October 14

Possessions: literary characters and the things they carried.

W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., fourth floor

6:30-9:30p.m., FREE

omahalitfest.com, omahapubliclibrary.org

In Possessions, a one-night-only show, artists interpret famous literary artifacts. From Michael Muller’s mixed media piece “Letters from Blanche” inspired by Streetcar Named Desire, to Jay Cochrane’s Peter Pan inspired gauge-wire crocodile complete with clock in belly, to Trilety Wade’s mixed media erotic well, inspired by Haruki Murakami’s The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, to Roxanne Wach’s “Prince Prosepero’s Guest” mask from Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Death, to Eric Post’s oil painting of a second-hand bridesmaid dress inspired by Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, to Bart Vargas’ Maltese Falcon from the 1930 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, the show is innovative and juxtaposed.  Other participating artists include Lynn Batten, Julie Conway, Wanda Ewing, Rob Gilmer, Amy Mather, Kristin Pluhacek, Rodney Rahl, Jordan Statz, Nolan Treadway, and many more. And check out Book It! Cover Design show featuring designers’ reinterpretation of classic novel covers, up through the weekend.

Sally Deskins

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