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An artistic license can take one to strange places. There are no boundaries to one’s imagination, passion and freedom if a bonafide card carrying member of the profession.

Just ask Omaha artist Watie White what drew him to an abandoned inner city home on the North side, and his answer falls easily under the umbrella of all his inspiration no matter the project past or present.

“I remain insatiably curious,”...

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3D Keyboard Magic

The art of creating sculpture made from preformed objects or materials is a practice running through the history of 20th century art. Omaha based artist Robert Miller has done a turn with this form in his exhibition, Arranged Music, on view through March 29 in the Sunderland Gallery at Saint Cecilia’s Cathedral.

Pipe organs and pianos, Miller’s primary material source, reference the early musical instrument...

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Talking Pictures

The traveling photo exhibit, Conversations on a Bus, is an original, charming, and gripping tribute to a city where beauty is found in many unexpected places such as in the conversations of everyday people.  The show, currently on display at its last site, RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, through March 3rd,  consists of ordinary people discussing extraordinary things about their life and experiences all while riding...

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Photo Synthesis

As mentioned in a recent review of the OEAA Visual Arts Nominee Show at Hot Shops, there wasn’t a single photography exhibit, solo or otherwise, nominated for an award this year from the past period of eligibility, Sept. 30, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012.

Not that there aren’t significant photography artists in the Metro area. Larry Ferguson’s idealized images of Nature, James Hendrickson’s found photos of the Metro’s back...

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Dream Weaver

A new direction is being woven into the fabric of the Metro arts community. Tapestries, prints, and carpets by Mary Zicafoose are being featured with the opening of Gallery 72’s new space at 1806 Vinton St. “Her work speaks volumes about what we want to do here,” said John Rogers, Gallery 72 owner and Director. ”Her work helps define what we hope to accomplish.”

Nationally recognized and internationally known,...

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Their Time to Shine

When the 7th annual OEAA showcase convenes Feb. 17 at the Hilton Omaha, winners in two categories will not only accept their awards, they will once again strut their stuff upon the stage.

It’s an advantage that theater and music nominees of an Omaha Entertainment and Arts award have always had. Performing before a live audience of family, fans and friends is what they do. They do it well enough to convince even...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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<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...

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<p>Loyal Opposition

There is something about a two-person art exhibit that raises certain expectations. That is, aside...

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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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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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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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