Week Fifty Two

The Horizon

Posted in Art news, Art openings, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 5 November 2009

I was hoping to attend two shows tonight, post yoga: Wayne Brekke’s opening at Nomad and the Terry Rosenberg opening at Gallery 616. But after a total butt-kicking workout I’m not making it. If you attended, let me know your thoughts. I plan to check out both shows when I’m less sore and tired. I’m especially excited to see Wayne’s new work; he’s been creating art for more than 20 years, and I can’t wait to check out his solo effort.

Looking forward to the next few weeks, there’s a ton of places where I can’t wait to take in some art. This weekend, Jess Benjamin’s open studio starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 10. I’ll be there when I get off work. I visited Jess’ studio recently and took in all her most recent work; she had some new projects she was just about to start and I’m hoping to see what came to fruition.

Next Wednesday, Pecha Kucha six is happening at Slowdown. I haven’t been to a Pecha Kucha Omaha since the event moved from Nomad, so I’m looking forward to checking it out. Then the next night is also packed: the Bemis Auction preview party starts at 6, and my sister, Lindsey, is doing a reading at the Empty Room as part of the Seven Doctors Project.

Saturday is another two-event night: My talented and lovely yoga teacher, Megan Minturn, is part of yet another great event at the Empty Room called Yogatry, which encompasses yoga, music and poetry. After that, I’ll be at the 11th annual Bemis Auction, along with most of the Omaha arts community.

So what are you planning to attend? And what’s not on my list that I should be checking out?