See the art without the auction
Didn’t snag a ticket to Saturday’s sold-out Bemis Center auction? You can still check out the artwork.
The work is on display through Friday at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts during regular hours. You can also take a peek at it at www.bemiscenter.org. Artists Betty Woodman, Mel Ziegler, Jun Kaneko and many others have work on display.
The auction will be held 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Hear about art from Guggenheim fellow
A conference hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln department of art and art history this week will feature events that are free to the public.
At the Midwest Society for Photographic Education 2013 conference, Guggenheim fellow Christian Patterson will discuss a project he worked on during residencies at several Nebraska art organizations. His lecture will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Embassy Suites Ballroom, 11th and Q Streets.
There will also be a portfolio walkthrough in the same location on Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Professional and amateur photographers will be showing off their work.
For a full schedule of events and registration information on the conference, visit go.unl.edu/midwestspe.
Exhibit focuses on senior citizen art
Senior citizens’ art is on display at a brand new exhibit held at Bancroft Street Market.
“Bridges” will feature stories, visual art, songwriting and theater, all produced by senior citizens. Artists from Corrigan Senior Center, Douglas County Health Center, Florence Home and several other senior homes will have work on display.
The opening is Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with dance and music by members of Trinity Courtyard at 6 p.m. The exhibit will be open Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by reservation. For more information, call 402-333-4450 or visit www.whyartsinc.org.
Reception to honor Bluffs winners
Winners of the 11th annual Bluffs Arts Council Amateur Photo Contest will be honored at a reception.
Photo Finish will be held Oct. 31, at The Center, 714 S. Main St. in Council Bluffs, at 6 p.m.
Winners will receive more than $500 in cash prizes as well as ribbons. For reservations, contact the Bluffs Arts Council office at 712-328-4992.
Get listed with arts council
The Nebraska Arts Council is now accepting applications to be included in its Artist Directory.
The directory features artists who are approved to be eligible for the Artists in Schools and Communities Program and the Nebraska Touring Program. Artists will also be made known across the state so that they may be selected for workshops, residencies and other perks.
If you’re an artist and you would like to apply, visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org and click on “Artist Directory” under the “Artist” tab.
NEW EXHIBITS THIS WEEK
Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson St. “Revealing the Surface” by Diane Lounsberry Williams, exhibit opens today, opening reception today, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 17. 402-884-0911 or aobfineart.com.
Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. “Bridges,” Senior Art Exhibit, opens Friday, opening celebration Friday, 5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Monday. 402-651-2327 or www.bancroftstreetmarket.com.
Bellevue University, Atrium of Humanities Center, 1000 Galvin Road, Bellevue. “Three Generation Art Show” with Virginia Hain, Alesa Hain Momerak, Mickaela Hime, exhibit opens Sunday, runs through Nov. 27.
Doc’s Place, 140 N. Eighth St., Lincoln. Work by Cameron O’Brien, opens Monday, opening reception Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Exhibit runs through Dec. 2. 402-476-3232 or docsoflincoln.webs.com.
Gallery 72, 1806 Vinton St. “Thomas Prinz: Constructs,” opening reception Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., gallery talk Nov 6., 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 30. 402-496-4797 or gallery72.com.
Metropolitan Community College Gallery of Art and Design, Elkhorn Valley Campus, 204th Street and West Dodge Road. “Charmed, I’m sure…” by Melissa Haviland, open now, exhibit runs through Jan. 7. 402-457-2369.