“Rivers” Exhibition Draws Inspiration from Missouri River and Surroundings

In considering the relationship between manufactured structures and the natural environment along the Missouri River, Lori Elliott-Bartle, Marcia Joffe-Bouska, and Tom Quest's collaborative work is amplified by the rich textures and diverse material palette of their individual work in "Rivers". While contemplating place, memory, and connection to nature, these local artists began their first collaborative…
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“Screen Shot” by Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones

Screen Shot Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones September 1 - Oct. 30, 2017 “Screen Shot” is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek, and Sarah Jones which pushes through quick, yet intimate memories. These personal histories are abrupt, not unlike the endless scrolling feature of social media—conflating both emotions and artificiality.…
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Folklore of Labor: Derek Courtney

Folklore of Labor Derek Courtney July 7-August 28 Embedded with autobiographical references, “Derek Courtney: Folklore of Labor” addresses the human and environmental costs of labor practices in the United States. Growing up in rural West Virginia, his heritage is wedded to the deterioration of communities and people through historically problematic factory practices. Courtney’s varied work…
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September/October 2016: Science Future

Science Future Travis Apel, Launa Bacon, and Regan Pufall September/October 2016 Science Future is a multimedia exhibition featuring the scientific and futuristic impulses of Travis Apel, Launa Bacon, and Regan Pufall. For Apel, naturalistic forms are complicated with extraterrestrial references; while Pufall reworks insects into otherworldly scapes; and Bacon bombards the viewer with a sensory…
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Katie Temple Gallery Reception

Community members attended a reception for the opening of local artist Katie Temple's exhibit entitled Sense of Home. Temple's artwork is a reflection of her personal and continuous search for "home" as an adult. The exhibit was on display in the Michael Phipps Gallery during July and August  and was curated by Alex Priest. More photos…
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July/August 2016: Sense of Home

Sense of Home Katie Temple July/August 2016 Katie Temple’s renderings of domestic exteriors are personal reflections on her continuous search for “home.” Through archetypes of dormitories, apartment complexes, townhouses, and houses, she explores how moving from place to place affects her sense of home. For Temple, “the meaning of home is a way of organizing…
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May/June 2016: Self-Governance

Self-Governance Kim Darling May/June 2016 Self-Governance re-contextualizes Omaha-based artist Kim Darling’s current and past work at Omaha Public Library. Darling’s colorful icons and synthetic symbols are full of contemporary and historic narratives that are critical of cultural and political institutions/ideologies. As a container for the exhibition, Omaha Public Library is as much apart of the…
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