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Everything Old, New Again

The Ming Toy Gallery welcomes artist Amy Haney for an exhibit of her new work, “Don’t Let the Name Deceive You,” opening June 2. Primarily a printmaker, this new work reconstructs some of her previous concepts, creating fresh imagery by repurposing old plates, piecing, weaving and stitching images together, and exploring imagery through a purely…

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“Millwork Conversations” with Shonna Dorsey at The Dock

May 24 Millwork Conversations The Dock Check out the Millwork Conversations at The Dock (located inside the Ashton building) on May 24. Millwork Conversations is a free event in a happy hour format, designated to host a variety of local artists, thinkers, and visionaries. This month, Shonna Dorsey leads the conversation. Dorsey, from Omaha, works…

Robert Dewey “Bob, Poppo” Hudson

Publisher’s Note: The annals of the founding of The Reader are anchored in a youth-led effort to save Sokol Hall on 13th & Martha in 1990 from a questionable fire-safety inspection. Bob Hudson had the courage, and some might say mischievousness, to encourage this effort, playing a critical role in not only saving Sokol, but…

Omaha Looks Good When Koterba’s Drawing it

My cartooning career began at the age of five in South Omaha. I would draw cartoons for a newspaper I created for my parents. While I only had two readers of my work, I knew in my heart that I wanted to become a full-time cartoonist. You can’t really go to school to become an…

Mary Ann Krzemien: A Force for Good in South Omaha

Mary Ann Krzemien left her indelible imprint on our hearts, our city, state and world. She lived her life in service to people, animals and all of God’s creation. She modeled and taught those values over four decades to thousands of her students at Ryan and St. Joseph’s High schools plus, UNO, St Mary and…