2017 Union Fellows Exhibition | CELESTE BUTLER + JAMIE DANIELLE HARDY + SAMONE DAVIS + EDEM KEGEY + SLOWED SOUL (NOAH STERBA & JEFF SEDREL)
NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 16, 2017 Back to Exhibitions

 The 2017 Union Fellows Exhibition, featured the work of Omaha-based artists  Celeste Butler ,  Samone Davis ,  Slowed Soul  (Noah Sterba + Jeff Sedrel),  Edem Kegey,  and  Jamie Danielle Hardy .

The 2017 Union Fellows Exhibition, featured the work of Omaha-based artists Celeste Butler, Samone Davis, Slowed Soul (Noah Sterba + Jeff Sedrel), Edem Kegey, and Jamie Danielle Hardy.

What can working within new communities mean for an artist’s practice? The Union’s Fellowship program offers an experience for local artists that not only supports their individual creative processes, but also provides them with opportunities to engage with North Omaha residents in mutually beneficial ways.

 Jamie Danielle Hardy

Jamie Danielle Hardy

 Samone Davis

Samone Davis

 Slowed Soul

Slowed Soul

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Fellows are selected annually through a jury process, and are provided studio spaces, mentorship, and professional development opportunities focused on socially engaged art practices. This multidisciplinary exhibition is the culmination of the 2017 Fellows’ 11-month residency, featuring participatory community-based textiles by “Quilterpreneur” Celeste Butler, fashion design by Samone Davis, intersections of text and visual art by Slowed Soul (Noah Sterba + Jeff Sedrel), recorded and live musical performance by Edem Kegey, and light-based installation by Jamie Danielle Hardy.

The exhibition featured community engagement opportunities:

  November 4, 2017, 7pm Sharing Space with Edem Soul Music  a musical performance by Edem Kegey

November 4, 2017, 7pm
Sharing Space with Edem Soul Music

a musical performance by Edem Kegey

  November 7 & 14, 2017, 7pm My Fire:   Community Quilting  with Celeste Butler

November 7 & 14, 2017, 7pm
My Fire:
Community Quilting with Celeste Butler

Exhibition Booklet

This exhibition is curated by Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator of H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Our 2017 exhibition program is generously sponsored by Paul & Annette Smith.