Agents of Change

Sculptor and Creighton professor Littleton Alston’s powerful new exhibit, Hannibal, is on display at the Creighton Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza, until February 28th.  After five years of percolating within Alston, the resulting exhibit consists of monumental helmets built from steel cores, embellished with steel detail, tractor tires and bowling pins. 

There is, as well, a counterpoint of large drawn...

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‘Walk the Walk…’

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundred or so art supporters present at the January 11 opening.

Given the gallery's use of the phrase "gun violence" six times in the four-paragraph exhibition text, the show could...

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‘Walk the Walk…’

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundred or so art supporters present at the January 11 opening.

Given the gallery's use of the phrase "gun violence" six times in the four-paragraph exhibition text, the show could...

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‘Rise & Fall’

“Duct Tape! How do you use it?” And so goes the advertisement promoting a household and industrial product as versatile as Vaseline and WD-40.

 A century-old invention, this cloth-covered adhesive gained notoriety in World War II as a quick-opening sealant for ammunition boxes And in its more than 100 years of service, Discovery Channel’s “Myth Busters” has confirmed sightings of light aircraft and the launches...

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Past is Prelude

The Metro enjoyed a significant display of fine art last year and further proof is currently on display at Hot Shops Art Center featuring the 2014 OEA visual arts nominees.  Come to this show in January, and you’ll see highly polished, inventive work done by many of this region’s best artists.

 More than 20 nominees are in the exhibit as they compete for the spotlight and awards in nine categories given annually...

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‘Traditions Transitioned’

One of the allures of Native American art is that everyone regardless of ethnicity can find something interesting in its imagery.  Native American art can depict the past, a simpler way of life, but when it goes contemporary the viewer can see social issues evolve to meet the needs of a current society.

Native American artists Steve Tamayo and Donel Keeler understand the past, and by using innovative techniques...

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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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