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Kooser Impact

Kooser Impact Featured in Creighton's Lied Art Gallery

The Creighton Lied Art Gallery, in the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA) on the Creighton campus presents an exhibit by Impact, a group of Nebraska artists, inspired by the poetry of former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser and features paintings, metalwork, pottery, glassware and collages.

The exhibit, called the Kooser Impact, will hold a reception for the artists from 6 to 9pm on Saturday August 25, 2007 in the Lied Education Center for the Arts.
The exhibit closes Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Kooser, a professor of English at UNL, was U.S. poet laureate from 2004 to 2006 and won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2005.

Impact is a juried collective of full-time artists residing in the state of Nebraska who exhibit their works around the country. Lincoln artist Nicolette Maguire Bonnstetter is the current Impact President and other members include Roberta Barnes (Halsey), Wava Best (North Platte), Susan Brasch (Lincoln), Jo Brown, Deb Gengler Copple (Hubbard), Ben Darling (Sidney), Don Dernovich (Culbertson), Carlos Frey (Wayne), Clarisse Hastie (Lincoln), Howard Kaye (Lincoln), Mary Jane Lamberson (Dannebrog), Chad Lindemann (North Platte), Sammy Lynn (Glenvil), Gib Neal (Hastings), Julia Noyes (Lincoln), Natalie Parker (Lincoln), Missi Paul (Lincoln), Jeanine Pesek (Gibbon), Larry Roots (Lincoln), Joseph M. Ruffo (Lincoln), Amy Sadle (Syracuse), Donna Schimonitz (Lincoln), Carol A. Sexton (Scottsbluff), Patsy Smith (Brady) and Leroy VonGlan (Norfolk).

For more information on Impact, please visit their website at

This exhibit is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and another anonymous source.

Information for this and other events can be found at the Departmentís web site at

The Creighton Lied Art Gallery is located on the Main Floor of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass Streets; it is open from 1 to 4pm daily, including weekends. There is no admission charge to the Lied Art Gallery. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5pm, on the top level of the new 24th Street Parking Structure.

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