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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 20, 1984)
Thursday, September 20, 1934
Naymarket exhibit shows Nebraska 7s grass
By Roger Qsdrinu
Daily Nebrenkaa Et&fT Writer
The "Grass Roots" art exhibi
tion will be on display for three
more days at the Hayinaxkct Art
The exhibit features native
grasses in a variety of concepts.
Eleven area artists were given the
theme "Grass Roots" and were
asked to interpret it in their own
The exhibit includes various
art forms including photography,
prints, paintings and dry grass
compositions. The dry grass
compositions present many types
of grasses found near the city
creative decorating is only as far
away as the nearest uncut grass.
Some of the grasses exhibited
include Nebraska's official state
grass, the two-to-three-foot tall
little blue stem grass probably
the waving red grass mentioned
in Willa Cather's books. The Hun
garian brome grass, found along
the sida of highways and widely
planted as pasture grass, also is on
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exhibit. Red clover,. prairie sage,
Canadian wild rye, iron weed,
gold weed, switch grass and the
big blue stem grass also are on
The beauty of the natural grass
es is second only to the fine col
lection of art complementing the
prairie grass theme. The gallery,
at 1 19 S. 9th St is open Tuesday
through Saturday, 10:20 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4.
In conjunction with this exhibit
are copies of three speeches about
the settlement of the plains. The
first speech, "From Plow to Poe
try, b by UNL English professor
Roger Welsch, also named "Cap
tain Nebraska." The talk stresses
the importance of the aesthetic
sense in pioneer life. This sense
wa3 espressed in handicrafts,
quilting and folk music. At least
in part responsible for thi3 artis
try was the fact that pioneers
had to be their own artists out on
The second speech is by John
Carter, curator of photographs
for the Nebraska State Historical
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Ccrthraed from Fsa 8
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Society. The talk, "Photographing
the American Dream," explains
the work of Solomon Butcher, a
sodhouse photographer. Butcher
set out in the 1800's to create a
deliberate photographic history
of the homcstcading and devel
opment of then populous Cus
ter County. His 4,000 glass plate
photographs, spanning 1SS5 to
1012, serve as a record of the
prairie settlement and architec
tural development of Custer
Butcher published his work in
1901 3 "The Pioneer History of
Custer County." The collection is
available for research purposes
at the Nebraska State Historical
The third speech is by Bill Kloef
korn, the Nebraska State poet.
His topic is Tocms From and
Beyond the Prairie." He will speak
at the Haymarket Art Gallery
tonight at 7.
Funding for the exhibit and
lecture series was provided in
part by the Nebraska Committee
for the Humanities.
from the Midwest might be a
drawback, but now he thinks it
could be an advantage.
"I guess we always tell ourselves
that we might be good for here,
but this isn't New York or LA."
Wallace said. "So we're used to
working hard, taking knocks. The
Midwestern work ethic allows U3
to survive on the coast And music,
like everything else, belongs to
Wallace said that even if he
doesnt make it professionally, he
wont consider himself a failure.
He said music will always be a
part of his life. He just doesnt
want to look back 20 years from
now and wonder "What if . . ."
"IVe always been sort of lucky,
His future is hazy, but not unde
fended. Wallace said hell proba
bly graduate in August 1985 after
5 years of school. His term as
ASUN president forced him to cut
down on hours and lengthen his
academic career at UNL.
"I have no regrets though," he
said. 1 learned a lot oi tnings in
and I think I'd rather be lucky
than good," he said, with a slow
"For every musician that makes
it, there are a hundred laying in
the gutter that were probably
People are stopping in the
Garden now, kushin and listcnin
to the sax man blow. Even the
that office last year that you cant couple lovin in the corner stop
replace I learned a lot about their kisstn and carryin on.
people, about myself." Sdx man is bluesy now, that
He has other projects lined up horn just grabs at your heart
for this year: the Neoclassic Jazz and squeezes . . . it's Rainbow,
Orchestra is cutting an album, hell somewhere over the rainbow
do a video with the Gulizia Broth- where your hope ain t gone and
ers, he may lay down tracks for people dent have to try so hard
the Model Citizens' upcoming al- and the living is easier than here
bum, hell freelance with touring ...
artists and local groups, sit in ..sax man he hurts, that last note
during his spare time . . . hurts as it quivers in the air Wee
Next fall hell probably move c small child cryin and I savor
out to Los Angeles, look up some that note like a prisoner at his
musicians he knows out there last supper.
including some from Jarreau's .Last gasp, a little cry trapped
band. in his UtroaL And thm . . .
He said he used to think being . . . . Just the crickets
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