robert klein engler memorial show opens sept. 6

BENSON – The little gallery is pleased to host the work of the late Robert Klein Engler, writer and artist, during the month of September. The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 6, from 6:00 to 9:00pm at 5901 Maple Street in conjunction with Benson First Friday.

Mr. Engler held degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Chicago Divinity School. He received Illinois Arts Council awards for his poetry. Many of his poems, stories, and paintings are set in New Orleans.

The Omaha writer and artist was an active volunteer. He helped organize a committee to maintain the stained glass windows at St. Mary Magdalene Church in downtown Omaha. The artist’s proceeds will benefit that fund.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 28 at the little gallery. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm, Saturday from 10am to 1:00pm and by appointment. For more information, call 402.681.1901.

submissions sought for 5th annual little show

BENSON – Hey, local artists – we’re currently seeking submissions for the fifth annual little show, which opens Friday, Dec. 6, at the little gallery. 

All submitted works must be 12 by 12 inches (or smaller) and retail for $100 or less. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 1. Please email your intent to submit to by that date and include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information
  • Your medium

The entry fee is $5 per submitted piece. All work must be dropped off at the little gallery the week of Nov. 25 – no exceptions.

Questions? Contact us at 402.681.1901 or

Happy creating!