‘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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‘Monster’ Quest

From an early age we have learned to visualize a world of recognizable shapes and colors, from white puffy clouds to a soft furry teddy bear clutched in our arms.  Each of us has a unique way of viewing our experiences that somehow fit in a distinctive way that binds us all together. 

The Monster Show, a three-person art exhibit currently at RNG Gallery, reinforces that premise as it engages all of our senses in...

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‘Collects to Share’

Jordan Schnitzer has a museum named after him in his hometown of Eugene Oregon. His private print collection (of over 7,000 prints--the largest in the United States), includes work from renowned artists Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Roy Lichtenstein, Kara Walker and Kiki Smith, to name a few.

His prints, “collected to share” with public institutions around the...

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‘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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WHAT THE DICKENS?

Circle Theatre is on the move again. It’s alive once more after having exited its former venue at...

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<p>2014 Survey: Omaha Artists shows at the W. Dale Clark Pulblic Library gallery through Dec. 31, 2014.</p>Check Out the Art

Yo, Omaha artists! We really get along well, don't we? Sure, there's this and that but on the whole...

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<p>Jeff King'sMany Faces

Hydra, the current exhibit at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, is an all-portrait presentation of...

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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Last week, The Rose Theater opened the new musical A Christmas Story, adapted from the classic film of the same name. The...

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BLUEBARN Supports Forgotten Elders with ‘The Giving Tree’

 - This year, BLUEBARN Theatre is continuing its annual holiday tradition, The Giving Tree, supporting Eastern Nebraska...

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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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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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