Omaha Public Radio News
Mon June 14, 2010
"So, how's that hopey, changey thing workin' out for ya?" One local exhibition endeavors to answer that question through drawings, paintings, photography and video.
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – Hopey Changey Things is the newest exhibit on view at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
The exhibit includes drawings and paintings as well as photography and videos. Curator Hesse McGraw says this is the largest number of artists the Bemis has included in any one art exhibition, with the exception of the annual Art Auction.
He says the works in the exhibit look at the ways in which artists respond to the question, "How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?" McGraw says it's not a direct response to Sarah Palin, but is a kind of engagement with the ideas of hope and change. McGraw says he hopes that the exhibit will empower visitors to think about public life in a new way.
Each Saturday throughout the exhibit, there will be a community bike ride between Omaha and Council Bluffs. Hopey Changey Things runs through September 4th. For more information on the exhibit, the website is bemiscenter.org.