Local photographer hits the road

* Omaha photographer Dana Damewood hit the road last weekend as part of her latest project: two weeks on the road with a long-haul truck driver. Damewood has been planning the project for months; she is on the road with a female truck driver, sending updates via social networks and taking photographs along the way. “Driving a truck is a job that offers freedom, independence and adventure,” she wrote on her blog,...

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U of Iowa hangs on to Pollack painting

* The Iowa legislature Monday wisely decided against advancing a bill proposing the sale of “Mural,” the Jackson Pollock painting owned by the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The legislature withdrew the controversial proposal that would have forced the museum to sell its most iconic piece, valued at $140 million. A bit of background: Rep. Scott Reacker introduced a bill in early February, suggesting that the...

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Support for Nebraska’s 1% For the Arts program

* If you’re a supporter of the arts, it’s likely you received an urgent email sometime in the past two weeks about LB497, which proposes to put a moratorium on Nebraska’s 1% for the Arts program. Introduced by Sen. Gwen Howard of Omaha, the legislature heard the bill on Feb. 14. Sen. Howard introduced the bill as a “cost saving” measure; it’s a response to Gov. Dave Heineman’s call to reduce state...

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The skinny on last weekend’s Science Fair

* Last weekend’s Science Fair, which opened Saturday in the Urban Storage building just outside of the Old Market, was the place to be. Seriously. Hundreds of gallery-goers packed the narrow halls of the fourth and fifth floors, squeezing in and out of tiny individual areas, which displayed the works of close to 100 artists. It was great to see so many first-time artists exhibiting in such an unusual space. The...

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Bemis, V-Day, Art and Bubbly

* The Bemis Underground has a new curator. Joel Elia Damon took over the space after Brigitte McQueen left at the end of 2010. Damon says he’s excited to build on the Underground’s momentum while continuing to grow the space. “I’m extremely honored to be in this position,” he says. And he’s jumping right in with the 2011 Bemis Center Regional Exhibition, a juried show. This is a first-time show that...

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Bluffs Art Council, “The Glory of Ukraine”  at The Joslyn

* The Bluffs Arts Council’s 2011 membership drive began this month, seeking new members among local businesses and residents. The BAC’s programming includes artists in schools, art exhibits, concerts and movies in Bayliss Park, art camp for children, lecture series, an annual photo contest and more. Last year, the drive funded a number of projects, including scholarships for underprivileged kids to attend art...

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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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