The Cathedral Arts Projects presents Considering Red: Kansas Art Quilters a juried exhibition featuring twelve national fiber artists in the Sunderland Gallery adjacent to St. Cecilia’s Cathedral through November 18.

Omaha based artist Caolàn O’Loughlin exhibits at the Birdhouse Collectible through October 29.  In And He Labored to Realize the Endlessness of the Skies, the Irish native displays new work exploring the notion of uninhabited space via photographs, 3-dimensional objects and paintings.

Modern Arts Midtown’s debut exhibition opened last weekend featuring over sixty artists in painting, photography, ceramic, printmaking and sculpture, including Wanda Ewing, Catherine Ferguson, Jacqueline Kluver, Larry Ferguson, Colin Smith and gallery co-owner Larry Roots, through November.

Invisible in the City:  Lives of Urban Refugees, an international photography exhibition of urban refugees from Colombia, South Africa and Malaysia, at University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Mammel Hall and Love’s Jazz & Art Center is up through September 23 .

House of Loom hosts Drink n Draw Omaha (Full Disclosure: I co-produce this event) September 29.  Artists are invited to draw from two live models for $5 alongside Honeymoon Happy Hour.  For a twist, this event presents the opportunity for artists to display their work produced during the evening at the upcoming Lit Undressed performance in conjunction with (downtown) omaha lit fest October 19.

University of Nebraska-Omaha art professor Wanda Ewing has been awarded an individual artist’s grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. 

In recognition of National Arts in Education Week, Nebraskans for the Arts celebrates their Arts Advantage campaign by collecting personal stories from community members about how art education affected their professional lives.  The Nebraska Arts Council Artist Project Grants, Arts Learning Grants and Artists in Schools/Community Residency Program Sponsor Grants are due October 1. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist Residency Application for July – December 2012 are due September 30.  Summer 2011 artist-in-residence Derek Cote gives an inside look at the Bemis experience on his blog,

As The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art:  Works on Paper closes September 25 at Sheldon Museum of Art, Viet Nam, Nebraska opens September 23 featuring California artist Binh Danh, exploring the history of the Vietnamese community in Lancaster county.

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