Bemis turns 30…UNL cuts arts education…

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts turns thirty and celebrates with open studios June 25, noon to 5 p.m. There will be a dedication of a Building Bemis capital expansion project, intended to address a need for space, and to increase direct support of artists-in-residence by 50 percent.  The goal includes five studios, 8,000 square-feet of multi-use space, a dock with urban garden, and renovation of the Okada...

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Mixed Media: Flooding and the NAC

* The flooding has the Nebraska Arts Council administration “taking precautions and implementing an emergency plan in the event that we are displaced by floodwaters,” from their lower-level offices in downtown Omaha's Burlington Building, according to its website. As of last weekend, operations were normal, but essential items have been moved to higher ground.    * Nebraskans for the Arts, also in the same...

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Art on Tap at Joslyn, Topcoat and Tails at the New BLK

* The Joslyn Art Museum’s annual Art on Tap, sponsored by the Joslyn Art Museum Young Art Patrons, will feature beer, live music and local food May 13 from 8-11 p.m. Goose Island, LandShark, Leffe and Shock Top will be available for tastings, and Blanc Burgers, Cantina Laredo, Crave and Loft 610 will provide food. Orion Walsh and All Young Girls are Machine Guns will provide live music. Joslyn’s permanent...

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Local talent Bart Vargas raising funds for artist residency in China

* Lincoln artist and University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Aaron Holz will give a talk this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art. (Full disclosure: I work at Sheldon.) Holz has an intimate exhibition in Sheldon's Focus Gallery. Of Heads and Hands is inspired by the drawings of 16th century artists Agnolo Bronzino and Jan Gossaert. Holz's portraits of heads and hands question what it means to paint...

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Pizza and Picasso

* Lincoln’s Lux Center for the Arts is presenting a new slate of classes this spring. Classes for families include one called “Pizza and Picasso,” which includes a meal for parents and kids along with a family friendly art-making activity. Classes for adults include instruction on making handmade tiles, knitting, enameling on copper to create colorful glass surfaces, watercolor painting and a girls night out...

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Lincoln’s ProjectRoom Gallery Final Show

*Lincoln’s ProjectRoom Gallery is opening its final show Friday, April 1. Drive Dark West, featuring work by Fortner McDowell, will close the gallery’s three years in downtown Lincoln’s Parrish Building. Thirty distressed photographs and 30 bullet-pierced text pieces create an environment that reflects on a variety of subjects: family, work, honor, sex, love, violence, destiny, death and “life's drive...

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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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Lives of Not Always Quiet Desperation

In the minds of many, Nebraska is part of the U.S. heartland, aka The Midwest.  And Kansas-born...

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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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