Happy Medium

Artist Robert Klein Engler just completed his second major exhibition at Connect Gallery in April featuring his bold figurative and abstract urban studies, Native American-influenced landscapes and a surprise or two. Working with acrylics and colored pencil on paper or mixed media on canvas, several pieces are a continuation of […]

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Something Bold, Something New

Connect Gallery’s July exhibit will feature two very different visions from emerging artist Julie Verebely and the more established artist Barbara Howery. The exhibit runs July 6-16 with an opening reception on the 8th from 5-9pm. Photographer Verebely is showing her 2016 Masters’ degree work from Bellevue University, along with oil painter Barbara Howery, who […]

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Weaving a Rainbow

Though the comprehensive Sheila Hicks exhibit, Material Voices, at Joslyn Art Museum comes with an additional fee, it is well worth the price of admission for anyone who loves a colorful palette and fabric art, and who might usually be put off by abstraction.  You needn’t worry about “understanding” the work by the internationally known […]

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Cutting EDGE Design

‘Currents’ features 3rd install of group’s fiber art at Sunderland Gallery The Cathedral Arts Project is launching Currents, an exhibition by EDGE, an international contemporary fiber arts group on April 24th, 1-3:00 pm.  The show in CAP’s Sunderland Gallery will run the gamut of fiber-design approaches using water color, screen print, quilting, and both hand […]

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Once Upon a Time or Two

Two art exhibits using a common theme opened in the Metro area for April; RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs with Once Upon a Time: A Twisted Fairy Tale and Hot Shops in Omaha, with a more traditional take called Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales and Children’s Rhymes. This hands local viewers an interesting, perhaps […]

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‘Cool Abstraction’X3

Cool Abstraction #3 opens April 1st, 6-8pm at Modern art Midtown. Sculptor Les Bruning will present two 8’ stainless steel pieces constructed on the basis of a series of carefully wrought 16”-18” maquettes, much as Fletcher Benton’s approach of presenting small beautifully made metal sculptures to suggest the larger possibility.  There’s a simple elegance to […]

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‘Mid-Century Revisited’

Folk artist Norm Melichar is featured in Connect Gallery’s March exhibit, opening on Wednesday, March 2nd, with a 1950’s-60’s Party/Reception on Wednesday March 11th   5-9pm.  This “Mid-Century Revisited” Party (dress in–the-times attire is optional) will celebrate the clean-lined geometry of the era and its use of metals and plastic in design.  Using found and re-purposed […]

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‘The Look and the Longing’

Oil painter Theresa Pfarr is featured in The Look and the Longing at Modern Art Midtown’s figurative March show.  Starting with cut & paste collages based on research from fashion magazines and advertisements, suggestions of identity loss and re-development occur in this process.   Pfarr then creates images in oils responding to the disparate paper […]

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Color Her ‘Green’

Painter J.K. Thorsen is the featured artist at Connect Gallery for February, opening to the public this Wednesday, Feb. 3.  Combining the use of earth-friendly art materials with a theme of nonviolent play, Thorsen promises saturated and glowing oil colors untouched by plastics or chemically-changed media. Along with Thorsen’s signature loose painting style, we will […]

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