<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show, ‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon Gallery (a great space tucked within the offices of the Nebraska Arts Council at 1004 Farnam) are rewarding to the eye in ways that are not easy to capture in prose. 

Formally inventive, whimsical, and psychologically involving all at the same time, Reid Kuhn’s images are made even more interesting by her clear desire to...

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<p> Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside from quality, interesting, maybe even innovative work from each. And that “thing” is expecting the two artists to have something in common. Otherwise, it’s just two separate solo shows doing their best to perhaps fill a space too large for either.

At first glance the latter seems to be the case for the Moving...

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<p>Mirror mosaic installation by artist Ying Zhu in her show, 'Crumbs of Tenderness,' at Lied Gallery at Creighton University</p> ‘Mirror, Mirror’

Exploring the limits of material and reality is nothing new for Omaha installation artist Ying Zhu.  Her art embodies an ambiguous contravention of formal arrangements and interactions intermingled with abundant energy that ultimately creates its own language. 

Zhu’s new show, Crumbs of Tenderness, at the Lied Art Gallery show her experimentation with everyday objects and gives her art a rebellious freedom of...

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<p>Atlas of Marks #3 by Roberto Kusterle</p> ‘Rockin’ It’ at MAM

I think its fair to say that over the last couple of years, Modern Arts Midtown, north on Dodge Street from Midtown Crossing, has not only scratched out but unearthed quite a niche for itself in our fair city. MAM's owner Larry Roots has amassed a sizeable roster of talent, from the mid-career and recognized to the fresh and un-discovered that provides for a full calendar of exciting new work from around the region...

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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 with its palette of “Go Big Red” and much more. Fall’s colorful harvest will also include some promising visual arts events and exhibits in October and November with a few already underway here in September.

Besides openings featuring traditional mediums and genres, several venues will offer alternate takes on video,...

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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.  With new and inventive work by the highly regarded “vermin” sculptor Jamie Burmeister at its heart, the current exhibition on view at the gallery until August 30 devotes the rest of the revolving spaces to a smorgasbord of work by other artists, some being shown by a gallery for the first time.

More about this diverse...

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<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p>Geometric Progression

As social activism, and social practice take hold in pushing the definition of "what is art?”, it...

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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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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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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