‘Midwestward’ Bound

Great Lakes to Great Plains, the current exhibit at the Fred Simon Gallery, features collage landscapes by Linda Stephen and ceramic sculpture from Iggy Sumnik. Though working in different mediums, both artists celebrate the flora, fauna and Midwest signage of the region, if in diametrically opposed approaches.  Stephen uses carefully assembled origami collage scenes of […]

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Many Faces

Hydra, the current exhibit at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, is an all-portrait presentation of recent work by Jeff King and Eric Baughman.  With both artists creating in the same genre, it makes for a unified presentation despite certain stylistic variations. Jeff King describes his art as mostly Expressionistic, where Baughman’s work veers toward a […]

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Street Gambler

Street-influenced artist Fredy Rincon returns to the RNG Gallery with his second show, The Cards You Are Dealt, which continues until November 2. The focus here is on telling personal stories in a narrative, expressionistic style, frequently with the use of layered and translucent shapes and anchored with ink line. Media choices range from acrylics […]

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Different Drummers

Ric Marchio and Michael Giron’s new exhibit at the Nebraska Arts Council/ Fred Simon Gallery, which continues to August 22, combines work moving in highly variant directions, so each may appeal to very different audiences.  Marchio is showing handmade musical instruments, and Giron features two-dimensional experiments benefitted by a bonfire. Giron’s title: “On the Brighter […]

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What Comes Natural

The current exhibit Human I Nature at Gallery 72, personal, exotic and complex, is a must-see for art aficionados seeking a distinct woman’s point of view in three parts.  Seasoned artists Minna Resnick, New York, and Beej Nierengarten-Smith, Santa Fe, are both involved with processes involved with lithographic printing.  A counterpoint medium to the hung […]

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Group Benefits, Ltd

Without a strong curatorial guide, group art shows must rely on their diversity as well as the quality of their work in order for individual pieces to stand out. The current show at Hot Shops is no exception as four artists compete for attention in this very diverse exhibit. This unnamed group show in the […]

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‘Secret Codes & Body Feelings’

Victoria Hoyt’s new exhibit of water-based paintings, Secret Codes and Body Feelings, is at RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, through April 6. Much of the work is fairly large, with several pieces unframed, allowing the viewer to experience the added gentle air movement of the light Japanese paper, which seems to offer a heightened aesthetic […]

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Agents of Change

Sculptor and Creighton professor Littleton Alston’s powerful new exhibit, Hannibal, is on display at the Creighton Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza, until February 28th.  After five years of percolating within Alston, the resulting exhibit consists of monumental helmets built from steel cores, embellished with steel detail, tractor tires and bowling pins.  There is, as […]

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Past is Prelude

The Metro enjoyed a significant display of fine art last year and further proof is currently on display at Hot Shops Art Center featuring the 2014 OEA visual arts nominees.  Come to this show in January, and you’ll see highly polished, inventive work done by many of this region’s best artists.  More than 20 nominees […]

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