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Erin Hoover's "Barnburner" Receives Florida Book Award
KHN Center for the Arts | June 4, 2019
KHN Alum (2019) Erin Hoover was awarded a Florida Book Award, Bronze in Poetry, in the Spring 2019. Hoover's debut poetry collection, Barnburner has already received multiple other awards including...
Upcoming Productions of Min Kahng's WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON
KHN Center for the Arts | June 4, 2019
KHN Alum (2019) Min Kahng announces two upcoming productions of WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON: A MUSICAL ADAPTATION, in a newly revised version of the musical which premiered five years ago. This...
Jave Yoshimoto's "Tempestuous Microcosm" Showing in Omaha
KHN Center for the Arts | June 4, 2019
KHN Alum (2012) Jave Yoshimoto 's show, "Tempestuous Microcosm," will be showing in Omaha at The Union for Contemporary Art through June 29th. "A strong selection of that work is on view with...
Jayoung Yoon's Work in Fiberart International's Upcoming 2019 Group Exhibition
KHN Center for the Arts | June 4, 2019
KHN Alum (2018) Jayoung Yoon 's work will be featured in the upcoming Fiberart International 2019. Fiberart International 2019 Exhibition Dates: May 31 - August 24, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, May...
Current KHN Resident Jaim Hackbart Awarded Amplify Grant
KHN Center for the Arts | May 10, 2019
Amplify Arts in Omaha, NE, formerly Omaha Creative Institute recently awarded Micro Grants totalling $2,450 to 7 local artists including current KHN Resident Artist Jaim Hackbart . Congratulations...
So, What's Happening in the Orchard?- May 2019
Kimmel Orchard | May 5, 2019
Here we are in May and we have flowers on the trees. What a beautiful sight to see the white and pink blossoms covering the trees throughout the orchard. This is almost perfect timing for the blossoms...
What’s Happening in the Orchard? – April 2019
Kimmel Orchard | April 12, 2019
April is here and it finally looks like spring might be here to stay. I am sure there will be a few weather glitches along the way, but we will take them over the 12 plus inches of snow we still had...
Gina Keplinger hosts first Writers' Block Poetry Slam at Lincoln Correctional Center
KHN Center for the Arts | April 1, 2019
KHN Alum (2018) Gina Keplinger , recently hosted a poetry slam inside the Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC, Nebraska) as part of the Writers' Block program. The Writers' Block program was started by...
Steven Wingate's "Of Fathers and Fire" published by University of Nebraska Press
KHN Center for the Arts | April 1, 2019
KHN Alum (2009) Steven Wingate has announced that his novel, "Of Fathers and Fire" has been published as the latest volume of the University of Nebraska Press' Flyover Fiction series. Wingate's KHN...
Tom Macher's "Halfway" published by Scribner
KHN Center for the Arts | March 29, 2019
KHN Alum (2013) Tom Macher has announced that his memoir, "Halfway," has been published and is now available from Scribner—a division of Simon and Schuster. Early drafts of Macher's newly published...
Oliver Houser wins inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award
KHN Center for the Arts | March 29, 2019
KHN Alum (2019) Oliver Houser has been awarded the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award from the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) in March 2019. He is the first-ever recipient of the new award, which...
Mariam Bazeed's Play Receives Fresh Fruit Award
KHN Center for the Arts | March 29, 2019
KHN Alum (2018) Mariam Bazeed 's play, "Peace Camp Org" was selected to receive the Fresh Fruit Spirit Award for its participation in the 2018 Fresh Fruit festival. The award is "given to the artist...
Gabe Montesanti Receives Emerging Writers Award
KHN Center for the Arts | March 29, 2019
KHN Alum (2018) Gabe Montesanti received Boulevard Magazine's 2018 Emerging Writers Award in Nonfiction for her essay, "The Worldwide Roller Derby Convention," which will be published in April of 2019...
What’s Happening In The Orchard? – March 2019
Kimmel Orchard | March 26, 2019
It is officially Spring of 2019. It seems like it has been very slow coming but, this may be the closest to normal that we have seen in a few years. Two years ago, the whole orchard was in bloom at...
Theo Popov's TOWN HALL Opera Performed in One Act
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
KHN Alumnus (2018), Composer Theo Popov announces March events and performances for his new Opera in One Act, TOWN HALL. Dramatic Vocal Arts Opera at Willamette University: March 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm...
Jac Lahav’s Portrait Series "The Great Americans" at Florence Griswold Museum
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
KHN Alum (2006) Jac Lahav 's "The Great Americans," a solo show including 32 large scale paintings and 10 new works, is open at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT. The show's work takes up...
Manifest Gallery's International Painting Annual 8 Cover Art by Amanda Smith
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
KHN Alumni (2014) and former KHN Director Amanda Smith is the cover artist for Manifest Gallery's INPA 8 / SPRING 2019, which is due to be released this month. Preorders are available for a hardcover...
My Caesarean, Edited by Amanda Fields, Now Available
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After , edited by KHN Alumni (2018) Amanda Fields and Rachel Moritz, has been released. "A deeply personal essay collection that...
KHN Board Member Grace Bauer's Work in Tin House
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
Board Member and UNL Professor Grace Bauer has two poems, “Ms. Schadenfreude: The Early Years” and “Ms. Schadenfreude’s Anti-Valedictory,” in Tin House magazine's Winter 2018 Issue. Grace Bauer was...
Nebraska Arts Council 2019 Individual Artist Fellowships Announced
KHN Center for the Arts | March 1, 2019
We are very excited to announce that 6 out of the 9 NAC (Nebraska Arts Council) awardees for Individual Artist Fellowship are KHN Alumni! Michael Villarreal (2017) Aaron Holz (2012) (Alumni and KHN...