Union for Contemporary Arts Inaugural Fellows…

The Union for Contemporary Art held its first community clean-up event at their new building on Burdette Street boasting nearly 100 volunteers and obtaining upwards of $3,000 in donations and gifted materials for the clean-up effort. They are surely ready for their inaugural group of eight Fellows who started their 6-month programs in February where they will not only work on their own art, but create projects...

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<p>  Art by Bart Vargas.</p> Vargas at Barley’s…Fred Simon opens Susan Hart…NET airs show on KANEKO…

On a four-year Omaha hiatus, recent University of Minnesota MFA graduate Bart Vargas is back residing and creating in Council Bluffs. After a whirlwind international tour of exhibitions, he just got a gig instructing art at Metropolitan Community College, will be an official mentor for The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts and is now exhibiting nine of his recent works that have never been shown...

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<p>  From Bemis news…Omaha artists exhibiting in New Hampshire, and Chicago…

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with artists Therman Statom and Debbie Masuoka, are spearheading Building Bridges, a community-driven public art project with grant support from the Iowa West Foundation. The Kanesville-Tinley neighborhood is the future site of the large-scale work. In January, the artists led brainstorming sessions with students from the Kanesville Alternative Learning Center. These six...

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<p> Governor’s Arts Awards announced…

The 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards were announced last week, including Emerging Leader Anne Trumble of Emerging Terrain, Excellence in Arts Education awardees Connie Dillow and Donald D. Ruleaux, Heritage Arts awardee African Culture Connection, Leonard Thiessen awardees Catherine and Terry Ferguson, Organizational Achievement awardees Blue Barn Theatre and Friends of the Midwest Theatre, Outstanding Artist Jun...

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<p> Bemis art talk, First Friday in Omaha and Lincoln, Lincoln feminist show calls for art

Bemis Thursday art talk Feb. 2 includes artists Matthew Radune, Eric Zimmerman and collaborators Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream. Also Thursday night, Love’s Jazz and Arts Center opens Soul Sanctuary with images of the African American worship experience by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson from across the country.  Thursday night at Modern Arts Midtown, Stroke by Stroke, paintings by Omaha...

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Mixed Media 1/25

January 28- 29, the Cathedral Arts Project at Saint Cecilia Cathedral presents the 2012 Cathedral Flower Festival, “Garlands and Garments,” with 40 Omaha flora designers exhibiting floral creations inspired by ritual clothing worn throughout the ages.  Displays will include: an authentic “Swiss Guard” uniform from the Vatican, a British “Beefeater“ uniform and replicas of the clothing worn in the recent royal...

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LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And...

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<p>Roving photograher Rob Walters documents unkown Metro in Driving Omaha at Sweatshop Gallery</p>Drive by Shooting

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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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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