Omaha: Benson Grind, Anderson O’Brien, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Hot

Shops

Various times, free, all ages

Benson Grind opens with new work by Will Anderson. The expressionist

painter, a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, uses value and line

to transpose viewers into his reality. The exhibit runs through July 31.

Downtown, Anderson O’Brien opens “RHYME,” featuring imaginative sculpture

by Nebraska artist Stuart Wheat. The exhibit runs through July 17.

The 2011 Emerging Artist Exhibition opening at the Artists’ Cooperative

Gallery premieres work by Sean Akers (acrylic and wood), Machaela Morrissey

(photography), Reagan Pufall (photography), Julie Schram-Emilo (graphite

pencil), Jon Summers (painting) and Kirk Vaughn-Robinson (bronze).

On July 2, “Black and White and Read All Over” opens at Hot Shops Art

Center. Nancy Lepo (pen and ink), Ron Manabat (fused glass), John Prouty

(steel) and Dorothy Tuma (photography) explore the “defining moments and

complex nuances” of life through their mediums. The show with an “ekphrasis

project” on July 31 coordinated by Heidi Hermanson; it will feature 10 poets

adding verbal expression to the visual show, alongside an interpretive dancer.

– Sally Deskins


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