Tripping the Light Fantastic

This holiday season Circle Theater gets into a family and friends dimension offering two one-act pieces with the people on stage having quite a jolly time. Founder/Artistic Director/playwright Doug Marr has created one short element, Waiting for Gordy and Omaha actor David Sindelar wrote the longer part of this 95 minute experience Bang, Zoom to the Moon. Marr directed both.

The title of the last-named may...

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Marley Unchained

You might think that a theatre piece called Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol would be some kind of a send-up of the Dickens classic. Or, if you’re in a humbug frame of mind, you might conclude that such a title too much implies the regularly unwrapped holiday package and you’d prefer to remain within your rooms, warming feet by the fire, sipping yourself into oblivion with thoroughly-laced hot toddies.

Indeed, my...

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Faith in Art

Envisioning Spirituality, a new exhibit that opens today, Dec. 5, at Hot Shops Art Center, is truly a “group effort” curated by artist Dorothy Tuma. Organized in conjunction with Project Interfaith, the exhibit features more than 30 area artists devoted to “exploring religious and spiritual identities through multi-media.”

Though Envisioning Spirituality is a visual response to the project’s “RavelUnravel”...

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BLUEBARN’s Giving Tree Going Strong

 - 6 years ago, BLUEBARN Theatre’s Artistic Director Susan Clement-Toberer was looking for a way to give back to a community that has given so much. She knew of the initiatives like Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army Tree of Lights, which help children and families during the Holiday season, but she didn’t find much in the way of holiday assistance towards Omaha’s elderly.

After some research, she came across...

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‘Men at work…

The Sunderland, St. Cecilia Cathedral’s Arts Project Gallery, is currently featuring an exhibition of new work by sculptor Paul Konchagulian.  MEN at WORK (and Play) thoughtfully constructs a balance between the sacred and profane in this exhibition of steel sculpture on view through January 12, 2014.

“I really love what steel does,” Konchagulian said at his opening, “how malleable and flexible it can be. Glenn...

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A Winter Night’s Rite

As you’ve no doubt heard  ‘tis the season to be jolly. And it’s a time when folks everywhere partake of sacred and secular rites. Non-religious ones include such things as going to concerts, ballets and theatre where tried and true themes and stories are re-visited, re-connectimg with the comfortably familiar. Although such performances may be presented with great artistry,skill and talent, that result comes...

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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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