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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“Official” Blues Brothers plus Aretha

It’s a summer custom at the Omaha Community Playhouse to import a theatrical package of light seasonal fun. In recent years, they’ve brought us an entertaining scholastic nun and man as cave man.

But neither of these worthy predecessors sounded as much fun as next week’s The Official Blues Brothers Revue as publicized by the OPC’s Katie Wortmann. If you’re wondering about the “official” claim, be assured it’s...

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Scots Rockers Ambition v. Romance

The title, Rooms: a Rock Romance, gives you a good idea of the genre, but what about the “Rooms”?  One hint comes from this comparison of the couple, a romancing pair of musicians:

“She longs to see every room in the world — he longs to stay in his.

She’s bubbly ambitious Monica and he’s rumpled laidback Ian, two Scottish rockers starting in Glasgow in the 1970s. They’re played by two UNL students, Jaime...

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NAC seeks submissions, support…KC architects talk at Bemis…Textile art at JCC Gallery…

Omaha artist David McLeod presents a variety of his works at the Fred Simon Gallery through August 12, including his mixed media "Similar Stamps" series.

The NAC is taking applications for Nebraska visual artists to display in the Fred Simon Gallery for the 2012/13 season. Applications are due August 31.  NAC, which receives ample funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and funds several Nebraska...

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Are Hot Flashes Revelations To Men?

The show winding up this weekend at the Circle Theatre is called Hot Flashes: Revelations of the Dangerous Age, but one of these days men won’t find such scenes so eye-opening. Not if they’ve encountered this one as well as Menopause: the Musical and The Vagina Monologues.
Director Roxanne Wach, who also directed The V Monologues, calls Hot Flashes “another vignette show,” done with as few as two cast members and...

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People’s Choice

 

The Artist Co-op’s 2011 Emerging Artists Exhibit, on view through July 31st, offers an unusual interactive benefit. The public is invited to vote for one of six artists, with the winner receiving a three-month mentorship beginning in August. Votes will be tallied July 30, and the winner announced at the closing reception, July 31st 1-4 p.m.  

The artist-run cooperative gallery has been selling artwork in the...

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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THE KILLING CONTINUES FAR BEYOND THE WALLS OF TROY

You’d think that one person standing alone on a dark bare stage could not possibly bring alive the...

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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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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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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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