February’s downtown First Friday offerings


In the depths of wintertime is predicting a low temperature of 24 degrees, but with First Friday on the horizon for the evening, it’s time to bundle up and enjoy Lincoln’s monthly showcase of new art exhibits. Here’s a quick list with links to more info for most, if not all of the art exhibits featured in the downtown area.

Where: Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S. 9th St.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Who: Derek Johnson, Megan Moffett, Sue Thelen, Amy Sadle, Deb Costello, Greg Holdren, Diana Robinson and Brecken Kinnamon along with featured artists Aurelia Thomas, Julie Lemons and Karen Neppl

Where: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, Richards Hall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
When: 5-7 p.m.
Who:  Members of the UNL Fine Art Photography Club and Metro Photo Club

Where: Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R Streets, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
When: 5-7 p.m.
Who: “Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art,” “Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography,” and “My Nebraska/Nuestra Nebraska”

Where: Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St. and Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O St.
When: 5 p.m.
Who: Matt Spilker presents photographs from Lincoln Exposed

Where: Top Shelf, 1038 O Street
When: 5:30-8 p.m.
Who: Nebraska Children and Families Foundation presents “It’s My Story: This is Life”
Description: Jessica Mikoloyck in collaboration with runaway and homeless youth in Gering, Nebraska.

Where: Barrymores, 124 N. 13th St.
When: 6-10 p.m.
Who: Zach Blume presents “Compendium”

Where: WorkSpace Gallery, 480 N. 8th Street
When: 6–8 p.m. (artist lecture 7 p.m.)
Who: Tomiko Jones presents “These Grand Places”

Where: Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St., Suite 102
When: 6-9 p.m.
Who: Artists on the Edge w/ music from Lazlos and The Bon Vivants

Where: Duo Shoes, 1309 O St.
When: 6-9 p.m.
Who: An Cogley

Where: Anti-oppression Art Studio, 1410 O street Lincoln NE
When: 6 p.m.
Who: Olowan Martinez – Lakota activist
T.R. McKenzie – Deep Green Resistance and Latino Activist
Queen Sacheen- Coastal Salish Activist
Savage Family – Indigenous Hip Hop
Special Guest Speakers/Musicians

Where: Gallery 9, 124 S. 9th St.
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Who: Larry Griffing

Where: Tugboat Gallery, 116 N. 14th Street, Parrish Building, 2nd floor
When: 7-10 p.m.
Who: Kimberly Thomas, Matel Rokke, Chadric Devin, and Allen Morris present “Growing Home”

Where: Burkholder Project, 719 P St.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Who: Katrina Methot Swanson, Joni Kaylor Allwardt, Leroy von Glan, Harold Tompkin Jr., Ed Millican and Matt Shadoin
Description: Main Gallery: ‘Shadows and Reflections’ – Paintings by Katrina Methot Swanson; and Mixed Media Work by Joni Kaylor Allwardt
Outback Gallery: ‘You’re Pourin’ Em Emporium’ – Pottery by Leroy von Glan; and ‘New Glass’ by Harold Tompkin, Jr.
Skylight Gallery: ‘Mostly Nebraska . . . ‘ - Landscapes by Ed Millican
Special Gallery: ‘TYPEfaces’ by Matt Shadoin

Where: Crescent Moon Coffee, 140 N. 8th St. (lower level)
When: 7 p.m.
Who: Artists on the Edge w/ music from C.A. Waller

Where: Screen Ink, 416 S. 11th St.
When: 7-10 p.m.
Who: John Hollingsworth

Where: The Q, 226 S. 9th St.
When: 7 p.m.
Who: Jessica Mullins, Margot Erlandson, Courtney Morrow, Lacey Losh and Tolemy Kneally

Where: SP CE at 14th and O streets in the Parrish Project
When: 9 p.m.
Who: Art by Jake Gillespie and an open mic of love poetry

Where: Metro Gallery, 1316 N Street
When: 4-6 p.m.
Who: Dozens of new pieces, featuring Valentine ideas

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