First Friday Openings

Lincoln: Tugboat Gallery, Lichen Gallery and LUX Center for Arts

Various times, free, all ages

“The Splendor” opens at Tugboat Gallery, featuring Caleb Coppock, Nicholas

Bohac and Phillip Faulker; it is curated by Matt Carlson. The show features

playful manipulation of found imagery through painting, installation, collage,

sculpture and digital imagery.

The Lichen Gallery (2810 N. 48th Street) opens “The Long Con: New Works by

Timothy Siragusa” Friday, July 1. Siragusa, an Omaha-based artist, presents 20

recent, “neo-beefcake” narrative photographs of “non-models.”

LUX Center for Arts opens “TreeLine: Nature’s Iconic Form,” featuring 17

pieces by mid-20th century print-artists paying tribute to trees. Including

work by Arnold Blanch, Charles Daubigny, Dwight Kirsch, Aristide Maillol and

Nathaniel Pousette-Dart, the exhibit reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday and the

exhibit runs through November 1. The LUX Center opening is part of the

North Lincoln Art Crawl, which is also opening “Instead,” featuring multimedia

art by LUX Artist-in-Residence Trudie Teijink. Other participating galleries

include 9 Muses Studio, which presents photographers Ben and Liz Bird; Against

the Wall Gallery, which presents “Spring Creek Prairie: Black and White

Photography” by Lincoln photographer Jean Lewis; and International Quilt

Study Center & Museum, which continues “Elegant Geometry: American and

British Patchwork.” – Sally Deskins

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