‘What Metaphor Allows’

The English visionary artist William Blake introduced book arts as it is known today by his integration of text, image and form in the late 18th century. These key concepts of artists’ books can be seen in U.N.O. Professor Bonnie O’Connell’s exhibition What Metaphor Allows/ Collage, Books, Assemblage presently on view in the Sunderland Gallery, St. Cecelia’s Cathedral.

 “I’m continually discovering and learning...

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Art of Deception

“My five year old could have done that!”

The above isn’t an uncommon public response to modern art that artists have had to endure for decades. Worse, it’s understandable. In an age when many viewers leave the imaginative world of visual art behind in the fifth grade or earlier, painting and sculpture of merit, not to mention new media, has to be recognizable at best or at least merely decorative and...

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‘Shit’ Happens

“I don’t like gross things—and a lot of the SHIT SHOW, like the Sweatshop Gallery, is gross--but it’s genius,” Zoe Kuhn, daughter of artist Kim Darling, said of the live performance-exhibit that premiered October 12 at The New BLK Gallery.

Genius, perhaps, certainly a local art revival of sorts, the SHIT SHOW features visual artists Darling, Brion Polonic and Chris Fischer with installations and performance...

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Bemis eBid

That cell phone in your purse, hip-clip or back pocket gets smarter and smarter. It's no longer just about tweeting, texting, liking and the occasional butt-dial.

Today iPhones swiped across a QR code help you to check out and purchase all kinds of products and services. In addition, two new Galaxy's embrace and playlists and photo albums are exchanged.

Whatever their purpose or potential, smart phones make it...

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<p> Triple Crown

“It’s been a long time,” artist Tom Bartek responded, when writer Roger Welsch, in an NETV interview asked how long Bartek had been making art. Born in 1932, Tom Bartek’s 2012 Retrospective celebrates 60 years of art making in three different venues; Creighton’s Lied Gallery (paintings), Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, Nebraska Arts Council’s Fred Simon Gallery (serigraphs), Sept. 24 – Nov. 2, and University of Nebraska...

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Keep On Truckin’

Artists from outside Omaha have always had a presence in the local art scene. They help to keep the artistic landscape varied and lively, enhancing the conversation about how regional artists partake of a national or even international dialogue. Some of these “carpetbaggers” are shown but once, while others become returning favorites.

Among the latter, Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb has been exhibiting his...

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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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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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VIVID IMAGES VISUALIZE A COMPLEX TALE

The Rose Theater has embarked on explorations of new dimensions, filling its stage and screens with...

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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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