Black and white…and read all over

If it’s true that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” often attributed to such historical figures as Confucius, author Turgenev and even Napoleon, then it must also be so that a well-chosen phrase or two can inspire the imagination.

Such is the goal of Black and White and Read All Over, a new exhibit at Hot Shops Art Center with featured artists Nancy Lepo, Dorothy Tuma, Ron Manabat and John Prouty, which...

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Wheel of Fortune

“I like the spectacle of it,” said artist Tim Jag, “I love how the circus comes into your town and does this big weekend, and then they pack up and they’re gone…quite the freedom.”

And that is what internationally recognized showmen Tim Jag and Gary Parkins have done for a week living in The New BLK Gallery, mattresses on the floor, bags unpacked, art supplies a sprawl, to create the site-specific installation...

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Gift Horses

For many people, artists included, horses have represented little more than an object, albeit one of beauty and strength, whether on a field of honor, a Western landscape or racetrack.

From earliest cave paintings to the more refined work of Classical and Renaissance artists including da Vinci and Dürer; from the equine portraiture of Rubens and Velasquez to the more Romantic viewpoint of Delacroix; as well as the...

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Boats on Land

“I know what I want to make art about” artist Chad Rutter said. “The themes stay consistent, though the media may change. Along a circuitous path I picked up a skill set, and have made myself a broad tool bag.”

Chad Rutter grew up on a family farm near Osceola, Nebraska. Six years of doing graphic design in Omaha became an impetus to return to school and pursue a degree in art. In 2006 Rutter received an...

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<p>Too Much Beautiful </p> One Eye Open Closes, Another Opens

Flyover, Bridges new collaborative venture will be launched at the closing of “One Eye Open” on Monday, June 27, 6:30 – 10:00 pm, NewBLK Gallery, 1213 Jones Street with a live solo performance by Rebecca Lowry of "All Young Girls are Machine Guns."

Editor’s Note: Tonight’s closing party at the BLK Gallery marks your last chance to explore one of Omaha’s most grassroots and creative photographers and to be on the...

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Twighlight Zone

American artist Keith Jacobshagen has made a significant career out of painting an empyrean Nebraskan landscape. For an encore he has made a visual statement about that experience, and it’s currently on display at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts through July 30. Keith Jacobshagen: A Golden Year is a conceptual installation of 3.5 by 5-inch oil paintings on copper sheets that feature, except for three...

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