BFF Youth Engagement Moves Online

September 17th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—In addition to Benson First Friday’s regular monthly programming, they also offer a Youth Engagement Program, getting kids involved in the arts. The program hosts events during first Fridays, and they’re now expanding online.

Featuring Laura Simpson and John-Paul Gurnett

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Petshop Presents ‘colored Black.’

September 3rd, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Petshop Gallery in Benson will open Ang Bennet’s colored Black. this Friday. The exhibition concerns black bodies following recent events such as the death of Elijah Mcclain.

Featuring Ang Bennet

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‘Highway Hypnosis’ Open Virtually at Maple Street Construct

June 27th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Since the spread of COVID 19, Maple Street Construct gallery in Benson has offered a series of digital exhibitions highlighting art and architecture from artists across the country. Highway Hypnosis opens today on their website, featuring Iowa Architect Levi Robb and LA Artist Nicolas Shake. Both artists work with a myriad of materials with an interest in the American open road.

Featuring Levi Robb and Nicolas Shake

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‘Pairings’ Opens at Maple St. Construct

January 4th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Both architects and educators, Peter Goché and Mitchell Squire are caught between the demands of the industry, and the ambition to turn their practice on its head. The idea that both artists respond to is what’s been described as a “profound crisis in imagination.”

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5th New American Arts Fest in Benson

August 3rd, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight marks the 5th year of the New American Arts Festival, a collaborative event hosted by Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday. It’s an opportunity for immigrants and refugees to share their passions and skills with the community through performances and workshops, and for Omaha to learn about rich traditions from around the world. Brittany Steigner, Chair for the Festival Committee.

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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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