Week Fifty Two

8 March 2007

Posted in 2007 Archives by sarahbakerhansen on 20 March 2007

— The University of Nebraska at Omaha Gallery’s largest show of the year — the 2007 UNO Art Student Exhibition — runs through March 26. The juried show is open to any UNO student; submitted works include two and three-dimensional work and inter-media pieces. This year’s juror is Amy Nelson, a Sioux City, Iowa native, Creighton University graduate and concept-driven artist whose work manifests itself through installation, community involvement and ideas of political change. UNO also will unveil the Hexagon Installation Program, which will allow UNO art students to create a site-specific installation in the space each spring semester. This year’s work is Meander by Jason Pierce. He built a wall of light that winds through the gallery that interacts with viewers. For more information, call 554.2796.

— The latest show at Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum focuses on Native American Art. The Journey Home: Native American Art Show features about 30 pieces that explore the spirit of Nebraska tribes — Winnebago, Omaha, Santee Sioux, Northern Ponca and Otoe-Missouria — as well as the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. The show is part of the Nebraska Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission’s official commemoration of The Journey Home. Ernest Ricehill, a member of the Winnebago and Omaha tribes, curated the show. The exhibit also celebrates the reopening of the gallery, which closed after it was water damaged in January. The show continues through March 25 at the museum, 1155 Q St., in Lincoln. For more information, call 402.472.6220.

— The latest show from Vera Mercer’s Moving Gallery features contemporary photography and video art from Berlin, Germany. Curated by Matthias Harder, who is also chief curator at the Helmut Newtown Foundation in Berlin, the show explores the change in Berlin pre- and post-fall of the Berlin Wall nearly two decades ago. The show runs through April 26 and is being held at the Old Market’s Artists Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

— Sarah Baker

Sketchbook is about artistry in the Omaha-Lincoln area. Email information to sketchbook@thereader.com.

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