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Underground: Opening Reception Jonnie Anderson, Adrianne Watson And Jeff King

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 9:00pm
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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Price: It's Free (sweet!)

The Little Chapel of Esoteric Cosmetology | Jonnie Anderson

Jonnie Andersen grew up in rural Nebraska before getting a BFA in photography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Andersen then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where The Little Chapel project was made. She took two years off from southern Nevada to get an MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art. Andersen interned with Martin Parr in London before returning to Las Vegas to complete this project. Jonnie has worked as a cocktail waitress, fine dining captain, Glamour Shots photographer, pizza delivery driver, professor of photography at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and College of Southern Nevada, bartender, sommelier, web designer, news reporter, vintage connosseur, modern furniture salesperson, horse trainer, seamstress, pool cleaner and she had an extremely brief career in professional boxing. She currently resides in Superior, Nebraska.

The Tales She Would Tell | Adrianne Watson

Adrianne Watson was born in Chadron, Nebraska. She received her BA in Art from Hastings College (2005) and her MFA from California College of Art, San Francisco, CA (2008). Her work has been shown nationally. She currently lives in Omaha, NE.

My Shadows | Jeff King

Jeff King, a lifelong Nebraska resident, was born in 1974. He began drawing as a child and his interest developed through both education and observation into a love of personal expression through his paintings. Jeff’s work reflects his interest in urban culture and comments on his interpretation of society. He credits his influences to both mainstream and underground artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Phase 2. He resides in Omaha with his wife, Jennie, and their son, Levi.

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