Mixed media—July 14, 2011

“Possessions:  literary characters and the things they carried” is the theme for (downtown) Omaha lit fest’s 2011 literary-themed art exhibit October 14 at the Downtown Omaha Public Library.  The lit fest is seeking ideas from artists to interpret literary artifacts — like props, objects, fashions, foods, or jewelry of famous literary characters.  Examples might be Sherlock Holmes’ pipe, Willy Wonka’s golden...

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Gift Horses

For many people, artists included, horses have represented little more than an object, albeit one of beauty and strength, whether on a field of honor, a Western landscape or racetrack.

From earliest cave paintings to the more refined work of Classical and Renaissance artists including da Vinci and Dürer; from the equine portraiture of Rubens and Velasquez to the more Romantic viewpoint of Delacroix; as well as the...

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Few Arguments on Awards

Honors, kudos, awards, oh my! Or if you don't feel like Dorothy fearfully facing the forests of Oz, you can ho-hum through this season of recognition for the 120 or so theatrical productions staged in the metro area.

      And that's not counting the 40-odd special events listed in the Theatre Arts Guild nomination packet. TAG may be a step behind the Colorado Theater Guild, which has already completed the nomination...

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Bronte Sisters Fill July at Joslyn

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  Charlotte and Emily grew up on a windswept heath in Northern England, never knowing they'd inspire a Bronte-saurus of a monthlong celebration in Omaha centuries later.

  Jill Anderson wanted to bring Charlotte to Joslyn Castle via Bronte, the play William Luce wrote for Julie Harris. The night before she was to...

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Boats on Land

“I know what I want to make art about” artist Chad Rutter said. “The themes stay consistent, though the media may change. Along a circuitous path I picked up a skill set, and have made myself a broad tool bag.”

Chad Rutter grew up on a family farm near Osceola, Nebraska. Six years of doing graphic design in Omaha became an impetus to return to school and pursue a degree in art. In 2006 Rutter received an...

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<p>Too Much Beautiful </p> One Eye Open Closes, Another Opens

Flyover, Bridges new collaborative venture will be launched at the closing of “One Eye Open” on Monday, June 27, 6:30 – 10:00 pm, NewBLK Gallery, 1213 Jones Street with a live solo performance by Rebecca Lowry of "All Young Girls are Machine Guns."

Editor’s Note: Tonight’s closing party at the BLK Gallery marks your last chance to explore one of Omaha’s most grassroots and creative photographers and to be on the...

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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

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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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