‘On Hire’

Artist INC, a professional development program from creative venue Amplify Arts, brings together over twenty emerging artists from Omaha to share skills, evaluate work and build and strengthen the peer community. This year’s eight-week program culminates in a group exhibition, On Hire, to be shown starting in January, at the […]

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Economy of Scale

In the liner notes on the back of a 1955 Ahmad Jamal Trio album, the famous music producer John Hammond is quoted as saying: “Ahmad is vastly talented. He has a fabulous technique, which he doesn’t use very often.” Miles Davis is another musician well-known for his stylistic economy; the pauses and […]

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Amplify Arts

Amplify Arts, formerly known as the Omaha Creative Institute, invites you to their 2018 Grant Recipient Exhibition on Friday December 14th. Over the last decade, OCI has supported and promoted the Omaha arts scene by providing financial and resource assistance to artists, exhibiting work and giving back to the community […]

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‘Love Letters’

The current exhibit at the Michael Phipps Gallery, Love Letters,pairs Roberta “Bert” Leaverton with Peter Fankhauser for an excursion into the physical and psychological detritus of conflict and the personal and societal disruptions it leaves behind. Ruminations get filtered through medium, time and distance, changing memories and each person’s recollections […]

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Dual Focus

Multi-media artist and educator Peter Fankhauser joins photographer Roberta Leaverton, at the Michael Phipps Gallery, in a dual exhibit of their work beginning Friday, November 2nd. Contextualizing through Contentbrings together these two artists, whose passions both lie with the photographic arts, but with widely different results. “Bert” Leaverton […]

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First Name Basis

Not to be missed, Modern Arts Midtown brings together two very accomplished artists for a joint showing of recent works. Catherine Ferguson and John Himmelfarb, two names well known to Omaha art patrons, present a dual exhibit in John and Catherine, opening November 2nd. Ferguson’s work can be found in […]

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“Nebraska Regionalists’

Coming fast to a close is the enjoyable and illuminating Nebraska Regionalists exhibit at Gallery 1516, in the heart of Downtown. This edifying and comprehensive show is the latest joint venture of Gallery 1516 and the Museum of Nebraska Art labeled appropriately MONA2Omaha. It brings together a feast of artists responsible […]

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‘In Thicket’

Omaha Creative Institute (OCI) presents In Thicket, featuring the work of photographer and poet Sean D. Henry-Smith. The exhibit is described by OCI as “a miniature translation for the artist’s latest evolving body of work, With You in the Slow Hour, which relays to viewers the importance of stillness and intimacy in photography.” […]

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Seeing Double

Holly Kranker joins Jeff Sedrel for the next exhibit at the Michael Phipps Gallery opening Sept. 7 and continuing until Oct. 29. Despite their disparate solos, the exhibit’s intent is “to create a dialogue within the community.” Kranker is a multidisciplinary artist. She uses an assortment of […]

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