Joslyn Uncorks the past…Soup and Art for All…crane origami at MONA…

Thursday March 15, Joslyn Art Museum hosts Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales and Other Extreme Beverages., with Penn Museum’s Dr. Patrick McGovern, the “world’s authority on ancient fermented beverages.” McGovern will take guests through a tasting program including the beers of ancient Egypt with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Guests may also visit the To Live Forever exhibition of Egyptian Treasures from the...

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<p> Hot Shops benefit shows…Guerilla Girls in Lincoln…JCC photo show…

Hot Shops hosts two exhibits for the benefit of nonprofit organizations Friday March 9. Art for the Heart curated by Tearee Caswell to benefit American Heart Association, and Artists for Hope Gallery Show to benefit the nonprofit dedicated “to making a difference in the lives of Haitians” featuring work from crafters of Haiti and local artists. Also on view in Hot Shops is “The History of Black Firefighters in...

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Union for Contemporary Arts Inaugural Fellows…

The Union for Contemporary Art held its first community clean-up event at their new building on Burdette Street boasting nearly 100 volunteers and obtaining upwards of $3,000 in donations and gifted materials for the clean-up effort. They are surely ready for their inaugural group of eight Fellows who started their 6-month programs in February where they will not only work on their own art, but create projects...

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<p>  Art by Bart Vargas.</p> Vargas at Barley’s…Fred Simon opens Susan Hart…NET airs show on KANEKO…

On a four-year Omaha hiatus, recent University of Minnesota MFA graduate Bart Vargas is back residing and creating in Council Bluffs. After a whirlwind international tour of exhibitions, he just got a gig instructing art at Metropolitan Community College, will be an official mentor for The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts and is now exhibiting nine of his recent works that have never been shown...

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<p>  From Bemis news…Omaha artists exhibiting in New Hampshire, and Chicago…

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with artists Therman Statom and Debbie Masuoka, are spearheading Building Bridges, a community-driven public art project with grant support from the Iowa West Foundation. The Kanesville-Tinley neighborhood is the future site of the large-scale work. In January, the artists led brainstorming sessions with students from the Kanesville Alternative Learning Center. These six...

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<p> Governor’s Arts Awards announced…

The 2012 Governor’s Arts Awards were announced last week, including Emerging Leader Anne Trumble of Emerging Terrain, Excellence in Arts Education awardees Connie Dillow and Donald D. Ruleaux, Heritage Arts awardee African Culture Connection, Leonard Thiessen awardees Catherine and Terry Ferguson, Organizational Achievement awardees Blue Barn Theatre and Friends of the Midwest Theatre, Outstanding Artist Jun...

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Group Benefits, Ltd

Without a strong curatorial guide, group art shows must rely on their diversity as well as the...

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‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

Victoria Hoyt’s new exhibit of water-based paintings, Secret Codes and Body Feelings, is at RNG...

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‘Thinking About…Joy of Piper’

"I do not paint like Van Gogh, but I have a soul like his."

This quote is never really...

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Governor’s Arts Award Honor Theatre Excellence

- This past Tuesday, the Nebraska Arts Council gave out its biannual honors, The Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing...

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A Different Kind of Phantom

Creighton University department of Theatre professor Alam Klem considers himself to be a big fan playwright Arthur Kopit’s...

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The Rose’s “Broken Mirror” Reflects the Issues of Young Teen Women.

- While finishing up the run of Jackie and Me this week, The Rose Theater will present the latest offering from its Teens...

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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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Three Times the Wonder

“Rather than having a single exhibition that fills all of our special exhibition spaces, we have this rather unique...

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