‘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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‘Traditions Transitioned’

One of the allures of Native American art is that everyone regardless of ethnicity can find something interesting in its imagery.  Native American art can depict the past, a simpler way of life, but when it goes contemporary the viewer can see social issues evolve to meet the needs of a current society.

Native American artists Steve Tamayo and Donel Keeler understand the past, and by using innovative techniques...

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7th Annual A-list

As 2013 comes to a close, two recent events in hindsight comment interestingly on how some Nebraskans measure success, pride and identity. Both were quite entertaining—as you would expect sports and movies to be—yet neither was quite flattering.

 The first asked Husker fans to choose between being a “Bo-liever” or “Bo-leaver” after a “disappointing” 8-4 football season. And the second recognized favorite son,...

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No Little Death

 

Her website said it all:

“I’m Wanda Ewing—printmaker, painter, collage and multimedia artist and latch hook maven. I’ve been making provocative art with a political edge in my midwestern hometown since 1999. And to do that, you have to be tenacious as hell.”

 At 3 a.m., Dec.8, Ewing let go of her family, friends and career and suddenly passed away following an emergency cancer surgery, much too soon at the...

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Abstract Musings

Somewhere in our unconscious mind, the tangible memories we have can be reconstructed and distorted into fragmented abstract forms.  Abstract art goes beyond the simple pictorial images found in most art, but uses art as a mode of allegorical discourse by using basic shapes, lines and colors to represent the message rather than the imitation of pictures of everyday objects in the things we see.

Evy Katz and J.K....

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<p>Artist Jamie Burmeister brings his Vermin Me sculpture into 21st century with 3D modelling in current MAM show</p>Artists & Models

Larry Roots and his gallery, Modern Arts Midtown, seem to suffer from an embarrassment of riches. ...

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<p>Atropos, an edgy, surreal dreamscape painting by Nolan Tredway is featured in his show, Surface Tension in LIncoln's Fuse Coworking gallery.</p>‘Surface Tension’

Ahh, Nolan Tredway, Lincoln, Nebraska's “golden boy.” It can be said that Tredway is easily one of...

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<p>Ric Marchio features handmade musical instruments at Fred Simon Gallery</p>Different Drummers

Ric Marchio and Michael Giron’s new exhibit at the Nebraska Arts Council/ Fred Simon Gallery, which...

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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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‘Les Miz’ Dominates TAG Awards

The night belonged to Les Miserables at the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards, honoring the past season’s outstanding...

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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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