Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios, Saturday

October 12th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—For over thirty years, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has hosted artists in residency for an extended stay at the facilities, providing them with the time and means to produce new work. Artists hail from all over the world, working with a variety of media, this time, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.

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Bemis Hosts Open House/Open Studios

July 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—At the Okada Center at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, artist Jenny Yurshansky is forming metal into coils, which will become integral pieces to one of her larger ceramic works. It’s all part of the current Artist Residency Program at Bemis, hosting 10 artists out of almost 300 hundred applicants. It’s a chance for artists from all over the country and around the world to live and work carefree in Omaha for about three months. Their works in progress and studio spaces will be on display at Bemis this Saturday.

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Bemis Opens ‘Hot Mess Formalism’

June 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Brooklyn based artist Sheila Pepe’s exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism opens at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts tonight. Comprising over 70 pieces, the exhibition has made its way to Omaha from the Phoenix Art Museum with an added site specific work for Bemis.

Hot Mess Formalism, curated by longtime friend and colleague Gilbert Vicario, is a survey of Pepe’s work. The large scale installations featured tonight are mostly crocheted and knitted together with fibers and other household materials, but Pepe’s prolific body work has been influenced by her extensive studies of many techniques.

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Open House/Open Studios at Bemis

March 9th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts current residency joins artists from all over the country, focusing on painting, design and writing. They’ve been working hard in their studios since early January, and their works progress will be on display for the public this Saturday during Bemis Center’s Open House and Open Studios.

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“Hatkiraar”: American Indian Avant-Garde at Bemis

January 10th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

This week, multidisciplinary artist and composer Nathan Young will perform Hatkiraar, or Stutter, blending electronic sound and Pawnee voices.

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Ditching Social Media? Try “Everybody Eats Lunch” Instead

January 10th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—When Oakland artist Christy Chan and local photographer Alex Matzke shared lunch last fall, their conversation was casual, but their time together was part of a larger art project of Chan’s called “Everybody Eats Lunch.”

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