August 20 the Bluffs Arts Council invites you to “Savor the Flavor” on the historic 100 block of West Broadway, offering craft beer, fine wines, food pairings, as well as live music and work by local artists including photographer Michael Sherer and stained glass artist Kristi Pederson. Music includes clarinet by JoAnne Arbaugh, Raqs Awn Belly Dance Collective and more. Bluffsarts.org.
The deadline to submit to the 2011 Birdhouse Interiors and Art Exhibition is approaching on September 1. Birdhouse Collectible is hosting Home to benefit the Union for Contemporary Art, an innovative group exhibition showcasing Nebraska artists in the context of a curated interior design space. The exhibition, in December 2011, will transform the Bancroft Street Market into a contemporary living space and calls for original art of any medium by local artists to fill the seven rooms. Visit birdhousecollectible.com for details.
Chicago Urban Artist Lavie Raven and students of the Kent Bellows Studio completed the first mural visible at a viable underpass on the Keystone Trail bike system. Four murals will be completed by the end of the year on the Trail throughout Omaha, a part of the larger project spearheaded by the Studio and The Neighborhood Center with the City of Omaha. The murals are in conjunction with the Re(Create) Urban Arts Program at the Studio which works with young people interested in urban art, focusing that energy in a proactive and productive way.
Yoga artist Lora Hasse explores yoga with vibrant, glow in the dark body paint complete with the sonic vibes of DJ Tres. The Lotus House of Yoga New BLK Light Yoga is August 18, 7-9p.m. at the New BLK Gallery. Tickets $25, visit lotushouseofyoga.com.
Public Art Omaha now offers a Mobile Application developed by students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology. The free app, in partnership with Eleven19 commissioned by Omaha By Design and Omaha Public Art Commission, allows users to learn about Omaha’s Public Art while on the go—identify artist and title, find public art near a certain location, search for art and more. Visit publicartomaha.org for details.