Very Becoming

Neil Griess Blurred Landscape 2019 Acrylic and watercolor pencil on prepared paper 21.5 x 32 inches Have you ever found yourself asking “What exactly is an emerging artist?” Is it as obvious as it sounds or is there more there than meets the eye? Searching the term on the Web only confounds the issue; it appears that arts writers […]

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‘Visual Voices’

The principles of reproduction, repeatability and dissemination play an important part in the successes of social and political activism, propaganda, and information. Since the inventions of the printing press in the mid-1400’s, people have turned to the printing press to inform, educate and persuade the greater public, especially about religion and politics and the transgressions […]

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‘Direct Drive’

Though hardly a retrospective, the current offering from Modern Arts Midtown, Direct Drive, features a stimulating visual evolution of the colorfully rich, abstract work of Dale Malner. The exhibit, which will close with a reception April 24, features twenty-one of Malner’s evocative acrylic paintings. Roughly eight of the works, mostly from 2016-2017, are on canvas, […]

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Triple Threat

First Friday in March brought together three artists to the Michael Phipps Gallery; Shawnequa Linder, Derek Courtney and Joe Pankowski. The trio will be on view through April. Shawnequa Linder is known for her vital portrait and landscape paintings in which she portrays levels of motion and poignancy through unconventional application techniques that evoke movement […]

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‘The Gobernment’

Liv Schulman; Le Goubernement [The Gobernment] (installation view), 2019, in The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; Dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist; Photo: © Aurélien Mole. Plenty to do and see starting mid-March at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Award-winning Argentinian artist Liv Schulman gets her first North […]

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‘Origins’

Modern Arts Midtown will host a second opening for their current group exhibit, Origins, on Feb. 7. The exhibit features artwork from six of this gallery’s varied roster. Each of the artists creates works that are not immediately evident as to their unique medium or their creative inspirations and outcomes. Look for mysterious mosaics of […]

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In Concert for Birdland

One of the most popular destinations in Omaha’s Old Market is the Old Market Passageway.  Once a simple urban alley, for several decades now it has been home to a variety of shops, restaurants and offices. The cozy space draws many local visitors and tourists, an occasional dog and, sporadically, a misdirected bird finds sanctuary. […]

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‘Conditions’

The new year for Benson’s Little Gallery begins with a group exhibit, Conditions. The show features work by and about artists with chronic medical conditions. Through a variety of mediums and styles, the challenges, struggles and rewards of life with chronic illness and pain are used as subject and inspiration for each artist. For example, […]

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‘Backyard View’

This month, Anderson O’Brien Gallery presents Backyard View: Omaha Through the Eyes of Judith Welk. Welk, a prolific printmaker and painter, passed away last spring. Her work represents the love of family, neighborhood and landscape, primarily in Omaha and the surrounding area. A long-time resident of the Dundee neighborhood, Welk had a fondness for hometown […]

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