<p>Jeff King's Many Faces

Hydra, the current exhibit at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, is an all-portrait presentation of recent work by Jeff King and Eric Baughman.  With both artists creating in the same genre, it makes for a unified presentation despite certain stylistic variations.

Jeff King describes his art as mostly Expressionistic, where Baughman’s work veers toward a more Pop Art approach.  The original art movement of...

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<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p> Geometric Progression

As social activism, and social practice take hold in pushing the definition of "what is art?”, it is good to know a purely visual aesthetic is still relevant. The evidence of such is on view in Modern Arts Midtown's current exhibition Abstract Works at MAM: A survey of Peter Hill's hard-edged geometric painting including new work from Sculptor Les Bruning, continuing through Nov. 29.

Abstraction is the prevailing...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p> Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that attempts to explain, justify and critique them can become cause celebres themselves. Which is a shame because it turns the attention away from the art itself. It’s not the conversation we could be having.

This has often been the case with such blockbuster American exhibits as the Carnegie International, the 2011...

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<p>Glass art from Victor Chiarizia in the exhibit, The Greatness of Studio Art Glass, at Gallery 72 </p> Breaking the Mold

Viewing The Greatness of Studio Art Glass, the group show currently on view at Gallery 72, one has the sense of a beautifully designed art history textbook come to life.  Rich in content and impeccably installed, this show provides a great opportunity to understand the relatively brief history of studio art glass as an American art form.

The twelve artists in this show (two work as a duo) all combine to say a great...

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<p> Street Gambler

Street-influenced artist Fredy Rincon returns to the RNG Gallery with his second show, The Cards You Are Dealt, which continues until November 2. The focus here is on telling personal stories in a narrative, expressionistic style, frequently with the use of layered and translucent shapes and anchored with ink line.

Media choices range from acrylics to water color to oil, on both canvas and paper, framed under...

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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 get a bike and quickly switched back to the ped lifestyle because Omaha is, as we all know, hillier than The Sound of Music and hard to pedal. Sadly, this truth leaves one reasonable choice to get around our beloved metro, which is over 30 miles across: drive the hell out of it.

Without a bus, overpriced cab or your...

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<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p>Geometric Progression

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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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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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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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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