Whimsy Wonderland

While it’s not uncommon for an arts venue to morph into an arts and crafts holiday bazaar in December, RNG Gallery in Council Bluff has attempted to raise the bar if not exactly expectations.

If you see RNG’s current offering, Crush, seeking a typically edgy exhibit, given the gallery’s rep and the promising show title, you might come away a little bewildered despite being entertained and pleased with your...

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Devoted to Art

The Sunderland Gallery in the Cultural Center of Saint Cecilia Cathedral is currently featuring Las Familias Artisticas Lopez y Lopez – Artists of Northern New Mexico through March 30, 2012. Religious art from Europe and Mexico, brought by Spanish Franciscan Friars to Northern New Mexico in the17th Century, began a legacy of devotional work which continues to this day. Two Northern New Mexican families, the Ramon...

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Fool’s Gold

Don’t let its title, Golden Guts, deter you from seeing the new exhibit in the Bemis Underground featuring new mixed media on paper, canvas and panel from Kim Reid Kuhn and Josh Powell.      

While Golden Guts doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, despite its forced alliteration, its inspiration, concept and realization are mostly pleasing and palatable. Powell and Underground curator Joel Damon have a history of...

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See What’s Missing

Faceless portraits and figure paintings minus torso and head. Mountain vistas like blueberry, raspberry and lemon dribbled ice cream sundaes. RNG Gallery promised it wouldn’t lose its edge when it relocated east in Council Bluffs. For the most part, its inaugural exhibit delivers

           

New Work: Stephen Azevedo and Christina Renfer Vogel offers five large landscapes named after famous mountain peaks from...

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Everthing Old…

For some artists the idea of turning base metals into gold or silver symbolically connects human effort to the cosmos. This alchemical inspiration is found in Jim Krantz GENERATIONS SHARED: A collection of works as tribute to the artist’s late grandfather David Bialac (1905 – 1978). Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in the Old Market presents work by both artists through November 27. The joint exhibition features a shared...

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11-11 show battles artist’s inner self

by Sally Deskins

“Brain is the key that sets you free,” are words by Harry Houdini, early 20th century magician, escapist and skeptic posted on artist Mike Kolker’s wall installation in the back of the New BLK Gallery titled “No Escape From Memory” in this month’s 11-11 solo show by the artist.

The installation piece of wooden panels with various Houdini regalia like this quote, his face, and even a drawing of...

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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery…

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Such stuff as dreams are made on.

If you’ve never attended a Nebraska Shakespeare on The Green event, be prepared for a delightful...

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<p>'Am i Alone' by Beej nierengarten-Smith on display at Gallery 72 </p>What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for...

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Director Thompson Talks About “Abby”

            The Shelterbelt Theatre’s latest production entitled Abby in the Summer by A.P. Andrews is going into its final...

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TAG Nominations Highlight This Year’s Best Efforts

            Last week, I had the pleasure of announcing the nominations for the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards...

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Playhouse Honors Volunteers and Red Theater is Under the Radar

            - Awards Season kicked off last week when the Omaha Community Playhouse held its annual volunteer awards night....

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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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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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