Joslyn Contemporary Again

This week, Karin Campbell starts her post as the Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art at Joslyn Art Museum, the first time someone has held the post since 2004.

Campbell, the first Non-Spanish curator to hold this post, most recently worked as an independent curator for ESPAI 13 in Barcelona showcasing international emerging artists. She spent her graduate work at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard...

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Well-crafted Collaboration

When approaching Peerless Gallery, it appears there is meat hanging from the ceiling. Opening the door, one finds instead a set of striking red, orange and pink oval forms, about twenty of them suspended near the large windows of the gallery, titled “Whisper and Murmur,” crafted of ripped fabric by artist Sarah Kolar.

This Union for Contemporary Art Fellow’s sculpture is an apt introduction to Material Matters,...

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‘Big Sky Paintings’

Omaha native Vincent Hron has made his mark in the larger art world. The Bloomsburg University Professor returns to Omaha with his paintings of post-modern sublime, now on view at Anderson O’Brien Gallery in the Old Market. He brings with him a conceptually interesting and technically skilled body of work.

“These are ‘Big Sky’ paintings,” Hron said. “They might have a Romantic quality like Turner or Friedrich,...

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Blurring the Lines

If you enter the Bemis Underground in May “expecting the unexpected,” you are forgiven the cliché. This alternative venue’s current exhibit, Out of In Focus is no exception. Even its paradoxical title warns the viewer of preconceptions. How can one keep something out of/in focus, let alone appreciate the process and the results.

There is much to appreciate in this challenging exhibit which features large panel...

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A Delicate Measure

To ancient peoples, reed was vital to well being and thus brought on significant meanings; as a useful natural form it represented the connection with life. Thatch roofs on their homes symbolized protection. Giving off a sweet smell with maceration it symbolized purification. Made into candles it meant light. Crafted into a flute it communicated beauty and was viewed as an initiator of an otherworldly voice.

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<p>  Hook by Wanda Ewing</p> Girl Crazy

The New BLK Ad Agency, Art Gallery, and Creative Think Tank is an “all boys house” according to Shawn Bainbridge, co-owner. This makes the venue an even more interesting site for Les Femmes Folles: VOICE the current feminist art exhibition now on view.

Curated by Sally Deskins and Megan Loudon Sanders, the exhibition features work by Marcia Joffe-Bouska, Sally Deskins, Wanda Ewing, Kristin Lubbert, Jewel Noll,...

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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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