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Shock of Hair

Renowned artist Catherine Ferguson, known for her explorations in diverse media and themes of myth, memory, and transformation, will feature new sculptures in an exhibition organized by the Moving Gallery. Catherine Ferguson: Hair opens at the Garden of the Zodiac on Thursday, March 26 from 7 – 9pm.

 Humorous, sensuous and disquieting associations are unearthed in each of Ferguson’s new sculptures. Combining long...


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

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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 on Leavenworth which just happens to be the venue’s street address.

Although 1516 will not likely be a full service gallery in the manner of Modern Arts Midtown, Gallery 72 or Anderson O’Brien, it will add some much...


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 Edge Park to add to Council Bluffs' impressive collection of such.

Di Suvero’s international reputation is based upon his massive steel sculptures that challenge viewer expectations in a style of abstract...


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 some face time, even if you missed the openings.

 Reader’s dedicated group of fine and visual arts writers, Laura Vranes, Eddith Buis, Joel Damon and myself (Mary Day is currently in “hibernation” preparing for a summer...


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