The Gardener of Eden Photographs by Rob Gilmer

January 5th, 2012 | Events, News, RNG Gallery

There are a few art exhibitions opening this weekend in the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metro Area. They are open to the public, so bring a friend or two.
The first one is at:

The RNG Gallery
157 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Gardener of Eden
Photographs by Rob Gilmer

Opening Reception | Friday, January 13 from 7 – 10pm

Open to the Public
Show continues through February 5, 2012

Art Talk | Saturday, January 14 at Noon

Who was the keeper of the garden? Who tended to the apple tree? The pear tree, the asparagus patch, the strawberries, the kohlrabi, the thyme, the roots that went so deep into the earth? Merritt Gil Gilmer did, he created an Eden for his family to reap, frolic in and to dream.

I would spend hours reading, hidden in the mist of a bamboo grove, place all of the old wooden chairs from the house throughout the yard to photograph, look for the hobo that spend time in the old apple orchard, and sit in the middle of the organic gardens and gorge on the freshest gifts. An Eden, yes. Plus, I had a pony. Dad bought him from a drunken sailor.

This show looks at what Dad touched and how he influenced my vision as a photographer. It asks this pained heart, what is here and what is there, the space between life and death. I am just a mere mortal who takes tons of photographs and asks a lot of questions.

There are 2 more shows opening this same weekend. Both are at The Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas Street in Omaha.

On Saturday, January 14Th 2012

The OEAA Visual Arts Awards Nominees Show
Hours for both are 6pm – 9pm. Open to the Public

The Omaha Entrainment and Arts Awards show exhibition are works from visual artist nominated for OEAA awards. A wonderful group show celebrating the fine art works of recognized local artist.

PotLuck is a group show curated by Paula Wallace. Many pieces of art from artist with a cause to help restock the shelves of the Omaha Food Bank. Please bring with you a can or two of non-perishable food items.
See you with a can in hand.

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