Ageless works of art

Think of it as a different kind of interactive art.

The Landing at Williamsburg Village is showcasing the work of elementary school students, which has been interwoven with residents’ written responses to students’ questions to create a conversation.

“I love the fact that this is a cross-generational activity with the residents,” said Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council Executive Director, to the Lincoln Journal Star. “It’s a special way to resurrect meaningful memories, and the students’ print-making I’ve seen is phenomenal. The kids have made quite a statement about their work.”

This is the first intergenerational art project for the Lincoln, Nebraska, retirement community. The gallery’s donation last year funded the artwork and “creative writing” projects from students at Prescott Elementary School. The exhibition is open through April 30.

The Landing presented a $1,000 donation to the Lincoln Arts Council to help fund another project. The council awarded the money to Arnold Elementary School for materials for students’ future art projects.

The Landing’s lobby was converted in 2008 into the Immanuel Fine Art Gallery for residents and visitors to enjoy rotating exhibits from local, regional and national artists. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on weekends.


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