“Monarchs” to Open at Bemis Center

December 5th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” is the next exhibition to open at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts this week. Resident Curator Risa Puleo explained some of personal and political motivations behind the exhibition.

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Bemis Center Explores Empathy in Art

October 19th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—In addition to serving as a gallery space, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts engages with the community through their artist-in-residence program, and opportunity for local and international artists to live and work at the downtown facility for about two months. This time the theme is “Art, Empathy and Ethos,” focusing on artists whose work negotiates,
understands and communicates themes relating to empathy.

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Open House/Open Studios: Behind-the-Scenes at the Bemis

July 18th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“Open Studios is an opportunity two fold, not only for the public to kind of see the behind the scenes of how a residency works… but it’s also an opportunity for the artists to put work out in front of the public and get feedback,” said Kranker, Residency Program Manager at the Bemis.

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Video Art and Pop Culture at Darger HQ

June 8th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Darger HQ Gallery brings local and national artists together to share a single collaborative space. In the past, the gallery has shown paintings sculpture, photography, mixed media—this Friday, June 9, will be the opening of “Together Forever,” a collection of videos by local artist Peter Fankhauser and New York based artist Jaimie Warren.

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Art and Agriculture: “Continuous Service Altered Daily” Opens at the Bemis

May 30th, 2017

By Corbin Hirschhorn

The subject of David Brooks’ latest work is probably not too common in the art world. What he was describing is a combine harvester, which he has dismantled and re-purposed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts for his exhibition, “Continuous Service Altered Daily.”

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