Extrasensory Perception

Currently on view at the Union for Contemporary Art is sometimes. we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., an installation by multifaceted artist Vanessa German, whose social practice is personal, imaginative and most of all, never out of fashion. Gallery notes that accompany the show state the work specifically addresses violence against people of color, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community, and […]

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‘Capturing the Moment’

Currently on display at the Garden of the Zodiac till mid-October is Moments Within a Moment, an exhibit by Jim Krantz, originally from Omaha. Krantz, who now works out of Los Angeles, is a well-respected advertising photographer. True to its title,the exhibit dissects the well-understood photographic potential of “capturing the moment.” From one simple view-camera […]

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Edge of Your Chair

JoslynArt Museum is the current home to the exhibit The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design.  The exhibit features a collection of 40 chairs drawn from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida. The chairs provide a fascinating representation of the development of American […]

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‘Chica’

There is still time to visit El Museo Latino and catch Chica, an exhibition of original pastel drawings by Joseph Broghammer. The exhibition opened at this South Omaha venue on June 22nd. Artist Broghammer was commissioned in 2017 to produce a series of drawings to illustrate the children’s book, Chica, by arts collector and patron […]

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Pinhole Wizard

Some photographers find creative reward in post-production, in making the final print. Others find more satisfaction in the process of capturing the image. It is in this act of photographing that inspires our artist, Hanns Zischler. Currently on exhibit at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Zischler presents a retrospective of work from 2010 to […]

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‘Homecoming’

The Union for Contemporary Art presents a new solo exhibit, Angela Drakeford:Homecoming, opening July 11th. Installation artist and sculptor Drakeford examines the healing power of plants and the home garden as a sanctuary of healing and comfort. Building on personal memories, and a palette of real and artificial plants, period furniture, textiles and other domestic […]

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Lost & Found

The Michael Phipps Gallery presents the work of Buck Christensen and Betni Kalk in a dual solo exhibit showing this July and August. Though their inspirations both emanate from nature and landscape, their individual styles differ. Buck Christensen, a photographic artist working in the Council Bluffs and Omaha areas, is well known for his color […]

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‘Art of Seating’

Though Plato demanded we stand up straight as possible to establish our intellectual separation from the baser desires of appetite and reproduction, he no doubt said it, like all good philosophers, while sitting down. Much to the dismay of many a chiropractor, Americans spend on average about nine hours a day sitting?  No mystery then […]

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Transformer Man

The Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery, dedicated exclusively to living, contemporary artists, is currently exhibiting the work of Jay Heikes. The Minneapolis-based Heikes is most recognized by his installations and sculptures that combine traditional materials – like paint, plaster, graphite and bronze – with non-traditional materials and found objects. His work is considered both […]

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‘A Burkholder Project’

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet un-captured by language.” – Aldo Leopold Downtown Lincoln, specifically the historic Haymarket District, is home to one of Nebraska’s oldest artist colonies, the Burkholder Project. Since the late-80’s, the […]

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