Bemis Underground

In a reorganization move at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, with several staff members let go, the buzz around town is the apparent closing of Underground and the departure of the venue’s third official manager and curator, Joel Damon. According to Todd Simon, Bemis board of directors vice president, “In an effort to optimize […]

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Petshop…Maud…Sweatshop

Omaha’s creative energy in the visual arts, truly the gift which keeps giving, continues to thrive in a variety of relatively new venues outside of the mainstream. The Petshop gallery and workspace at 2725 N. 62nd St. will be featuring the work of Jake Gillespie and Christina Renfer Vogel, opening Dec. 7, 7 -10 p.m, […]

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Printmakers…Bemis Carver Bank…Bay

The Hot Shops Art Center is featuring “Pulled From the Matrix”, prints and the matrix from which they’re made, through November 23. Printmaker Amy Haney originated the idea. Lori Elliot-Bartle, Julie Sopscak, and Judy Haney assisted in the process of curating, promotion, and installation. The 23 printmakers featured at the Hot Shops Gallery used a […]

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Bemis Feast…AOB…Alvarez…Caesium

*The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is having a FEA$T (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics), November 17 at 6:30 pm. The event is designed to generate support for ambitious concepts initiated by area artists. It’s a community-driven dinner with all the proceeds funding a single project that might not happen otherwise — crowdfunding the […]

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Terry Rosenberg

Artist Terry Rosenberg investigates primary forces in an art career focused on capturing the tension of opposites one moment at a time. From the early figurative abstractions to the more recent word based digital paintings Colors of War (2007 – 2008), paradox prevails. I was gratified to see a preview of his new series of […]

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Robyn O’Neil

Omaha born and bred artist Robyn O’Neil was invited by UNL’s Department of Art and Art History to be artist-in-residence the week of October 22 – 26.  Faculty and students in UNL’s printmaking studios assisted O’Neil in printing an edition of etchings for the Under Pressure Print Club. O’Neil discussed her life and background in […]

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Kevin Lawler…Pecha Kucha #16…New BLK’s SHIT SHOW…

Kevin Lawler, Artistic Director of Omaha’s Great Plains Theatre Conference (or, “Director of Lostness,” as he is so-called on the “National Institute for the Lost” organization that produces “highly crafted, original performance that fosters the exploration and celebration of life within the community”) recently finished a three-day, 70-mile trek around the city-limit of Omaha in […]

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