Animal Magnetism

Candy canes eating fish bones, bloody cocktails dancing, pink cauliflower engulfing a black bird…you want to keep looking, figure out the story, solve the puzzle, but in the gaping abstract expressionist paintings of Kim Reid Kuhn, the solution is in the search.

In Sophisticated Beasts at RNG Gallery through September 2, Kuhn’s eleven mostly large, wall-dominating pieces reel you in and force the eye across each...

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‘This Land is Your Land’

“So, when I have the strength to be honest, I do not hope to experience again the space I loved as a child. The loss is the single hardest fact for me to acknowledge in the American decline. How we depended on space without realizing it—space which made easier a civility with each other, and which made plainer the beauty of light and thus the world.” –Robert Adams

Framing these thoughts through his camera’s...

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‘Wild’ Animals

When it comes to images of children, flowers and animals, most photography hovers between the “sure thing” and the cliché. In Wild: Animals in Contemporary Photography, the current exhibit sponsored by the Moving Gallery, curators Matthias Harder and Maren Polte successfully demonstrate how an ordinary subject can be raised to the level of fine art.

Wild, on display through Sept. 8 at the Artist Cooperative...

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‘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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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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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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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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