Heavy Metal Magic

Pete Wroblewski’s latest bronze sculpture exhibit opens at Connect Gallery, 3901 Leavenworth, May 5th with a reception May 15th 5-9 p.m. Wroblewski’s long-time production of figurative work continues in this venue until May 30, with the added use of descriptive words (ex: languid and attitude) to enrich the resulting approach.  Starting with sketches on paper, […]

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‘Between the Lines’

Between the Lines, the May exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown, highlights Lincoln artist Judith Burton and includes current works by artists John Andrews, Gary Day, Michael Tegland and Colin Smith. Opening May 1, 6-8 p.m., this show offers a continuing opportunity for viewing outstanding contemporary regional work. Burton’s aesthetic focuses on the formal issues of […]

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‘Extravagant Fiction’

Artist Mary Murphy has an extensive exhibit of new work at Gallery 72 titled appropriately, Extravagant Fiction. Murphy’s show, which continues to May 22, is a mixture of large to medium-sized oil paintings, along with assemblages and an installation that rounds out this smashing solo show.  This exhibit is pure Murphy—large, meaty works full of […]

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Paper Products

“Jim Bockelman & Company”, the April show at Modern Arts Midtown, 36th and Dodge, will feature this artist along with  Larry Bradshaw, Bryce Speed, Brian Gennard and Rick Johns.  Opening April 3rd, 6-8:00 p.m., the show continues until April 25th.  Bockelman’s work in this show is a continuation of works done on paper. Through staining […]

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Palette Pleasing

Artists J.K. Thorsen and Evelyn Render- Katz will be the featured artists April 1 to May 2  at Connect Gallery, 39th and Leavenworth. The opening with artists present is May 1, 4-7 p.m. Both women tend toward a lush, intense palette with an Abstract Expressionist tendency—veering toward “happy colors”—easy on the eye. Thorsen’s on-going themes […]

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Get Real at MAM

Modern Arts Midtown will open Keen Observations, March 6th, 6-8 p.m. Artists showcased in this show are Iowa-educated Merrill Peterson from Lincoln and include Justin Meyer from Blair with graphite drawings, Omahan Charles Novich with both drawings and paintings, and Jane Pronko from Kansas City with painting. The common thread through the work of all […]

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Fine Fabric

Arts venue Kaneko has pulled out all the stops in its Fiber Show that opened Feb. 6.  Made up of six separate exhibits in this huge, two-floor space, this multi exhibition demonstrates a full array of fiber possibilities being created in the world.  Following the highly informative architecture exhibit that recently closed, it looks from […]

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50 Years of Modern Art

American Moderns 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell is the new Joslyn exhibit opening February 8th to May 17th.  This was a time of huge change in the United States.  The country was emerging as an economic and industrial power, but also caught in the throes of two world wars and the Great Depression. The chasm […]

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‘Forgiveness Series’

Connect Gallery will host Robert Klein Engler’s Forgiveness Series February 4-28, with a reception on February 20, 5:30-9 p.m. Robert Engler began creating these brightly hued works on paper in New Orleans two years ago.  Ranging greatly in size, each work is carefully crafted, using cut paper and painting techniques in a panoply of media […]

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‘Artist on Fire’

Oil painter Conrad Hinz is showing work at Connect Gallery, 3901 Leavenworth with a mid-show opening this Friday, Jan. 16th, 5:30-9 pm. The oil works in this show reflect Hinz’ wide interest in art history from Surrealism-and Salvador Dali- back to Albrecht Durer. Classically trained in painting techniques, Hinz also likes to combine realism and […]

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