May/June 2018 About the Cover

May 11, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

Last summer in the far northwest corner of Nebraska, an Omaha-based photographer (who goes by the handle @ONElapse on Instagram and Facebook) set out to capture a timelapse of sunset. This issue’s cover image was […]

Giving Shape to Standing Bear’s Enduring Voice

May 7, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

In creating the larger-than-life likeness of Chief Standing Bear for the Nebraska state capitol’s Centennial Mall, sculptor Benjamin Victor felt communion with the late Native American icon. Victor was “captivated” by the principled ways of […]

Nyame Brown

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

When Oakland, California, artist Nyame Brown arrived in Omaha for a four-month residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska’s biggest city wasn’t what he expected. No, he wasn’t under the impression we all […]

Smashing Stereotypes

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Thriving Omaha artist Tyler Chickinelli wants to smash a couple of stereotypes—one, not all artists are pretentious and, two, they aren’t noninclusive. The idea that artists are elitist snobs who only welcome the upper echelon […]

A Way With Words

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Curiosity and wit, a knack for communicating visually, and a keen ability to capture disillusions and desires. Those are just a few qualities displayed in the work of Ed Ruscha, a California-based painter regarded as […]

Radical Inclusion

April 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

For the uninitiated, zines are small, handmade magazines typically made from standard printer paper folded, cut, and stapled together. Variations of the form exist, and subjects are limited only by interest: journalism, politics, art, activism, […]

Alicia Sancho Scherich

March 29, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art

Behind every good artist, there exists a muse. And for Alicia Sancho Scherich, her muse happens to be a former pen pal—Mother Teresa. Yes, that Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and humanitarian extraordinaire.  The two connected […]

Art Therapy

March 26, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Growing up in Omaha, 33-year-old Nick Rivers didn’t have many friends. His introverted personality made it nearly impossible to branch out into the social circles that surrounded him in school. Instead, the Northwest High graduate […]

Reggie LeFlore’s Street Art

March 19, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

His portraits may share similarities to the vandalism-tarnished genre, but for LeFlore, his art form is all about transforming communities. “I love working with organizations and community leaders to create a series of work that’s […]

Fresh Paint

March 18, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

From a very young age, Omaha artist Stephen Kavanaugh had a raw talent for art, as well as a wise-beyond-his-years understanding of what it takes to be a professional artist.  “The first drawing I did […]