Bemis Auction Results Are In ...

* The 12th Annual Bemis Art Auction set a high goal last Saturday night: Raise a half-million dollars in support of art in Omaha. And though the multi-day event didn’t quite reach it’s goal, it still beat the record of past auction sales, raising more than $460,000. The sales break down like this: $40,200 worth of art sold in “buy it now” pre-auction sales and $29,400 worth of work sold in the Thursday night...

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New BLK, Aeolian Ride

The guys behind New BLK are men of their word. In a story I wrote before their first show, the organization’s founding members talked about the importance of starting a monthly Omaha First Friday. It’s something any local art-goer will tell you the community wants. Lo and behold, a few weeks later Facebook users found themselves invited to a new Omaha First Friday Facebook page and could search out a website,...

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Orlan

I’ve been waiting the better part of the summer for French performance artist ORLAN to arrive in Lincoln for a week-long stint at the Sheldon. (Full disclosure: I work at Sheldon.) ORLAN’s finally arrived and Friday, Nov. 5, at 5:30 p.m., as part of the Sheldon’s monthly First Friday celebration, she’ll lead a “round chair discussion” in her installation at the museum. Her piece ORLAN: The Harlequin Coat...

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Bellows Opens, High Schoolers Exhibiting at Joslyn

Kent Bellows Studio officially opened its doors at the late artist’s studio on 33rd and Leavenworth. The studio was reborn as a community arts center with space for classrooms, artist studios, galleries and archives celebrating and documenting Bellows’ work and his contribution to the Omaha arts community. A new parking lot is available on the west side of the VFW building across the street from the center. The...

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Gardens Turn 10, 10¢ Entry on 10/10

Lauritzen Gardens will celebrate its tenth anniversary with 10-cent admission Oct. 10. The discount is a large one; adult admission to the garden is normally $7. Visitors will be able to see a new kinetic sculpture featuring large steel maple leaves inspired by the garden, which will be installed in the Garden in the Glen. The garden is located at 100 Bancroft St. Visit lauritzengardens.org. Springfield Artworks...

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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p>‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on...

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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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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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