“The Power of Dreams”

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“The Power of Dreams”

405 S. 11th St.
Omaha, NE 68102
March 1st, 2013 - March 31st, 2013
Opening: March 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United States
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Two painters and a potter explore “The Power of Dreams” in March. Jerry Jacoby, Dale Macafee and Thomas Hamilton will host a First Friday opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, featuring music from harpist Amanda Fehlner. The show runs March 1 to March 31, 2013.

            Potter Thomas Hamilton has created a new series of hand-built vessels, about 20 inches tall, which feature textured embellishments, openings to explore and ideas to consider. He has used layers of under-glazes to allow for bold colors and greater definition. He says, “These pieces have a flow, a dream quality, that is different from the pottery I normally create.”

            Jerry Jacoby has created several new paintings in his signature style, including several smaller works on paper and framed under glass. His modern vision combines elements of landscape, florals or other tangible items with abstractions. Many of his paintings draw the viewer’s eye through the work with a rhythm and flow as in music.

            Dale Macafee has focused on desktop still lifes and city landscapes in his latest acrylic paintings. He examines structure and light and the connections to objects that hold particular meaning. Several paintings feature his father’s old camera and his grandfather’s woodworking tools. Macafee says he spent years “making highly detailed mechanical drawings” so he’s adept at depicting these beloved objects with precision. His cityscapes emphasize light and color to create drama. He says, “I love painting everyday items – common stuff – in ways to make an impact and evoke a smile.”