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The Union for Contemporary Art


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The Union for Contemporary Art


AT THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, WE UNITE ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCAL ARTISTS

  • Fellowship program
  • Exhibitions of contemporary work
  • Access to equipment and studio space for local artists
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various mediums
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Mural projects
  • Kith, a community gathering
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Neighborhood clean-up days
  • Supply drives for community partners by local and national artists
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CULTURUNNERS // conversation + kith

Please join us for a special kith community picnic on Thursday, August 6th at 6pm which will welcome traveling artists, Stephen StapletonMatthew Mazzotta and Faisal Samra to our community and provide you with an opportunity to learn more about their work + the CULTURUNNERS project. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about CULTURUNNERS + the event .

 

 

 

upcoming co-op workshops

THURS JULY 30: Slab-built box forms
6pm with Andy Smith.
WED AUGUST 19: Screen Printing basics + CMYK printing explored. 
6pm with Josh Norton
SAT AUGUST 29: Mat Cutting with Janelle Jurgens.  2pm.

Workshops are FREE to Union Co-Op Members and $10 for the public unless otherwise noted. RSVP required. 

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REFUGE // Heather Johanson

Open: July 1 - September 1

Panel + kith: August 21, 6-9PM Refuge is a temporary public art project at the corner of 25th and Lake Streets. This project is a 1500 square foot garden on an empty lot. The garden serves as public space and a lifeline for migrating birds and insects. As urban decay gives way to demolition and open lots of lawn, Refuge seeks to reimagine what might be possible as a more valuable land use solution in a location near the Missouri river, a major migration route. 

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THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART’S  $100 ART SALE

September 11th + 12th 2015
Midtown Crossing // 200 South 31st Avenue, Suite 4107
Omaha, Nebraska

It's hard to improve on a great thing... but The Union's $100 Art Sale intends to do just that with our two-day fundraiser. Not only will you be able to score a great piece of art for an incredible price, but our two-day event includes stellar entertainment, drool-worthy raffles, great food + drinks and the chance to create art with some of Omaha's most innovative artists. All that -- plus a chance to help The Union support our local arts community while working for greater social justice in North Omaha!

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Our Studio Fellowship Program was developed to combine our mission and vision, creating an experience for artists that not only supports their creative process, but also provides them with an opportunity to support our community.

Twice a year, artists from the greater Omaha area will be selected through juried process to serve as Fellows. Once selected, the artists receive the following benefits in exchange for their commitment to “pay it forward” by serving at least 25 hours of community service in North Omaha.

  • A studio space for six months, at no cost to the artist
  • $600 stipend for the purchase of art supplies and materials
  • A year-long membership to The Co-Op, which include 24-hour access during the fellowship
  • Professional development opportunities and critique
  • Participation in a group exhibition at the completion of the fellowship

Get to know our 2014 Fall Fellows: Mark Powers, Danny Sullivan, April Faith-Slaker, Luke Polipnick and Zedeka Poindexter...

photos by Justin Limoges

photos by Justin Limoges

YOUR GIFT MATTERS

Your donation does more than help purchase supplies and keep the lights on.... it allows the arts to become a bridge, connecting our diverse community in innovative and meaningful to create a stronger, more inclusive Omaha. Please consider making a donation to support the arts in our community.

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