Life By Design

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Home, OmahaHome

In all built things, the real story lies in the space between intention and fruition. The place where design meets application is a point of contact. Across space and time, builder and user enter into […]

Causing a Kerfuffle

Posted In: Art, Family, Omaha Magazine

Ashley Laverty got bit by the acting bug at the tender age of 6, when she performed in her first play. It is fitting that she has dedicated her career to theater for youth. “I […]

Out of the Blue

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

It all started with a chair. Then another. And another. Eventually, painter Will Anderson had enough chairs for his first solo show (at Petshop Gallery last year in Omaha). Don’t expect to sit back, relax, […]

The Crow and the Artist

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art

There is a flock of metaphorical crows hovering over Andy Acker. Crow-related artworks, meanwhile, have taken over the Omaha-born artist’s home studio in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The 69-year-old Acker creates bizarre sculptures out of carvings and […]

OutrSpaces

October 18, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, Places

In fall 2017, panels of local arts experts held a lecture series that explored the personal and societal benefits of all forms of art, from opera to painting. The panelists used buzzwords like “golden age” […]

Chloe Kehm

October 11, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

With her bobbed blond hair, flowered orange dress, and a jean jacket covered in pins (mostly cats in some form or another), artist Chloe Kehm looks like she could have stepped out of one of […]

Byron Anway

October 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

When Byron Anway talks about his art, he doesn’t say he “paints.” He says he “makes a painting.” As an artist, educator, and musician, this emphasis on making—on investing in the process—colors all aspects of […]

Painting New Worlds

September 26, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Can you get to know an artist through their Instagram posts? Scroll through Keegan Baker’s portfolio, and you will flip past years’ worth of fantasy portraits, life drawing sketches, and miniature paintings, eventually coming across […]

Omaha’s Own Da Vinci

September 22, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

It is hard to squeeze through the doorway; enormous canvases painted with human beings block the entryway of the cozy home near Memorial Park. The art forces one to stop and realign, and not just […]

Absence Makes the Heart

September 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

“Where are you from?”  This common question is a complex one for Los Angeles-based conceptual artist and summer 2018 Bemis artist-in-residence Jenny Yurshansky. She was conceived in Moldova in the late-1970s, when it was part […]