‘Work in Progress’

It’s still the sad state of affairs that no universities in Omaha offer an MFA program, usually considered an essential qualification for professional visual artists. Amplify Arts has stepped into that breach with its Work in Progress program, and the art from its first cohort of “students”—Travis Apel, Elizabeth Boutin, Anne Dovali, Holly Kranker and […]

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In Concert for Birdland

One of the most popular destinations in Omaha’s Old Market is the Old Market Passageway.  Once a simple urban alley, for several decades now it has been home to a variety of shops, restaurants and offices. The cozy space draws many local visitors and tourists, an occasional dog and, sporadically, a misdirected bird finds sanctuary. […]

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Tied and True

If unusual weave and tapestry is your thing, join textile artist Mary Zicafoose at the Lied Art Gallery opening reception of her Ikat exhibit January 24, from 4 – 7 p.m., with a gallery talk at 4:30. Zicafoose’s solo will feature the ikat technique in a display of tapestries illustrating a new series of ikat-inspired […]

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Going Solo

Artist Thalia Rodgers has come a long way in a short time to her solo show of new mixed media paintings and drawings at the Union for Contemporary Art, opening Jan. 18. Originally a graphic arts major at UNL, Rodgers only began to explore painting in her sophomore year. Since then, she has received a […]

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‘Virginia Woolf Was Here’

Kalamazoo-based artist Adriane Little analyzes memory and lived experience in her solo-show Virginia Woolf Was Here. Currently at the Gallery of Art and Design at the Metropolitan Community College Elkhorn Valley Campus, the show runs until January 21, 2020. Presented works are divided into three distinct investigations that all focus on Virginia Woolf’s literary contributions, […]

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Two for the Show

A two-person exhibit, Rachel Cunningham and Emma Westbrook contains work by both Cunningham and Westbrook in the form of acrylic painted clouds and mixed media creations, including prints and drawings. Cunningham’s inspiration comes from the constant movement and evolution of the sky through its color, texture and filtered light. Using the combination of three or […]

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‘Conditions’

The new year for Benson’s Little Gallery begins with a group exhibit, Conditions. The show features work by and about artists with chronic medical conditions. Through a variety of mediums and styles, the challenges, struggles and rewards of life with chronic illness and pain are used as subject and inspiration for each artist. For example, […]

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‘Backyard View’

This month, Anderson O’Brien Gallery presents Backyard View: Omaha Through the Eyes of Judith Welk. Welk, a prolific printmaker and painter, passed away last spring. Her work represents the love of family, neighborhood and landscape, primarily in Omaha and the surrounding area. A long-time resident of the Dundee neighborhood, Welk had a fondness for hometown […]

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