Opposites Attract

It’s not uncommon for a husband and wife to share an interest and talent in the visual arts. After all, many couples display such in theater, music and literature, let alone in the field of sports.

 The Metro is familiar with the work of the former including the sculpture and drawings of Mary Day and the digital prints and computer animation of husband Gary; the painting and drawing of James Freeman and ceramics...

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Agents of Change

Sculptor and Creighton professor Littleton Alston’s powerful new exhibit, Hannibal, is on display at the Creighton Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza, until February 28th.  After five years of percolating within Alston, the resulting exhibit consists of monumental helmets built from steel cores, embellished with steel detail, tractor tires and bowling pins. 

There is, as well, a counterpoint of large drawn...

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‘Walk the Walk…’

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundred or so art supporters present at the January 11 opening.

Given the gallery's use of the phrase "gun violence" six times in the four-paragraph exhibition text, the show could...

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‘Walk the Walk…’

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundred or so art supporters present at the January 11 opening.

Given the gallery's use of the phrase "gun violence" six times in the four-paragraph exhibition text, the show could...

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‘Rise & Fall’

“Duct Tape! How do you use it?” And so goes the advertisement promoting a household and industrial product as versatile as Vaseline and WD-40.

 A century-old invention, this cloth-covered adhesive gained notoriety in World War II as a quick-opening sealant for ammunition boxes And in its more than 100 years of service, Discovery Channel’s “Myth Busters” has confirmed sightings of light aircraft and the launches...

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Past is Prelude

The Metro enjoyed a significant display of fine art last year and further proof is currently on display at Hot Shops Art Center featuring the 2014 OEA visual arts nominees.  Come to this show in January, and you’ll see highly polished, inventive work done by many of this region’s best artists.

 More than 20 nominees are in the exhibit as they compete for the spotlight and awards in nine categories given annually...

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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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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

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

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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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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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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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