Gotta Serve Somebody

It’s not unusual for artists to bare their souls on canvas and in public. What is unusual is for one to do so without pandering or exhibitionism. And in the bargain create a body of work that is pleasing aesthetically and maybe even cathartic.          

In his new work on canvas and paper called Studio Stories, on display at the Hot Shops Art Center through September, artist James Freeman puts his demons on...

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Bemis auction tops fall’s playlist of key arts events

The Big Ten’s laying down the gauntlet as well as the welcome mat for Nebraska this autumn may get all the ink, but the 2011 fall season also hosts a number of fine arts events for the discriminating viewer after the game.

Beginning this month several key area art venues will offer a play list of openings of all kinds. Some are annual and much anticipated while others are a kickoff of a different kind. What...

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Seeing Is Believing

Is it any wonder that viewers approach the exotic photography of Italian artist Roberto Kusterle and ask the inevitable question, “How did he do that?”

 

Given Kusterle’s own fascination with surreal scenarios and hybrid realities, it’s only natural that one would respond to this illusionist-for that is what the photographer surely is—in this manner.

         

After all, art and magic depend greatly on a...

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‘Everything Is Changing’

“It’s been 13 years since buying it” Linda Meigs said. “Little by little, with a lot of help, we’ve been able to restore the historic Florence Mill. It is now a National Register Historic Site.”

Owners Linda and John Meig’s commitment to the preservation of this historic structure and the creation of its ArtLoft Gallery in 1998 entered a second stage nearly a decade later with the advent of the Connor Meigs Art...

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street smART

Mixed media artist Jeff King has come a long way since his breakout solo show, Something Is Over in 2006 at the nomadic Moving Gallery in the Old Market.

         

The title more than hinted at a determination to focus more on his painting and less on the culinary arts, the career that sustained him for the past 15 years. Paperwork, the show’s signature piece, spoke eloquently in his now familiar...

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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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<p>Atropos, an edgy, surreal dreamscape painting by Nolan Tredway is featured in his show, Surface Tension in LIncoln's Fuse Coworking gallery.</p>‘Surface Tension’

Ahh, Nolan Tredway, Lincoln, Nebraska's “golden boy.” It can be said that Tredway is easily one of...

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<p>Ric Marchio features handmade musical instruments at Fred Simon Gallery</p>Different Drummers

Ric Marchio and Michael Giron’s new exhibit at the Nebraska Arts Council/ Fred Simon Gallery, which...

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<p>Laura Carlson exhibits new work for viewer intervention in her show, <em>Social Studies,</em> at Dale Clark branch of Omaha Public Library.</p>‘Social Studies’

The series of paintings and assorted documents by Omaha-based artist Laura Carlson, currently on...

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Playhouse’s Alternative Programming Expanding

The Omaha Community Playhouse announced it’s latest offerings of alternative programming with some notable expansions....

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Business Suits and Raves

            The unique design of Enron by Lucy Prebble at the Omaha Community Playhouse blends the worlds of Realism and...

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‘Les Miz’ Dominates TAG Awards

The night belonged to Les Miserables at the 47th Annual Theatre Arts Guild Awards, honoring the past season’s outstanding...

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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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