Vote Vargas!

Every four years, the US voting public gets treated to a form of spectacle unmatched elsewhere in the world in the form of our presidential election. The 24/7 news cycle especially provides an endless stream of coverage destined to entertain, inflame, and possibly inform the electorate about those seeking our highest government offices. None of […]

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Vinton $treet Venture

Project Project, an experimental space on Vinton Street in South Omaha that focuses on promoting and enhancing the experience of art, music and lectures in the community, is hosting its 2nd Annual $100 Art Sale fundraiser on Friday, June 10 at 7pm. Featuring a wide variety of work from across the country, the $100 Art […]

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migration (empire)

Doug Aitken’s migration (empire), 2008, is focused on the idea of what happens when human and animal worlds collide. In the video the artist places animals in a paradox by exposing them to the human world. The video was shot in motel rooms. The animals were removed from their natural habitat and brought into this […]

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Opposites Still Attract

Hothouse, Darger HQ’s next exhibition in June, continues the venue’s duo exploration of artists who complement each other while working aesthetically diametrically opposed. Darger HQ founder/director Launa Bacon also favors such paradoxical collaborations that feature artists with diverse backgrounds. Elizabeth Kauffman, assistant professor at Maryland’s Salisbury University and Luke Severson, ceramics instructor at UNO, are the […]

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‘Life in Color’

The Artists Cooperative Gallery’s mission of supporting regional artists and connecting their community took a global approach this year with an artistic and cultural exchange program developed with Costa Rica. A desire to introduce the artist coop model to Costa Ricans led to a partnership with the Cultural Exchange Department in San Jose. Five Omaha […]

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Banner Year Celebration

Omahans and tourists alike in the Old Market have something more to see at the corner of 11th and Howard, the site of a devastating fire last January that destroyed the Mercer Building housing the former iconic M’s Pub and Nouvelle Eve as well as several condos. Banners displaying the work of 37 area artists […]

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‘Horses of Honor’

Horses of Honor® Omaha, a public art exhibition in the Midtown Crossing area honoring the lives of fallen officers of the Omaha Police Department, was unveiled in May and will remain in view for approximately one year. The project, which mirrors the Horses of Honor® inaugural program held in Chicago, includes eight life-size horse statues […]

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Fiber Optics

With Sheila Hicks: Material Voices, Joslyn Art Museum adds a fiber-rich exhibition to Omaha’s art diet. In fact, this show supplements the usual fare in two important ways: bringing attention to a medium (textiles) often underrepresented in fine art museums, as well as shining a light on an internationally renowned artist with Nebraska roots. Sheila […]

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Shea Wilkinson: Homo roboticus

Shea Wilkinson is a fabric artist from Nebraska. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the UNO in International Studies and German Language she traveled to Mexico to teach English. Here is where she discovered her passion for art. She has had her art exhibited near and far and won the James Renwick Alliance’s Chrysalis […]

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Creature Feature

Lincoln artist Jar Schepers brings his inimitable brand of macabre magic to the Garden of the Zodiac for his second solo exhibition there, where Repetition, a new exhibition of his sculptures, opens on Thursday, May 12. Schepers works primarily with found objects—items of industrial and consumer function that have since achieved thrift or junk status. […]

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