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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.
Masterpieces: a Fact-Filled Coloring Book
Cutis Cates and Emily Burnell Petrou
Curated by Alex Priest
June 13 - 28, 2014

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.
Nineteenth Annual Young Artist Exhibition presented by the Summer Arts Festival
June 06 - 08, 2014

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
Musical Instruments and Sculptures
Riccardo Marchio
Curated by Alex Priest
May 10 - 30, 2014

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. 

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