Flower Power

If Spring is a ‘canvas’ of flowers for you, head over to the Petshop gallery in Benson on June 7, 2019 for the opening of exhibit Oma-flora from 7 p.m -10 p.m. Oma-flora is an immersive installation by artist Brandon Bullard. Using the organization and materiality of fabric and weaving, painting and 3-D work, he “squeezes” feelings […]

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Mind Games Together

Unreal, yet real. Surreal, yet familiar. But ultimately, beyond real. “Tempos,” a solo show of 26 paintings, is all the above, and it’s on display at the Bemis Center through June 15. A virtual storyboard of Lui Shtini’s artistic growth spanning the past five years, the exhibit documents the path of conceptual and technical changes […]

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‘Power Colors’

What associations does color have to history, identity, and authority, let alone to art? Curators Amanda Smith and Angela Zonunpari say their new exhibit, Power Colors, addresses this question by examining the embodiment of individual histories, personality, perception and cultural forces. After a soft opening in May, Power Colors re-opens at Amplify Art’s Generator Space in […]

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What is ‘America’?

Celebrating four years of art in Benson, The Little Gallery opens the exhibit, America, featuring artist Trudy Swanson.  America opens on June 7 from 6-9 pm during Benson First Friday. Swanson will be re-purposing recognizable items in American culture.  The context in which the materials are placed re-directs the interpretation towards addressing from lighthearted interpretation of […]

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‘Sensory 3.0’

Returning for its third iteration in two UNO art galleries is Sensory: Please Touch the Art, currently on view until June 21. The very popular Sensory: Please Touch the Art 3.0encourages its viewers to engage with the work through touch, illuminating the realities of interacting with art for those who are blind or visually impaired. […]

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Pinhole Redux

It is no surprise to find photography exhibited at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery and, more recently, it has featured works by those revitalizing such heritage processes as tintype, cyanotype and platinum/palladium printing. The latest show, Light Laid Asleep/Light Awoken which opens June 6, sheds light on recent work by Berlin author, actor and photographer […]

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‘Art of Seating’

Though Plato demanded we stand up straight as possible to establish our intellectual separation from the baser desires of appetite and reproduction, he no doubt said it, like all good philosophers, while sitting down. Much to the dismay of many a chiropractor, Americans spend on average about nine hours a day sitting?  No mystery then […]

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Transformer Man

The Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery, dedicated exclusively to living, contemporary artists, is currently exhibiting the work of Jay Heikes. The Minneapolis-based Heikes is most recognized by his installations and sculptures that combine traditional materials – like paint, plaster, graphite and bronze – with non-traditional materials and found objects. His work is considered both […]

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‘Divinity and Slaughter’

When photography was invented, the art world insisted that representationa art was dead. The ability to replicate reality would always be inferior to the camera, the status quo said. But instead, art defied our expectations. It found a way to show the impalpable in a way that brought even more reality to the surface.  The […]

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‘A Burkholder Project’

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet un-captured by language.” – Aldo Leopold Downtown Lincoln, specifically the historic Haymarket District, is home to one of Nebraska’s oldest artist colonies, the Burkholder Project. Since the late-80’s, the […]

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