Encounter is Omaha’s premier arts & culture magazine.

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Trevor Amery

March 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts resident Trevor Amery is a well-traveled maker. The artist, whose Bemis stay began January 11 and runs through mid-March, has done residencies in Mexico, Hungary, and Finland. He’s completed projects […]

Being Present for the Small Moments

March 1, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

My mom passed away three days before this past Christmas. My friend and former co-worker Justin Swanson passed two days before that. Between the two, I wound up saying farewell to Justin in the ICU […]

Eliminating The Impossible

February 27, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Theatre

Zhomontee Watson first took the stage when she was a sophomore in high school. Completely new to the world of acting, her first director chose her to play the lead in The Princess and the […]


Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Styled by Nicholas Wasserberger Set and Fabric Design by Kim Darling Modeled by Maurice Jones, Ian Kuhn, and Grace Boychuk This article appears in the March/April 2018 edition of Encounter.    

Breanne Reiss’ Technicolor World

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

A 21st-century lady of leisure, Lincoln-based  comfort clothing super-fan Breanne Reiss designs funky casual fashion for her technicolor world. Reiss’s clothing label, Sweatshirt of the Month Club, may look like it came from another planet, […]

Art Therapy

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 […]

Mark McGaugh

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Mark McGaugh describes himself as “that kid everybody always thought was going to be a doctor or a president.” Known as a young child for reading the encyclopedia and watching the History Channel, it’s no […]

Hounded for Words

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Hats provided by Todd Fink with Recapitate Headwear Modeled by Peyton and Danielle from Sasha Models This article appears in the March/April 2018 edition of Encounter.

Encounter Destinations

Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Moving Day is coming to Aksarben Village in more ways than one. Moving Day is a national day created by the Parkinson’s Foundation that is dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. It […]

Virginia Kathryn

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Whether she’s talking about pedals or people, Virginia Kathryn Gallner’s enthusiasm for music is downright catching.  As she sips her cup of tea, the conversation ranges from the spelling of her middle name (it’s Welsh, […]