‘light’ on Display at Kaneko

In Arts, on December 30th, 2017

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“One of the things that we really sought to do with light is dial it back to a time when light was really mystifying and almost spiritual in nature,” said Chris Hochstetler, Kaneko’s Executive Director. “We very much take for granted now the ability to walk in a room and flip on a switch and just have light, and yet, there are still societies on the planet that are completely shut down at night time when darkness arises, and they can do nothing. It harkens back to a time when societies almost worshipped light, and almost every major religion has connotations of light running through it. There’s a certain type of mysticism around light that I feel like we’ve lost a little bit, and part of our effort was to bring that back to people.”

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UNO Professor Hugh Reilly Discusses New Book, “Drinking with My Father’s Ghost”

In Arts, on December 26th, 2017

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Omaha, NE—Equal parts history, travelogue, memoir and comedy, UNO Professor Hugh Reilly’s most recent book, Drinking with My Father’s Ghost, is the culmination of nearly forty years of stories from his own travels to Ireland and its pubs and hundreds years’ worth of cultural history and legend.

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Film Streams Screening Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”

In Arts, on December 22nd, 2017

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Omaha, NE—Now showing at Film Streams’ recently opened Dundee Theater—Downsizing—the new feature film from Omaha born and raised writer and director Alexander Payne. Featuring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wiig, Downsizing is a sci-fi comedy-drama that imagines a time in which someone might make it big by thinking small.

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Tim Guthrie’s “Missing Piece”

In Arts, on December 21st, 2017

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Omaha, NE—Tim Guthrie is an award winning local artist and filmmaker and Professor at Creighton University. His work has been shown at numerous film festivals, and galleries all over the world. His wife of 21 years, Beth, passed away two years ago. A journey across the globe to scatter her ashes led unexpectedly to a series of photos, an inspirational blog and eventually the film, “Missing Piece.”

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Arts for All Announces Winter Schedule

In Arts, on December 20th, 2017

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Omaha, NE—Arts for All is a nonprofit organization in Omaha dedicated to providing affordable arts education for all ages. Arts for All offers a wide range of weekly classes in five different locations across town covering drawing and painting, instrument lessons, dance, acting, writing and more.

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Broadway’s “Waitress” at Orpheum Theatre

In Arts, on December 12th, 2017

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Omaha, NE—Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelly, Broadway’s musical, Waitress, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles and book by Jessie Nelson graces the Orpheum Theater next week. Brought to life by an all-female creative team, Waitress is the story of Jenna, expert pie-maker looking to escape small town life and a loveless marriage. A baking competition and a new doctor in town might be her answer.

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