Fall from Grace

“Beauty is as Beauty Does”, and if the doing is using language as the basis from which to explore states of being, no one does it better than Nebraska-based, Chinese artist Ying Zhu. No Strings Attached, on view at the RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs has already started to come down. The threads attached to the pine needles, in Zhu’s current installation, suspended the branch in the center of the gallery space,...

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Odds-on Favorites

Well, the world didn’t end in 2012 despite such predictions by those who misinterpreted the Maya calendar. Fittingly, while many were preparing for doomsday or using it as an excuse to party and dance like a Mayan, it appears those of that descent simply celebrated Dec. 20th as an end of a 5,125-year cycle and the beginning of a new one.

Meanwhile, those disappointed with the 2012 presidential election licked...

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A-List Flirts with Absurd

A year ago this reviewer prefaced the 2011 A-List: the most significant visual art events and exhibits in the Metro with “one thing can be certain, very little of it (art) was political or controversial…where were the arts events and exhibits that celebrated, satirized or expressed our national, regional or local concerns and conscience? Or are artists just saving it up for 2012 election year rise and fallout?”

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‘Hugs & Kisses’

Artists Jeff King and Anthony Brown’s group show XO at New BLK Gallery can be described as a titillating stimulation of your eyes and sensibilities.  King’s stark urban influences create an interesting juxtaposition to Brown’s more voluptuous female forms. 

This show is unique as it features both individual and collaborative paintings from both King and Brown.  Their styles may be different, but the...

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‘Prime’ Time

Go to New York City and wonder at the sight of the Statue of Liberty rising out of New York Harbor. On a tablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands is an engraved poem by Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus”, containing the often quoted lines "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” The poem was written to commemorate the installation of Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s...

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‘What Goes Down…’

Not only does the Bemis Underground’s current show challenge one’s notion of “What is art?” it counters expectations of art exhibits itself. In a 21st century postmodern era of bewildering cultural influences and twists, we’ve come to expect that of Bemis both above and below the ground.

What Goes Down Must Come Up strains a bit with its premise--especially its subhead of Trial, Ascension, Requisite—as well as...

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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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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p>‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on...

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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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