<p>  <em>Roland</em>, graphite & chalkboard paint on birch panel</p> Magic Marker

It may not be possible to identify a Metro arts “look” the way one readily identifies a “sound”—thanks to Saddle Creek Records and its ilk—but the area does have a handful of visual artists who leave a recognizable mark on the local scene and memory.

No one has yet connected the dots, but the Metro continues to enjoy its 2D and 3D favorites that include such signatures as Kaneko, Joy, Statom and Mercer. Add to...

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‘Face to Face’

When Modern Arts Midtown owner-director Larry Roots first saw the work of Theresa Pfarr as a juror for Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Program in 2006, he was instantly enthralled.

“Its amazing what she can produce with just a few number of strokes,” Roots said of Pfarr’s figurative abstract oil paintings, on view at Modern Arts Midtown in Face to Face, thru April 28.

It is no wonder, as...

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Child’s Play

Entering the Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art and Design, one finds it peculiar as to why the walls are not full of artist Claudia Alvarez’s familiar, figurative two-dimensional work of children in watercolor and oil. After all, the large wall space provides ample opportunity to show-off her expressive ability on paper and canvas in Alvarez’ current show, History of Immigration exhibition up thru...

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Photo Memory

Ask anyone for a record of the past 14 years of their life and it’s likely to be a photographic one, whether in video, album or on Facebook. Either still or moving, the images will document the personal memories of all that is broadly near and dear to them in time, space and identity.

But make that request of arts photographers and they are more likely to display their work as the best representation of who they...

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Royal Performance

Looking at Wendy Jane Bantam’s fanciful, surrealistic oil paintings of animals in carnival and theatre scenes, you want them to move, to show you what happens next, but, said Bantam, the story is all up to the viewer.

Many of the pieces in A Night at the Orpheum: The Queen’s Cabaret, the current exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown until Mar. 31, could be book-cover illustrations for fairy tales, sometimes dark fairy...

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Bird Watching

Joseph Broghammer’s species of birds now roosting at Anderson O’Brien Gallery in the Old Market might challenge any Ornithologist studying bird behavior. Not perched for flight, including those with wings outstretched, these birds have made their claim.

They each occupy a large amount of space. As protagonists in the depiction of the human condition they are linked to Chicago Imagism which had its beginnings in...

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<p>Street Gambler

Street-influenced artist Fredy Rincon returns to the RNG Gallery with his second show, The Cards...

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LIGHT GLOWS AMID DARK DESPAIR

Most certainly Matthew Lopez has written a very imaginative and original play,The Whipping Man. And...

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<p>Roving photograher Rob Walters documents unkown Metro in Driving Omaha at Sweatshop Gallery</p>Drive by Shooting

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to...

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Joslyn Castle’s Stoker Festival in Full Swing

            The latest rendition of the Joslyn Castle Literary Festival is called Shadows at the Castle and focuses on life,...

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Director Ben Beck Talks ‘Mickey & Sage’

Currently running through November 2nd at the Shelterbelt Theatre, Mickey & Sage by Sara Farrington deals with the...

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Cast Members Talk ‘Buffalo’, Rose Takes on Seuss

- The BLUEBARN Theatre is currently tackling the David Mamet classic American Buffalo, running now through October 25th. The...

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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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