Actors Lending Helping Hands

- In the coming weeks, several members of the Omaha theatrical community will help out fellow performers battling health setbacks.

            On Friday May 2nd, Jill Anderson’s artistic friends and family will hosting a benefit called “Holding Our Own: A Neurological Event.” The show is being held to help Anderson after suffering a medical setback in February and being diagnosed recently with Multiple...

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Shelterbelt Extends Its Horizons

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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 American artist Mark di Suvero to create a sculpture for Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park to add to Council Bluffs' impressive collection of such.

Di Suvero’s international reputation is based upon his massive steel sculptures that challenge viewer expectations in a style of abstract...

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Let The ‘Battle’ Begin!

When it comes to artistic competitions, it doesn’t get more epic than Joe Basque’s new play The Battle of Battles, opening this week at The Shelterbelt Theatre.

“The Battle of Battles is a true story set in the renaissance in Florence, Italy at the turn of the 16th century. Florence convinced Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to paint murals in their government hall to see who the better artist was,” Basque...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s work.

“You know I thought I knew all of his plays pretty well but, to be real honest, I didn’t know about this one.”, Klem Said. “(Creighton Musical Theatre Director) Stephen Sheftz is the one who approached me and said ‘You know, I’ve heard this great music from Phantom’ and I said ‘Well,...

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‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

Victoria Hoyt’s new exhibit of water-based paintings, Secret Codes and Body Feelings, is at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, through April 6.

Much of the work is fairly large, with several pieces unframed, allowing the viewer to experience the added gentle air movement of the light Japanese paper, which seems to offer a heightened aesthetic feeling to the work.  Because of the use of wet media on this thin paper,...

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The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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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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