The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, January 17, 1997, Page 9, Image 9

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    Folk singer leaves Lincoln,
moves on to new audiences
By Ann Stack
Senior Reporter
It’s the end of an era for the Lincoln music
scaie. One of its staples for the past 13 years,
Jumpin’ Kate, is packing up her six-string and
heading south.
Jumpin’ Kate, also known as Katie Boner,
emerged as a singer/songwriter in Lincoln in
1984.
She began writing songs at 19, while a stu
dent at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She
graduated with a degree in education and has
been teaching for 10 years. Along with saying
goodbye to a folk-rock band, she’ll be leaving a
position as a drama and speech teacher at Leffler
Middle School.
Having been such a central force in Lincoln
music, Boner’s seen a lot of bands come and
go. She’s seen the rise and fall of several musi
cal fads—punk, pop, glam rock, heavy metal,
grunge — yet she’s remained true to her folk
based (heavy on the) roots.
“I don’t know if I’m contemporary or not. I
just keep writing; I hear music in my head all
- the time,•’’ishesaid.n’m sure I’m on a mission.”
Although her mission in Lincoln is ending,
she’s already found a niche in Columbus, Ga.
“Lincoln is a good hometown, but it’s time
for me to move on,” she said. “Although I’m
sad to go, I’m excited about the future.
“My heart is in Georgia,” she continued. “I
lived there for a month last summer and met
some guys in the music business. They’re wait
ing for me to cane so we can start playing.”
She’s also got two job offers to teach school.
“I’m going to keep my day job,” she laughed.
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Lincoln is a good
hometown, but it’s time
for me to move on.
Although I’m sad to go,
I’m excited about the
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Jumpin’Kate
singer/songwriter
Jumpin’ Kate has six albums to her credit,
each backed by different musicians, including
the Rollover Sisters and Canvasback. The most
notable is “Loaded Gun,” recorded with three
fourths of the now-defunct band the Yard Apes.
At her last show at Duffy’s Tavern, 1412 O
St., Wednesday night, she dedicated^ pevtsong,
called “Too Much To Ask,” to th#\wd Affes.
She cites playing with them one of her reward
ing experiences as Jumpin’Kate. 1:
Despite the whipping winds, blowing snow
and sub-zero temperatures, many devoted fans
turned out for her final hurrah at Duffy’s.
One fan, UNL freshman news-editorial ma
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Wearable art’ exhibit, collages
on display at Sheldon Gallery
By John Fulwider
Senior Editor
A bunch of exhibitions opened at Sheldon
Memorial Art Gallery just before holiday break.
Each makes a sorely-needed cheap date attain
able during textbook-buying week.
• Wearable Art: Contemporary Artists'
Jewelry is an exhibition of more than 50 pieces
of jewelry drawn from local private collections
and Sheldon’s own permanent collection.
Well-known American artists like William
Wiley and Fletcher Benton, not normally known
as jewelers, have pieces on display. Also fea
tured are local artists Judith Andre, Ray and Ila
Kune, Sydney Lynch and Tom Wright.
“Wearable Art” ends Feb. 9.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Seattle
contemporary jewelry designer Kiff Slemmons
will give a slide presentation Jan. 31. Entitled
“Jewelers and Insects: A 4,000-Year Relation
ship,” the presentation is at 5:30 pm. at Sheldon.
Slemmons will give an informal gallery talk the
following morning at 10 that focuses on the
theme of the human hand in her recent work.
Both events are free and open to the public.
• C#: Collage aad Sculpture by Irwin
Kremen consists of 11 sculptures and more than
70 collages from an artist, also a professor of
clinical psychology, who did not start making
art until he was 41 years old.
Kremen’s small-scale collages are made of
what he calls “experienced papers” — scraps
of weathered poster paper he collects in his trav
els.
Kremen also makes sculptures from dis
carded steel. They relate structurally to his col
lages, but add another dimension to his work by
being larger and more physically imposing. The
works are meant to be examined carefully —
thus the title, “C#” or ‘<see sharp.”
“C#” ends Feb. 6.
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• European Master Sculptors from the
Permanent Collection is just that, with sculp
tures by Auguste Rodin (widely known for his
“Burghers of Calais”), Medardo Rosso,
Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Barbara
Hepworth, Henry Moore, Marino Marini,
Eduardo Chillida and others.
- The exhibit offers viewers a chance to com
pare Sheldon’s more contemporary American
works with older European pieces. It ends Feb.
9.
• Proud Possessions: Paintings and Prints,
1993-96 exhibits 50 paintings and works on
paper that highlight the gallery’s more than 300
acquisitions in the last four years.
The collection includes paintings by pop art
ist Andy Warhol (his large “Mickey Mouse” is
a perennial student favorite) and paper works
by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen,
designers of the recently-erected “Tom Note
book” sculpture.
“Proud Possessions” ends Feb. 9.
Photo courtesy of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
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Football fan’s uncle donates New York art
From Staff Reports
Nebraska football and fine arts do mix, as
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery director George
Neubert found out recently.
Without expecting it, Sheldon received a
valuable collection of 120 graphic prints of
works by more than 30 New York artists.
Neubert didn’t know the donor, so he sent a
letter of profuse thanks and a question: “Why
us?”
The reply from New York collector Michael
Sherman came Monday and gave two reasons:
First, he wanted students and scholars in the
Midwest to see works by artists known mostly
on the East Coast.
“Secondly,” Sherman wrote, “is my teen-age
nephew. He loves Nebraska’s great football pro
gram, has followed the team’s success over the
past few years and on his strong urging, influ
enced our decision.
“It really is as simple as that.”