Eko Nova Season Opens with ‘Quartet’

September 20th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Eko Nova, Omaha Chamber Music Society’s series for new music, often features innovative, though not always well known contemporary music and sometimes some unusual instrumentation.

Their next performance on September 24th, Quartet, will feature one of the most popular classical arrangements—the string quartet, of course—but the evening still highlights a unique framing of classical music, featuring Shostakovich, Beethoven, and later 20th century Soviet-German composer Alfred Schnittke, whose work draw directly from the former composers.

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Maple Street Construct Opens ‘Wall Assembly’

August 3rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Simply put, the Duck vs. the Decorated Shed a theory of architecture put forward by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour. For them, all structures fall into one of those categories, either resembling an object as a sculpture, like a duck, which is a reference to an actual structure in Long Island, or a more standard structure with a façade to give a certain impression.

Architect and assistant professor at UCLA, Andrew Kovacs has unpacked this dichotomy in his work, some of which will be shown this weekend at Maple Street Construct. He begins with scaled down sculptures, often resembling complex 3-dimensional collages of pieced together objects and architectural styles, sometimes challenging the limits of perception.

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Omaha Under the Radar Enters 5th Year

July 25th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

“There will be surprising things, there things that make us uncomfortable, things that confuse us, things that bore us, and things that we have no reference for. And then the next thing you hear might be a songwriter with a ukulele that sounds kind of pleasant.”

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‘The Map and Its Porcelain Goat’

July 6th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Maple Street Construct, a gallery in Benson, was initially founded to create an artistic link between Omaha and L.A. Now, the gallery is showing what the Midwest has to offer in the word of contemporary art.

Tonight, Maple Street Construct will open the exhibition, The Map and its Porcelain Goat, by Iowa artist, Peter Goché.

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Project Project’s $100 Art Sale Tonight

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project, one of South Omaha’s Vinton Street Galleries, will be hosting their annual $100 Art Sale tonight. It’s a chance for attendees to acquire contemporary art from around the country at a reasonable price. It’s also an important event for the gallery, since they typically don’t ask for money for the rest of the year. Co-Founder, Joel Damon.

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“Lauren Conrad Is Crying”

June 8th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Lauren Conrad is Crying. That’s the title of Omaha Creative Institute’s next artist run exhibition, part of a program for developing and supporting local art. If you don’t know who Lauren Conrad is, you might have been avoiding the tv for the last couple decades. She’s one of the biggest stars to rise from the early days of soap-opera styled reality television, starring in Laguna Beach as a teenager in 2004 (and making way for the Kardashians and maybe even some politicians). Her career continues today in fashion, and as personality, but she’s now an interest of curators, Esau Betancourt and Cate O’Brien, said Betancourt.

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