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Grace Under Pressure

 

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Great Expectations

 

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Though Omaha is not known nationally for its architecture or built environment, new construction on both fronts appear to be booming, especially within the I480 corridor. Consider such recent developments as The Corvina, Hyatt Place, The Highline 2100, L14 Flat Apartments, The Even Hotel, Gavilon, and Avanti Townhomes.

Yet, in spite of this boom some critics have taken to eomahaforums.com to blatantly question,...


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Weaving a Rainbow

Though the comprehensive Sheila Hicks exhibit, Material Voices, at Joslyn Art Museum comes with an additional fee, it is well worth the price of admission for anyone who loves a colorful palette and fabric art, and who might usually be put off by abstraction. 

You needn’t worry about “understanding” the work by the internationally known Hicks — it’s all about ways to use color — lots of it. There are giant “Boules”...


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Banner Year in Old Market

Just when a downtown tourist attraction was fast becoming an eyesore, the Old Market Business Association made its move.

The Mercer Building, gutted by a devastating January fire at its corner of 11th and Howard Streets, has drawn thousands of locals and tourists alike to witness its awful allure and unsteady reclamation.

But with Berkshire-Hathaway weekend and Farmers Market on the horizon and the Spring rebirth...


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Show Me, Show Me the Money!

 (Part of an ongoing series exploring the framework within which Omaha’s visual artists labor)

The practice of exhibiting and selling art out of small commercial galleries is a complicated affair. 

On the one hand, small galleries are one of the principle means by which visual artists earn money to buy housing, food, health insurance, and, critically, time to grow and mature in their abilities as artists.  Without...


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