Encounter is Omaha’s premier arts & culture magazine.

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Omaha Magazine, Magazine of the Year

May 14, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Omaha Magazine, Web Exclusive

Omaha Magazine won top-honors at the 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, May 4. Named “Magazine of the Year,” Omaha Magazine staff and contributors had five winning entries and 15 finalist […]

Jennifer Castello

May 13, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Theatre

Thirty-year-old Jennifer Castello lives by a simple philosophy: “Art is power.” As a writer, educator, and actor, the Omaha native has tapped into all areas of her deep imagination to carve out her path. She […]

Gaming with Marcus Ross

May 6, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle

Marcus Ross can frequently be found at Spielbound, one of Omaha’s hottest spots for board game enthusiasts. While Ross thoroughly enjoys board games, he’s not content just playing them—he also designs them. With three games […]

Todd “Fox” Hansen

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

Todd “Fox” Hansen looks like a guy you’d see hiking up a mountain, followed by his loyal dog pack, maybe carrying a whittled, wooden staff and helping out lost, less fortunate hikers. In reality, he […]

The Music Lesson You Never Got in School

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Music

Through my time as a DJ for the past 16 years, it’s been my career and passion to study music. And I’ve learned one important fact along the way—the modern legacy of American dance music […]

Where Pink Pigeons Fly

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Coming from a very artistic family, Gabi Quiroz’s parents always encouraged her creative endeavors. Her mother taught her to shade, her father used to draw, her grandmother quilts, and she has an aunt who draws […]

Nyame Brown

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 […]

“I Work in Three Shades of Black”

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Styled by Nicholas Wasserberger Clothing: Stylist’s own This article appears in the May/June 2018 edition of Encounter.

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 […]

Heart and Soul

Posted In: Encounter, Nightlife

Edem K. Garro has a penchant for spontaneous musical combustion—meaning that it’s quite common for her to break into song mid-sentence. Like a chemical reaction right before your eyes, elements of passion, sheer musical talent, […]


 
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