Call to Arms

Artist-couple Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez and Charley Friedman have spent their recent studio time creating a new tandem body of work focused on trenchant issues of violence and oppression for their show opening at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery on October 29. Friedman, whose work in a variety of media often features wordplay and a gentle […]

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Bemis Auction Goes Virtual

Among the many challenges that visual arts organizations now face is how to modify or reimagine the major fundraising events that are the backbone of their fiscal health. This is true for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, whose fun and highly anticipated annual benefit art auction is always successful in raising both funds and […]

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‘Night Light’

Recent work by Omaha photographer Monte Kruse will premiere at the first exhibition to open at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery since it closed due to the pandemic. Kruse’s new “Night Light” series will open to the public during the gallery’s regular business hours on August 20, though patrons will surely miss delighting in […]

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Tricky Nick

Next up for the re-opening of the ever-experimental gallery Project Project is a suite of new paintings by Omaha artist Nick Clark, whose One Trick Pony show opens there August 14. Clark, who often draws on the incongruities of surrealistic expression, takes his penchant for illusionistic representation in oil paint and merges it with such […]

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‘Reframed Edition’

Now in its 7th year, the New American Arts Festival is a joint project of Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday. Its Reframed edition, reimagined for the pandemic, is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 7 in a combination of virtual and in-person opportunities. Lutheran Family Services, an agency dedicated to assisting immigrants […]

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Bemis Reboot

On the eve of opening its spring 2020 exhibitions, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art announced its closure due to the pandemic. Installed and ready for their public debut, both Claudia Wieser: Generations and Liz Schulman: The Gobernment have languished in the dark until now, as the center has announced their availability to view in […]

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‘We Thrive in Middle Spaces’

The Union for Contemporary Art, though still shuttered due to COVID-19, is celebrating Pride into the coming month through a new North Omaha community billboard project, We Thrive in Middle Spaces, beginning July 6 and running through August 2. With support through the Equality Fund of the Omaha Community Foundation, the UCA has commissioned artist/illustrator […]

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July BFF Features

As Benson First Friday continues to get its game on, there are several live and virtual exhibitions and opportunities for the July 3 edition. In the midst of the quarantine, BFF has been working to provide artists a digital platform for showing and selling their work. On First Friday, it will be launching a new […]

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Double Your Pleasure

Maple Street Construct continues its bimonthly digital exhibition schedule in July with two more of its trademark West Coast/Missouri Coast mashups. First up on July 3 is a trio of artists: Shagh Ariannia, Jessica Emmanuel and Thalia Rodgers. LA-based multi-disciplinary artist Ariannia practices a diverse mix of video, drawing and painting. Her expressive work takes […]

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Remains of the Day

If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then our food leavings are gold to artist Evan Stoler, whose exhibition Remnants opens Friday, July 3 at Petshop. Stoler’s show, postponed from its original May opening, features 15 “collages” fashioned from an array of scraps, those inedible or less desirable bits of fruits, vegetables and nuts. […]

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