Pecha Kucha, Line by Line By Line, Luigi

* Bemis Curator Hesse McGraw will play guest host at Pecha Kucha Night Omaha #10, Thursday, Jan. 20 at Slowdown at 8 p.m. Presenters include Sean Ward, Callyann Casteel, Holly McAdams, Bryan Day, Jody Boyer, Colin C. Smith, Andy Colley, Jeff Day and Stuart Chittenden. The free event lets artistic types present 20 images of their work, each for 20 seconds, and talk during the presentation. * Rob Gilmer and Susan...

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Bemis Updates

* Bemis Underground Manager Brigitte McQueen resigned from her position last week. In an email, she says she decided to leave the program in order to begin work toward the creation of a new arts nonprofit for Omaha, one “which will be dedicated to supporting local artists through studio space, facilities and exhibition opportunities.” She says the yet un-named organization will “utilize the arts to enact...

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KANEKO Block Party recap

* Last weekend’s KANEKO block party drew a large crowd to check out (and bid on) 50 or so works by local artists. Much of the work took the creative assignment literally, and many pieces were piles of various sized square blocks that somehow fit together. Rob Gilmer’s block pile focused on health care, while a series of blocks created by an anonymous artist were covered with maps. Some artists created wall...

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KANEKO Block Party, Building Bemis, Holidays Under Glass

* A block party is usually associated with a grill, some burgers and the hot summer sun, but downtown Omaha’s KANEKO reinvented the concept with the KANEKO Block Party — parts auction, concert and holiday celebration — slated for Friday, Dec. 10. More than 50 artists were asked to create work inspired by the alphabet, alphabet blocks or Fletcher Benton’s Alphabet Sculpture, currently on display at...

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Artsy Holidays

* Happy Thanksgiving! Because it’s officially the holiday season, this week’s column is devoted to all things holiday, beginning with the Durham Museum’s annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony runs 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. Vocalist and local KIOS radio personality Michael Lyon will perform, and visitors can decorate cookies, create holiday gifts and share their list with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Durham’s...

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Openings at Bemis Underground, Artists Coop and Bancroft St. Market

* Opening this Friday at the Bemis Underground is the brainchild of Omaha artist Tim Guthrie and performance artist Doug Hayko. Extraordinary Rendition includes the work of a dozen other artists (including me; I did some writing for the show) Look for work from Guthrie, Hayko, Jamie Burmeister, Peter Cales, Justin Kemerling, Landi Olsen, Nolan Tredway, Carol Zuegner and the omahaliveartdivision. The exhibition will...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery…

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night....

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Viva Los Dias de los Muertos!

As Halloween hovers on the horizon, and people gear up to put on gruesome, bizarre, or funny costumes and children seek...

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From Cookies to Canker Sores:

“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan...

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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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