Art of Deception

“My five year old could have done that!”

The above isn’t an uncommon public response to modern art that artists have had to endure for decades. Worse, it’s understandable. In an age when many viewers leave the imaginative world of visual art behind in the fifth grade or earlier, painting and sculpture of merit, not to mention new media, has to be recognizable at best or at least merely decorative and...

entered on 11/04/12 at 07:13 PM | read more »


‘Shit’ Happens

“I don’t like gross things—and a lot of the SHIT SHOW, like the Sweatshop Gallery, is gross--but it’s genius,” Zoe Kuhn, daughter of artist Kim Darling, said of the live performance-exhibit that premiered October 12 at The New BLK Gallery.

Genius, perhaps, certainly a local art revival of sorts, the SHIT SHOW features visual artists Darling, Brion Polonic and Chris Fischer with installations and performance...

entered on 10/22/12 at 10:35 AM | read more »


Bemis eBid

That cell phone in your purse, hip-clip or back pocket gets smarter and smarter. It's no longer just about tweeting, texting, liking and the occasional butt-dial.

Today iPhones swiped across a QR code help you to check out and purchase all kinds of products and services. In addition, two new Galaxy's embrace and playlists and photo albums are exchanged.

Whatever their purpose or potential, smart phones make it...

entered on 10/11/12 at 03:49 PM | read more »


<p> Triple Crown

“It’s been a long time,” artist Tom Bartek responded, when writer Roger Welsch, in an NETV interview asked how long Bartek had been making art. Born in 1932, Tom Bartek’s 2012 Retrospective celebrates 60 years of art making in three different venues; Creighton’s Lied Gallery (paintings), Sept. 14 – Oct. 19, Nebraska Arts Council’s Fred Simon Gallery (serigraphs), Sept. 24 – Nov. 2, and University of Nebraska...

entered on 10/09/12 at 02:00 PM | read more »


Keep On Truckin’

Artists from outside Omaha have always had a presence in the local art scene. They help to keep the artistic landscape varied and lively, enhancing the conversation about how regional artists partake of a national or even international dialogue. Some of these “carpetbaggers” are shown but once, while others become returning favorites.

Among the latter, Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb has been exhibiting his...

entered on 10/01/12 at 11:41 AM | read more »


<p> Co-op Opts for Provocation

It is to be commended that the Artists Cooperative Gallery present a show of completely new work by a trio of artists on a distinct theme. The Old Market Gallery, around since 1975, as of late has been perhaps silently snubbed by the local arts scene for its rumored same-old-same-old, unprovocative shows. 

The situation is not unbelievable, with a jury of artists in the same roles in the member-gallery for...

entered on 09/27/12 at 11:54 AM | read more »


Page 11 of 26 pages « First  <  9 10 11 12 13 >  Last »


‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

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

more »


‘Thinking About…Joy of Piper’

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

This quote is never really...

more »


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...

more »


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...

more »


A Different Kind of Phantom

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

more »


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...

more »


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...

more »


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...

more »


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,...

more »


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...

more »


Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

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

more »


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...

more »


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...

more »


Three Times the Wonder

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

more »