Christy Chan

February 15, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

This is the first in a series on artists in residency at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Christy Chan was at the tail end of her residency when we spoke; it started Sept. 20 and […]

Free Space

February 11, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Eli Rigatuso has a knack for uncovering beauty. He has been known to stop his car to investigate a particularly exceptional flower in somebody’s yard. He is a man who happily recounts being stopped in […]

Zed & Maynard

February 6, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Fashion

Clothing J.W. Anderson & Salvation Army Photography by Bill Sitzmann Styled by Nicholas Wasserberger Modeled by Charlie Gonzales This article was printed in the January/February 2018 edition of Encounter.

One Piece at a Time

January 7, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

As tattoos become increasingly normalized, it’s clear they’re no longer for burly bikers or hardened criminals alone. They’re popping up on soccer moms, young professionals, and people of all social classes. The stigma that once […]

Sculpting Her Own Destiny

January 6, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Glittery gold nail polish shimmers. Angie Seykora’s hands move animatedly as she talks about a sculpture made out of smooth flagging tape. Beat-up and worn-out, Seykora’s hands are her most important tool. These same hands […]

Shanketta Newsom’s National Poetry Slam Debut

December 9, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

When Shanketta Newsom describes the National Poetry Slam, she speaks of intense bouts in front of a panel of judges and a lively crowd. In my mind, her passionate description conveys a scene akin to […]

Surrealist Storyteller

November 25, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

For Artist Joe Nicholson, life after college wasn’t the masterpiece he had imagined. Fancy-schmancy art degree? Got it. Dead-end corporate job? Yep, got that too. Plenty of dough to make ends meet? Check. Despite all […]

Skater Slant

November 17, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, People On the Rise

With his hair pulled back into a ponytail, a cigarette behind his ear, and a tattoo of his own design edging from the sleeve of his T-shirt, The up-and-coming videographer is measuring his rapid success […]

In the Moment

November 15, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Amateur philosophers have long wondered if a tree falls in a forest with no one around to hear, does it still makes a sound? Cody Spicer might not be able to answer that age-old question, […]

Healing Arts

November 13, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

Twice a month, Troy Muller visits the Douglas County Correctional Center to run an art class for incarcerated veterans. Tattoos are the theme of Muller’s first class in September. He lays out elaborate drawings of […]


 
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