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.
Get to know our 2014 Fall Fellows: Mark Powers, Danny Sullivan, April Faith-Slaker, Luke Polipnick and Zedeka Poindexter...
My time at the studio thus far has been invigorating to say the least. I have been reinspired in my work, and full of new ideas.
I have now been living in Benson for a little over a year, and before I was offered the Fellowship, I was in a creative slump. I was seeking an avenue into the art community of Omaha, and the Union made that happen for me, for which I am grateful.
Typically I have been creeping into the Union early on weekday mornings, before anyone is around, carting in a laptop, headphones, coffee, and sometimes a tiny keyboard.
The Union is dark and quiet, suffused with an aura of infinite creative potential.
It is crazy to think that just three years ago The Union was still a little brain child with no programs, staff, or space. In such a small amount of time, we've accomplished many things that we are proud of.
This year alone, we exhibited 38 local and regional artists, brought over 2000 art patrons into our gallery space on 24th and Grant Street to celebrate, discuss, and support the arts, and supported fifteen local artists in their studio practice through our Fellowship program.
Please, consider supporting The Union during your year-end giving. 2015 has some MAJOR things coming up; join us for the ride!