Week Fifty Two

Art this weekend

Posted in Art news, Art openings, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 20 March 2009

The one-night-only event at PULP gallery’s last night in Benson was packed last night. Literally, packed. By the time I arrived – at only about five minutes after the 7 p.m. start time – a lot of the work was already sold. It was crazy – but great – to see such enthusiasm for the participating artists and also for Brigitte McQueen’s small gallery. The sale was first come first serve, obviously, and if you wanted a piece you had best rip that red tag immediately – I lost two other pieces I loved by waiting mere seconds – but was lucky enough to come home with a great piece by Chris Meeks. Good luck in your move, Brigitte, and congrats on a hugely successful fundraising event.

Tonight, my sister and I are going to check out a new space opening way out in west Omaha – 156th and Maple, to be exact. I can’t say I’ve ever gone to an opening this far out, but I’m going to be open minded about venturing out of my “comfort zone” of the Old Market, Dundee and Benson.The Art Mill doesn’t seem like a gallery in the strict sense – instead it seems to be a meld of a venue for beginning art class, a boutique and a public studio space.  Owner Jane Buresh wants to lure budding artists to the space and let them try their hand at whatever suits their fancy. The space will feature a small gallery featuring the work of local artists; this is what I’m most interested in checking out. The space is having a preview tonight, 15514 Spaulding Plaza, and opens for business Saturday, March 21.

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