Posts Tagged ‘Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’

The mechanics behind the daily rainbow in downtown Omaha

Beginning Friday, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts will display natural rainbows above its building twice a day throughout the summer. Using information from a rooftop weather station, the temporary, self-contained rainwater-collection system will project 130 to 250 gallons per minute to produce a rainbow for 20 minutes.

Artist Michael Jones McKean tweaked the concept of The Rainbow …

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Bemis exhibition Transceiver makes unique use of social media

Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts regularly houses artists and exhibitions that pique our interest, and the organization itself is a major part of the city’s creative community. Through February 11, its featuring an exhibition that’s sure to cause curiosity amongst the city’s tech enthusiasts.

“Transceiver is an exhibition of works sent entirely by non-traditional means,” the Bemis website …

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Big Omaha: From animals to installations, balloon artist Willy Chyr

While an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Willy Chyr learned to juggle figuratively and literally. Between double-majoring in economics and physics and hanging out with friends, Chyr performed in a local circus.

And when opportunity presented itself his sophomore year, he added another ball to his act.

“One time an event organizer was looking for a balloon twister…

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Editor’s Notebook: Big Omaha, content lag and our summer intern

The video above just about sums up our blog these past few weeks. My apologies to our regular readers, we’ve been so hunkered down with Big Omaha preparations that we haven’t dedicated time to keeping up with the many things going on around us. And there are many things.

Here’s just a handful of stories we’ve missed the boat on covering:

Founded in 2007, Omaha-based Financial Transmission Network, Inc. (FTNI), a provider of electronic payment…

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Weekly Wrap Up

Mentioned this week

* Filming on location at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, amongst the Borderland Abstraction exhibition
* PrairieCast podcast with Geoff Wood and Andy Brudtkuhl launches
* Awesome Camp tomorrow
* What Cheer Open House tomorrow
* PechaKucha recap
* Introduce show’s guest, Hesse McGraw, curator of the Bemis
* Talk of…

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude to lecture in Omaha

For those that aren’t familiar with Christo & Jeanne-Claude, The Gates in NY’s Central Park may ring a bell. Omaha and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is excited to welcome them for a lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16th at KANEKO. Tickets are limited and will be sold exclusively at the Bemis…

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Weekend fun

Hello all Prairieites! So this weekend, a lot going on! Tonight in Benson is the 2008 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards Summer Jam. The musicians will play for 30 minutes on Friday, July 18 at six venues in Benson: The Waiting Room, Mick’s Music and Bar, Barley Street Tavern, PS Collective, Burke’s and The Foundry.…

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Bemis Creativity Festival 2008

The 2008 Bemis Creativity Festival is quickly approaching…the programming for this event looks amazing. Some interesting highlights… Thursday: EUPHORIA: GENESIS 1E | BEMIS UNDERGROUND Performance 10:00 p.m. – Midnight Bemis08 will dance its way into the night as the live, organic improvisation of jazz is juxtaposed against the digital drones of house music to become…

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