“Hush” Artists Draws Inspiration from Nature

"Hush"  Buck Christensen | Betni Kalk On display July 5 - September Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Main Library Documenting nature either through the lens of a camera or collected impressions, the featured artists Buck Christensen and Betni Kalk share fascination with organic cycles and forms. Photographer Christensen seeks stark landscapes that blur into…
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“Deep Surface” Explores Consciousness in Main Library’s Michael Phipps Gallery

"Deep Surface" Rexo Droppers | Bob Mathews | Sophie Newell On display May 3 - June 30 Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Main Library The artists featured in "Deep Surface" draw from the ephemera of memory and inner consciousness to explore narrative through color, fabric and found objects. Bob Mathews depicts animal figures in…
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“On Hire” features work of 25 Amplify Arts artists

Each year, ​Amplify Arts (formerly Omaha Creative Institute) brings together 25 Omaha-area artists for eight weeks to share skills, evaluate work, and build communities of peers. In marking the completion of the most recent cycle, "On Hire" looks at chance as a point of departure to assess the generative qualities of experimentation, failure and self-reflection. Included works…
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Final 2018 Exhibition: “Love Letters” by Peter Fankhauser & Bert Leaverton

Exhibition: "Love Letters" Artists: Peter Fankhauser & Bert Leaverton Dates on display: Nov. 2-Dec. 30 View photos from the opening reception of "Love Letters" on OPL's Flickr page. In "Love Letters," Bert Leaverton and Peter Fankhauser work to assess and codify the physical and psychological fallout of conflict and the footprint it leaves behind. Through a common…
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“Remember When We Shared Secrets” featuring Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel

"Remember When We Shared Secrets" is an exhibition with artists Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel. Both artists use familiarity, rhythm and comfort in their work to encourage a fall into rest and contemplation. A space where one can connect lived time and memory to something entirely outside of one’s own experience—for Kranker, into a new…
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“Ladies at the Fair” Explores Females’ Historical Experiences Through a Modern Lens

The Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition attracted two million people to Omaha in 1898, exactly 120 years ago. Its success depended on hundreds of women who were involved as organizers, employees, performers, reporters, and attendees. What if those women were Instagramming during the fair? "Ladies at the Fair: Women and the Omaha Expo of 1898" is…
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November/December 2018 Exhibition feat. Peter Fankhauser & Roberta Leaverton

Work from artists Peter Fankhauser and Roberta Leaverton will make up the November/December exhibition in the Michael Phipps Gallery, from November 2-December 31. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, November 2, from 4-6 p.m.  Artist Statements: Peter Fankhauser TV brought me up--music on television, film on television, television on the Internet. That appetite…
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September/October 2018 Exhibition feat. Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel

Work from artists Holly Kranker and Jeff Sedrel will make up the September/October exhibition in the Michael Phipps Gallery, from September 7-October 29. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, September 7, from 4-6 p.m.  Artist Statements: Holly Kranker My current work examines the efforts and desires to suspend moments in time through representation…
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