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Public Art Project for New Aquatic Center – “Celebrate Summer” Tile Mural by Nebraska City K-12 Students

The new Nebraska City Aquatic Center scheduled to open this summer will feature a colorful tile mural made of hundreds of ceramic tiles painted by local K-12 students. A project headed by the Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee, the “Celebrate Summer” tile mural will be installed in main entrance of the new facility.

The mural involves four separate 4×6-foot metal frames filled with more than 700 individually painted tiles. Kids will be invited to paint their favorite summer activity on a 4.25×4.25 inch tile. The completed tiles will be assembled and grouted into a large-scale mural, with the colors graduating from red to orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

The Fine Arts Committee will assist art instructor, Tina Dia, in guiding students through the tile painting process.

It is the goal of the Fine Arts Committee to give all local students an opportunity to paint a tile for the mural. In April, several groups of students will paint the first collection of tiles, which will fill the initial section of the mural in time for the Aquatic Center’s opening. Tiles for the remaining three sections of the mural will be completed during the next 12 months.

Summer Art Camps – Summer of 2016

The Nebraska City Fine Arts Committee announces its summer art camp schedule for June 2016. The committee is offering two painting classes and two printmaking classes for area students entering grades 1-12.

The week-long camps will take place in the classroom at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City.  

The deadline to register is June 8. Registration forms are available at Nebraska City Hall, 1409 Central Ave. Each class is $20. Payment can be made on the first day of class.

Painting with Honey Lynn Self
June 13-17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, for students entering grade 4-6, $20
June 13-17, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., for students entering grade 7-12, $20.

Printmaking with Tina Dia
June 20-24, 10:30 a.m – 12 noon, for students entering grades 1-3, $20.
June 20-24, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., for students entering grade 4-6, $20. 

Classes fill fast so register early.  Only 20 students will be admitted to each camp.
Email hello@nebraskacityfinearts.com for more information or to register your child for the classes.

Missoula Children’s Theatre – August 1-6, 2016

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of PINOCCHIO beginning at 9:30 AM at the Nebraska City High School Auditorium on Monday, August 1, 2016.

Those auditioning should arrive early (9:15, but not before) and plan to stay for two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. It is a good idea to pack a lunch in case you need to stay for afternoon rehearsal on Monday. No advance preparation is necessary for auditions. LEARN MORE…