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“Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha: This rotating exhibition space not only shows great contemporary art, but also offers living and studio spaces for artists from around the world. It’s a great way to not only see what’s going on now in the visual arts, but also support living culture in the Midwest.”
Michael Jones McKean’s “The Rainbow” Art Project. the project create simple, but phenomenal visual events — rainbows in the sky. Twice per day with clear sun, for 20 minutes each, a rainbow will appear above the Bemis Center’s roof in downtown Omaha. The rainbows will be created using sunlight, renewable energy and 100% captured rainwater
Michael Jones McKean is creating homemade rainbows this summer for 15 weeks at an art center in Omaha, Nebraska. McKean has working on "The Rainbow: Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms" for the past ten years, mixing rainwater and sunlight on a massive scale to create two rainbows a day for 20 minutes each. Scientists, plumbers and irrigation experts all helped build a renewable energy system and custom-designed pump at the rainbow's site, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms by Michael Jones McKean Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska Few natural phenomena inspire the kind of joy and wonder prompted by the fleeting beauty of rainbows. Surely you saw the weepy, stoner-transcendental “double rainbow” video that became a YouTube sensation. Well, this summer artist Michael Jones McKean is hoping to produce a similar effect with his piece at the Bemis Center, which uses captured ...