Obermeyer exhibits on Keystone pipeline issue…

Omaha-based editorial cartoonist Neal Obermeyer is showing at The Sydney in Benson opening November 10.  The original work comments on TransCanada’s plans to route the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska’s sandhills, with prints available for sale to benefit anti-pipeline efforts. “I'm hoping I can use some of my work to support the efforts of all of the people who are volunteering their time and energy to...

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Pecha Kucha and Bemis talk…Omaha First Friday…

Volume 13 of Pecha Kucha Night November 3 includes presenters Kjell Erik Peterson, Kurt Johnson, Nancy Novak, Peter Olshavsky, Jeff Koterba, Joel Damon, Matt Bross, Eric Downs and Bret Betnar. The dare starts at 8pm at Slowdown.

Bemis’ art talk the same night starts at 7pm with current artists-in-residence Alejandro Almanza Pereda (sculpture/drawing), Aaron Storck (multi-media), Iede Reckman (sculpture), and...

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Mixed Media for 10.27.11

RNG Gallery opens its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony November 1, 3-9p.m. at its new location in Council Bluffs, 157 West Broadway. The new building has been in “the works” for over a year according to owner Rob Gilmer, opening the first exhibit featuring Stephen Azevedo and Christina Renfer Vogel, November 4. Dixie Quicks, the adjacent restaurant, will be open as well.

 

A new multi-genre arts and...

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Ætherplough explores space…Hot Shops hosts fiber fashion show…

Ætherplough explores the “notions of space and consciousness” starting Thursday at The Mastercraft Building.  [SPACE]; or the gods are dangerous, is an original, multidisciplinary performance using music, dance, video and spoken words to tackle the topics featuring Thom Sibbitt as a space age everyman adrift in the galaxy; music by Satid Kippenberger; directed by co-founder Susann Suprenant and accompanied by...

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Omaha lit fest art events…Bemis auction…

(Downtown) omaha lit fest starts Thursday with “Defining Omaha: Writing about local arts and culture” a panel featuring culture writers Sarah Baker Hansen, Leo Adam Biga, Kim Carpenter, Michael Krainak and Jasmine Maharisi at W. Dale Clark Library.  The festival follows with art exhibits, book signings and discussions based on the theme of Silk and Sawdust: The Heart and Mechanics of Literature (see 8-days)....

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Bemis art talk Oct 6…Kent Bellows students’ HeLa cell art project…

Current Bemis Center artists in residence Quynh Vantu (installation), Shannon Rankin (installation/collage/sculpture), and Gwenessa Lam (painting) lead the First Thursday Art Talk on October 6, 7p.m.

Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, speaks at the 21st Women & Health Lecture, October 6 at the Orpheum Theatre.  Guests will hear the story of Lacks, a...

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

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

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

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