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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‘From Here to There’

Flo Oy Wong recently brought a variety of mixed media work from California to Council Bluffs and The RNG Gallery. Wong’s March/April exhibition From There to Here presented selections of past work, along with her new series the “Omaha Pie Project” completed in 2011.

“I am making work from the totality of my being,” Wong said. “The journey and story of the people I feature is the place where people can connect. I...

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<p>  <em>Roland</em>, graphite & chalkboard paint on birch panel</p> Magic Marker

It may not be possible to identify a Metro arts “look” the way one readily identifies a “sound”—thanks to Saddle Creek Records and its ilk—but the area does have a handful of visual artists who leave a recognizable mark on the local scene and memory.

No one has yet connected the dots, but the Metro continues to enjoy its 2D and 3D favorites that include such signatures as Kaneko, Joy, Statom and Mercer. Add to...

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‘Face to Face’

When Modern Arts Midtown owner-director Larry Roots first saw the work of Theresa Pfarr as a juror for Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Program in 2006, he was instantly enthralled.

“Its amazing what she can produce with just a few number of strokes,” Roots said of Pfarr’s figurative abstract oil paintings, on view at Modern Arts Midtown in Face to Face, thru April 28.

It is no wonder, as...

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Child’s Play

Entering the Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art and Design, one finds it peculiar as to why the walls are not full of artist Claudia Alvarez’s familiar, figurative two-dimensional work of children in watercolor and oil. After all, the large wall space provides ample opportunity to show-off her expressive ability on paper and canvas in Alvarez’ current show, History of Immigration exhibition up thru...

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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p>‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery‚Ķ

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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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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