Gonzo Comic Artist

Any metropolitan arts community loves a good outsider artist. With their outré viewpoints and influences, they entrance us with fresh ideas born in a seemingly mystical, distant land located about 43 miles outside the city limits. It comes out of the blue like a twenty in a Wal-Mart parking lot.  Now, what do you do […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

Benson is about to take their already impressive First Friday celebration to another level in June. Marking the 3rd anniversary of the monthly booze, art and music, BFF is pulling out all the stops by closing off 62nd Street between Maple and Miami (directly in front of Benson art leaders Petshop and Sweatshop Galleries) with […]

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‘Sealed with a Kiss; 2005-2010’

Take every option available for May’s Benson First Fridays celebration and make it second on your list compared to what Sweatshop Gallery has in store. Their next show, Sealed with a Kiss 2005-2010, features a five-year visual correspondence between two Omaha art staples, Kenneth Adkins and J.J. Carroll, who do not show work regularly. This […]

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‘Au Contraire’

Recently, yours truly had the chance to see a list of all visual art exhibitions and shows that have taken place in the Metro since September of 2014. In the past, the arts community here has boasted a vibrant and active art scene, but for years it has also been fairly easy to argue against […]

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Expect the Unexpected

Spring is nearly here, and for the Benson scene that means more art shows, thawing vomit puddles and larger crowds for their monthly Benson First Fridays celebrations. So, wash those pretty eyeballs of yours and plan on more regular participating spaces to be opening their doors this March featuring new art shows from around the […]

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‘Bringing the Bacon’

After several Benson galleries took January off to nurse their New Year’s hangover, its full steam ahead for February. Most Benson mainstays will be back for their first monthly First Friday celebration of the year, many with exhibitions featuring some fresh faces. The most intriguing of these features the multidisciplinary work of Laura Bacon at […]

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Check Out the Art

Yo, Omaha artists! We really get along well, don’t we? Sure, there’s this and that but on the whole we are a large and supportive group. Take the group show The Science Fair from a few years back as an example. Nearly 100 artists and musicians showed at Urban Storage over the course of two […]

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Drive by Shooting

I spent my first three years here waking to school and work and to parties. I made the decision to get a bike and quickly switched back to the ped lifestyle because Omaha is, as we all know, hillier than The Sound of Music and hard to pedal. Sadly, this truth leaves one reasonable choice […]

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‘Surface Tension’

Ahh, Nolan Tredway, Lincoln, Nebraska’s “golden boy.” It can be said that Tredway is easily one of the region’s more recognizable young artists. His work over the last ten years or so has been nothing but consistent as he pushes himself to further develop what seems to be one enormous body of work.  Most days […]

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