Bluffs Art Council, “The Glory of Ukraine”  at The Joslyn

* The Bluffs Arts Council’s 2011 membership drive began this month, seeking new members among local businesses and residents. The BAC’s programming includes artists in schools, art exhibits, concerts and movies in Bayliss Park, art camp for children, lecture series, an annual photo contest and more. Last year, the drive funded a number of projects, including scholarships for underprivileged kids to attend art camps, an expanded concert series and a lecture about Grant Wood’s experiences in the Bluffs. Almost all of the BAC’s programming is free. Contact the BAC at 712.328.4992 or go to bluffsarts.org. * The Joslyn’s latest show, The Glory of Ukraine, opens Feb. 12, and the museum is getting ready to unveil a wealth of programming surrounding the show. It includes two collections that tell the story of the Eastern European nation. The show includes objects from famous churches, cathedrals, bell towers and underground caverns of the nearly 1,000-year-old Monastery of the Caves. Programming includes the members-only opening Friday, Feb. 11, from 5:30-8 p.m. Programming continues through the run of the show and includes public lectures, a family fun day, a series of jewelry making workshops, painting classes, an Easter egg making class and an icon workshop. Visit joslynartmuseum.org. * The Durham Museum’s latest exhibition explores the life of the country’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition is curated by the Library of Congress and charts Lincoln’s growth from prairie lawyer to president and details the issues he faced: slavery and race, the dissolution of the Union and the Civil War included. It marks the Library’s largest gathering of Lincoln collections and includes letters, photographs, political cartoons, period engravings, speeches and other artifacts that include Lincoln’s notes and personal scrapbook. Visit durhammuseum.org. Mixed Media is a column about art. Get local art updates at weekfiftytwo.com. Send ideas to mixedmedia@thereader.com.

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on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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