<p> Open for Debate

Crystal ball gazing, new year’s resolutions and the Super Bowl. What else occupies the media and the minds of the public in January, 2012? Certainly the Iowa Caucus got its share of attention this week as the political arena opened up to the year’s onslaught of pre-election events awaiting us as we anticipate the real debates between President Obama and his surviving Republican opponent prior to the former’s...

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A-list Safe & Sound

If it’s true that all art is political in one form or another, one thing certain can be said about the visual arts in Omaha in 2011, and that is, very little of it was political, or for that matter, controversial.

In a year dominated by politics and predictions as prelude where were the arts events and exhibits that celebrated, satirized or expressed our national, regional or local concerns and conscience? Or...

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Whimsy Wonderland

While it’s not uncommon for an arts venue to morph into an arts and crafts holiday bazaar in December, RNG Gallery in Council Bluff has attempted to raise the bar if not exactly expectations.

If you see RNG’s current offering, Crush, seeking a typically edgy exhibit, given the gallery’s rep and the promising show title, you might come away a little bewildered despite being entertained and pleased with your...

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Devoted to Art

The Sunderland Gallery in the Cultural Center of Saint Cecilia Cathedral is currently featuring Las Familias Artisticas Lopez y Lopez – Artists of Northern New Mexico through March 30, 2012. Religious art from Europe and Mexico, brought by Spanish Franciscan Friars to Northern New Mexico in the17th Century, began a legacy of devotional work which continues to this day. Two Northern New Mexican families, the Ramon...

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Fool’s Gold

Don’t let its title, Golden Guts, deter you from seeing the new exhibit in the Bemis Underground featuring new mixed media on paper, canvas and panel from Kim Reid Kuhn and Josh Powell.      

While Golden Guts doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, despite its forced alliteration, its inspiration, concept and realization are mostly pleasing and palatable. Powell and Underground curator Joel Damon have a history of...

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See What’s Missing

Faceless portraits and figure paintings minus torso and head. Mountain vistas like blueberry, raspberry and lemon dribbled ice cream sundaes. RNG Gallery promised it wouldn’t lose its edge when it relocated east in Council Bluffs. For the most part, its inaugural exhibit delivers

           

New Work: Stephen Azevedo and Christina Renfer Vogel offers five large landscapes named after famous mountain peaks from...

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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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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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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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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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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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