Scottsbluff native returns from LA with artists for workshop; two opening receptions this week

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. Scottsbluff native Erica Larsen-Dockray is returning back to the area and bringing the Calibraska Arts Initiative to the West Nebraska Arts Center this week.

Calibraska Arts Initiative brings artists and animators from Los Angeles to teach camps about the basics of animation, acting dialogue with character design and tons more. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

Calibraska Arts Initiative brings artists and animators from Los Angeles to teach camps about the basics of animation, acting dialogue with character design, sketchbook, finding your style, comics, film camps, technique and history.

They will also provide interaction with these artists one on one and a virtual questioning and answering.

“It gives me an opportunity to bring kids to the arts center who may have not known about it or just starting to evolve,” explained Erica Larsen-Dockray, Founder, Director and Teaching Artist for Calibraska. “It’s a way for me to give back to my community.”

They provide these camps through Lincoln, North Platte and now in Scottsbluff.

“We need to know that there is other things out there,” said Stephanie Coley, Program Manager. “Expanding is always a good thing and working with some of the top of the list people in their fields I think is really good for our community as well. It’s just exciting learning new things.”

The animation class can fit up to 15 people while the special topics class can fit between 15 to 20 people.

You can sign up for these classes on www.wnac.com or www.calibraska.org.

The arts center will also provide two opening receptions this upcoming Thursday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.

The first reception is a President’s Show, chosen my Marv Richard.

It is based around Picasso and other artists with provide different takes.

The second reception is Arts in the Sky which is in honor of the Old West Balloon Fest.