‘Citizen Artist’

Pittsburgh-based artist Vanessa German brings her recent installation sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodiesto the Union for Contemporary Art, with an opening day public performance on September 14 from 2-4pm. Debuted at the Mattress Factory in 2017 and reimagined for the Union, sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodiesis a colorful, immersive installation described by German as “a dimensional living reckoning” that addresses the disruptive systems […]

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‘Unite Us One’

For his upcoming solo exhibit, Unite Us Oneat Petshop Gallery, interdisciplinary artist Barber extends his practice of articulating the testimonies of Black America to offer the viewer a more connected experience in his mixed media art. Barber’s imagery portrays identity in a fluid, abstract way so that the viewer projects their own perspective and avoids […]

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Engler Tribute

Marking nearly a year since the passing of longtime artist and writer Robert Klein Engler, the Little Gallery in Benson is hosting a memorial exhibition of paintings opening on Friday, September 6 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Engler’s colorful canvases display his array of interests, from naïve painting to Native American art, and show […]

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Write Stuff

Every autumn the visual arts in the Metro offer a new harvest or peak of its own. This year is no exception. Venues of all sorts and sizes citywide are ramping up with an aesthetic as varied and colorful as the great outdoors…indoors. But first meet the writers who look forward to previewing and reviewing […]

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‘Drawings from the Mind of the Artist’

Anderson O’Brien Gallery will exhibit Christina Narwicz: Drawings from the Mind of the ArtistSept. 6-30 with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.. Narwicz, a gestural, organic abstractionist will feature drawings from the 1990s to the present that interpret visually her connection to the natural world according to AOB’s show statement. “These drawings either […]

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‘Capturing the Moment’

Currently on display at the Garden of the Zodiac till mid-October is Moments Within a Moment, an exhibit by Jim Krantz, originally from Omaha. Krantz, who now works out of Los Angeles, is a well-respected advertising photographer. True to its title,the exhibit dissects the well-understood photographic potential of “capturing the moment.” From one simple view-camera […]

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Edge of Your Chair

JoslynArt Museum is the current home to the exhibit The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design.  The exhibit features a collection of 40 chairs drawn from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida. The chairs provide a fascinating representation of the development of American […]

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More Than Meets the Eye

Artwork is often experimental, whether it is an emerging artist picking up their first art making tool or medium, or an established artist trying a different method of creating. There is usually an idea in mind that the artist has for the final product, even if that idea is not immediately evident. This is particularly true […]

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Constant Gardener

Every day, it seems some apocalypse draws nearer. News feeds blare and social media offers a barrage of discontent. And what if there are issues that touch you as an individual on a daily basis? How might you cope with such unsettled times? Cocoon. Omaha-born artist Angela Drakeford has cultivated such a cocoon, a personal, […]

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