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The art of storytelling takes as many forms as there are storytellers. From the classic modes of storytelling — the written, drawn, and spoken word — to the captivating movement of film and the art and design of visualizing information in this new world of nearly unlimited data.
As a distinctive human trait, storytelling permeates all aspects of our daily lives. Found in cultures throughout history, storytelling is how we share and create meaning with one another. KANEKO celebrated the evolutionary, emotional, and creative benefits of this sacred and honored tradition.
Literature, illustration, cartooning, comics, theatre, dance, folklore, archiving, oral histories, photography, and film are among the forms of storytelling highlighted in this exhibition and its ancillary programs.
Storytelling artists & educators:
Joe Nicholson – illustrator
Jen Lambert – author & publisher
Joel Geyer – filmmaker
Mauro Fiore – cinematographer
Mike Edholm – cartoonist
Peter Abrahams – author
Sarah McKinstry Brown – author
Stephen King – author
Steve Tamayo – visual artist & educator
Tammie Kennedy – educator & editor
tbd. Dance Collective – contemporary dance troupe
Therman Statom – visual artist & educator
Todd Duncan – comic book collector
Rita Paskowitz – storyteller & educator
Becky Boesen – playwright & educator
Storytelling partners: Bookworm Bookstore, Carpetland, Durham Museum, El Museo Latino, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Nebraska Humane Society, Millard Public Schools, Mutual of Omaha, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Folklife Network, Nebraska Writers Collective, Omaha Under the Radar, Robert B. Daugherty Foundation, Sparkwheel Press, The Sherwood Foundation, Union Bank and Trust, UNO English Department, UNO Library System, & University of Nebraska Press
The Storytelling Exhibition features the following programs: