In a world filled with YouTube, Vine, Vimeo or whatever the latest and greatest source of shared video, it seems increasingly odd that we don’t get to see much in the way of anything calling itself Video Art in the Metro.

Vinton Street seems to be coming to the rescue, first with R.T. Murphy at Project Project in April, followed by Gallery 72 with its upcoming offering Art in Motion: Animations by the AniMutts, beginning May 22 with a reception from 5-9pm at 1806 Vinton Street.

The exhibition will feature computer and stop-motion animations by the AniMutts collaborative group, made of up artists Rebecca Hermann, Peggy Reinecke and Tom Sain. Additionally, animation photographs will be shown.

This threesome is known in the area for their individual efforts in painting and installation (Hermann), creative design, drawing and sound (Sain), and visual and verbal storytelling (Reinecke).

They came together in the spirit of play to experiment with the creative potential of animated media. The AniMutts debuted their work at the Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase in 2010 and presented new work recently at the Fred Simon Gallery.

Art in Motion runs through June 13 at Gallery 72, 1806 Vinton Street. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm and by appointment. For more information, contact John Rogers at 402/496-4797 or or visit 

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