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Shea Wilkinson: Homo roboticus

 

Shadows loom over memory lane.

 

‘Terra Firma’

 

Of love, nourishment and compassion

 

Speaking the speeches trippingly on the tongue

 

Creature Feature

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Banner Year Celebration

 

The Bard arrives in many guises.

 

‘Treasure Island’

 
Butler

‘Terra Firma’

Now in his seventy-fifth year, artist Keith Jacobshagen has been setting the terms in which Midwestern landscape painting is created and discussed for several decades now.  It is therefore appropriate that Terra Firma, the exhibition on view at Gallery 1516 until June 12, begins with one of his works.

The 2003 oil on canvas” Salt Valley, Late Spring” hangs on the wall just inside the gallery’s front door, under the...


Of love, nourishment and compassion

Compassion dwells in the heart of Tammy Ryan’s 2010 play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods.  Significant multiple meanings of the title abound as well. As the performance at Omaha Community Playhouse progresses, the intelligent depth within becomes more and more impressive, until even sorrowful, disturbing elements reveal touching beauty.

A Sudanese refugee, no longer called by his ancestral tribal name, has acquired...


Speaking the speeches trippingly on the tongue

Amid solemn, unfurnished rooms of Joslyn Castle, voices are raised and colorfully dressed bodies swirl, evoking words, ideas and drama that Shakespeare wrote. Here Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company seeks to personify many such dimensions and characters. Scott Kurz has taken charge of the complexities by stitching together multiple fabrics of famed plays into what he calls Tyger’s Hart (a title not explained in the...


Rsz jarschepers centipede

Creature Feature

Lincoln artist Jar Schepers brings his inimitable brand of macabre magic to the Garden of the Zodiac for his second solo exhibition there, where Repetition, a new exhibition of his sculptures, opens on Thursday, May 12.

Schepers works primarily with found objects—items of industrial and consumer function that have since achieved thrift or junk status. From them, he creates a variety of polymorphous creatures, often...


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