‘Mysterium’

In early chemistry “Mysterium” was what alchemists called any of various unknown elements thought to make up existing forms of matter. While this term has since gone on to live more in the gaming world, this old definition seems perfect for defining the special, enigmatic relationship we have with art. Mysterium is also, fittingly, Modern […]

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‘Pura Vida’

Six artists share work inspired by their travel in Hot Shops newest exhibition, Pura Vida: Impressions of Costa Rica, Sept. 1-25, with an opening Sept. 9, from 6-9 pm.   The exhibit showcases the work of five local artists and one Costa Rican native artist who participated in an artistic, cultural exchange coordinated by the […]

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‘Pas Gentil’

On August 13, Darger HQ will host a warm welcome for some cool commentators with the opening of its latest artistic pairing, pas gentil, featuring the work of Kim Darling and Jean-François Leboeuf. As indicated by the show’s title pas gentil — French for ‘not nice’ — it promises a bit of a pointed critique […]

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Fitting ‘Homage’

It’s no surprise to see that artist, instructor and writer Eddith Buis has amassed as many friends as she has.  As a 39-year veteran art teacher for Omaha Public Schools and Metropolitan Community College and a longtime artist, Buis has become well known for her work across multiple mediums. You may have come across her […]

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‘Eloquence in Stone’

Sora Kimberlain’s sculptures are not only inspired by the human form, but their creation is attached to a very personal history.  Each piece of stone is carefully selected from the quarry of its origin and then studied to determine the form inside that’s destined to come out. Her newest solo exhibition at Modern Arts Midtown, […]

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Must Be the Place

The Michael Phipps Gallery in downtown’s W. Dale Clark Library is currently featuring Sense of Home, the solo exhibition of Katie Temple, which continues till Aug. 28. Curated by Alex Priest, the exhibition combines multiple iterations and drawings of places Temple has lived, ultimately searching for the moment a place becomes a home. Through archetypes […]

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Summer Hothouse

You might need your shades to view the vivid bright paintings of Kansas artist Jane Booth, now on view at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art through August 12. Her preference for saturated color poured and stained into unprimed canvases results in abstract compositions with the feel of large-scale watercolors. The addition of gold pigment in several […]

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River Access

Print artist Stephanie Purcell will bring her love of the Missouri River to the Fred Simon Gallery  in her self-titled solo show which runs from July 11-August 19.  Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, the exhibition will host an opening reception for the Omaha artist Friday, July 15, 5-8pm. Only her second solo effort in […]

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Something Bold, Something New

Connect Gallery’s July exhibit will feature two very different visions from emerging artist Julie Verebely and the more established artist Barbara Howery. The exhibit runs July 6-16 with an opening reception on the 8th from 5-9pm. Photographer Verebely is showing her 2016 Masters’ degree work from Bellevue University, along with oil painter Barbara Howery, who […]

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‘Have a Seat’

The artists’ muse has always been stuff of legend — mythical, beautiful, fashionable — but the muse in Christopher Vaughn Couse’s life is the four-legged function of the chair. From an inspirational encounter during a college photo assignment, the chair became Couse’s favorite subject–spawning a mixture of photography, paintings, readymade and found objects, performance and […]

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