Artful Dodgers — Great Ideas For Visual Art

Painting Joseph Broghammer

Can you think of something we missed?  Share your tips! 1. Virtual Reality. Several venues have better than average websites archiving current and past shows with imagery and insight intact. In April, go especially to the Omaha Public Library’s website post about Motion Blur in the Michael Phipps Gallery, Bemis Center Exhibition page, or Gallery 1516’s Exhibition page. […]

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‘Direct Drive’

Though hardly a retrospective, the current offering from Modern Arts Midtown, Direct Drive, features a stimulating visual evolution of the colorfully rich, abstract work of Dale Malner. The exhibit, which will close with a reception April 24, features twenty-one of Malner’s evocative acrylic paintings. Roughly eight of the works, mostly from 2016-2017, are on canvas, […]

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‘Generations’

In a concerted effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Bemis Center galleries are temporarily closed and upcoming public programs have been postponed. New dates for upcoming programs will be announced as soon as possible here and via email and social media. For Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser, the objet d’art is not the end of the creative process, but one of […]

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Triple Threat

First Friday in March brought together three artists to the Michael Phipps Gallery; Shawnequa Linder, Derek Courtney and Joe Pankowski. The trio will be on view through April. Shawnequa Linder is known for her vital portrait and landscape paintings in which she portrays levels of motion and poignancy through unconventional application techniques that evoke movement […]

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‘UnNatural Histories’

Tennessee, watercolorist Melissa Wilkinson will present work from her UnNatural Histories series opening March 11 at the Gallery of Art and Design at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Campus. Borrowing from 19th century naturalist illustrators like John James Audubon, Jacques Barraband, and Elizabeth Gould, Wilkinson collages internet-sourced images, creating seductive and suggestive surrealist pastiches. While her […]

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‘The Gobernment’

Liv Schulman; Le Goubernement [The Gobernment] (installation view), 2019, in The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle at CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France; Dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist; Photo: © Aurélien Mole. Plenty to do and see starting mid-March at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Award-winning Argentinian artist Liv Schulman gets her first North […]

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Dysfunction Junction

Ceramicist John Dennison will reveal the latest from his pottery series “Bowls Beyond Function” and more at the Sunderland Gallery with two scheduled openings, March 8, from 1-3 p.m. and a First Friday Opening, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. Dennison describes the body of work as “a dysfunctional marriage of the functional and the nonfunctional” […]

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‘Direct Drive’

Modern Arts Midtown shifts into Direct Drive in March when it introduces, new to its stable, Wisconsin artist Dale Mainer and his large-scale, abstract paintings. Mainer will attend the exhibits opening Friday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. “He has some great colorful paintings, some of which are at (large) sizes like 84 x 60 and […]

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Artists in Progress

There is much to be celebrated in the vibrant arts community of Omaha. Among the successful outcomes of the community is local organizations stepping up to meet the needs of our creative individuals. Lacking in the Omaha area is a university to provide a MFA program for visual artist to hone and refine their profession […]

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