Bird Watching

Joseph Broghammer’s species of birds now roosting at Anderson O’Brien Gallery in the Old Market might challenge any Ornithologist studying bird behavior. Not perched for flight, including those with wings outstretched, these birds have made their claim.

They each occupy a large amount of space. As protagonists in the depiction of the human condition they are linked to Chicago Imagism which had its beginnings in...

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‘Post-emerging’

If it’s true it takes a village to raise a child, then likewise an entire arts community is required to raise one of its own to maturity and prominence.

All established artists in the Metro area, regardless of medium, style or genre, have one thing in common: before they “made it” in the market place they struggled in that ubiquitous role of an emerging artist, not quite ready for primetime player waiting for...

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<p> Doing More with Less

Artist Tony Oliveto’s exhibit at Hilmer Art Gallery, Recent Works, displays his affection for such artists in the minimalist style—Frank Stella, Elizabeth Murray and Piet Mondrian.  These artists were all criticized for lack of depth and aesthetic beauty.  Similarly, Oliveto’s show risks the same criticism, but it does provide a keen understanding of his style, quality of craft, and sense of humor.

Oliveto, a...

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Lincoln Calling

Seven years after opening its Underground space to experimental, emerging artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has evolved one step further with its first exhibit in 2012, Transceiver, which continues through Feb. 11.

Transceiver, an exhibition of non-traditional media curated by Lincoln’s Drift Station, is the first of an open series of shows that feature regional artist-run venues or groups that...

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<p>  The Gardener of Eden</p> Back to the Garden

Entering RNG Gallery this month might evoke the sensation of entering a garden, not unlike the one artist and owner Rob Gilmer’s father created for his family on Long Island’s North Shore. As Merritt G. “Gil” Gilmer writes in his memoirs, “Chaff from the Haymow, Musings and Memories of a Ninety-Year-Old,”   “The old orchard was an orchard when we first came. It soon became a jungle of trees and bushes. It was a...

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Watermarks

Like the first renowned printmaker Albrecht Durer centuries before her, Nebraska-based artist Karen Kunc has made her mark in printmaking including a monumental trip to Italy to practice her craft.

 

Last spring, Kunc, Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1983, worked as Artist in Residence at the prestigious Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy, the country where Durer famously brought the...

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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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<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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