Deskins Les Femmes Folles

During this Holiday season artful gifts are always welcome. Original art work such as ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, limited edition photography, and more can be found at local Omaha galleries. Anderson O’Brien Fine Arts Gallery, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Dundee Gallery, and Modern Arts Midtown are but a few to check out. A unique option might be an artist’s book. Omaha artist and arts activist Sally...

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Bemis Underground

In a reorganization move at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with several staff members let go, the buzz around town is the apparent closing of Underground and the departure of the venue’s third official manager and curator, Joel Damon. According to Todd Simon, Bemis board of directors vice president, "In an effort to optimize the exhibition program at Bemis, we made the decision to bring the activities at...

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Petshop…Maud…Sweatshop

Omaha’s creative energy in the visual arts, truly the gift which keeps giving, continues to thrive in a variety of relatively new venues outside of the mainstream. The Petshop gallery and workspace at 2725 N. 62nd St. will be featuring the work of Jake Gillespie and Christina Renfer Vogel, opening Dec. 7, 7 -10 p.m, during Benson First Friday. This is the seventh exhibition for Petshop, co-founded by Jamie...

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Kaneko…Clay Works…Hot Shops

Jun Kaneko and Opera Omaha join forces for a talk and behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Kaneko’s latest operatic design opus, The Magic Flute. Jun Kaneko, in a personal account, will address what he describes as a most difficult challenge, “to find a way to shrink the distance between the music and the visual elements and to conceive visuals that fuse the music and design as one experience.” Kaneko’s talk...

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Printmakers…Bemis Carver Bank…Bay

The Hot Shops Art Center is featuring “Pulled From the Matrix”, prints and the matrix from which they’re made, through November 23. Printmaker Amy Haney originated the idea. Lori Elliot-Bartle, Julie Sopscak, and Judy Haney assisted in the process of curating, promotion, and installation. The 23 printmakers featured at the Hot Shops Gallery used a variety of matrices including traditional wood block, doilies...

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Bemis Feast…AOB…Alvarez…Caesium

*The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is having a FEA$T (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics), November 17 at 6:30 pm. The event is designed to generate support for ambitious concepts initiated by area artists. It's a community-driven dinner with all the proceeds funding a single project that might not happen otherwise -- crowdfunding the arts right here in Omaha. FEA$T is based on multiple...

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