New Horizons

Sorry, College World Series. You’ve captured the headlines and the heart of the Metro for two thrilling weeks in June, but the “Greatest Show on Dirt”? That belongs to Mother Nature. For centuries, artists have been compelled to interpret the vistas found in local lands and far-flung places. Coastlines, mountain ranges, open valleys, meandering paths—all […]

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‘Joslyn des Refusés’

In the later 19th century, the Salon des Refusés became the place where those artists rejected from the official Paris Salon of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts had an opportunity to exhibit their talents, and is arguably the place where Modern Art was born. Today one might contend that museums have taken the place of […]

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‘Art in Motion:’

In a world filled with YouTube, Vine, Vimeo or whatever the latest and greatest source of shared video, it seems increasingly odd that we don’t get to see much in the way of anything calling itself Video Art in the Metro. Vinton Street seems to be coming to the rescue, first with R.T. Murphy at […]

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‘Hair’ Today…

You don’t have to be a market analyst to know that we love us our hair. Worldwide, tens of billions of dollars are lavished annually on hair care products alone; add to that the amount then spent on the industry of stylists who keep us looking well groomed and handsomely coifed, and you have numbers […]

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Roll Over Beethoven

Jun Kaneko has an international reputation as a ceramic sculptor who is also known for his work in many other media, including acrylic paint, glass, ink, oil stick and, for the last decade, opera. Local audiences who thrilled to his set and costume designs for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 2006 and Mozart’s The Magic Flute […]

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Fabric of Our Lives

The Union for Contemporary Art opens the exhibition Secret Places, featuring work by Adele Hauser, with a reception on Friday, March 27, from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition at its Wanda D. Ewing Gallery, 2221 N. 24th Street, continues through April 11. The fabric collage paintings of Hauser, from Austin, Texas, are featured in this solo […]

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‘Costume’ Made Design

The catwalk stomp of Omaha fashion week is barely over, but textile creations of all manner still wrap around the Metro. Several galleries have focused on “material” culture, following the lead of the Kaneko, which has committed all of its exhibition spaces for three months to a half dozen shows featuring a range of historical […]

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Wearable Wonders

No need to go naked in Omaha, what with all the attention to gorgeous fabric at our local galleries. Anderson O’Brien Fine Art joins the party this weekend with one of its seasonal wearable art shows. From March 5-7, the gallery presents the jackets of Mieko Mintz. Mieko, a Japanese native who opened her first […]

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F is for ‘FIBER’

F is for FIBER beginning in February at creative center KANEKO, when it opens a suite of textile-themed exhibitions at 6pm on Feb. 6 and running through April 25. Six distinct shows provide a sampler of historical and contemporary thread arts, from inspired utilitarian design to that with solely artistic intention. Visitors will first be […]

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‘Brand New’ at New BLK

Another holiday season has come and gone, a traditional time for family and fellowship. And with it exited the barrage of commercials, newspaper inserts and alluring storefront displays, all engineered to make us to think of just what gifts—what consumer goods—would be the ultimate tidings of comfort and joy to bestow upon our loved ones. […]

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