Local Color

Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln opens June 21st at Joslyn Art Museum.  Consisting of artists living and working in our region today, this exhibit promises to be a wide-ranging look at the vibrant and expansive works being created here in Nebraska. Subjects range from personal narratives to social issues […]

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True Value Purchase

Project Project is growing up, to a point.  After nearly a year of intriguing shows and performances in a rustic, intimacy-inducing space in a Vinton Street storefront, organizers Joel Damon and Josh Powell are putting on a fundraiser to help Project Project cover its fairly minimal expenses. This fundraiser will help the start-up continue to […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

Benson is about to take their already impressive First Friday celebration to another level in June. Marking the 3rd anniversary of the monthly booze, art and music, BFF is pulling out all the stops by closing off 62nd Street between Maple and Miami (directly in front of Benson art leaders Petshop and Sweatshop Galleries) with […]

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‘Joslyn des Refusés’

In the later 19th century, the Salon des Refusés became the place where those artists rejected from the official Paris Salon of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts had an opportunity to exhibit their talents, and is arguably the place where Modern Art was born. Today one might contend that museums have taken the place of […]

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‘Art in Motion:’

In a world filled with YouTube, Vine, Vimeo or whatever the latest and greatest source of shared video, it seems increasingly odd that we don’t get to see much in the way of anything calling itself Video Art in the Metro. Vinton Street seems to be coming to the rescue, first with R.T. Murphy at […]

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Park Avenue Pride

Fresh off community-based art projects in North Omaha in the last three years, artist Watie White is ready to launch his latest effort on behalf of Midtown, specifically in the Park Avenue area. On May 17, a mural, 80’ tall and 40’ wide and created by White, will be unveiled on the north face of […]

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Heavy Metal Magic

Pete Wroblewski’s latest bronze sculpture exhibit opens at Connect Gallery, 3901 Leavenworth, May 5th with a reception May 15th 5-9 p.m. Wroblewski’s long-time production of figurative work continues in this venue until May 30, with the added use of descriptive words (ex: languid and attitude) to enrich the resulting approach.  Starting with sketches on paper, […]

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Double Vision

The artist and gallerist Rob Gilmer created his alter ego Dressor Newton as a vehicle for asking questions as well as exhibiting new work. How is our response to a work of art shaped by our sense of the artist who created it?  How much do the conventions of art affect our view of the […]

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‘Sealed with a Kiss; 2005-2010’

Take every option available for May’s Benson First Fridays celebration and make it second on your list compared to what Sweatshop Gallery has in store. Their next show, Sealed with a Kiss 2005-2010, features a five-year visual correspondence between two Omaha art staples, Kenneth Adkins and J.J. Carroll, who do not show work regularly. This […]

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