Encounter is Omaha’s premier arts & culture magazine.

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Smashing Stereotypes

May 3, 2018 · 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 […]

Wakanda

April 30, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

What’s really in a name? For some, a name is an arbitrary label. For musicians Shomari Huggins and Coleman Hunter, better known by their stage name Wakanda, it’s more than a simple way to identify […]

Kids, Cats, and Country Music—It’s a Playful Weekend

April 26, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Weekend Picks

Subscribe to this free weekly newsletter here. Pick of the (next) Week—Monday, April 30: Keep the weekend going by attending the May/June Magazine Launch Party for Omaha/Encounter magazines at the Joslyn Art Museum from 5-7 p.m. next […]

Encounter Destinations

April 25, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Neighborhoods

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Come May, it’s time to get your groove on again at Aksarben Village’s Stinson Park. That’s because Saturdays @ Stinson concerts return with perhaps the best lineup to date. The sounds begin May […]

Breanne Reiss’ Technicolor World

April 16, 2018 · 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, […]

Virginia Kathryn

April 9, 2018 · 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, […]

Being Present for the Small Moments

April 2, 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

March 28, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


 
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