Bemis auction tops fall’s playlist of key arts events

The Big Ten’s laying down the gauntlet as well as the welcome mat for Nebraska this autumn may get all the ink, but the 2011 fall season also hosts a number of fine arts events for the discriminating viewer after the game.

Beginning this month several key area art venues will offer a play list of openings of all kinds. Some are annual and much anticipated while others are a kickoff of a different kind. What...

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UNO students show at The Hive…First Friday in Omaha…

A dozen University of Nebraska-Omaha art students at The Hive opens August 31, including live painting demonstrations and music by Optimal Eleven.

September 2 openings in Omaha:  Bill Hoover’s new work at Coriander in the lower level of the Old Market Passageway.  The artist is known for his fresh and meditative images of abstract worlds in oil and sand.  Turning and Returning at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery...

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Mysteries Return Minus Flood Water

If you were absent from Omaha all summer, the daily gave you a measure of the rising Missouri River in a series of photos that showed the flood water climbing ever higher on the Salute to Labor statue of workmen, a site seen from Rick’s Boatyard Café.

            So it was good to hear that you won’t need a canoe or even hip waders to catch Manya and Randy Nogg’s new interactive mystery at their River Front...

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Seeing Is Believing

Is it any wonder that viewers approach the exotic photography of Italian artist Roberto Kusterle and ask the inevitable question, “How did he do that?”

 

Given Kusterle’s own fascination with surreal scenarios and hybrid realities, it’s only natural that one would respond to this illusionist-for that is what the photographer surely is—in this manner.

         

After all, art and magic depend greatly on a...

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Drama-deprived? Coming after Musicals

If you belong to that peculiar tribe bugged by musical theater, you will be drama-deprived until the end of September when Bug opens at the Blue Barn and Gogol’s The Inspector General visits the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

            Those two join Next Fall, a play at SNAP! Productions featuring male lovers split by religious faith. Tracy Letts wrote Bug, which won off-Broadway honors for the story of a...

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Season Preview

Omaha Performing Arts

This year, Omaha Performing Arts celebrates its 5th anniversary. Executive Director Joan Squires said 1.7 million people have attended programs at the Orpheum and the Holland Center over the past five years.  

The Family series is a new addition to the season. Squires said first up are the Yamato Drummers of Japan, “which is a group that combines percussion with athletic abilities.”...

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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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