Shock & Awe

Lincoln artist Jar Schepers is a self-described surrealistic sculptor with a deeply held socio-political point of view (POV). Yet, as Schepers’ current exhibit, Materialization at the Garden of the Zodiac in the Old Market Passageway clearly illustrates, his idealism and social conscience are exceeded only by his wildly creative imagination and artisanship. It’s the latter that most likely will resonate with...

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Building Zone

Tom Prinz’s new exhibit, Constructs, at Gallery 72 consists of a mixture of large black and white digital prints, elegant colored collage assemblages with carefully harmonized strips of printed and layered paper, and one painting, done with a plaster knife, which echoes the layered and subtle style seen in all of the other works).  There seems to be a thread moving throughout this exhibit that makes a suggestion...

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Bemis Got Change

“They say don’t change the old for the new but I’ve found out this will never do.”

 

There’s a moral in the lines above from the Billy Higgins chestnut “There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” and no arts venue in the Metro knows this more than the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

 Within the past year, Bemis has seen the departure of key staff including former Director Mark Masuoka, Chief Curator Hesse McGraw...

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‘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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LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And...

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<p>Roving photograher Rob Walters documents unkown Metro in Driving Omaha at Sweatshop Gallery</p>Drive by Shooting

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to...

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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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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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