Painting New Worlds

September 26, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Can you get to know an artist through their Instagram posts? Scroll through Keegan Baker’s portfolio, and you will flip past years’ worth of fantasy portraits, life drawing sketches, and miniature paintings, eventually coming across […]

Omaha’s Own Da Vinci

September 22, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

It is hard to squeeze through the doorway; enormous canvases painted with human beings block the entryway of the cozy home near Memorial Park. The art forces one to stop and realign, and not just […]

Absence Makes the Heart

September 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

“Where are you from?”  This common question is a complex one for Los Angeles-based conceptual artist and summer 2018 Bemis artist-in-residence Jenny Yurshansky. She was conceived in Moldova in the late-1970s, when it was part […]

Main Street Studios

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, Sponsored Content

Tyler Curnes was on the fast track to a career in finance, poised to join his family’s financial company, Curnes Financial Group, after completing his financial degree program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Though he […]

Nadia Shinkunas

August 15, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

The shapes and forms in many of Nadia Shinkunas’ works have a geometric rigidity about them. To achieve their three-dimensional feel, the angles are sharp and defined. Her career path, on the other hand, is […]

Ugly Yellow and Violet Vividity

August 8, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

It all started with a knee injury. In 2006, things for the now-24-year-old Jenna Johnson came to a screeching halt when the soccer enthusiast was subjected to multiple surgeries to repair her ACL. While she […]

Alexandria 
Smith

July 24, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

After years of tenaciously applying, Brooklyn native Alexandria Smith got the news she’d been waiting for—the mixed-media visual artist had been accepted into the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency program. Her patience had finally […]

The Ham Ma’am

July 20, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

For Ella Weber, her career as a professional artist began where all the greats get their start—bathing in a tub filled with 40 gallons of sprinkles.  After working in a frozen yogurt shop, she was […]

Todd “Fox” Hansen

June 27, 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 […]

Where Pink Pigeons Fly

June 15, 2018 · 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 […]