Kevin Franz, Wild Things

Where The Wild Things Are Drawn

May 30, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

Kevin Franz draws monsters. And just like humans, those monsters contain multitudes. Franz, who earned his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, double majoring in studio art and psychology, started with an emphasis […]

Caitlin Little, A Little Disruption

A Little Disruption

May 22, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

Caitlin Little is not a performer fueled by money or recognition. She doesn’t have any formal artistic training. But that hasn’t stopped her from cementing a position in Omaha’s local arts scene. Passion drives her […]

Image of marijuana leaf with a drop of CBD oil from cover

About the Cover

February 20, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

Four states (Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Idaho) prohibit hemp-derived CBD following the recent legalization of hemp at the federal level. On Jan. 24, Idaho State Police busted a truck driver transporting 6,701 pounds of cannabis […]

artist Barber running down 24th Street

Barber in Conversation

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Real poverty, according to author and activist Grace Lee Boggs, is “the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things. Real wealth is not possession of property but the recognition that […]

Head shot Dr. Lydia Kang in lab coat with stethoscope

A Literary Prescription for Success

December 19, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Dr. Lydia Kang glanced at her ringing phone. It was her literary agent (who typically emailed). The unexpected phone call delivered some shocking news. “We have a preemptive offer from Penguin,” the agent said. Kang jumped […]

Sketches of Omaha

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

A watercolor print featuring Joslyn Castle is the centerpiece of a young couple’s remodeled living room in the Dundee neighborhood. The image is a reminder of their wedding day and the location where they married. […]

The Conscientious Consciousness of Chikadibia Ebirim

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Chikadibia Ebirim greets me with a hug in the lobby of the Union for Contemporary Art. “Peace to you, queen,” he says, and we travel into his studio—one of the perks of being named to […]

Life By Design

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Home, OmahaHome

In all built things, the real story lies in the space between intention and fruition. The place where design meets application is a point of contact. Across space and time, builder and user enter into […]

Causing a Kerfuffle

Posted In: Art, Family, Omaha Magazine

Ashley Laverty got bit by the acting bug at the tender age of 6, when she performed in her first play. It is fitting that she has dedicated her career to theater for youth. “I […]

Out of the Blue

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

It all started with a chair. Then another. And another. Eventually, painter Will Anderson had enough chairs for his first solo show (at Petshop Gallery last year in Omaha). Don’t expect to sit back, relax, […]