Becky’s Car Play Gift to Benita

The back-story on Becky’s New Car which kicks off the Omaha Community Playhouse season this weekend has a warm fuzzy feel to it. And the couple that caused its genesis will fly in from Seattle to see what playwright Stephen Dietz wrought on their behalf.

            The comedy came into being when Charlie Staadecker wanted a unique 60th birthday gift for his wife Benita, so he commissioned Dietz to write a play....

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Hide and Seek

In 2007 mixed media artist Nolan Tredway had an anti-Cartesian moment in the Bemis Underground that resulted in a terrific collaborative exhibit featuring many current and former Lincolnites.

“Anti” because in response to Descartes’ familiar “cogito ergo sum” ("I think, therefore I am") Tredway countered with “I live, therefore I think,” as espoused by Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset, an admitted influence...

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Cold Cream: Rediscovering Jane Noseworthy

Jane Noseworthy, the former Miss Nebraska who starred often at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the now-departed Dundee Dinner Theatre, plays Portia these days at the Colorado Springs TheatreWorks.

If you’re not up to driving that far for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, consider this description of the venue: “The idyllic environs of the Rock Ledge Ranch near the Garden of the Gods.” Wish Brigit Saint...

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Kent Bellows Studio Mentor Exhibit, Library Hosts Book Art Show, Lincoln’s lichen exhibits three

People You Should Know in Lincoln … Benson August shows … Jeffrey Koterba exhibits in Fremont … Hive Lounge seeking art.

The House of Representatives recently voted down The Walberg Amendment to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by another $10 million. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Lincoln voted twice in support of the NEA. 

The Kent Bellows Studio exhibits the culmination of work by their young...

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(Re) Vision Quest

What does it say about a young college graduate who, rather than attemping to enter the corporate or professional world, pursues a career in the rather esoteric medium of ceramic art?

It must say that money, security and “settling down” hold little interest to said artist. What does it then say about this person who interrupts his study with an internationally known ceramicist for the sake of a float trip down...

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From Vuillard to Vogel

 

From classical busts of emperors and Renaissance paintings by van Eyck, Holbein and da Vinci, to Rembrandt’s Baroque portraiture, portraits were a significant element of art’s earliest history.

 Yet, thanks to modernists like van Gogh, Cezanne and Whistler,  painting one’s likeness continued to be a telling picture of not only individual personalities, but of art and the times.

 The history of portraiture...

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It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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A CHILD’S GARDEN OF INNOCENCE

The playing space is dominated by a massive fence. It surrounds the only territory for Mickey and...

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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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