Theaster Gates performance in support of Town Hall Project

* The work of Theaster Gates is the focus of a March 30th performance and lecture at the Bemis Center. Gates’ Town Hall Project, currently in development, focuses on North Omaha. Gates is approaching the project from many angles: urban planner, artist, developer and community organizer. He’s done similar projects in Chicago, St Louis and Detroit, and offered new models for public space, cooperation and...

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Prince takes hold of the b-word at UNO

Photographer Teresa Prince will show her series of “bitch” photos this week at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center. The project, called “Bitch: It’s Our Word Now,” features a series of images of women holding signs that claim the word as their own and define it in ways personal to them. Prince began the project because she wanted to take the word – oft used negatively to describe people who don’t stick to...

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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,...

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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...

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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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The skinny on last weekend’s Science Fair

* Last weekend’s Science Fair, which opened Saturday in the Urban Storage building just outside of the Old Market, was the place to be. Seriously. Hundreds of gallery-goers packed the narrow halls of the fourth and fifth floors, squeezing in and out of tiny individual areas, which displayed the works of close to 100 artists. It was great to see so many first-time artists exhibiting in such an unusual space. 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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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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