Among Friends

In the realm of the gallery exhibition, the two-person show is a tantalizing proposition. It suggests an opportunity to compare and contrast, not simply within a single artist’s output, but in the reflected light of another’s. Done well, this method amplifies our understanding of each artist by putting them into an interesting, […]

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For ‘Charity’s Sake’

In the next Artists’ Cooperative Gallery’s December show, local artists are altering and interpreting chairs using their favored medium, with the proceeds for the auctioned object going back into the Artists’ Coop for needed repairs. The CHAIR-itysilent auction fundraising event opens December 4, with a reception from 6 p.m. to […]

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Fine Fellowship

The goal of the Union for Contemporary Art’s Fellowship program is building relationships between artists and communities through creative expression. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to be active participants in the civic life of North Omaha while recognizing the potential of art and artists to spark social change. The […]

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‘Love Letters’

The current exhibit at the Michael Phipps Gallery, Love Letters,pairs Roberta “Bert” Leaverton with Peter Fankhauser for an excursion into the physical and psychological detritus of conflict and the personal and societal disruptions it leaves behind. Ruminations get filtered through medium, time and distance, changing memories and each person’s recollections […]

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‘AMALGAMATIONS’

As children we often see ourselves in superheroes and cartoon characters, and those identities don’t go away as we get older. But we do change and the complexities of our childhood avatars compound when given new context. Artist Bart Vargas explores this jumbling of expectations in his solo clay works […]

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Northern Lights

Berliner Knigge has been engaged with this darkroom process for thirty years, crafting delicate monochromatic prints that exploit the amazing range of grayscale tones achievable with this method. The objects of his lens work have included both urban architecture and the surprisingly poetic qualities of city detritus. Recently, Knigge has […]

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Fine Art Fellows

The Union for Contemporary Arts has many initiatives in service of its mission to “support the arts and strengthen the community.” Among them is an 11-month, paid artist’s residency program, during which fellows across a variety of creative disciplines engage in both studio and social practice. The fruits of their […]

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Go Figure

The six-year old Connect Gallery has dodged a UNl Med Center reno and its traffic issues at the venue’s 3901 Leavenworth address and will not close its doors at the end of 2018 as owner Tom Sitzman once feared. “Twenty-one months of the street being constricted by orange cones and […]

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