Fred Simon Gallery
The Fred Simon Gallery presents the artwork of a select number of Nebraska artists each year. You are welcome to visit the gallery, which is located in the Nebraska Arts Council offices at the historic Burlington building at 1004 Farnam Street, Lower Level, in Omaha's popular Old Market District.
Gallery hours of operation are 8 – 5, Monday through Friday. For more information about the gallery, contact J.D. Hutton or call 402/595-2142.
Jerome Dubas and Bill Hoover: January 27 - March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 5-8 p.m.
Jerome Dubas, Ceramics (Hastings)
In his work, Jerome Dubas likes to address contemporary issues that deal with gender roles, power, and the precarious nature of living. He has always been drawn to figurative work and finds making objects in clay to be second nature. In the process, he likes to balance weighty themes of personal identity with the lighthearted, surreal atmosphere of the circus. He obseves that an interesting parallel exists between the circus performers and people navigating the journey of modern living. The result is a dark, yet amusing body of work.
Bill Hoover, Mixed Media (Omaha)
Bill Hoover graduated from Creighton University with a BFA in Creative Writing and has been painting for over 25 years. He currently manages Hoover Studios, a studio and gallery space at the Mastercraft Building in north downtown Omaha. His paintings are sought after by collectors in Omaha and around the United States. He has had 15 solo shows, exhibitions in New York and Baltimore, as well as community art projects and group shows at the Bemis and Joslyn. He recently self-published his first book, ‘Haiku Alphabet’, a children’s book that uses alliteration, haikus, and inventive illustrations for a fun lesson.