<p>Neil Greiss, “Untilted” </p> Win! Place! Show!

Ask any gallery director, private or public, what “job one” is and they are likely to tell you it’s organizing exhibitions that meet their mission and satisfy the needs of their artists and patrons. As axiomatic as it may seem, it’s not as simple as it sounds. A museum or art center must build and draw upon its reputation to bring significant national and international exhibits to its audience. It must also...

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OCP, Witching Hour and John Beasley Theater news

As David Letterman would ask his audience, “You like vibrators?” Nothing says “21 and Over,” the new Omaha Community Playhouse series of free performances, like Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Kevin Lawler plays Dr. Givings, the scientist who invents a vibrator for treating “hysteria” in woman, and even in a man now and then. That’s why his young wife (Ashley Spessard) wonders...

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<p>From left to right, the Three Tall Women: Sonia Keffer, Ruth Rath, Kirstin Kluver. </p> Superb Interpretation

Anyone who loves theater that doesn’t settle for warm and fuzzy must wrestle with Edward Albee’s reputation. Is he our greatest living playwright? The Blue Barn makes that case convincingly, and its Three Tall Women proves again that director Susan Clement-Toberer can cast and interpret Albee superbly. Ruth Rath should win acting honors as she portrays a 91-year-old, believed to represent Albee’s adoptive...

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Theaster Gates performance in support of Town Hall Project

* The work of Theaster Gates is the focus of a March 30th performance and lecture at the Bemis Center. Gates’ Town Hall Project, currently in development, focuses on North Omaha. Gates is approaching the project from many angles: urban planner, artist, developer and community organizer. He’s done similar projects in Chicago, St Louis and Detroit, and offered new models for public space, cooperation and...

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

If a viewer enters photographer Vera Mercer’s first U.S. solo show and stays long enough, he or she is likely to experience it in three stages and on a roller coaster of emotions. Still Lifes, on display at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts through April 9, features 11 large format, painterly images from this Omaha-based international artist that, with colorful compositions of food, flora and fauna, may...

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Prince takes hold of the b-word at UNO

Photographer Teresa Prince will show her series of “bitch” photos this week at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center. The project, called “Bitch: It’s Our Word Now,” features a series of images of women holding signs that claim the word as their own and define it in ways personal to them. Prince began the project because she wanted to take the word – oft used negatively to describe people who don’t stick to...

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

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

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<p><em>Something Old, Something New

Not many artists have approached the challenges and contradictions of making art quite as astutely...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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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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