Watermarks

Like the first renowned printmaker Albrecht Durer centuries before her, Nebraska-based artist Karen Kunc has made her mark in printmaking including a monumental trip to Italy to practice her craft.

 

Last spring, Kunc, Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1983, worked as Artist in Residence at the prestigious Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy, the country where Durer famously brought the...

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Making Their Mark

With no apologies to Forrest Gump, this year’s exhibit of the 2012 OEAA artist nominees is no box of chocolate confections and sweet nothings. Think instead of a filled-out Scrabble board whose criss-cross puzzle of signs and symbols reflects the diversity, creativity and connectivity that contemporary art aspires to.

         

For the most part, this year’s nominees who are on display for only two weeks at...

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“Larry Roots: New Work…”

In the light of the recent deaths of abstract expressionist painters Helen Frankenthaler and Pat Passlof, both 83 and known for their masterful use of color, who continues to work in this challenging style? Locally, only a few come to mind in this continuous mission to define the indefinable through their art.

Kim Reid Kuhn and Cherisse McCoy do wonders with color and expressionism.

Eliska Greenspoon, whose...

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‘Visual Dialogues’

Initially Eliska Greenspoon’s new mixed media work at the Fred Simon Gallery provides a sense of calm. Images of nature, soft solid colors and lines and silhouettes of human figures welcome the viewer into the gallery’s urban chic environs.  When you begin to get deeper in the venue and turn the corner, stories reveal themselves and you are caught up in the narratives she created for Visual Dialogues.

As the...

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<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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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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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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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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