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Joel Damon

Any metropolitan arts community loves a good outsider artist. With their outré viewpoints and influences, they entrance us with fresh ideas born in a seemingly mystical, distant land located about 43 miles outside the city limits. It comes ... more

Aug 9, 2015 10:00 PM Arts

Benson is about to take their already impressive First Friday celebration to another level in June. Marking the 3rd anniversary of the monthly booze, art and music, BFF is pulling out all the stops by closing off 62nd Street between Maple a... more

Jun 3, 2015 6:01 PM Arts

Take every option available for May's Benson First Fridays celebration and make it second on your list compared to what Sweatshop Gallery has in store. Their next show, Sealed with a Kiss 2005-2010, features a five-year visual correspondenc... more

Apr 29, 2015 4:45 PM Arts

Recently, yours truly had the chance to see a list of all visual art exhibitions and shows that have taken place in the Metro since September of 2014. In the past, the arts community here has boasted a vibrant and active art scene, but for ... more

Apr 17, 2015 3:51 PM Arts

Spring is nearly here, and for the Benson scene that means more art shows, thawing vomit puddles and larger crowds for their monthly Benson First Fridays celebrations. So, wash those pretty eyeballs of yours and plan on more regular partici... more

Mar 4, 2015 1:25 PM Arts

After several Benson galleries took January off to nurse their New Year's hangover, its full steam ahead for February. Most Benson mainstays will be back for their first monthly First Friday celebration of the year, many with exhibitions fe... more

Feb 5, 2015 12:12 PM Arts

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Dec 6, 2014 9:20 PM Arts

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to get a bike and quickly switched back to the ped lifestyle because Omaha is, as we all know, hillier than The Sound of Music and hard to pedal... more

Oct 19, 2014 4:30 PM Arts

Sep 15, 2014 5:42 PM Arts

Ahh, Nolan Tredway, Lincoln, Nebraska's “golden boy.” It can be said that Tredway is easily one of the region's more recognizable young artists. His work over the last ten years or so has been nothing but consistent as he pushes himself to ... more

Jul 31, 2014 4:07 PM Arts

"I do not paint like Van Gogh, but I have a soul like his." This quote is never really explained as it opens Lynn Piper's artist statement on behalf of her current exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown. The text was found lying on a table in t... more

Mar 12, 2014 3:07 AM Arts

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundre... more

Feb 4, 2014 2:00 AM Arts

Standing in the middle of Mitchell Squire's provocative exhibition at Carver Bank, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts' North Omaha satellite, one gets a sense of eerie foreboding in the close quarters surrounded by the over one hundre... more

Feb 4, 2014 1:57 AM Arts

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