Archive For The “Scissortail Art Center” Category

Book club announced

By | September 7, 2013

The first scheduled event at the art center is on the calendar! A book club will take place on the second Tuesday of each month in the Scissortail Art Center’s 207 space at 207 W 3rd Street in Grand Island. It will begin at 7pm. The first book will be Sara Zarr’s How to Save […]

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On beauty and aging

By | October 27, 2012

A thought for discussion: Is one reason that beauty is attributed to youth and not maturity because aging (leastwise death) was not a part of God’s original design?

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On the pleasure and value of making things

By | May 20, 2012

From the Juniper Moon Farm blog entry titled My Accidental Manifesto: And it all left me feeling a little…hollow. I worked my rear end off at my job but I had nothing to show for it at the end of the day. I like to say that network news is like golf- nobody cares what […]

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To influence culture, fail at being an artist

By | February 5, 2012

This is an interesting follow up to the recent reflection on the life of Johnny Otis. I think those artists who have been pludging along and doing really interesting things either in their communities, in their businesses and their daily life have much more effect on the general culture than those who work only within […]

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A successful artist isn’t bitter

By | January 28, 2012

Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, talks about the definition of art, what makes a successful artist and why she’s glad she is not an art critic. This short, meaty video is worth watching. 2011 SCAD deFINE ART guest Sarah Thornton from SCAD on Vimeo. Video via Savannah College of Art […]

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Johnny Otis, arts catalyst

By | January 21, 2012

Musician Johnny Otis died this week. I can’t say that I’d heard of Otis bofore this week, but I had heard of some of his finds, so to speak, such as Etta James (who, coincidentally, also passed this past week). “Otis spent as much or more time developing the talents of others,” according to an […]

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Look at all those . . .

By | January 14, 2012

. . . potential artist studios! Wait, stop! Can you just drop a few of those off for me please? The artists need them.

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Sympathy for a barn

By | January 6, 2012

I’m worried about this barn. It’s right across Highway 81 from Bruning, Nebraska. I drive by it a few times a year. It’s a big, beautiful barn just begging to be turned into a house or studio. Instead, it’s sat unused as far as I can tell for the past ten years.

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Prairie validation

By | October 29, 2011

Two recent articles, one from the Smithsonian and one from The Curator, sing the praises of the prairie, something we love to do here at Scissortail too. First, via Smithsonian Magazine, a biographical journey from New York City native Meghan Daum about her move to Lincoln, Nebraska. From her article Home on the Prairie: The […]

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Country living as transition to art center

By | October 16, 2011

While living in Arkansas, a friend and I regularly played The Farming Game. Farming came up recently as we chatted via Skype about the condition of our garden potato plants. In the course of that converstaion, I mentioned the new farming blog I found a couple months ago, detailing one young couple’s recent foray into […]

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