Rose Rutherford

Welder, Painter, Glass Blower

January 2, 2020 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

“Getting 50 artists to agree on anything is like herding cats,” said artist John Prouty. Rose Rutherford is an expert at getting artists to agree—she’s even able to get them to agree to a reduced […]

Zach Willard at his home No Weapons Required | Art Conquers All

No Weapons Required

Posted In: Art, Health, Omaha Magazine

Warranted or not, creative ability and mental illness are viewed as traveling companions. Since Lord Byron’s day, many literary critics have leaned into a poetic notion connecting “genius” and “madness.” Many artists have been posthumously […]

Michael Johnson photographed at Petshop

Downtown Disruptor

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Michael Johnson sat in an abstract, red and white bird costume as an audience gathered around. Blue and pink streamers and an “It’s A Boy” banner hung in confident festivity. Johnson revealed a needle; this […]

Elizabeth Boutin

On the Front Lines

November 4, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

For young artists, support is crucial. Children look to parents and teachers to provide the reassurance needed to go forward and confidently pursue their chosen craft. If you are painter Elizabeth Boutin, though, that support […]

Ang Bennett at home

Bringing The Honesty

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Artist Ang Bennett’s path to Omaha was through service. Specifically, it was a tour with AmeriCorps that brought them here, working with Omaha’s Lutheran Family Services. When the term was up and it was time […]

Richard Chung at his studio

Clay in the Classroom

August 19, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Walk into the center of artist Rich Chung’s studio, and suddenly you’re a giant in the middle of a stadium. Hundreds of miniature ceramic faces, handcrafted and in multicolored hues, look out from every side […]

July/August 2019 Obviously Omaha Metaling in Arts: Notable Omaha Statues

Metaling in Arts: Notable Omaha Statues

June 21, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

The sun is high, the temps are rising, and the dogs need to be let out. Seriously, though, summer evenings are a perfect time to take a stroll around Omaha, and with so much public […]

Eateries As Art Galleries in Benson

Eateries as Art Galleries

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

It’s not unusual, on a warm summer night, to see a line of people waiting to purchase a uniquely flavored ice-cream cone, such as Zen Blend Coffee, from Ted & Wally’s. But on the first […]

KANEKO building Big Things in the Big O Arts Scene

Big Things

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

It is no wonder Omaha’s art scene in 2019 has been collaborative. With many of these 15 featured venues and organizations willing to work together to create transformative, creative experiences for the community, art fans […]

Tūdūsō-Victoria Hoyt and Demetria Geralds

Tūdūsō

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Art is life, as the poet said, but art is not always everything. Art can be a means to an end, a way to hone interpersonal skills, a way to network, to explore career options, […]