5-Town Friends see the magic in Lincoln

The contributions of Lincoln’s Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks to the arts abroad are undeniable — Fredericks through her visual artwork in galleries from New Haven to Nagoya, Japan, and both together with magic shows in more than 40 countries through their nonprofit, Magicians Without Borders.

‘Feral Stitching’: New exhibit at Jackson Gallery

The Jackson Gallery presents “Feral Stitching: Four Artists Collaborating,” a collection of fiber art explorations created by Sarah Ashe, Janet Fredericks, Kari Hansen and Lily Hinrichsen. 

Lincoln duo launches self-guided magic course online

Have you ever watched the audience at a magic show? Everyone’s eyes are glued to the performers, their eyebrows are slightly furrowed, mouths agape and their bodies motionless as they try desperately to spot the “trick.” Then — poof! How did she do that? … (read more)

An Orwell writer enlists local artists in her exploration of alcoholism, recovery

ORWELL — Emily Casey didn’t always like essays. “I had always thought of essays as boring, nature stories… that just didn’t appeal to me,” she said in a conversation last week. “But when I was in college other people were really pushing the boundaries of … (read more)

Lincoln magicians bring joy to refugees at the border

LINCOLN — Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks performed magic at the U.S.–Mexico border last December. Not the kind of magic that allows tired, hungry and fearful refugees to simply waltz across the border to new lives in America. The Lincoln couple, working … (read more)