Free to first 25 Iowa applicants by support of the Iowa West Foundation.

Applications for 2013 open February 1, 2013.

Info: UNO Center for Innovation in Arts Education
402- 554-2402 shofschire@unomaha.edu

  • Keith Jacobshagen lives in Lincoln, NE, where he was a painting professor at the University of Nebraska from 1968 until his recent retirment.

  • Jacobshagen paints every day. He goes to the coutnry to draw and photograph scenes that become the catalysts for his oil paintings. He also paints from memory and imagination, claiming that these "are the most exciting to do."

  • Jacobshagen loves what he calls the "minimal landscape" of Nebraska with its big sky and low horizon. He wants viewers to enter into his works and know the essence of that place where they live.                    
Keith Jacobshagen, painter, works with young students

Keith Jacobshagen (American, born 1941), All Souls, 1994-95, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase with funds provided by David and Anne Rismiller,1998.26

  • Thursday, June 13
    Location: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., Omaha, NE.

  • The Joslyn collections will provide rich resources for analyzing tradtional European landscape painting, contemporary installations in the sculpture garden (Partrick Daugherty and Jesús Morales) and diverse cultural representations of nature..

    Jesus Morales, The Omaha Riverscape,
    granite, stone and water, Joslyn Art Museum sculpture garden
  • Artist's Statment about his sculptures:
  • For over a decade, I have been exploring the artistic potential of trash and recyclable materials. Using pattern, repetition and form, I’ve built sculptures, and installations that have blurred the identity of these everyday materials, transforming them into playful, thought-provoking objects.
  • I want my creations to act as artifacts
    and evidence of the early 21st century, and hope to do so by using materials that are no longer needed or valued in an era of limited resources and extraordinary consumption and waste.

Bart Vargas, sculptor and painter

Josie Metal Corbin, UNO Dance Professor at Prairie Visions 2012

  • A favorite of Prairie Visions participants each year is Josie Metal Corbin. This year her session will be held at the Joslyn Art Museum.

  • Participants will explore nature and science through dance and movement.
  • Use artistic journaling to document your observations of the natural world.
  • Explore the way artists around the world make connections to nature in their works.
  • Explore ecology, conservation, and sustainability through the works of artists.
  • Discover the correlations between the scientific and artistic methods.
  • Explore creativity in science through map making, printmaking, music, storytelling, and dance/movement.
  • Discover nature and science in the visual arts at the Joslyn Art Museum.
  • Engage in interactive learning that models how to think and teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the arts (STEAM).
  • Nebraska's leader in comprehensive arts education and interdisciplinary learning for 25 years.
  • Professional development for all educators through interactive, integrated learning.
  • Interdisciplinary explorations in social studies, language arts, visual and performing arts for all grade levels and all disciplines.
  • Free curricular materials and resources for the classroom.

Prairie Visions 2013 is organized by the UNO Center for Innovation in Arts Education, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The NAC, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Full support is provided for Nebraska educators.

A grant from the Iowa West Foundation provides full support for Iowa educators to attend.

Free dorm rooms available to participants living more than 60 miles outside the Omaha/Council Bluffs/Lincoln area.

CLICK HERE to learn how you can attend Prairie Visions 2013:
The Art and Spirit of Nature