Change of Residency

Mark Masuoka, former Director and CEO of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts since 2003, has accepted a similar position at the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio.

Though Masuoka’s professional journey in the visual arts began in Las Vegas, Nevada, he has gradually worked his way eastward via Denver next, then Omaha and now the fifth largest city in Ohio with a metropolitan population of over 700,000, just 30...

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Guthrie’s ‘Believe It or Not’

Multi-media artist Tim Guthrie is playing with our heads, again.

Guthrie, a Creighton University professor in Graphic Design and New Media, has done this before with two collaborative instillations that messed with one’s mind as well as a certain cultural and socio-political status quo.

First with Nuclear Dichotomies (2007) and next with the truly Extraordinary Rendition (2010), both of which exposed and...

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‘Family Portraits’

It may be a surrogate for the absent human figure, but clothing is something that Christina Renfer Vogel has been mastering for years. Yet never better than in her current exhibit at Fred Simon Gallery, Family Portraits, which continues until June 7.  This show seems personal where not only her skills with painting textiles are highlighted, but also we are able to get a glimpse into her mind and thoughts of the...

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Go West, Young Man

Hesse McGraw, chief curator for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts since 2008, may be heading for San Francisco, but by all accounts he’s leaving his heart in Omaha.

McGraw has accepted an offer from the San Francisco Art Institute to be its new Vice President for Exhibitions and Public Programs. Though he says he looks forward to what can only be considered a vertical move in his young career for this...

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Accidents Happen….

The recognition of literal and conceptual material, discovered in the happenstance of process informs a new body of work by Omaha based artist Christina Narwicz. Accidentally on Purpose, now on view at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Old Market through May 26, 2013, explores the objective language and subjective investigation of painting and nature.

The undercurrent resonating throughout the exhibition’s installation...

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Double Vision

Some artists confront nature and the everyday world and illustrate it with all its beauty and mystery intact. Others expose it for all its contradictions and obscurity. In either case, appreciation and interpretation are best left to the viewer.

Christian Rothmann, a Berlin artist, offers his audience similar points of view of the natural and the manmade, but never in the same show or medium. Two current...

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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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In Praise of Metro Public Art, Vol. 1

The Metro’s major force in area public art funding and support, the Iowa West Foundation, has commissioned the estimable...

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Demo Graphics Re-‘Hatches’ on Emmett Street

The Metro is not new to advocacy art. From institutions such as the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Kaneko to...

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MONA’s Got ‘Spirit,’ How About You? Biennial Auction, April 5

“What? Drive some 180 miles just to see art? I can’t even get to Lincoln on a regular basis…unless I want to catch a game,...

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Catch the Hubbub at Bemis ‘Flock House: Omaha’

 

 March finally lived up to its promise of warmer weather, and along with it the Metro art scene has come out of...

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Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists...

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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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