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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River Access

Print artist Stephanie Purcell will bring her love of the Missouri River to the Fred Simon Gallery  in her self-titled solo show which runs from July 11-August 19.  Sponsored by the Nebraska Arts Council, the exhibition will host an opening reception for the Omaha artist Friday, July 15, 5-8pm. Only her second solo effort in […]

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Something Bold, Something New

Connect Gallery’s July exhibit will feature two very different visions from emerging artist Julie Verebely and the more established artist Barbara Howery. The exhibit runs July 6-16 with an opening reception on the 8th from 5-9pm. Photographer Verebely is showing her 2016 Masters’ degree work from Bellevue University, along with oil painter Barbara Howery, who […]

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Weaving a Rainbow

Though the comprehensive Sheila Hicks exhibit, Material Voices, at Joslyn Art Museum comes with an additional fee, it is well worth the price of admission for anyone who loves a colorful palette and fabric art, and who might usually be put off by abstraction.  You needn’t worry about “understanding” the work by the internationally known […]

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‘Honey Mushroom Wonderfuls’

Multi-media artist Troy Muller creates objects that aspire to be something other than what they are — namely, works by an early-twenty-first-century American artist.  Each of the objects in Honey Mushroom Wonderfuls, the mysteriously named show of Muller’s work at Modern Arts Midtown, appears to be from another time, one in which it played a […]

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‘Have a Seat’

The artists’ muse has always been stuff of legend — mythical, beautiful, fashionable — but the muse in Christopher Vaughn Couse’s life is the four-legged function of the chair. From an inspirational encounter during a college photo assignment, the chair became Couse’s favorite subject–spawning a mixture of photography, paintings, readymade and found objects, performance and […]

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Zinging, Leaping Shakespeare

Wonderful performing cascades before your eyes and ears. It’s The Taming of the Shrew made endearing and vivacious, brimming with style and sparkling loquaciousness as guided by director Amy Lane and interpreted by a flawless 18-member ensemble for Nebraska Shakespeare.   The players own the stage and Lane has everyone on it in constant and delightful […]

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Murder Under The Stars

Nebraska Shakespeare offers an earnest, intellectually provocative production of The Tragedy of Macbeth. It rushes to its foretold conclusion full of energy, at the same time often running roughshod over the eloquent and meaningful speeches which underlie this play’s enduring reputation. Director Vincent Carlson-Brown seems to be attempting to make this a wound-up relentless machine […]

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Everything (G)old…

Once home from travels to historic sites and architectural wonders, we struggle to capture and retain the color, light, texture and line, mood and emotion aroused by our experiences.  We patch together photo books and scribble travelogues to fix in our minds breathtaking panoramas, stunning vistas, or holy sites. But painter Steve Joy does so […]

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