‘Skerone’

Most street artists catch the bug for creating when they are influenced by something that opens their eyes. Benson fixture Alex Roskelley is no exception. Roskelley is next up in Petshop Gallery’s April exhibit, Skerone, which opens April 1 from 7-10 pm. Skerone features the spray paintings of this Utah native who felt an urban […]

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5 Fellows Show

The Union for Contemporary Art strives to provide artists with an opportunity to share their work and the tools they need to develop professionally in the arts community. Each artist receives professional photographs of their work for their portfolio, a one-on-one critique with an art professional, and assistance with developing an artist statement. The current […]

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Earth to Omaha

When Gallery 1516 opened last fall, it promised to be a showplace for the work of Nebraska artists past and present. Its opening salvo, a tribute to the late Kent Bellows and friends, provided a solid cornerstone on which to build its future. That foundation is even firmer now with the debut of Terra Firma: […]

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‘Cool Abstraction’X3

Cool Abstraction #3 opens April 1st, 6-8pm at Modern art Midtown. Sculptor Les Bruning will present two 8’ stainless steel pieces constructed on the basis of a series of carefully wrought 16”-18” maquettes, much as Fletcher Benton’s approach of presenting small beautifully made metal sculptures to suggest the larger possibility.  There’s a simple elegance to […]

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Another Blast of Bellows

In the last few years, the visibility of the late Kent Bellows’ work has gone from occasional to frequent, thanks to the efforts of local arts organizations and patrons to recognize his contributions to the regional and national art scene. Fanboys and girls will have another chance to view intricately detailed renderings by this realist […]

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Totems

Totems is a group show curated by Tearee Clarie Caswell. A totem is a carved or painted animal, plant or object that is serving among certain tribal or traditional peoples as the emblem of a clan or family. A totem is regarded as the family or clan’s founder, or guardian and a reminder of its […]

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In Your Face

We often remember portraits based on their realism: the difficulty of drawing lips just right, the powerful gaze of an important ruler whose eyes follow you across the room. It’s a tradition that focused on the technical realness of the subject to deliver the most accurate representation. Artist Erin Blayney does away with this tradition […]

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‘Mid-Century Revisited’

Folk artist Norm Melichar is featured in Connect Gallery’s March exhibit, opening on Wednesday, March 2nd, with a 1950’s-60’s Party/Reception on Wednesday March 11th   5-9pm.  This “Mid-Century Revisited” Party (dress in–the-times attire is optional) will celebrate the clean-lined geometry of the era and its use of metals and plastic in design.  Using found and re-purposed […]

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‘The Look and the Longing’

Oil painter Theresa Pfarr is featured in The Look and the Longing at Modern Art Midtown’s figurative March show.  Starting with cut & paste collages based on research from fashion magazines and advertisements, suggestions of identity loss and re-development occur in this process.   Pfarr then creates images in oils responding to the disparate paper […]

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In Good Company

Omaha artist Stephen Cornelius Roberts, who will have a solo exhibition locally in June organized by the Moving Gallery, has been included in a special group show in New York city at Allan Stone Projects. Tete a Tete: Portraits in Dialogue, which opens this Thursday, Feb. 25 and continues until April 23, will survey portraits […]

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