Go Figure

The six-year old Connect Gallery has dodged a UNl Med Center reno and its traffic issues at the venue’s 3901 Leavenworth address and will not close its doors at the end of 2018 as owner Tom Sitzman once feared. “Twenty-one months of the street being constricted by orange cones and […]

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Landscape Artist

Omaha artist Ann Brugenhemke will continue to spread her “botanical delights” across the Metro landscape with her next exhibit at College of Saint Mary’s Hillmer Art Gallery from Oct. 29th through Dec 14th. After two successful shows, Widespread Flowering at Lauritzen Gardens last spring and Flowerbombs and Other Contrastsat Harvester Artspace […]

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In Concert

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ major fundraiser, an annual Metro institution, returns this October, and despite a two decades long evolution, incrementally as well as experimentally, patrons might easily conclude: “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Apparently that’s a good thing, given the popularity and […]

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Autumn Fire

Making for a great day trip as autumn arrives, the 14thOmaha North Hills Pottery Tour opens this weekend, Oct. 6-7, as nineteen potters from both near and far gather to share their creative shapes and styles “as diverse as a wizard’s spells.” Spokesman for this annual event, Carol Dennison adds, […]

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Beastie Boy

Artist Joe Broghammer has made frequent appearances in the former Moving Gallery in the past decade. Broghammer’s most recent occurred last March in the Garden of the Zodiac venue with a variation on his theme of animal rather than people portraiture. Favoring chalk pastel as his medium of choice, the […]

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Sample and Serve

Darger HQ’s next dual exhibition, Slice, unites two diverse artists as well as their subjects as it fulfills this unique venue’s ongoing mission. Opening Friday, Sept.14, from 6-9pm, Slice features the work of Omaha’s Erin Foley and Michael Willett of Birmingham, Alabama as they use the implications of the show’s odd […]

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‘Old Dog/Young Pups’

Established Omaha artist James Freeman will combine with younger post-emerging artists Joe Addison, Travis Apel, Dan Crane, and Reagan D. Pufall in the aptly titled Old Dog/Young Pups, which opens this Friday at the Hot Shops Art Center. Old Dog/Young Pups, an inter-generational bridging rather than just calling on the […]

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The Good Life?

Artist Ella Weber’s exhibition Sounds Goodcontinues at the Union for Contemporary Arts through August 25. The show statement says that Omaha-based Weber looks at connections between the everyday mundane, consumerism sexuality, and spirituality through a “suburban Midwestern ethos.” She does this close to home. “As a resident of Nebraska, where the […]

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Eye Candy

“Something aesthetic, something frenetic, Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Playwright/lyricist Stephen Sondheim had it right. When it all seems like the world’s going to hell in a hand basket, laughter is still the best medicine, even if only temporary. Apparently artist Larry Roots, director of Modern Arts […]

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