“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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Exploring Derek Courtney’s “Folklore of Labor”

Derek Courtney is an Omaha-based artist whose time spent growing up in rural West Virginia led to his current exhibition "Folklore of Labor." The exhibition depicts similarities Courtney identified between modern day blue collar workers and manual laborers from the early 20th century. We asked Courtney a few questions about himself, his work and how…
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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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Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen

Interwoven Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen May 5-June 27, 2017 Layering references, techniques, and practices Interwoven explores the abstract work of Sarah Kolar and Brian Wetjen. Working beyond specific meanings and interpretations, each artist creates complex works from simple materials. Independently their work shares aesthetic commonalities, yet in their pairing, shared new meanings emerge. Kolar's…
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Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of books, CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, we also have a collection of art on display throughout the 12 branches. With the help of Google Street View technology, you can now take a virtual tour…
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