Hidden in Plain Sight

Though Omaha is not known nationally for its architecture or built environment, new construction on both fronts appear to be booming, especially within the I480 corridor. Consider such recent developments as The Corvina, Hyatt Place, The Highline 2100, L14 Flat Apartments, The Even Hotel, Gavilon, and Avanti Townhomes. Yet, in spite of this boom some […]

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‘Nebraska Rising’

Whatever else one takes away from Nebraska Rising, a current exhibition of 11 area artists at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, two things are remarkably clear. One, the region is not lacking in a diverse group of artists who, at whatever stage of their career, fly under the radar or out of the limelight. […]

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Fitting ‘Homage’

It’s no surprise to see that artist, instructor and writer Eddith Buis has amassed as many friends as she has.  As a 39-year veteran art teacher for Omaha Public Schools and Metropolitan Community College and a longtime artist, Buis has become well known for her work across multiple mediums. You may have come across her […]

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‘Eloquence in Stone’

Sora Kimberlain’s sculptures are not only inspired by the human form, but their creation is attached to a very personal history.  Each piece of stone is carefully selected from the quarry of its origin and then studied to determine the form inside that’s destined to come out. Her newest solo exhibition at Modern Arts Midtown, […]

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Must Be the Place

The Michael Phipps Gallery in downtown’s W. Dale Clark Library is currently featuring Sense of Home, the solo exhibition of Katie Temple, which continues till Aug. 28. Curated by Alex Priest, the exhibition combines multiple iterations and drawings of places Temple has lived, ultimately searching for the moment a place becomes a home. Through archetypes […]

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Summer Hothouse

You might need your shades to view the vivid bright paintings of Kansas artist Jane Booth, now on view at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art through August 12. Her preference for saturated color poured and stained into unprimed canvases results in abstract compositions with the feel of large-scale watercolors. The addition of gold pigment in several […]

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Femininity In Many Forms

Spotlights on women have recently shown on our theatre stages. The Playhouse offered Calendar Girls in April and Love, Loss and What I Wore in December. Plus there was SNAP Productions’ June offering of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England dwelling on a lesbian trio. But given the overall theatre season, you certainly can’t call […]

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Calling Bullsh*t

As another Omaha theater season came to a close, something stood out to the Shelterbelt Theatre’s Artistic Director Beth Thompson; The lack of strong roles and opportunities for women in Omaha theater. That’s why Thompson and her artistic team have put together Shattering the Glass: A Celebration of Omaha Women in Theatre. The idea came […]

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