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The Union for Contemporary Art


WORKSHOPS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
AUGUST 16 - WORKSHOP: Ceramics Wheel
AUGUST 17 - WORKSHOP: Photoshop Basics
AUGUST 22 - WORKSHOP: Large Format Printing
–––––––––  WORKSHOP: Darkroom Basics
AUGUST 23 - WORKSHOP: Handbuilding Clay
2018 FELLOWSHIP Applications

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The Union for Contemporary Art


WORKSHOPS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
AUGUST 16 - WORKSHOP: Ceramics Wheel
AUGUST 17 - WORKSHOP: Photoshop Basics
AUGUST 22 - WORKSHOP: Large Format Printing
–––––––––  WORKSHOP: Darkroom Basics
AUGUST 23 - WORKSHOP: Handbuilding Clay
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

CHAPTER 5: River
Nancy Friedemann-Sànchez

Lincoln, Nebraska-based artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez explores the experience of living between cultures and languages. The artist uses aspects of storytelling–fables, chapters of novels, and museum displays–to form a structure for her evolving bodies of work. In her exhibition Chapter 5: River, large-scale ink drawings and small sculptures reveal multiple perspectives surrounding contemporary circumstances that have been disentangled from their colonial histories. Raised in Bogotá, Colombia, the artist is attuned to historic and ongoing relationships of indigenous, displaced, and colonial cultures in the Americas, and the power structures that determine which of these narratives are included in history books.

Chapter 5: River opens September 8.

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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Bourbon at the border

When May and Charlie joined hundreds of other Americans who went to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 for a massive voter registration drive, they had no idea their lives were about to change forever. As students at Howard University, their campus activism had been met with calls to their parents and threats of expulsion. The stakes in Mississippi were a lot higher. White supremacists, outraged at the challenge to their segregated way of life, responded with violence that left three civil rights workers dead and many wounded. Years later, May and Charlie are still searching for a way back from the damage that was done to them during that long ago "Freedom Summer."

BOURBON AT THE BORDER takes a look at the lives of two ordinary people who gave everything they had to the African–American freedom struggle but who have now been largely forgotten. In telling May and Charlie's story, BOURBON AT THE BORDER puts a human face on the unknown soldiers of the civil rights movement by refusing to romanticize them even as it honors their specific sacrifices and the price they paid.

Bourbon at the Border opens September 22.