Bug Out

October 5, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Sexy moths flap their wings (and cleavage). Some dude dressed like a lightning bug flashes his butt. The audience swarms the stage at Midtown Art (formerly Midtown Art Supply)—with antennae, arms, and legs flailing—rocking to […]

Mary Zicafoose

October 4, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

The story of Mary Zicafoose—and her “Hope & Healing” tapestries—is one of unwavering focus, intensity, family tragedy, and a simple red scarf. The world-renowned weaver’s two tapestries, each measuring 12 feet long and more than […]

Visual Narrator

September 21, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, People On the Rise

Kristin Zahra says she knew from a young age that she wanted to work in film. “Maybe, 12 to 13ish? I remember really loving Pixar animation film shorts,” she says. “So I had a desire […]

Main Street Studios

September 1, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, Sponsored Content

This sponsored content appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/omahamagazine_1017_2_125/60 Main Street Studios owner Tyler Curnes saw a need for a vibrant artists’ community in Elkhorn, not only […]

Eye Vibe

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Finance, Lifestyle

Twenty-six-year-old Omaha native Michael Garrett isn’t simply a photographer—he’s a visual communicator. “I’m a photographer, graphic designer, content creator, and  overall creative,” he says. The son of a hardworking single mother, the University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Weird Is Good

July 14, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Since transplanting from Pennsylvania nearly a decade ago, Christopher Vaughn Couse has made the observation that Omaha is downright weird—but in a good way. From the hipster-laden streets of Benson to the apex of West […]

Mural Man

June 2, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Visual artist Mike Giron’s creative life spans studio practice, teaching, and working with A Midsummer’s Mural and South Omaha Mural Project teams. “In my studio work, I have no idea what’s going to happen—I just […]

In Their Own Words

May 25, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art, Lifestyle

Members of the Greatest Generation tell their own stories in a locally produced documentary, 48 Stars. The in-progress film features personal testimonies from World War II veterans. War buff Shawn Schmidt conceived the project. His […]

Dave’s World

Posted In: Art, Encounter

Prolific painter and tattooist Dave Koenig says people often ask him, “How do you develop a style?” or, more precisely, “How did you develop your style?” For an artist who is known and recognized from […]

Comic Relief

May 24, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Forget Batman and his gadgets, or Thor and his biceps. There’s a new hero on the block—“Oldguy,” a spandex-sporting, crime-fighting senior citizen who seeks out injustice equipped with his “denture grapple.” While Oldguy may have […]


 
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