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‘This Land is Your Land’

“So, when I have the strength to be honest, I do not hope to experience again the space I loved as a child. The loss is the single hardest fact for me to acknowledge in the American decline. How we depended on space without realizing it—space which made easier a civility with each other, and […]

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Well-crafted Collaboration

When approaching Peerless Gallery, it appears there is meat hanging from the ceiling. Opening the door, one finds instead a set of striking red, orange and pink oval forms, about twenty of them suspended near the large windows of the gallery, titled “Whisper and Murmur,” crafted of ripped fabric by artist Sarah Kolar. This Union […]

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(Re) Vision Quest

What does it say about a young college graduate who, rather than attemping to enter the corporate or professional world, pursues a career in the rather esoteric medium of ceramic art? It must say that money, security and “settling down” hold little interest to said artist. What does it then say about this person who […]

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Wheel of Fortune

“I like the spectacle of it,” said artist Tim Jag, “I love how the circus comes into your town and does this big weekend, and then they pack up and they’re gone…quite the freedom.” And that is what internationally recognized showmen Tim Jag and Gary Parkins have done for a week living in The New […]

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Wheel of Fortune

“I like the spectacle of it,” said artist Tim Jag, “I love how the circus comes into your town and does this big weekend, and then they pack up and they’re gone…quite the freedom.” And that is what internationally recognized showmen Tim Jag and Gary Parkins have done for a week living in The New […]

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Another Nebraska

The current exhibit of the 2010 Nebraska Arts Council fellowship winners isn’t just another art exhibit, says curator Hesse McGraw. As the show’s title explains, “it’s Another Nebraska .” Every three years the NAC honors visual artists living and working in Nebraska. This year nine were awarded a total of $23,000. Winners of the $5,000 […]

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Graphic Art

Erotic Body as Text show finishes at RNG Gallery Even the most prudish of viewers will tolerate the occasional nude in art; that is, as long as it is properly ensconced in a proper museum. That said, past and current staff at the Joslyn Art Museum could regale readers with tales of offended viewers who […]