Becky’s Car Play Gift to Benita

The back-story on Becky’s New Car which kicks off the Omaha Community Playhouse season this weekend has a warm fuzzy feel to it. And the couple that caused its genesis will fly in from Seattle to see what playwright Stephen Dietz wrought on their behalf.

            The comedy came into being when Charlie Staadecker wanted a unique 60th birthday gift for his wife Benita, so he commissioned Dietz to write a play....

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Hide and Seek

In 2007 mixed media artist Nolan Tredway had an anti-Cartesian moment in the Bemis Underground that resulted in a terrific collaborative exhibit featuring many current and former Lincolnites.

“Anti” because in response to Descartes’ familiar “cogito ergo sum” ("I think, therefore I am") Tredway countered with “I live, therefore I think,” as espoused by Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset, an admitted influence...

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Cold Cream: Rediscovering Jane Noseworthy

Jane Noseworthy, the former Miss Nebraska who starred often at the Omaha Community Playhouse and the now-departed Dundee Dinner Theatre, plays Portia these days at the Colorado Springs TheatreWorks.

If you’re not up to driving that far for Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, consider this description of the venue: “The idyllic environs of the Rock Ledge Ranch near the Garden of the Gods.” Wish Brigit Saint...

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Kent Bellows Studio Mentor Exhibit, Library Hosts Book Art Show, Lincoln’s lichen exhibits three

People You Should Know in Lincoln … Benson August shows … Jeffrey Koterba exhibits in Fremont … Hive Lounge seeking art.

The House of Representatives recently voted down The Walberg Amendment to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by another $10 million. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Lincoln voted twice in support of the NEA. 

The Kent Bellows Studio exhibits the culmination of work by their young...

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(Re) Vision Quest

What does it say about a young college graduate who, rather than attemping to enter the corporate or professional world, pursues a career in the rather esoteric medium of ceramic art?

It must say that money, security and “settling down” hold little interest to said artist. What does it then say about this person who interrupts his study with an internationally known ceramicist for the sake of a float trip down...

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From Vuillard to Vogel

 

From classical busts of emperors and Renaissance paintings by van Eyck, Holbein and da Vinci, to Rembrandt’s Baroque portraiture, portraits were a significant element of art’s earliest history.

 Yet, thanks to modernists like van Gogh, Cezanne and Whistler,  painting one’s likeness continued to be a telling picture of not only individual personalities, but of art and the times.

 The history of portraiture...

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Group Benefits, Ltd

Without a strong curatorial guide, group art shows must rely on their diversity as well as 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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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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