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The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has done it again!  Two new exhibits are opening the same night.  Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs has curated Jillian Mayer: TIMESHARE.  In TIMESHARE, Miami native Jillian Mayer explores how art can function and/or aid during times of disaster or when the planet becomes uninhabitable.  

And Sylvie Fortin, Bemis Curator-in-Residence, has her own show, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens: Look, it’s daybreak, dear, time to sing.  This show contains new works by the Canadian artist duo, some researched and produced in Omaha this past summer, examine hospitality and care of birds and avian communication with humans.  

Both curators stop by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan, "Live & Local" about how they got the ideas for their respective shows, how they went about bringing these exhibitions to fruition and how art can save lives.

Both shows open on Wednesday, November 20, with an Exhibition Opening Reception from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (724 S. 12th Street).  The event is free and open to the public with free parking.  Both shows run through February, 2020

For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.bemiscenter.org/.

Eleven artists and one curator from around the world are living and working at Bemis Center for  Contemporary Arts in Omaha right now and Saturday, October 19 is your chance to meet them and see their work in person!  The Open House / Open Studios event is a free, all-ages event and the public’s only opportunity to visit the artist and curator studios and see what they have been working on while at Bemis.

And wait!...There's more!  Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs joined Mike Hogan "Live & Local" this morning to discuss The Benefit Art Auction + Concert on Friday, October 25.  This annual celebration of art and Bemis Center’s mission is not your typical gala with a sit-down dinner presentation and live and silent auction.  More than 800 guests will be roaming Bemis’s galleries enjoying food and drinks and bidding on more than 300 artworks from more than 200 local and national artists.

There will be a polka band closing out each silent auction section and an artist-designed photo booth!

This event supports the participating artists and raises critical funds for Bemis Center programs.  For additional details and to purchase tickets visit bemiscenter.org/benefit.

Bemis Center Open House/ Open Studios!

Jul 31, 2019
https://www.bemiscenter.org/get_involved/index.html/event/2019/08/03/open-house-open-studios

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is hosting an Open House/Open Studio this Saturday, August 3rd from 11 am -5pm. You can enjoy the work of the Summer 2019 artists-in-residence and curator-in-residence! Visitors can listen to the artists share their artistic and curatorial processes, see the studios, and their “works in progress”! Ted and Wally’s has also created two custom flavors just for this event, including Coffee Caramel Cacophony!

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to the opening of “Inner Ear Vision: Sound as Medium” and celebration of the launch of its Sound Art + Experimental Music Program.  Exhibition Opening Reception + Performance are on Thursday, July 11th from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th Street.

Rachel Adams, Bemis Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, "Inner Ear Vision: Sound as Medium" co-curator both join Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the show and invite everyone to join them for this event.

More information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibition-opening-reception-performance-tickets-63011707714 or https://www.bemiscenter.org/

Bemis Center invites the public to the opening reception for two new solo art exhibitions on Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m.  ARTalk + Exhibition Opening Reception will feature the works of Alison O’Daniel and Lui Shtini.  

Chief Curator  and Director of Programs Rachel Adams stops by the studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event, the program, and how she is settling into her new home city, Omaha.

The event takes place Thursday, April 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 724 S. 12th Street.  It is free and open to the public.     

For more information and to RSVP, visit bemiscenter.eventbrite.com. 

February 7th at 6:00 p.m. you can enjoy a casual conversation between Rachel Adams, Bemis Center’s new Chief Curator and Director of Programs, and artist Angie Seykora.  The pair will talk about how Adams became a curator, past exhibitions, ideas for future programs at Bemis, and how she hopes to engage with the local arts community.   Wine and beer will be served, questions and comments will be encouraged!

For a preview of events, Rachel stopped by the KIOS-FM studios and had a chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local."  More information on the event is available at http://www.bemiscenter.org/.  

The event is free and open to the public.

The Benefit Art Auction + Concert unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Development Director Ellie Novak chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the event and the great programs at the Bemis Center. 

More information can be found at http://www.bemiscenter.org/get_involved/event/2018/10/26/benefit-art-auction-concert/214914

Artist Sheila Pepe "Live & Local" on KIOS-FM

Jun 26, 2018

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is opening a new exhibition this Thursday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. (No tickets required).  The show is Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism.  Sheila stops by the KIOS studios and has a delightful chat with host  Mike Hogan about her art, inspiration, and motivation.  More information on the show is available at http://www.bemiscenter.org/art/exhibitions/sheila-pepe-hot-mess-formalism.html

Tonight, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is hosting ARTalk + Opening Reception from 6-8 PM.