“in come the animals” opens feb. 1

The little gallery is pleased to host “In Come the Animals” by Bob Mathews during the month of February. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 1, from 6:00 to 9:00pm in conjunction with Benson First Friday. Gallery proceeds from sales will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society.

The exhibit represents the artist’s ongoing evolution as a painter. “I enjoy color and occupying the majority of the picture plane with a solitary object,” Dr. Mathews said. “I enjoy an element of abstraction, and I enjoy the immediate impact on the viewer.”

In an effort to control the size of the composition, he constructs own supports and primarily uses acrylic paint, occasionally adding finishing touches with oil sticks.

A native of Minneapolis, Dr. Mathews retired in 2017 after a 37-year career in emergency medicine. He now draws and paints full time from his home studio in Omaha. The artist has participated in 45 group shows, two 2-person shows and 6 solo shows. He is currently represented by The Connect Gallery.

The little gallery is powered by Polecat Communications. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday from 3:00 to 6:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm and by appointment. For more information, call 402.681.1901.

transcendence opens jan. 4

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The little gallery is pleased to host “Transcendence” during the month of January. The opening reception is set for Friday, Jan. 4, from 6:00 to 9:00pm during Benson First Friday.

Curated by Marie-Elena Schembri, this exhibition is an invitation to delve into the unsung stories of resolution, perseverance and liberation that are most often shared quietly over a cup of coffee, behind closed doors or with a select few who share a common purpose.

“Transcendence” provides a window into these very private stories about the choices we make to become our best, most authentic selves. Whether that means breaking free from unhealthy cycles, overcoming addictions or even resisting harmful yet socially acceptable behaviors, all these stories paint a picture of what it means to seek a better way of being in the world.

Featuring work by:

Kimberly Anderson

Brandi Bentley

Emily Borgmann

Mary Daley

Mary Ensz

John David Munoz

Marie-Elena Schembri

Nadia Shinkunas

Mark Andrew Steffan

“Transcendence” runs through Jan. 26. The little gallery, powered by Polecat Communications, is located at 5901 Maple Street in the John J Mercer Masonic Lodge. Regular hours are:

3pm to 6pm

10am to 1pm

+ by appointment

For more information, contact us at 402.681.1901 or info@polecatcommunications.com.

4th annual little show opens dec. 7

The little gallery is pleased to host the 4th annual little show during the month of December. The opening reception is Friday, Dec. 7, from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The show features a variety of work by local artists Each piece is 12 x 12 inches or smaller and retails for $100 or less. Get your holiday shopping done here!

The 4th annual little show runs through Dec. 29. Gallery hours:

3:00 to 6:00pm

10:00am to 1:00pm

+ by appointment

For more information, call 402.681.1901.

Lost in the Blue by Shawnequa Linder, $100.