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  June 5-8, 2012
Arts Integration Summer Institute
Theme: Symbols, Icons & Logos: Making Meaning with Images
Pedagogy: The Creative Process
Location: KANEKO
1111 Jones Street  Omaha

Experience the creative process
with these Special Guest Artists:

Hal France
Catherine Ferguson
Karen Kunc
Avery Mazor

  • Current Director of KANEKO and former Opera Omaha Artistic Director, Hal France, is the guiding force of KANEKO, Open Space for your Mind..

  • KANEKO’s programs seek to help people gain insight and better understand the creative process in fields as diverse as philosophy, science, design, education, invention, business,...  

  • As a partner of Prairie Visions 2012, KANEKO is hosting the workshop in their Bowtruss space.                    

Hal France, Executive Director, KANEKO


Catherine Ferguson, Sculptor Reading Garden at Millard Public Library

  • Sculptor whose public art works and installations can be viewed locally as well as around the country.

  • She also created the set design and costumes for Opera Omaha's original production of Aida.

  • A printmaker who works in a traditional woodblock method to create abstract works with philosophic and cosmic depth.

  • “My symbolic images are derived from a rich mix of instilled influences, born at home, and greatly expanded and contextualized from seeing life lived the world over..."


Nebraska Masterpieces


Karen Kunc, UNL Printmaking Professor

On the Way 2005
Avery Mazor, UNO Graphic Design Professor

  • Formerly a professional graphic designer in California, Mazor has worked for major clients like Coca-Cola.

  • He represents the visual culture of contemporary design and graphic arts, loaded with symbols and branding logos that heavily influence modern life.
PRAIRIE VISIONS 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
  • Create an Imaginary World in a box by playing an interactive game with your group.
  • Learn how to design and use signs and symbols that make an impact.
  • Explore your creativity through printmaking, music and dance/movement.
  • Discover signs and symbols in the visual arts at the Joslyn Art Museum.
  • Engage in interactive learning that models how to think and teach creatively.
PRAIRIE VISIONS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

Karen Kunc, Spring From Broken Ground 2003 watercolor woodcut 14x27"
Prairie Visions 2012 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 2012:
Symbols, Icons & Logos: Making Meaning with Images

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM FOR THE PRAIRIE VISIONS 2011 INSTITUTE

CENTER FOR INNOVATION IN ARTS EDUCATION