Week Fifty Two

2008 Omaha Entertainment Awards

Posted in 2008 Archives, Art news, Art openings, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 29 December 2008

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So I’ll be presenting (for the second year in a row) at this year’s Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. I’m on the OEAA Arts Academy and in the three years I’ve been involved, the arts portion of the event has gone through many incarnations. This year, through the hard work of many, I hope to see some deserving artists take home the arts awards.

Brigitte McQueen, of PULP Gallery in Benson, is organizing the OEAA Visual Arts Showcase, in the Bemis Underground, and the show opens this Friday, Jan. 2, from 7-10 p.m.

This year the Visual Arts Academy celebrates the work and legacy of the late Omaha artist Kent Bellows, as well as the many nominees: Brett Anderson, Evan Blakely, Joe Broghammer, Jamie Burmeister, Matthew Carlson, Alexander Comminos, Dana Damewood, John W.  Dennison, Wanda Ewing, Phillip Faulkner, Larry Ferguson, Carlos Guerrero, Tim Guthrie, Skyelar Hawkins, Doug Hayko, Andrew Hershey, Bill Hoover, Victoria Hoyt, Leslie Iwai, Sora Kimberlain, Renee Hoover, Dan Loew, Susan McGilvery, Troy Muller, Kim Reid-Kuhn, Michael Scheef, Iggy Sumnik, Paula Wallace, Monica Yoo, Mary Zicafoose and the students of the Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts.

If you can’t make it to the opeing, check out the show January 3, 4, 10 or 11 from noon to 4 p.m. The OEAA’s are slated for Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center. For information or tickets, visit oea-awards.com.
Kent Bellows’ “Over the Mermaid Lounge,” 1992, pictured above.
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