The romance and intrigue often associated with Ancient Egypt has come to Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum.
On the corner of 11th and Howard streets, imagination takes over to present the Old Market Omaha with a new featured artist each month. However, two artists were featured last month: Judith Anthony Johnston and J.K. Thorsen, whose artwork both fit the concept of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery, "connecting local art and worldly wanderers."
Among those works in the current issue of "The Paris Review," which shows artistic interpretations of women by women, are prints made by Wanda Ewing, assistant professor in the University of Nebraska Omaha's College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. Ewing is the first Omahan ever featured in the magazine, which began in 1953—about 200 issues ago. The artistic works of "Women by Women" range from photography to Ewing's prints on found wallpaper. The collection came close to not including Ewing's work at all.
Crisp design, towering symbolism and haunting imagery occupy the gallery space at the Weber Fine Arts building in the final exhibition of the fall 2011 semester. The exhibition is a showcase of the thesis projects of six Bachelor of Fine Arts students.
University of Nebraska Omaha professor Christine Reed hosted a photography exhibit at the Healing Arts Center of Omaha in the Old Market, focused on the Pryor Mountain Range in Lovell, Wyo.
A tragic suicide car bombing serves as the inspiration for the UNO art gallery's second exhibition of the semester. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project features book and letterpress pieces as a response to the March 5, 2007 bombing of the book and cultural center in Baghdad, Iraq. It opened Oct. 6 and will close Nov. 3.
We are bombarded with images. Some are colorful and bright, intent on getting our attention to make us buy a product or think about a topic in a particular way. Then there are more practical images like the corner stop sign.
Modern and historical references combine for dramatic contrast in Hardcore Painting: Confessions and Premonitions by Julie Farstad and Jessie Fisher, the UNO Art Gallery's first fall semester exhibition. The exhibit, which features contemporary paintings, began Aug. 26 and will end Sept. 28.
Farstad and Fisher are both assistant professors of painting at the Kansas City Art Institute. As a feminist painter, Farstad portrays influences of popular culture and psychoanalysis of girlhood drama in her work. In contrast, Fisher's figurative painting and use of rich color resembles the late Renaissance era.