Photo Memory

Ask anyone for a record of the past 14 years of their life and it’s likely to be a photographic one, whether in video, album or on Facebook. Either still or moving, the images will document the personal memories of all that is broadly near and dear to them in time, space and identity.

But make that request of arts photographers and they are more likely to display their work as the best representation of who they...

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Royal Performance

Looking at Wendy Jane Bantam’s fanciful, surrealistic oil paintings of animals in carnival and theatre scenes, you want them to move, to show you what happens next, but, said Bantam, the story is all up to the viewer.

Many of the pieces in A Night at the Orpheum: The Queen’s Cabaret, the current exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown until Mar. 31, could be book-cover illustrations for fairy tales, sometimes dark fairy...

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Bird Watching

Joseph Broghammer’s species of birds now roosting at Anderson O’Brien Gallery in the Old Market might challenge any Ornithologist studying bird behavior. Not perched for flight, including those with wings outstretched, these birds have made their claim.

They each occupy a large amount of space. As protagonists in the depiction of the human condition they are linked to Chicago Imagism which had its beginnings in...

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‘Post-emerging’

If it’s true it takes a village to raise a child, then likewise an entire arts community is required to raise one of its own to maturity and prominence.

All established artists in the Metro area, regardless of medium, style or genre, have one thing in common: before they “made it” in the market place they struggled in that ubiquitous role of an emerging artist, not quite ready for primetime player waiting for...

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<p> Doing More with Less

Artist Tony Oliveto’s exhibit at Hilmer Art Gallery, Recent Works, displays his affection for such artists in the minimalist style—Frank Stella, Elizabeth Murray and Piet Mondrian.  These artists were all criticized for lack of depth and aesthetic beauty.  Similarly, Oliveto’s show risks the same criticism, but it does provide a keen understanding of his style, quality of craft, and sense of humor.

Oliveto, a...

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Lincoln Calling

Seven years after opening its Underground space to experimental, emerging artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has evolved one step further with its first exhibit in 2012, Transceiver, which continues through Feb. 11.

Transceiver, an exhibition of non-traditional media curated by Lincoln’s Drift Station, is the first of an open series of shows that feature regional artist-run venues or groups that...

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<p>Hard edge geometric abstraction from artist Peter Hill, currently on view with sculpture by Les Bruning at Modern Arts Midtown</p>Geometric Progression

As social activism, and social practice take hold in pushing the definition of "what is art?”, it...

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CIRCLE THEATER’S GOT IT ALTOGETHER

Circle Theater stays alive and well, heating up an evening by digging into David Mamet’s 1988...

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<p>Self Portrait II by Angela Drakeford in State of the Art Exhibit in Crystal Bridges Museum</p>Two for the Show

There are so many ways to approach, let alone grasp, large significant group art shows, that...

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Schweiger Talks About Durang’s New Comedy

SNAP Productions latest offering is the new Christopher Durang comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike. The show’s director,...

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‘The Whipping Man’ a Unique Challenge for Prescott

            Now running through November 16th, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s production of The Whipping Man by Matthew...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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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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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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Play Me, I’m Yours

The Omaha Creative Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for the community to...

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Bemis Director Adam Price

Newly appointed Executive Director of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Adam Price comes to the Bemis from the Utah...

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North Omaha Arts Crawl to feature diverse visual and perfoming artists

Friday, August 8                                                                                                            ...

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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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