Support for Nebraska’s 1% For the Arts program

* If you’re a supporter of the arts, it’s likely you received an urgent email sometime in the past two weeks about LB497, which proposes to put a moratorium on Nebraska’s 1% for the Arts program. Introduced by Sen. Gwen Howard of Omaha, the legislature heard the bill on Feb. 14. Sen. Howard introduced the bill as a “cost saving” measure; it’s a response to Gov. Dave Heineman’s call to reduce state...

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OEAA Visual Arts Review: Ladies Night

Women artists dominated the Visual Arts categories in Sunday night’s show. In fact, they won every category but two. Omaha artist Leslie Iwai took home the biggest award of the night — Best Visual Artist — and got a second nod in the Best New Media Artist category. Iwai bested formidable male artists like Tim Guthrie, Jamie Burmeister, Larry Ferguson, Bart Vargas and Josh Powell, among others. Iwai said after...

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Rattlesnake and Bellydancing

* You might want to hang out at Metro this weekend, especially if you’d like to try Rattlesnake in its Culinary Arts Building. That’s at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus. It’s not culinary exotica but an original play-acted by its author John Hardy, playing 14 characters. He’s written many plays and recently toured as George in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. One...

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‘Science Fairs’

For those who enjoyed Science Fair, an alternative art DIY featuring 100 artists who displayed their wares at Urban Storage, the alt vibe continues across the street in the Bemis Underground with its current three-person solo exhibit. The Underground show, which continues through Feb.26, highlights the quirky, eclectic work of Kenneth Adkins, Victoria Hoyt and Dan Crane, which in the aggregate is largely a more...

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Bar Handled

How often do you enjoy a play so much you can’t wait to see it again? So enchanted you quickly read the entire script of Distant Music, hearing the words once more as spoken by Scott Kurz, Kevin Barratt and Laura Leininger? Almost never, but it’s not surprising that it happens when Cathy Kurz directs the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre and has Scott playing Dev, an Irish immigrant bartending at the Poulnabrome pub...

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More on Distant Music at BSB, Mary Poppins

* Distant Music packs so much wit, wisdom and sheer delight into two hours that I can only begin to tell you about it in this space. Until next week’s full review, suffice to say the Irish bartender Dev, played by Scott Kurz, will tempt you to spend every waking hour hanging out in his Boston pub at the Downtown Space in the Old Market. So much the better if you’re a nun facing a crisis with her vocation (Laura...

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<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p>Geometric Progression

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

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

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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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