People You Should Know in Lincoln … Benson August shows … Jeffrey Koterba exhibits in Fremont … Hive Lounge seeking art.

The House of Representatives recently voted down The Walberg Amendment to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts by another $10 million. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Lincoln voted twice in support of the NEA. 

The Kent Bellows Studio exhibits the culmination of work by their young artists in Indivisual through August at their Studio, 3303 Leavenworth. It features individual works of art and collaborative projects in a variety of media.  Sales benefit the young artists and future programs at Studio.

In the W.Dale Clark Library, Nebraska Women’s Caucus for Art presents Oh, The Places We Go!:  An Altered Book Show, exhibiting the book as an art object through painting, collage, rubber stamping, tearing, cutting, or “any creative means.”  Transformed books on display through August 31.

The lichen in Lincoln opened Look More Ways Than Left and Right last weekend with drawings by Victoria Hoyt, Emma Nishimura and Alison VanVolkenburgh. They are University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master of Fine Arts candidates, showcasing “their love for the tiny and compulsive,” through August 26. 

People You Should Know also opened last weekend in Lincoln at Handmade Modern in Parrish Studios, featuring the quirky paintings of Omaha artist Kelli Smith.  The show, running through August 27, also displays the jewelry of gallery owner Sara Bucy for the last time; Bucy will move her jewelry studio home and hire an employee for the gallery, as the business is going so well.

In Benson, Silver of Oz Gallery opened Recycled … A Body of Work from the Soul of the Dumpster, recycled art by Benson artist Lori Livingston-Hubbell through the month.  Photographer Tom Loftus opened his month-long show at the Benson Grind, attempting to “challenge the status quo” of photography as masses know it with his sardonic imagery.

Political cartoonist Jeffrey Koterba exhibits at Gallery 92 West in Fremont, his first area exhibit in over eight years.  The show runs through August 31. See for details.

The Hive Lounge, 1951 St. Mary’s Ave., is looking for artists’ submissions to feature in monthly exhibitions, as well as performers of all types for future events.  The space includes three walls with specialized lighting with room for approximately eighteen medium-sized paintings, according to the website. for details.

Sally Deskins

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