Joslyn Art Museum’s annual College Night is September 9, 7 p.m-9 p.m.  College students and faculty are invited to a night celebrating art and music, taking in the museum’s permanent collection, including the newly installed American and American Western Art. Music will be provided by Americana-Orchestral-Folk-Rock-Waltz band Midwest Dilemma. Godfather’s pizza will be free, and visitors can play “Scvngr Trek”— a mobile device game about going places, handling challenges and earning points.

Omaha-based artist Scott Blake (showing in the New BLK’s Nebraska Video Art show, see 8-days), just returned from New York City where he presented his flipbook and media study for 9/11 Zoetrope, August 24 at the 9/11 TV News Archive Conference at New York University.  (“Amy Goodman (my personal hero) was even in the audience,” Blake noted.)  Blake’s 9/11 Flipbooks are currently at the West Baton Rouge Museum in Louisiana. Upcoming exhibits are scheduled in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and France. They were featured in New York Magazine August 27, in “The Collected Works: How artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, video-game designers and quilters responded to the attacks.”

University of Nebraska-Omaha Fine Arts and Humanities Reference Librarian Marvel Maring creates one-of-a-kind artist books and design bindings, exhibited at the Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art and Design, 204th and Dodge, opening September 8, 4 p.m.-8p.m.  Maring, who received the 2008 Book Artists Award from Clo’ Artists’ Facility in Ireland, is showing concurrently in Il Libro: The Art of the Book Exhibition, at Barton Art Gallery in Wilson, North Carolina.

Author R. Tripp Evans lectures on artist Grant Wood and his own book, Grant Wood:  A Life, at Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln September 8, followed by a book signing.

Omaha based photographer Dorothy Tuma and Creighton University theology professor Wendy M. Wright opened Le Point Verge:  Mary and the Catholic Imagination at Clare Gallery in Hartford, Connecticut this weekend.  The exhibition presents photographs taken over a seven-year pilgrimage by the duo, focusing on images of the Virgin Mary within the the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

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