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Three exhibits will open on September 20th at KANEKO. Two of the exhibits will feature works FROM THE COLLECTION by the artist and founder, Jun Kaneko. The other exhibit brings together three of the major architecture firms in Omaha.

From The Collection: Jun Kaneko’s Special Project Fremont Dangos. This exhibit of Jun Kaneko’s work brings together a set of six 11-foot ceramic pieces known as “Dangos.”  This will be the first time these pieces are shown together.  The exhibit will include documentation of the art-making process including sketches, photographs and video.

From The Collection: Jun Kaneko’s STACKED – An Exploration In Density and Line. This exhibit of Jun Kaneko’s work is comprised of six “sound sculptures,”  -three ceramic and three glasswork- box-shaped latticework pieces in which rhythm is determined by the relationships among their linear components.  These rarely shown works will be shown in the natural light of KANEKO’s new Clerestory Gallery. The Jun Kaneko Exhibits run September 20, 2013 – January 10, 2014

ARCH #2 EXHIBITION
Three of Omaha’s largest architecture and engineering firms have been asked to create exhibits that showcase their design philosophy through completed projects.

Beginning on September 20 and running through November 15, DLR Group, HDR, and RDG will exhibit models, renderings and images that exemplify their approaches to projects. The organizations are being given very little direction or limitation on how they choose to represent their ideas.  Each of the firms will be given blank space in one of KANEKO’s newly renovated galleries to express themselves and their architectural philosophies.

KANEKO in partnership with the entrepreneurship efforts of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce presents Failing Forward Conversations – Failing Friday on Friday, July 12 from 4:30-6:00PM.

As part of KANEKO’S ongoing effort to talk about and endorse failure, KANEKO will host an informal gathering with a reception to help to promote a dialogue about failure. Failing Fridays is an informal gathering of conversations around failure amongst peers while enjoying a brew and snacks. Participants will be able to take part in a dialogue about personal failures with each other and on camera.

Dusty Reynolds, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce believes that, “A community that accepts and endorses failure is a community that fosters an environment of creativity and innovation. The hope is that Failing Forward Conversations – Failing Fridays can serve as a catalyst for Omaha to have more open and honest dialogue about failure.”

Failing Forward Conversations – Failing Fridays on Friday, July 12 from 4:30-6:00PM will be presented at KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should be 21+.

Patrick Siler’s Military Bar and Other Stories exhibit will be on display at KANEKO May 17 through September 8 at KANEKO.  Patrick Siler is an artist from the KANEKO collection whose work is being highlighted in their current exhibition. Over the years, Siler has developed a cast of characters, inspired from his own observations of the hustle of city, of the denizens of coffee shops, diners, and bars. They rush through the works, as they would through life, in a slightly seedy, worn down world, in which the consumerist dream of the forties and fifties is a faded memory. It is a bittersweet world, but not a downtrodden one. Siler shares with us the joy of a life, where one exists for the small pleasures in spite of difficulties.

The artist’s reception is Friday, June 21, 2013, 6:00PM-9:00PM, KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha Old Market District.  Exhibit runs through September 8, 2013.  Gallery Hours are Monday- Friday 9:00AM -5:00PM and the second Monday of the each month 9:00AM – 7:30PM.

KANEKO has been awarded a challenge grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Peter Kiewit Foundation.  This grant will be used to support KANEKO’s 2013 Programming Season.

James Linder, MD, Chairman of KANEKO Board of Directors, commented, “The support of the Peter Kiewit Foundation allows KANEKO to offer programs that meet our goals of supporting creativity in design, innovation, performing arts and new ideas.”

KANEKO’s programming theme for 2013 is Design with an emphasis in Architecture.  Three major architecture exhibits with complimentary lectures are planned for 2013. KANEKO is currently exhibiting the work of Mark Mack in “MACK CONSTRUCTS”, as well as an exhibition entitled “UNREALIZED PROJECTS” featuring Omaha architecture firms DLR, HDR, Leo A. Daly, and RDG.  Each firm is exhibiting projects that are “unrealized”.  Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm.  This exhibit runs through April 27.

Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, Executive Director Peter Kiewit Foundation, said of KANEKO programming, “ We are looking forward to another year of invigorating creativity from KANEKO.  Its range of vision is a positive catalyst in Omaha.”

For Information on past and present KANEKO programming, please visit us at www.thekaneko.org.

KANEKO presents a lecture by international architect and UCLA professor, Mark Mack, Architecture:  More or Less on Thursday, March 7 from 6:30-7:30pm with an exhibit and opening reception to follow.

This will be the first of a series of exhibitions with a complementary lectures focusing on architecture at KANEKO during 2013.   KANEKO will exhibit the work of Mark Mack in “MACK CONSTRUCTS” as well as on exhibition entitled “UNREALIZED PROJECTS” featuring Omaha architecture firms DLR, HDR, Leo A. Daly, and RDG.  Each firm will exhibit projects that are “unrealized”.

Joseph Lang, AIA, Principle at RDG reflects, “The exhibition of unrealized architecture provides an opportunity to experience projects ranging from the fanciful to ‘what could have been’ in the Omaha community and beyond.  The collective work of the various firms weaves together many interesting stories that will never make it to the built environment.  It provides a peek behind the curtain.”

Mark Mack “MACK CONSTRUCTS” and the “UNREALIZED PROJECTS” Exhibit will be at KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha.  Exhibit Hours will be Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm and Saturday 11am-2pm

KANEKO in partnership with the entrepreneurship efforts of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce presents Failing Forward Conversations on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00PM. 

This will be the first of a three-part series of conversations scheduled in 2013.  The series brings together exceptional speakers who will share their honest observations about the failures they have experienced and the redemptive lessons learned.  Each program will highlight a national keynote speaker and a local figure who will tell their tales of failure and an academic speaker who can shed light on the psychology, sociology or science behind failure.

Dusty Reynolds, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Greater Omaha Chamber shares, “A community that accepts and endorses failure is a community that fosters an environment of creativity and innovation.  The hope is that Failing Forward Conversations can serve as a catalyst for Omaha to have more open and honest dialogue about failure.”

Thursday, March 14th speakers include:

National Keynote Speaker:  Marcus Nelson, Founder and CEO of Addvocate, a San Francisco company that simplifies and systemizes tracking the social voices of a business, fostering a sense of collaboration and trust between the employer and employee, expanding and improving a company’s social reach.

Anne Trumble will serve as the local speaker.  Anne is founder and director of the nonprofit research and design collaborative, Emerging Terrain, based in Omaha, NE.

Dr. Carl Greiner, Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Telehealth will speak to the science of failure.

Failing Forward Conversations on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00PM will be presented at KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha.  This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  To register for this event or to find out more information on this Failing Forward Conversations event, please go to www.failingforward.co.

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