Sally Deskins

Occupation: artist, arts writer, arts activist Personal page: Sally Deskins is an artist, arts activist, curator, writer (for The Reader and KVNO 90.7 FM) and editor of Les Femmes Folles the blog and Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2011, a book of excerpts and images from 2011 on She also founded and manages Drink n Draw Omaha and Lit Undressed events.

Jordan Schnitzer has a museum named after him in his hometown of Eugene Oregon. His private print collection (of over 7,000 prints--the largest in the United States), includes work from renowned artists Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Jasper Jo... more

Nov 14, 2012 5:14 AM Arts

“I don’t like gross things—and a lot of the SHIT SHOW, like the Sweatshop Gallery, is gross--but it’s genius,” Zoe Kuhn, daughter of artist Kim Darling, said of the live performance-exhibit that premiered October 12 at The New BLK Gallery... more

Oct 22, 2012 11:35 PM Arts


Courtesy of Mike Loftus.

Mike Loftus showing seven mostly recent paintings at the Old Dundee thru December. As per typical for the artist, themes vary from grave to playful.  “Portrait of a Suicide,” is a morbid dark-toned image of a pale figure adorned with a bl... more

Oct 19, 2012 11:05 PM Mixed Media


Courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum.

Bart Vargas’ painting, “FUCK” went missing at Star Deli Gallery Oct. 3, two days before the opening of his exhibit “WORDS.” The painting of the explicit word is among the show of various words (“FEMINIST,” “LOVE,” “NICE,” among others), m... more

Oct 12, 2012 11:23 PM Mixed Media


Courtesy of Art in the Bag.

Oct. 19 Art in the Bag Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. 7-9pm, $20 adults; $10 youth (18 and under) Five years ago, the Midwest Lampworker’s Guild wanted to help out one of their members who had been diagnosed... more

Oct 12, 2012 10:41 PM Art

Kevin Lawler, Artistic Director of Omaha’s Great Plains Theatre Conference (or, “Director of Lostness,” as he is so-called on the “National Institute for the Lost” organization that produces “highly crafted, original performance that fost... more

Oct 9, 2012 12:10 AM Mixed Media


Courtesy of RNG Gallery.

Oct. 12 Universal Primitive: James Laurent & Patty Talbert RNG Gallery, 157 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs Reception 7-10pm; exhibit thru Nov. 4, 712.256.4140 Neighbor artist-residence at The Harvester Artist Lofts ... more

Oct 5, 2012 10:20 PM Art


Courtesy of Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit.

Hoover Studios presents new work by printmaker Joey Lynch opening Oct. 5, 6-9pm in the Mastercraft Building Gallery. It will be open by appointment thru the month. The Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlan... more

Sep 29, 2012 12:51 AM Mixed Media


Courtesy of Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour.

Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour Oct. 6-7 Big Table Studios; 17171 County Rd. 25, Herman; Too Far North Wines, 111 N. 14th St., Calhoun; Dennison Pottery, 13210 N. 47th St, Omaha; Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St., Omaha Oct. 6: 10a.m.-7p.... more

Sep 28, 2012 11:41 PM Art


Courtesy of Lori Elliott-Bartle.

It is to be commended that the Artists Cooperative Gallery present a show of completely new work by a trio of artists on a distinct theme. The Old Market Gallery, around since 1975, as of late has been perhaps silently snubbed by the loca... more

Sep 28, 2012 12:54 AM Arts


Courtesy of Bart Vargas.

Wood and ceramic artist Peter Cales first solo exhibit, “Rememory,” exploring the affects of Alzheimer’s, is on view at the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts thru Sept. 28. The show is the first the Center will host of profes... more

Sep 22, 2012 1:54 AM Mixed Media


Courtesy of g thompson higgins photography.

Sept. 29 bare: NAKED TRUTH Artists Cooperative Gallery,  405 S. 11th St. Closing reception 6-9pm; exhibit runs thru Sept. 30 For the last year, artists Travis Apel, Lori Elliott-Barlte and Dar Vande Voort have... more

Sep 22, 2012 1:38 AM Art


Courtesy of Joslyn Art Museum.

Joslyn Art Museum announced the completion of their multiyear project translating the Old German journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied (explorer of the interior of North America in the early 1830s with Swiss artist Karl Bodmer). To celebr... more

Sep 17, 2012 3:12 AM Mixed Media


Courtesy of Bemis Center.

14th Annual Art Auction Opening Reception September 21 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. 6-9pm, FREE, 341.7130 Always a hit, Bemis’ 14th Annual Art Auction will take place October 20.  Opening this ... more

Sep 15, 2012 1:54 AM Art

September 15 Alley Cat Experiment Alley just to the north of Howard St, between 10th and 11th St. 3-11pm, $10, 21+ The New BLK is known for their crazy-cool art, booze, good eats, good time—and not to forget, com... more

Sep 14, 2012 1:33 AM Art


Courtesy of Susan McGilvery.

Sept. 14 Elements and Principles: Works on Clay and Paper RNG Gallery, 157 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs 7-10pm reception, exhibit thru Oct. 7, FREE 712.256.4140, James Freeman is known for his exploration with various... more

Sep 8, 2012 1:12 AM Art


Courtesy of Oakley.

Metropolitan Community College Elkhorn Gallery of Art hosts visiting artists Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom for an exhibit opening of their work in “Ghost of a Dream” and public artist lecture Sept. 12. The Massachussetts based collaborator... more

Sep 8, 2012 1:06 AM Mixed Media

Viewers might recognize painter Rebecca Herskovitz’ expressive and large images of women reclaimed from contemporary magazines in her one-night-only solo exhibit, “looking at you looking at me,” at Hoover Studios September 7. Herskovitz... more

Sep 5, 2012 9:47 PM Arts


Courtesy of Modern Arts Midtown.

Fresh Gunk: New Work by Colin C. Smith September 7 Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. Reception 6-8pm, exhibition thru Sept. 30, 502.8737 “Fresh Gunk” introduces viewers with Colin Smith’s recently produced b... more

Aug 31, 2012 2:05 AM Art


Courtesy of Hooton Images.

“Conversations on a Bus” peaks Sept. 7 at its public gallery opening at Omaha Metro Headquarters, 2222 Cuming St. Photographers Hooton Images brought this photo essay and interview project to fruition with curating aid from poet Sarah McK... more

Aug 31, 2012 1:56 AM Mixed Media

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