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<p>Architect's rendering of the front of Gallery 1516 on Leavenworth, a work in progress scheduled to open midsummer this year.</p>

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As said earlier in my preview of what’s to come in 2015, regarding the visual arts in the Metro, the most anticipated event continues to be the midsummer opening of the newly renovated 1516 Gallery on Leavenworth which just happens to be the venue’s street address.

Although 1516 will not likely be a full service gallery in the manner of Modern Arts Midtown, Gallery 72 or Anderson O’Brien, it will add some much...


In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable American artist Mark di Suvero to create a sculpture for Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park to add to Council Bluffs' impressive collection of such.

Di Suvero’s international reputation is based upon his massive steel sculptures that challenge viewer expectations in a style of abstract...


Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of hibernation with a very busy and diverse group of exhibits worth a look-see and some face time, even if you missed the openings.

 Reader’s dedicated group of fine and visual arts writers, Laura Vranes, Eddith Buis, Joel Damon and myself (Mary Day is currently in “hibernation” preparing for a summer...


Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists celebrating the last two years of Les Femmes Folles. Founded by artist and arts writer Sally Deskins, Les Femmes Folles supports women in art.  It all started with a group exhibition two years ago and blossomed into an online journal, two published anthologies, and five visual exhibitions. It...


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