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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Box Of Moonlight

“The Fantasticks” seems to be just the sort of musical that I’ve always intended to fall in love with … it’s just that no one has ever given me a reason to do so.

All that has changed with the Omaha Community Playhouse production of the poetic parable about young love confronted by the hard knocks of life. Here a top-notch cast and crew fuel a cleverly staged and costumed performance that offers a couple of big...

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<p>  Ed Van Ackeren</p> Heartfelt

The Hot Shops Art Center has lost one the fondest members of its extended family of artists and artisans with the recent passing of Ed Van Ackeren. Van Ackeren died quietly last Wednesday surrounded by family and friends after a decade-plus battle with heart disease.

This gentle, jovial giant of character and personality was a fixture at Hot Shops, particularly as a founding organizer of the center’s student and...

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Beck Does Steampunk Fantasticks

Old is new when The Fantasticks goes steampunk at the Omaha Community Playhouse Feb. 10-March 18. Think not this musical’s usual idyllic garden wall setting, but 19th century Victorian industrial revolution grime and grit.

If that doesn’t work, check steampunk style in the recent film versions of Sherlock Holmes. Director Carl Beck has Seth Fox as El Gallo, Rich and Jennifer Tritz as the boy and girl, Gordon...

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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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<p> Governor’s Arts Awards announced…

The 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards were announced last week, including Emerging Leader Anne Trumble of Emerging Terrain, Excellence in Arts Education awardees Connie Dillow and Donald D. Ruleaux, Heritage Arts awardee African Culture Connection, Leonard Thiessen awardees Catherine and Terry Ferguson, Organizational Achievement awardees Blue Barn Theatre and Friends of the Midwest Theatre, Outstanding Artist Jun...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

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<p>The Fred Simon Gallery features the personal abstraction of Kim Reid Kuhn in her show,‘The Sacraments of Domesticity’

The thirteen works by Omaha-based artist Kim Reid Kuhn currently on display at the Fred Simon...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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Ballet Nebraska Kicks Off Fifth Season with ‘Giselle’

            Ballet Nebraska will kick off its fifth season this Saturday, October 4th, with the performance of Giselle....

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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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