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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...


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...


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...


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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