‘Everything Is Changing’

“It’s been 13 years since buying it” Linda Meigs said. “Little by little, with a lot of help, we’ve been able to restore the historic Florence Mill. It is now a National Register Historic Site.”

Owners Linda and John Meig’s commitment to the preservation of this historic structure and the creation of its ArtLoft Gallery in 1998 entered a second stage nearly a decade later with the advent of the Connor Meigs Art...

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street smART

Mixed media artist Jeff King has come a long way since his breakout solo show, Something Is Over in 2006 at the nomadic Moving Gallery in the Old Market.

         

The title more than hinted at a determination to focus more on his painting and less on the culinary arts, the career that sustained him for the past 15 years. Paperwork, the show’s signature piece, spoke eloquently in his now familiar...

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Hide and Seek

In 2007 mixed media artist Nolan Tredway had an anti-Cartesian moment in the Bemis Underground that resulted in a terrific collaborative exhibit featuring many current and former Lincolnites.

“Anti” because in response to Descartes’ familiar “cogito ergo sum” ("I think, therefore I am") Tredway countered with “I live, therefore I think,” as espoused by Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset, an admitted influence...

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(Re) Vision Quest

What does it say about a young college graduate who, rather than attemping to enter the corporate or professional world, pursues a career in the rather esoteric medium of ceramic art?

It must say that money, security and “settling down” hold little interest to said artist. What does it then say about this person who interrupts his study with an internationally known ceramicist for the sake of a float trip down...

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From Vuillard to Vogel

 

From classical busts of emperors and Renaissance paintings by van Eyck, Holbein and da Vinci, to Rembrandt’s Baroque portraiture, portraits were a significant element of art’s earliest history.

 Yet, thanks to modernists like van Gogh, Cezanne and Whistler,  painting one’s likeness continued to be a telling picture of not only individual personalities, but of art and the times.

 The history of portraiture...

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Wheel of Fortune

“I like the spectacle of it,” said artist Tim Jag, “I love how the circus comes into your town and does this big weekend, and then they pack up and they’re gone…quite the freedom.”

And that is what internationally recognized showmen Tim Jag and Gary Parkins have done for a week living in The New BLK Gallery, mattresses on the floor, bags unpacked, art supplies a sprawl, to create the site-specific installation...

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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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<p><em>Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely...

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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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