<p>  The Gardener of Eden</p> Back to the Garden

Entering RNG Gallery this month might evoke the sensation of entering a garden, not unlike the one artist and owner Rob Gilmer’s father created for his family on Long Island’s North Shore. As Merritt G. “Gil” Gilmer writes in his memoirs, “Chaff from the Haymow, Musings and Memories of a Ninety-Year-Old,”   “The old orchard was an orchard when we first came. It soon became a jungle of trees and bushes. It was a...

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Watermarks

Like the first renowned printmaker Albrecht Durer centuries before her, Nebraska-based artist Karen Kunc has made her mark in printmaking including a monumental trip to Italy to practice her craft.

 

Last spring, Kunc, Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1983, worked as Artist in Residence at the prestigious Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy, the country where Durer famously brought the...

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Making Their Mark

With no apologies to Forrest Gump, this year’s exhibit of the 2012 OEAA artist nominees is no box of chocolate confections and sweet nothings. Think instead of a filled-out Scrabble board whose criss-cross puzzle of signs and symbols reflects the diversity, creativity and connectivity that contemporary art aspires to.

         

For the most part, this year’s nominees who are on display for only two weeks at...

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“Larry Roots: New Work…”

In the light of the recent deaths of abstract expressionist painters Helen Frankenthaler and Pat Passlof, both 83 and known for their masterful use of color, who continues to work in this challenging style? Locally, only a few come to mind in this continuous mission to define the indefinable through their art.

Kim Reid Kuhn and Cherisse McCoy do wonders with color and expressionism.

Eliska Greenspoon, whose...

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‘Visual Dialogues’

Initially Eliska Greenspoon’s new mixed media work at the Fred Simon Gallery provides a sense of calm. Images of nature, soft solid colors and lines and silhouettes of human figures welcome the viewer into the gallery’s urban chic environs.  When you begin to get deeper in the venue and turn the corner, stories reveal themselves and you are caught up in the narratives she created for Visual Dialogues.

As the...

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<p> Open for Debate

Crystal ball gazing, new year’s resolutions and the Super Bowl. What else occupies the media and the minds of the public in January, 2012? Certainly the Iowa Caucus got its share of attention this week as the political arena opened up to the year’s onslaught of pre-election events awaiting us as we anticipate the real debates between President Obama and his surviving Republican opponent prior to the former’s...

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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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<p>‘One Little Indian’ at RNG Gallery‚Ķ

There are moments that have left imprints in the minds of many - the past that can be revisited...

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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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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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