March 31, join University of Nebraska Medical Center Inter-Professional Service Learning Academy and The Siena/Francis House as they exhibit and discuss Finding a Voice presented by “The Artists in Recovery” group. The poetry reading, live music, art show and panel discussion, “Homelessness and Transformation,” starts 6:30pm at 906 Gallery, 16th and Cuming St. unmc.edu.
Saturday night as well, The New BLK Gallery hosts “Strange Machine Poetry Reading Series #7” with Zachary Schomburg, Feng Sun Chen, Steve Langan and Natasha Kessler. Thenewblk.com.
Omaha-based artist Scott Blake wanted to do something different from his “usual barcode art.” The international exhibitor also wanted a break from the computer, and has started creating old-fashion collages with magazine clippings, x-acto knife and glue-stick. Blake has been trading his 5x8 Zine with “Mail Artists” around the world and a few copies are available at the Drift Station Gallery’s Bookstore exhibit thru April 25. Blake is continuing to make more and collaborating with artists on various themed-Zines. Fans can view and purchase the Zine and original collage pages (as available) at barcodeart.com.
Artist Cait Irwin created the first mural in Café 110’s Revolving Mural Project, which will feature a new mural every year. Irwin has published two books combining art and psychology and is owner of Reality Impaired Artworks, producing murals, fine art commissions, logo design, sculpture, tattoo design and community art. The large mural at Café 110 was inspired by nature. Cafe110omaha.com.
Opening in Lincoln March 30 at the Kruger Gallery, Contrast features displays containing 1/12 and 1/6 scale miniatures exploring topics such as secrets and mid-century modern furniture. The exhibition highlights a portion of the 20,000-piece collection of miniatures in the Kruger Collection and includes work by students in the Interior Design program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Krugercollection.unl.edu.
Two Guys and a Fence, featuring new work by Carlos Guerrero and Craig Roper, opens April 6 at Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln. Separated by a generation but both approaching their practice in the same seemingly casual manner, Guerrero will exhibit a new body of 2D paintings and Roper exhibits some of his mixed media work from his “Roads, Guns & Debris” project capturing a “horizon line of various misdeeds from the western grunge landscape. Tugboatgallery.com.
The Union for Contemporary Art’s fellow Kjell Peterson is amping to launch his community service project, North Omaha Tool Library, to supply tools and instructional workshops to the North Omaha community. To donate a tool for the lending library visit omahatools.org. The UNION is also currently accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program thru April 16. U-ca.org.