Social Studies will serve as a simultaneous exhibition by painter and performance artist Laura Carlson and platform for collaborative dialogue workshops with the public. The artist will use the Michael Phipps Gallery as an open studio space throughout July and invites the Omaha community to respond, relate and share their personal experiences of navigating systemic and institutionalized power structures.
Curtis Cates and Emily Burnell Petrou present a collection of newly imagined pages from ‘Masterpieces: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book.’ Professional artists of various disciplines, as well as creative nonprofessionals, were recruited to reinterpret the book’s 60 pages, each depicting a famous work of art.
Area junior high and high school student art work will be on exhibit during the 19th annual Young Artist Exhibition presented by the Summer Arts Festival in the Michael Phipps Gallery. For more information visit www.summerarts.org.
Riccardo Marchio is a musician and sculptor who makes mandolins, violins, guitars and kalimbas. Each piece is completely unique and each is hand-built in his studio in South Omaha. The exhibition will feature violins, mandolins, cellos and other instruments in both traditional and non-traditional styles. Also on display will be several sounding sculptures.
Angela Pickman’s whimsical paper cuttings extract emotive narratives through universal tropes. Nature’s Silhouette explores her most recent research and work in a series of 26 black and white alphabetic works, a wide range of naturalistic themed cuts, several playful puppet shadow boxes and her most recent zoetrope. Taken together, they articulate a pure artistic voice of playful minimalism.