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“You know, your work is bright, colorful and simple,” said a children’s book editor to illustrator and author Dan Yaccarino more than 20 years ago.

Yaccarino said he didn’t start off doing children’s books. He said when he began working 25 years ago, he primarily did editorial illustrations for publications such as Business Week, Time and Rolling Stone.

“That’s what I really started off doing right out of art...


Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique opportunity to combine three shows,” said Toby Jurovics, Joslyn Art Museum’s Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art.

It all started with the Jennifer Steinkamp installation, Madame Curie. The installation is a 16 x 61 foot projection of digital renderings of flowers that were...


Mr. Mummy

He’s known as Mr. Mummy, but Bob Brier’s love of Egypt happened rather late in life and unexpectedly. 

Brier is a Senior Research Fellow at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University. He said he had been through a couple of careers first, including chairing the philosophy department at his university. He had finished medical school and already had his Ph.D. when he had a basketball accident. 

While...


The Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards sees two artists grabbing majority of honors

The visual arts awards nominees comprised seven different categories on Sunday night. Awards were given out for Best Visual Artist, Best Emerging Visual Artist, Best 2-D Visual Artist, Best 3-D Visual Artist, Best New Media Visual Artist, Best Group Visual Art Show and Best Solo Visual Art Show.

Artist Vera Mercer earned half the awards with wins in three categories: Best Visual Artist, Best 2-D Visual Artist...


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