On August 6th we unveiled our newest addition to the North Omaha Murals Project with a large-scale mural in the Florence neighborhood.
Located at North 30th & State Streets, the mural site is a natural welcome wall for anyone coming into the Florence, the 'historical heart' of Omaha. Lead Artist Christine Stormberg worked with community members to create a new work that paid homage to the community and its many histories and welcomed visitors to the neighborhood.
Check out the completed work - and catch the view from our friends at Harold's Koffee House.
Opening Reception: Friday Aug 12th, 6-9PM
Wanda D. Ewing Gallery // 2520 North 24th Street
Runs through September 3rd
We are proud to present Mob Scenes - contemporary paintings from Lincoln-based artist Byron Anway. Drawn to the excitement and inherent danger of large groups, Anway uses images of crowds outside the morning show studios, people attending sporting or concert events, and protesters marching for change from the 24-hour news cycle to create works that are psychologically resonant and emotionally complex.
We have created a survey -- Pathways of Engagement -- to begin a dialogue with residents living in Omaha about the barriers to arts access they might currently face. The results of the survey will help shape many of our programs as we continue to grow and evolve. With our expanded space and improved resources, we are truly excited to have an opportunity to better connect with our neighbors—and the greater Omaha community at large.
We would sincerely appreciate your input!
The Fellowship Program combines our mission and vision, offering an experience for our local artists that not only supports their creative process, but also provides them with opportunities to engage north Omaha residents in mutually beneficial ways. Once per year, a jury helps us to select five artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area to serve as fellows. We accept applications from artists and collectives working in any creative discipline and at any career level.
Previously a six-month program, the fellowship has been extended to eleven months. In the past, fellows have been required to contribute 25 hours of community service in north Omaha. In 2016/17, the fellowship cohort will, for the first time, collaborate on the development and implementation of a socially engaged public project, with an expected contribution of 60 hours per fellow over the course of the program. In exchange for this commitment The Union provides each fellow with:
Applications are now open for our 2016/17 Fellowship Program, which will begin in November 2016. Applications are due by midnight on July 31, 2016.
PLEASE READ OUR FELLOWSHIP FAQs + TIPS + GUIDELINES BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS.