May/June 2015: Carlee Pakes

Carlee Pakes Curated by Alex Priest May/June 2015 Animal mythos, totems and folklore from different cultures have aided our understanding of the world. These stories have captivated the artist’s imagination, and she relishes hearing the histories that all civilizations tell. To each society, animals are allegories and personify vital roles that are revered by humankind…
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March/April 2015: Mary Jo Wentz

Mary Jo Wentz Curated by Alex Priest March/April 2015 Painting with alcohol inks allows Wentz to express ideas in a way that is colorfully intense with an often unexpected outcome. Her paintings have a somewhat organic quality and are inspired by people, travel, nature, history and design. In the artist’s experience working with fibers, the…
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January/February 2015: Alicia Armentrout

Alicia Armentrout Curated by Alex Priest January/February 2015 Alicia Armentrout showcases and documents the things we overlook every day, be that tranquil rural outposts, dried out seed pods, wildflowers in ditches, and other outliers, loners, and weeds, in order to celebrate the individual and the unique. Her collection of pictures aim to remind everyone there’s…
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Omaha Reads 2014

Omaha Public Library celebrated 10 years of Omaha Reads in 2014. This year’s selection, The Meaning of Names by Karen Gettert Shoemaker, recognized the centennial of World War I and the sacrifices of men and women on the home front. The Meaning of Names was checked out more than 530 times during the Omaha Reads…
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