Tyondai Braxton Performs Bemis Center’s VIRTUAL@LOW END

August 4th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Electronic composer Tyondai Braxton will perform the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ next VIRTUAL@LOW END concert to be streamed online this week. Braxton has experimented with electronics from an early age, patching effects pedals and amplifiers. He eventually went to school for music composition, and in his professional career, Braxton has found himself at home with professional orchestras and in front of synthesizers. His work has been performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, and he’s performed alongside Philip Glass.

Featuring Tyondai Braxton

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Elisa Harkins Performs Next VIRTUAL @ LOW END

July 14th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Photo Credit: Ian Byers-Gamber

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ next virtual concert will feature artist and composer Elisa Harkins. Harkins sings in a combination of English, Cherokee, and Muscogee Creek languages.

Featuring Artist and Composer, Elisa Harkins

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Bemis Center Open House/Open Studios, Saturday

October 12th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—For over thirty years, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has hosted artists in residency for an extended stay at the facilities, providing them with the time and means to produce new work. Artists hail from all over the world, working with a variety of media, this time, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.

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Bemis Hosts Open House/Open Studios

July 21st, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—At the Okada Center at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, artist Jenny Yurshansky is forming metal into coils, which will become integral pieces to one of her larger ceramic works. It’s all part of the current Artist Residency Program at Bemis, hosting 10 artists out of almost 300 hundred applicants. It’s a chance for artists from all over the country and around the world to live and work carefree in Omaha for about three months. Their works in progress and studio spaces will be on display at Bemis this Saturday.

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Bemis Opens ‘Hot Mess Formalism’

June 28th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Brooklyn based artist Sheila Pepe’s exhibition, Hot Mess Formalism opens at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts tonight. Comprising over 70 pieces, the exhibition has made its way to Omaha from the Phoenix Art Museum with an added site specific work for Bemis.

Hot Mess Formalism, curated by longtime friend and colleague Gilbert Vicario, is a survey of Pepe’s work. The large scale installations featured tonight are mostly crocheted and knitted together with fibers and other household materials, but Pepe’s prolific body work has been influenced by her extensive studies of many techniques.

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Open House/Open Studios at Bemis

March 9th, 2018

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts current residency joins artists from all over the country, focusing on painting, design and writing. They’ve been working hard in their studios since early January, and their works progress will be on display for the public this Saturday during Bemis Center’s Open House and Open Studios.

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