Exhibit A: ‘Water’

The Kaneko’s new exhibit Water, which opens this Friday, Feb. 5, utilizes both science and art to enlighten the public to the future importance of arguably earth’s greatest resource.  Artists showcased in Water include Omahans Susan Knight, known for her fiber work, ceramicist Iggy Sumnik, figure and nature photographer Kat Moser, and mixed-media artist Ying […]

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‘Fire of Dignity’

Michael Montag: Works in Progress will be featured at Connect Gallery from Jan. 6-30. The exhibit includes bronze works from micro to life-size that deal with religious figures, children, nudes, and birds, all in varies states of completion. During the opening reception, Jan. 15, from 5:30-9 p.m., Montag will demonstrate how he works in clay to […]

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Think Pieces

Lincoln-based painter Nolan Tredway is featured at the Fred Simon Gallery until Jan. 8, 2016 with an assortment of oil paintings well worth a visit.  Most were done in 2015—this is a prolific, focused young artist.  He paints large oils, works as a filmmaker, even designs toys.  There’s a lot to like about Tredway’s approach—with […]

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A Refined Palette

Modern Arts Midtown’s next exhibit, The Black & White Show, opening Dec.4, 6-8 p.m., features 30 of the gallery’s stable of significant regional artists including Catherine Ferguson, Michael Tegland, James Freeman, Teresa Schmidt, Gary Day, Roberto Kusterle and owner Larry Roots, among others.   The limited black and white palette with the occasional shock of color, […]

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Here and Abroad

Mary Murphy’s retrospective painting show, on display at the Sunderland Gallery, Nov. 20-Dec. 30, is a splendid array of work done from the 1980’s to 2015 both here and abroad.   Stretching into every nook and cranny of the gallery east of St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, this show is a must-see for anyone interested in keeping […]

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Two for the Show

Two recently retired UNO artists/professors, Gary Day and Larry Bradshaw, are featured in a closing reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Nov.12, for their current two-person, retro exhibition in the Art Gallery of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.       Day will also talk that day at noon in the Gallery as part of the Wilson Lecture […]

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Un-habitat for Humanity

Longtime photographer Monte Kruse will headline Connect Gallery’s Nov. 4-28 exhibit with large digital photos on canvas featuring his new Hummel Park series. Kruse considers himself a blue-collar artist, interested in the collision between man and nature.  The goal of this exhibit, which includes a Nov. 20 artist reception, is to catch the spirit of […]

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Animal Magnetism

Joe Broghammer’s new October exhibit, Herd, at Anderson-O’Brien Gallery is all about barnyard animals.  While Broghammer states that the show is about a conversation with himself in his studio, it would seem that the animals presented have been given something they want to say directly to the viewer.  They have so much individual personality that […]

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Retro Respect

Connect Gallery’s October exhibit will feature a retrospective exhibit of artist Stuart Bay’s work from the 1960’s until his death in June, 2015. The exhibition will open October 6th with a reception October 16, 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Bay was an accomplished artist that worked in multiple media such as 16mm and 35mm film, video, […]

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All in the Family

Common Origins, the October exhibit opening at Modern Arts Midtown features Jacqueline Kluver and Larry Roots, sister and brother.  Both artists share the commonality of working abstractly and of starting directly on each canvas, “following the paint” in the development of their work.  Both also focus on color as their main vehicle of expression. Kluver’s […]

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