2020: A Space Oddity

It’s always refreshing to see artists work “outside the box”, especially when they meet or exceed expectations. But when they recreate the box as well, the experience can be transformational. Happily, this is what occasionally happens at Project Project in many of its best exhibitions, and the gallery’s current offering, Zebra with a Sunburn, the […]

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‘Community’ Building

Some artists and curators are finding substantial creative influence from individual and collective reactions to closure, isolation and new relationships forced upon us by the pandemic. As local entities attempt their staccato reentry into the new normality, creative arts venues are confronted with challenges similar to those of eateries, bars, retailers and schools; how to […]

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Bear Witness

Amplify Arts will depart from its usual schedule of regional personal or conceptual shows in its Generator Space this November when it co-hosts a national exhibit of significant social and political advocacy. Organized along with the School of Integrative Global Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Office of Latino/Latin America Studies (OLLAS) at […]

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Call to Arms

Artist-couple Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez and Charley Friedman have spent their recent studio time creating a new tandem body of work focused on trenchant issues of violence and oppression for their show opening at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery on October 29. Friedman, whose work in a variety of media often features wordplay and a gentle […]

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Etch a Pandemic Sketch

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery will present its second print series within this theme titled  ETCH 20 / Etching Together Cooperatively Helping 2020. The first series in August, Visual Voices: Community of Ideas | Community of Prints, featured work open and created by the public at large. […]

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Bemis Auction Goes Virtual

Among the many challenges that visual arts organizations now face is how to modify or reimagine the major fundraising events that are the backbone of their fiscal health. This is true for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, whose fun and highly anticipated annual benefit art auction is always successful in raising both funds and […]

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Building ‘Community’

Following an experimental calendar, Kaneko will open its doors to the public with Community, a series of exhibitions starting October and closing November in conjunction with its annual fundraiser, Soirée Season. Selected artists come from Jun Kaneko’s creative inner circle, like the internationally-recognized glass artist Therman Statom, Mexico City-based studio assistant Juan Sanchez and area […]

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‘Ramble’

A wildflower seed bomb bicycle tour to help beautify Benson will climax this fall at the little gallery with an exhibit by printer/painter Lori Elliott-Bartle. The aptly titled Ramble, opening October 2 from 6-9 p.m., features paintings and handmade prints by the artist inspired by the prairie. As part of her interest in preserving and […]

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