Thinking Provoked by Brigit, Shelterbelt

It’s intriguing to encounter plays by Samuel Beckett and Omahan Aaron Zavitz on consecutive days, something you can experience by visiting Brigit St. Brigit’s new space downtown at 10th & Dodge and the Shelterbelt Theatre at  3225 California.

Yes, Beckett’s more established than Zavitz, but the former’s Krapp’s Last Tape has strong appeal in common with the latter’s premiering Intelligentsia. They provoke...

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Stanley Yells “STELLA,” Tevye Returns

Two contrasting classics, the musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Orpheum, and the Tennessee Williams’ tragedy, Streetcar Named Desire at the Omaha Community Playhouse, share appeals that never grow old.

High on my list of favorite moments in Playhouse history took place far from Omaha when the father and mother of native son Marlon Brando saw him win the longest standing ovation in Broadway history when their...

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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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<p>  Jewelry by Casey Sheppard.</p> Lincoln artist to exhibit in Denver…Project [101]’s B[ugs]!...

Lincoln jewelry artist Casey Sheppard was selected to exhibit at the upcoming Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a Denver event that selects just 230 artists out of 2,100 applicants annually. Her handcrafted jewelry is made with sterling silver, copper, PVC, found wood and spray paint, leather and other elements that make it an expensive trip for the artist. She started a Kickstarter Campaign to help her raise $2,500;...

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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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WHAT THE DICKENS?

Circle Theatre is on the move again. It’s alive once more after having exited its former venue at...

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<p>2014 Survey: Omaha Artists shows at the W. Dale Clark Pulblic Library gallery through Dec. 31, 2014.</p>Check Out the Art

Yo, Omaha artists! We really get along well, don't we? Sure, there's this and that but on the whole...

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<p>Jeff King'sMany Faces

Hydra, the current exhibit at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, is an all-portrait presentation of...

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You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!

Last week, The Rose Theater opened the new musical A Christmas Story, adapted from the classic film of the same name. The...

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BLUEBARN Supports Forgotten Elders with ‘The Giving Tree’

 - This year, BLUEBARN Theatre is continuing its annual holiday tradition, The Giving Tree, supporting Eastern Nebraska...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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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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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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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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