Maple St. Construct Opens ‘A Surfer’s Time’

June 7th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—LA architect and artist Robin Donaldson will show work tonight at Benson’s Maple Street Construct in, titled A Surfer’s Time. The gallery highlights the art of architecture at the same time bridging Omaha to the rest of the nation’s creative hubs. The title and the show itself might not have come together, though, if weren’t for a colleague’s suggestion.

Featuring Artist, Robin Donaldson.

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Eko Nova Presents ‘The Forces Inside’

April 20th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Clarinetist John Klinghammer returns to Omaha for Eko Nova’s concert at Kaneko on Monday, The Forces Inside. He’s no stranger to the series, since he is its co-founder and first Artistic Director. Klinghammer has since accepted a chair in the Kansas City Symphony, but Eko Nova and its dedication to innovative chamber music survive.  

Featuring Kansas City Symphony Clarinetist John Klinghammer

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POST-NOVIS, ‘Narrative Architecture’ Opens on Maple Street

February 1st, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—While many institutions are gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus Movement in art and architecture, Maple Street Construct’s exhibition opening tonight pays homage to to the parallel but lesser known movement, UNOVIS, from Vitebsk, Belarus. Architects and Professors Cruz García and Nathalie Frankowski of the University of Nebraska Lincoln have collaborated with their students to imagine a renaissance of the lost art school, titled, POST-NOVIS.

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‘One New Big Painting’ at Project Project

December 14th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Tonight on Vinton Street, Project Project Gallery will open a new exhibition, One New Big Painting, which is in fact a single new big painting by local artist and recent UNO graduate, Anne Dovali.

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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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