‘Log Lines’

When you walk up to the windows of Peerless Gallery, it’s as though you're looking at a framed piece of art. Upon entering, you engage Heidi Bartlett’s canvas. Bartlett, a Nebraska-bred mixed media artist crafted Peerless Gallery into Log Lines via wood, cut paper, deer hide and feathers.

About a dozen tree logs line the entrance, descending from about eight feet to about three feet, welcoming you in. High upon...

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‘Trace Elements’

“Art is always material first.” Kirk Varnedoe

 Whether considering the material of which it’s made, which Varnedoe does, or the material it contains, Modern Arts Midtown contributes to the conversation with Graceann Warn’s Trace Elements, new encaustic paintings on panel, now on view at the gallery through August 4, 2012.

Warn was raised in New Jersey, and earned her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the...

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Optical Delusions

Not since the extraordinary Signal Channel exhibition which the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts showcased in 2005, has there been such a display of video art in Omaha as that currently on display in the venue’s Underground.

While Signal Channel was essentially a survey of the art form over a 50+ year period, and virtually a who’s who in the medium, Bemis’ current show is proof positive that video art is...

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Shimmering ‘Glimpses’

Artist Susan Knight brings to Midwesterners an ocean of  sensuality and insight  with “Glimpses” at RNG Gallery thru July 8, the second time she has shown with the gallery, the first in the new Council Bluffs location.

Knight transforms RNG via paper into an environment of beachy ease—flowing paper; twisting waves, cool colors and moving shadow shapes formed by the sun.

The display of her intricately hand-cut...

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Somewhere Over the Bemis

My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky. - Wordsworth

This weekend, if everything goes as “planned,” a universally shared phenomenon will appear in all its colorful glory above the five-story Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, twice a day for 20 minutes each, until Sept. 12, 2012.

Man-made, but no less poetic in their creation or appreciation, these rainbows will appear because of a complex...

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‘Interference’

The vibrancy of color and surface in Lisa Tubach’s Interference are an enticing invitation to visit Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in the Old Market in June. This current exhibit’s title contains multiple references which yield a satisfying blend of form and content.  

“As a painter my work has a lot of ambiguity,” Tubach said. “The compositions have a level of complexity addressing the hidden dynamic in the beauty...

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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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<p><em>Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely...

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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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