Optical Delusions

Not since the extraordinary Signal Channel exhibition which the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts showcased in 2005, has there been such a display of video art in Omaha as that currently on display in the venue’s Underground.

While Signal Channel was essentially a survey of the art form over a 50+ year period, and virtually a who’s who in the medium, Bemis’ current show is proof positive that video art is...

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Shimmering ‘Glimpses’

Artist Susan Knight brings to Midwesterners an ocean of  sensuality and insight  with “Glimpses” at RNG Gallery thru July 8, the second time she has shown with the gallery, the first in the new Council Bluffs location.

Knight transforms RNG via paper into an environment of beachy ease—flowing paper; twisting waves, cool colors and moving shadow shapes formed by the sun.

The display of her intricately hand-cut...

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Somewhere Over the Bemis

My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky. - Wordsworth

This weekend, if everything goes as “planned,” a universally shared phenomenon will appear in all its colorful glory above the five-story Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, twice a day for 20 minutes each, until Sept. 12, 2012.

Man-made, but no less poetic in their creation or appreciation, these rainbows will appear because of a complex...

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‘Interference’

The vibrancy of color and surface in Lisa Tubach’s Interference are an enticing invitation to visit Anderson O’Brien Fine Art in the Old Market in June. This current exhibit’s title contains multiple references which yield a satisfying blend of form and content.  

“As a painter my work has a lot of ambiguity,” Tubach said. “The compositions have a level of complexity addressing the hidden dynamic in the beauty...

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Joslyn Contemporary Again

This week, Karin Campbell starts her post as the Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art at Joslyn Art Museum, the first time someone has held the post since 2004.

Campbell, the first Non-Spanish curator to hold this post, most recently worked as an independent curator for ESPAI 13 in Barcelona showcasing international emerging artists. She spent her graduate work at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard...

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Well-crafted Collaboration

When approaching Peerless Gallery, it appears there is meat hanging from the ceiling. Opening the door, one finds instead a set of striking red, orange and pink oval forms, about twenty of them suspended near the large windows of the gallery, titled “Whisper and Murmur,” crafted of ripped fabric by artist Sarah Kolar.

This Union for Contemporary Art Fellow’s sculpture is an apt introduction to Material Matters,...

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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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EPITHETICALLY VOLATILE

It’s been nearly 40 years since David Mamet pounced onto the stage with his salty verbosity in...

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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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