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Sounds Plus Style Equals Art

Four women artists are showing work focused on two trends — fashion and music — as part of two separate shows opening Friday in Lincoln. For Lincoln artist Meghan Stratman, art and music are intertwined. So much so that each piece in her Gallery 9 show of new work “Louder than Sirens” is based on a song title. Stratman’s sweet, intricate work features delicate cutout female figures experiencing any...


Local photographer hits the road

* Omaha photographer Dana Damewood hit the road last weekend as part of her latest project: two weeks on the road with a long-haul truck driver. Damewood has been planning the project for months; she is on the road with a female truck driver, sending updates via social networks and taking photographs along the way. “Driving a truck is a job that offers freedom, independence and adventure,” she wrote on her blog,...


U of Iowa hangs on to Pollack painting

* The Iowa legislature Monday wisely decided against advancing a bill proposing the sale of “Mural,” the Jackson Pollock painting owned by the University of Iowa Museum of Art. The legislature withdrew the controversial proposal that would have forced the museum to sell its most iconic piece, valued at $140 million. A bit of background: Rep. Scott Reacker introduced a bill in early February, suggesting that the...


Post-graduate Work

Mike Giron, professor of art at Bellevue University, is glad he scheduled an exhibit of former students at the RNG Gallery because that next step in an emerging artist’s career is often hard to come by after graduation. 9, which continues at the gallery through March 6, consists of exactly that many artists who, among others, made a lasting impression on Giron over the past 10 years while teaching at Bellevue and...


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