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<p>Keith Jacobshagen in his Lincoln, Nebraska studio, 1985.</p>

Jacobshagen’s Gold

After 40 years of painting prairie landscapes in which nuanced skies get top billing, one might wonder if Keith Jacobshagen has tired of his subject.

One might as well ask whether the tall grass of the prairie has grown bored with the song of the meadowlark.

“I’ll paint until I can’t paint anymore,” Jacobshagen said in a recent interview.

His work is to be found these days in collections worldwide, the product of...


Final Project, Space for More

The face of Lincoln’s gallery scene is changing in two big ways this spring. Craig Roper’s Project Room Gallery is closing its doors in May after a three-year run; it was one of the founding galleries in the now wildly successful Parish Studio. And two new gallery spaces — both operated by University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty — are likely to take Roper’s place in continuing to bring challenging,...


Sounds Plus Style Equals Art

Four women artists are showing work focused on two trends — fashion and music — as part of two separate shows opening Friday in Lincoln. For Lincoln artist Meghan Stratman, art and music are intertwined. So much so that each piece in her Gallery 9 show of new work “Louder than Sirens” is based on a song title. Stratman’s sweet, intricate work features delicate cutout female figures experiencing any...


Metal of Honor

Whether you tweet, text, surf or just hunker down in front of your smart phone, tablet or widescreen, no one has to tell you we’re in the grip of awards season. Yet while the Oscars, Grammys, Addys, Emmys and Tonys do relative justice to popular art and entertainment, there are very few honors bestowed upon the fine and classical arts. During his State of the Union address last week, President Obama lamented...


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