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The Union for Contemporary Art


WORKSHOPS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
JULY 25 – WORKSHOP: Black & White Film Pt. 2
JULY 26 – WORKSHOP: Photoshop for Screen Printing
AUDITIONS: Bourbon at the Border
2018 FELLOWSHIP Applications

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The Union for Contemporary Art


WORKSHOPS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
JULY 25 – WORKSHOP: Black & White Film Pt. 2
JULY 26 – WORKSHOP: Photoshop for Screen Printing
AUDITIONS: Bourbon at the Border
2018 FELLOWSHIP Applications

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
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various genres, including visual + performing arts
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE WORK TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Neighborhood Arts
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Utilizing the arts as a vehicle for social justice

FLOYD NORMAN MASTERCLASS

Join us during Native Omahan Days for a special lunch hour event with renowned animator Floyd Norman. Learn more about the history of animation as seen through Mr. Norman's 62-year career spanning Disney, Hanna Barbera, Pixar, and more and learn a few drawing tricks of the trade from the master animator himself. 

Please arrive early and be seated as we will begin the class promptly at noon. Tickets are free, but are limited and required to attend. 

Following the event, a showing of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life will screen at Film Streams featuring a Q&A with the artist, 7pm.
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where we land

Where We Land explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color. Place and environment influence cultural perceptions surrounding race, violence, complicity, and imminent danger, and in turn, those ideas affect the ongoing relationship of communities to the spaces they occupy. Despite the increased visibility of brutality through sharing on social media, public reactions to these scenes are deeply polarized and influenced by geographic divides that our digital connection has not successfully bridged. Photographer Zora Murff (Lincoln, NE), and multidisciplinary artists Jordan Weber (Des Moines, IA) and Lachell Workman (Bridgeport, CT) use the physical materials and visual details of urban and natural environments as a vehicle to explore presumed narratives and the gaps between contradictory interpretations of shared views of violence.

Where We Land runs June 16 to August 12, 2017. EXHIBITION

2018 Fellowship Applications Open

 The Union’s Fellowship offers an experience for local artists that not only supports their creative process but also provides the opportunity to engage the North Omaha community through art making and creativity. A jury will select five artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for the 2018 Fellowship which includes:

  • A private studio, at no cost to the artist from January–November 2018
  • A $1800 materials stipend
  • A yearlong free membership to The Co-Op, with extended access to the digital media lab, fabric studio, ceramic studio, print shop, tool library, and wood shop
  • Technical support throughout The Co-Op and free participation in all Co-Op workshops
  • Inclusion in a curated group exhibition at the completion of the fellowship AND MORE...

Applications close August 31, 2017

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SUMMER SCHOOL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS

Summer School is a collaborative free series for artists and creatives by The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha Creative Institute, and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Upcoming series offerings include:

VERBAL VALUE
August 10, 6–8pm
The Union for Contemporary Art
Assert the value of your creative work by practicing how you talk about it with Squishtalk’s conversation consultant Stuart Chittenden. Space is limited.