‘I Can Grow Tall’

The 1960s art world found ‘ideas expressed by words’ taking on as much significance as ‘images painted on canvas’. Metro area artist Angela Drakeford continues this tradition in the exhibition I Can Grow Tall, presently on view at the Bemis Center’s Carver Bank location in North Omaha. A UNO graduate, Drakeford’s interest in text-based work has been the focus of her studio practice for the past several years.

“I...

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Beautiful Dreamer

In keeping with its tradition of exhibiting exceptional fine art prints, Gallery 72 offers Endi Poskovic: It Was All Just a Dream: Selections from 2003 - 2013 featuring over 45 works by this gifted artist and educator. The exhibition presents Poskovic’s signature color woodblock prints that reference a Japanese genre or style known as ukiyo-e. Also included are several black and white lithographs, a signal of...

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Get ‘The Works’

The Works, the current exhibit at the RNG Gallery may look a lot different from the outside. At first glance, it looks as if somebody assembled a bunch of farm tools and slapped them on the wall. If you look in the window, it becomes apparent that an artist was behind this and that somebody thought this out very carefully. Stepping inside, it’s evident this took intense time and thought.

Artist Paul Konchagulian...

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Art Harvest

The annual Bemis Center auction has always been one of the most anticipated Metro arts events in the fall, but this year things have changed. The auction, that is, not the anticipation.

The 15th Annual Bemis Gala and Auction, Oct. 26, is still our lead in this autumn’s visual arts preview. But after last year’s less than satisfactory experience for patrons, this fun- and fundraiser has undergone significant...

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<p>  Sculptor Ron Parks</p> Heavy Metal

Omaha sculptor Ron Parks came to art in a rather circuitous manner.  Growing up on a farm in Pierce County, Nebraska in the 1940s, he would have been like most rural kids--handy with tools and able to problem-solve with recalcitrant machinery.  After high school, he joined the Navy, and spent those years after training as a mechanic working on airplanes, adding to his ability to tinker and fix machines, and...

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Opposites Attract

It’s not unusual for a Chinese artist to interpret or integrate the principal of yin-yang. After all, it is a philosophical belief in a duality of opposite but interdependent forces endemic to Asian culture in all forms.

Nor is it out of the ordinary for yin-yang to be a major motif in Western art, including recent exhibits in the Metro area. That would include the two-person husband-and-wife show,...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery‚Ķ

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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