Rules of Engagement

(The following is a more complete version of the one that printed in the June issue of the Reader) Small businesses are no stranger to soft openings and landings as they cycle through the vagaries of even the best of economies. But leave it to an unforeseen and unprepared for pandemic to be a game […]

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‘Between Nonchalant and Relaxed’

Another outgrowth of the expanding digital space for art, Maple Street Construct’s exhibition program features couplings of local/regional artists with those in Los Angeles. An active site especially focused on intersections between art and architecture, it posts new shows twice a month. Opening on June 5, Between Nonchalant and Relaxed features the duo of Robin […]

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‘Makes Know Since’

Facing national stay-at-home requests, the Mayflower Mobile Gallery—the Benson-based travel trailer for art exhibitions—decided to stay put for a while. Organizers turned it into the next best thing, a residency venue for artists, who would then put on display the works created within this isolated studio. MaMO’s inaugural resident is Omaha sculptor Travis Apel, and […]

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‘Silent Spring’

Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring was a “fable for tomorrow,” which used data, analytics and narrative to shine a light on the havoc that widespread pesticide use was having on our planet, giving rise to the modern environmental movement. Fast forward to our pandemic crisis, Silent Spring has a whole new set of meanings, some […]

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‘Substance’

Launched in a now-prescient time before art became a largely online experience, Ghost Art Project has been featuring digital exhibitions since spring of 2018, mixing familiar Omaha artists with those from beyond Metro’s borders. The newest curated confab to launch on Friday, June 5 is Substance, which features Omaha artist Dan Crane, LA sculptor Sasha […]

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