Lynn Piper: The Joy of Painting

Reception Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - Sat, 03/29/2014

      As an artist, Lynn Piper has been called many things. “Naïve.” “Innocent.” Even, “outsider,” a label she readily accepts. But if an outsider, fellow artist Larry Roots, the director of Modern Arts Midtown, describes her as “an outsider looking in.”

Jeff Baldus: Surface and Form

Reception Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:00pm - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014 - Sat, 03/01/2014

Jeff Baldus is a potter and sculptor.   He has an MFA in sculpture from the University of South Dakota and a BA from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa where he is currently an assistant professor of art.  Currently he serves on the Sioux City Art Center Board of Trustees.

His use of materials in thoughtful relationships to nature display a mastery of surface and form.

Please join us in welcoming his debut appearance in Omaha.

Cathy Palmer: Struggle Growth Change

Reception Date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - Sat, 02/01/2014

Also Featuring

Byron Anway, Littleton Alston, Todd Brown, Mike Baur, Jim Bockelman, Gary Day, Stephen Dinsmore, Eddie Dominguez, Catherine Ferguson, Michael James, Sora Kimberlain, Jacqueline Kluver, Roberto Kusterle, Marjorie Mikasen, Phillipe Nault, Merrill Peterson, Theresa Pfarr, Jane Pronko, Larry Roots, Teresa Schmidt, Colin C. Smith, John Spence, Richard Terrell, and Edwin Carter Weitz.


Jean Gaudaire-Thor

Reception Date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - Sat, 12/28/2013

Catherine Ferguson: The Objects of My Attention

Reception Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - Sat, 11/30/2013

The Objects of My Attention     11.1.13
Connection and Change in New 2D and 3D work of Catherine Ferguson
– by Michael J. Krainak, free lance writer in the visual arts

Stephen Dinsmore: Small Work, Lasting Impressions

Reception Date: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - Sat, 10/26/2013

About the exhibition

–by Michael J. Krainak, free lance writer in the visual arts

Joe Ruffo & Chris Cassimatis: Structure • Stone • Paper

Reception Date: 
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 09/06/2013 - Sat, 09/28/2013

     About the exhibition - by Michael J. Krainak, free lance writer in the visual arts

Jamie Burmeister and Company

Reception Date: 
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 08/02/2013 - Sat, 08/31/2013

Also Featuring Byron Anway, Theresa Pfarr, Gerard Pefung, John Spence, Richard Chung, Charles Novich, Troy Muller, Tom Rierden, Todd Brown, Tim Guthrie, and Justin Meyers.

About the exhibition: MAM’s summer series ends on unpredictable note

As She Sees It

Reception Date: 
Fri, 07/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 07/05/2013 - Sat, 07/27/2013

About the exhibition:

Women artists take center stage at Modern Arts Midtown
-by Michael J. Krainak, free lance writer in the visual arts

As She Sees It - Women artists take center stage at Modern Arts Midtown - By Michael J. Krainak

    Knowing that As She Sees It, July’s art exhibit at Modern Arts Midtown, is an all-women’s group show, may imply to some a feminist tract, to others a simpler “woman’s touch.” In truth, it is neither extreme nor an average of the two. At a time when women artists are still under-represented and undervalued in the marketplace, MAM’s current exhibit clearly demonstrates that its stable of female 2D and3D artists create significant contemporary art regardless of gender.           

The Challenge of Fun:Sumnik, Kochen and court show ‘comedy is king’ in June at MAM – by Michael J. Krainak

   In a complex, postmodern world, it’s reassuring that there are artists who can step back from the fray with a sense of humor.
      Mind you, they take their work seriously, but they remind us not to take our problems and ourselves so rigidly that we fail to take stock of life’s simple pleasures. Mark Twain said, “Laughter was our greatest weapon.” Lenny Bruce called it “the only honest art form.” Health sciences consider it the best medicine for what ails us.

The Challenge of Fun: new work by Iggy Sumnik and Mark Kochen

Reception Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Show Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2013 - Sat, 06/29/2013