hosted a fundraiser/brunch for the Center on November 20, 2010 at the Country Club of Lincoln.