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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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Black and white…and read all over

If it’s true that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” often attributed to such historical figures as Confucius, author Turgenev and even Napoleon, then it must also be so that a well-chosen phrase or two can inspire the imagination.

Such is the goal of Black and White and Read All Over, a new exhibit at Hot Shops Art Center with featured artists Nancy Lepo, Dorothy Tuma, Ron Manabat and John Prouty, which...

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THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has landed here, offering superb puppetry in a production presented...

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<p>A stunning work of art and design by Cedric Hartman,Harvest of Plenty

Summer made a late brief appearance recently in the Metro which means autumn can’t be far behind...

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HEARTS OF DARKNESS

We Are Proud to Present, A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest...

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The Rose Interns Take on ‘The Brave Little Tailor’

            As a part of a unique internship at The Rose Theater, local high school seniors will present The Brave Little...

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Playhouse’s Alternative Programming Expanding

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced it’s latest offerings of alternative programming with some notable expansions....

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Business Suits and Raves

            The unique design of Enron by Lucy Prebble at the Omaha Community Playhouse blends the worlds of Realism and...

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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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