‘Joyous Occasion’

The title of the above art exhibit, a variation on the now familiar virtual art experience, says it all. Modern Arts Midtown’s response to COVID-19, whose risks and anxiety have plagued and challenged Metro’s normal exhibition schedule since Spring is a Joyous Occasion, an interactive video featuring three artists presenting their new work. Joyous Occasion […]

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Prints of Darkness

As cultural institutions begin re-opening regionally in response to COVID-19, the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery has followed suit with a secure and calculated caveat of its own. “Secure” because The Old Market venue opened its new exhibit, Monte Kruse: Night Light recently without the advantage of a pubic reception in deference to the known […]

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‘Night Light’

Recent work by Omaha photographer Monte Kruse will premiere at the first exhibition to open at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery since it closed due to the pandemic. Kruse’s new “Night Light” series will open to the public during the gallery’s regular business hours on August 20, though patrons will surely miss delighting in […]

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Tricky Nick

Next up for the re-opening of the ever-experimental gallery Project Project is a suite of new paintings by Omaha artist Nick Clark, whose One Trick Pony show opens there August 14. Clark, who often draws on the incongruities of surrealistic expression, takes his penchant for illusionistic representation in oil paint and merges it with such […]

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‘Visual Voices’

The principles of reproduction, repeatability and dissemination play an important part in the successes of social and political activism, propaganda, and information. Since the inventions of the printing press in the mid-1400’s, people have turned to the printing press to inform, educate and persuade the greater public, especially about religion and politics and the transgressions […]

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‘Reframed Edition’

Now in its 7th year, the New American Arts Festival is a joint project of Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday. Its Reframed edition, reimagined for the pandemic, is scheduled to kick off on Friday, August 7 in a combination of virtual and in-person opportunities. Lutheran Family Services, an agency dedicated to assisting immigrants […]

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Bemis Reboot

On the eve of opening its spring 2020 exhibitions, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art announced its closure due to the pandemic. Installed and ready for their public debut, both Claudia Wieser: Generations and Liz Schulman: The Gobernment have languished in the dark until now, as the center has announced their availability to view in […]

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‘We Thrive in Middle Spaces’

The Union for Contemporary Art, though still shuttered due to COVID-19, is celebrating Pride into the coming month through a new North Omaha community billboard project, We Thrive in Middle Spaces, beginning July 6 and running through August 2. With support through the Equality Fund of the Omaha Community Foundation, the UCA has commissioned artist/illustrator […]

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