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.
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:
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.