<p>  Art by Oakley for The New BLK.</p>

photo by

Courtesy of Oakley.

Art by Oakley for The New BLK.

MCC Gallery visiting artists show…Oakley rides New BLK…

Noyes Art Gallery gets intimate…Backwaters anniversary event…NAC grants…Canvas & Cabernet in Aksarben

Metropolitan Community College Elkhorn Gallery of Art hosts visiting artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom for an exhibit opening of their work in “Ghost of a Dream” and public artist lecture Sept. 12. The Massachussetts based collaborators create sculpture and installations that “embody the essence of opulence while being constructed of materials that typically end of in the trash.” mccneb.edu.

The New BLK Gallery opens “Oakley: Raising the Value of the Dollar” Sept. 14. The solo artist’s show is said to be “a multi-sensory surrealistic experience into the mind of the artist” including over 100 intricately hand-painted $1 bills and some of his nationally recognized acrylic/oil paintings, prints and sculptures. Outside the gallery the artist is hosting performance art including fire dancers, a cellist, art cars and more. Raisingthevalueofthedollar.com.

Sept. 14 in Lincoln’s Noyes Art Gallery, sculptor Susan Woodford along with artists Derek Johnson, Dan Moler, Craig Imig and Deb Monfelt are leading “Intimate with Artist,” an evening of food, art and conversation. Noyesartgallery.com.

The Backwaters Press is celebrating 15 years of publishing books with a fundraiser Sept. 15 at Hot Shops Art Center. Omaha based poet Todd Robinson will host the evening featuring music by Dr. Spit and The Blues Mechanics, poetry performances by Matt Mason, Marjorie Saiser and others and an art auction including visual art by Fran Higgins, Bud Cassiday, Bill Hoover, Rodger Gerberding, Jaime Lee Hackbart, Jim Scholz, Eddith Buis and Tom Bartek. Food and drink is included in the ticket purchasable at thebackwaterspress.org or at the door at 7p.m.

Nebraska Arts Council is taking applications thru Sept. 17 for the Fred Simon Exhibition Program. Also the NAC October 1 deadline is looming for Artists in Schools/Community Residency Grants (over $2,500), Arts Project Grants and Arts Leaning Project Grants. Details at nebraskaartscouncil.org.

Coinciding with Aksarben Art Festival, Village Canvas and Cabernet opens Sept. 14 in Aksarben Village. The new “paint and sip” business will feature art classes with various food and refreshments available for all ages. Canvasandcab.com.

posted at 08:06 pm
on Friday, September 07th, 2012

COMMENTS

(We're testing Disqus commenting (finally!); please let us know if you have trouble.)

comments powered by Disqus

 

« Previous Page


<p>Architect's rendering of the front of Gallery 1516 on Leavenworth, a work in progress scheduled to open midsummer this year.</p> Table of Contents

As said earlier in my preview of what’s to come in 2015, regarding the visual arts in the Metro, the most anticipated event continues to be the midsummer opening of the newly renovated 1516 Gallery...

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 American artist Mark di Suvero to create a sculpture for Tom Hanafan River’s...

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 hibernation with a very busy and diverse group of exhibits worth a look-see and...

more »


Les Femmes Folles…Ciao!

Les Femmes Folles and Caesium Gallery are proud to present LFF…Ciao! This farewell group exhibition features 30 artists celebrating the last two years of Les Femmes Folles. Founded by artist and...

more »


Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to more fully experience their own creativity. “Come Create It Workshops” offer...

more »







Advanced Search