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Survey of Omaha Artists
Curated by Alex Priest
November 06 - December 31, 2014
Opening Reception: November 7, 4 - 6 pm

Michael Phipps Gallery will present a broad survey of artists making work in Omaha. This cross section will show Omaha artists working in different genres, generations and from different areas of the city. A Survey of Omaha Artists is a two month exhibition that offers a rare chance to rethink the context in which contemporary Omaha art is understood through moments of connection, variety and overlap.
Wanda Ewing Remembered 1970-2013
Wanda Ewing
Curated by Alex Priest
October 01 - 31, 2014

Wanda Ewing was a self-described “Midwestern girl,” she was born and grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her B.F.A. in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and later received both her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Iowa. She later returned to her home town of Omaha to teach at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where she was an Associate Professor. She was a respected and lively presence in the local art scene.
Dorothy Tuma in Retrospect
Dorothy Tuma
Curated by Alex Priest
September 03 - 30, 2014

Dorothy Tuma is best known for her black and white architectural photographs.  Recently she has turned to fabric art to recreate her artistic visions. She enjoys the tactile creation process.  Her current art pieces are expressions of photos replicated in fabric.  She also enjoys working in abstract form on fabric as the canvas with various techniques.  
Charlene Potter
Curated by Alex Priest
August 01 - 31, 2014
Opening Reception: August 7, 5:30-6:30pm

Charlene is an environmental artist that creates art including natural designs, uplifting messages, and beautiful colors. Her passion in art is porcelain clay and nature is her inspiration. Through the beauty of her art she demonstrates the importance of our natural environment. More recently, she has created a series of “Water Flowers.” The series of Water Flowers is meant to communicate the importance of water quality here in Nebraska and all over the world.
Social Studies
Laura Carlson
Curated by Alex Priest
July 01 - 28, 2014

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.

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