Opening July 6 at the Lux Center for the Arts, six favorite Nebraska-transplanted artists will be showing together celebrating the varied human landscape that makes us their new home. Santiago Cal (Belize), Nancy Friedman (Colombia), Victoria Goro-Rapoport (Russia), Francisco Souto (Venezuela), Jette Vogt (Denmark) and Ying Zhu (China) exhibit in “Finding Identity in Nebraska” each bringing a diversity of talent and media thru August 25.

At Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Old Market July 6, Signe Stuart opens a solo exhibit of her abstract, organic acrylic and sumi ink on Unryu Japanese paper and work on plexiglass. The Santa Fe based artist counts her experience in the Northern Plains and southwest as inspirations for her work in varying media and scale from handheld to room size.

Thursday night at Bemis July 5, artists in residence Natasha Bowdoin (cut paper), Jake Beckman (sculpture) and Jan soon Im (mixed media) give the 7pm free Art Talk.

Veil Drawings and Landscapes: A Visual Journal, opens at Hot Shops July 7 featuring paintings by Dolores Brady. Brady, of Middle Eastern descent, addresses the human conditon of the women in Afghanistan through the laws of the Taliban with her expressive and spiritual figurative paintings.

July 7, Hands to Harvest Community Garden is hosting “Art in the Garden: Painting on Doors” at the Garden, 1113 S. 31st St. Doors donated by Omaha Restore and Urban Village were painted by twenty local artists for show in the garden thru July 14, a percentage of the proceeds to help maintain the community garden. The opening 4-7pm, includes music by Matt Cronin, Rachel Tomlinson Dick and Rawr…Shhh and food available from Localmotive food truck.

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is currently accepting applications for their 2012-13 Emerging Artist Program. The Program connects newcomer area artists with experienced mentors and gives them the opportunity to learn various facets of gallery operation. Entry is open to artists with no history of professional gallery consignment within the metro, minimum age 19. Selected artists will show in an exhibit, and the public will vote for the awardee of the 3-month mentorship. Deadline October 7, details and application can be found at

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