RNG Gallery opens its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony November 1, 3-9p.m. at its new location in Council Bluffs, 157 West Broadway. The new building has been in “the works” for over a year according to owner Rob Gilmer, opening the first exhibit featuring Stephen Azevedo and Christina Renfer Vogel, November 4. Dixie Quicks, the adjacent restaurant, will be open as well.

A new multi-genre arts and entertainment organization, The Apollon, set to open a “hub” in downtown Omaha in 2015, produces its first live event this week in Lincoln.  Out of the Lips of Silence, a collaborative arts experience of performance, visual and culinary arts, runs October 26-29, 6pm and October 30 at 12p.m. at Lincoln’s Haymarket Theatre. The performance, investigating the relationship between human experience and agricultural growth, rooting, death and renewal as inspired by Willa Cather’s poem “Prairie Spring,” includes dinner, gallery exhibit, and live performance.  Apollonomaha.com.

University of Nebraska-Omaha art professor David Helm exhibits his work this month at the Wayne State College Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery in Wayne, Nebraska, through November 2.  Helm shows his breadth of medium in the show including projection technology, photography, installation and sculpture.

October 29 at the Bancroft Street Market in Omaha, the Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands presents Mensajes De Las Mariposas: Dia De Los Muertos Exposicion 2011 (Messages of the Butterlies: Day of the Dead Exhibit 2011), through November 12.  The exhibit includes presentations and an exhibit including work by artists Linda Garcia, Doug Boyd, Ken Diaz, Michael Giron, Deb McColley, Ronee Smith and more.

Love’s Jazz and Arts Center’s The Urban Collective Part I exhibit ends October 28, featuring art by Tyrone Beasley, Pam Berry, Celeste Butler, Gerard Pefung, Pam Conyer Hinson, Herb Thompson, Bryan Bell and Phillip E. Hodges.

                                                                                                                                    –Sally Deskins

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