Upcoming at Art Omi

Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.

Jun 20 – Aug 15
5 – 7:30 PM

Open Figure Drawing for Adults

Jun 20 – Aug 15
5 – 7:30 PM
Newmark Gallery

Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings April 18 - June 6 to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

Artgarten

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM
Education Pavilions

Artgarten is a special program designed with our youngest artists in mind! Occurring at the same time and place as Camp Omi, Artgarten allows 4 and 5 year olds to explore, create, play, and grow in a developmentally appropriate environment alongside experienced and energetic caregivers. Children must be 4 years old at the time of the program.

2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: June 24-June 28 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 2: July 1-5 (no camp July 4) (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 3: July 8-12 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 4: July 15-19 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 5: July 22-26 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)
Session 6: July 29-August 2 (SOLD OUT) (email education@artomi.org to be added to the waitlist)

DAILY ARTGARTEN SCHEDULE

9:00-9:30 - Arrival + Morning Meeting
9:30-10:15 - Art Project
10:15-10:35 - Snack
10:35-11:20 - Nature + Discovery
11:20-12:00 - Lunch + Play
12:00-12:35 - Story + Rest
12:35-1:20 - Art Project
1:20-2:20 - Swimming
2:20-2:45 - Snack + Play
2:45-3:00 - Afternoon Meeting

SWIMMING

Swimming occurs everyday (weather permitting) on site in an in-ground pool, enclosed in the backyard of Ledig House. There are no formal swim lessons, just open time where children can play in and out of the water as they wish. Two certified, experienced lifeguards are present at all times. Children are limited to the steps and shallow end of the pool (3ft.) marked by a floating rope. Artgarten staff join children in the water. Feel free to provide your child with any personal floating accessory (e.g. ‘swimmies’, vest) that they feel comfortable with. If your child is a NON-SWIMMER, he/she will join us at the pool where there will be other activities, including a ‘kiddie pool’ or sprinkler monitored by a counselor. Swimming and Aquatics procedures meet the New York State Department of Health Children’s Camp requirements and standards.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations made prior to June 15th are eligible for a full refund. After June 15th, a $100 cancellation fee per each child registered will apply.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Omi

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM
Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Saturday Kids Workshop: Summer Series

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM
Benenson Center

Our Summer Series Saturday Workshops run every weekend through August 31st! This year, teaching artist Dorothea Osborn will lead kids in an ongoing collaborative sculpture project that will progress over the course of the summer. Drop-in any weekend to be a part of this large-scale building experience!

Dorothea Osborn is a visual artist, from a tiny rural town in upstate NY, currently living and working just outside of Albany, NY in an area called: ‘Trollsville”. An area accessed by going under a bridge and next to a creek. Ms. Osborn’s recent body of work ranges from hybrid pieces, using oils, mixed media and sculptural materials. She generally commences a piece by using representational imagery from life or memory of everyday experiences while also incorporating themes of spirituality, dichotomies, time, and the Anthropocene. Consequently, her work blurs the boundaries of representation and abstraction.

Dorothea Osborn received her MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Magna cum Laude. She has exhibited at the University of Michigan, Albany Center Gallery, The Fountain in NYC, The Hudson Mohawk Regional, The Albany Institute of History and Art, and many others venues. A complete CV is available upon request.

In addition to exhibiting widely, Ms. Osborn has also taught painting and drawing extensively. She is currently employed at various venues teaching art. She has taught at Ghost Ranch, NM, The State University of New York at New Paltz, Atelier at Arlene’s, and the Capital Region Arts Center. She has given lectures at the Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY, Capital Region Teachers Center. She has been awarded several New York State Foundation on the Arts awards, best in show numerous times, and has been the spotlight artist in various on-line publications including Gambling the Aisle and the Rising Artist. She was also awarded an Arts, letters and Numbers, Vermont Studio Center, Joshua Tree, Ca. and Chateau Orquevaux, France residencies.

Jul 15 – 26
10 AM – 1:30 PM

Plein Air Painting Society

Jul 15 – 26
10 AM – 1:30 PM
Education Pavilions

with Ever Baldwin
July 15 - 26, M-F, 10AM - 1:30PM
Scholarships are available!

Click here to register.

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating one or more finished oil paintings on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary. Materials included in tuition fee.

Ever Baldwin is a painter in Catskill NY. Their work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Berlin. They have attended residency programs at The Ragdale Foundation, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and in 2014 received a cultural grant from The City of Chicago to attend The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where they studied with the painter Dana Schutz. Ever has worked with children, teens, and adults as a teaching artist for over ten years, and an artists’ book featuring their series of food paintings was recently published by Soberscove Press in Chicago. They hold a BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Saturday, Jul 20
5 PM

Dance Salon

Saturday, Jul 20
5 PM
The Studio Barns

With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, the Dance Omi Salon is a forum for the
International dance artists offer a sample of their individual practices during this informal showcase. Experience a cornucopia of dance styles and traditions from this diverse group.

Over the following three weeks, the dancers will build relationships through collaboration and experimentation. The results will be on view during the Dance Showing on Saturday, August 3 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jul 27
6 – 9 PM

Free Range

Saturday, Jul 27
6 – 9 PM
Sculpture & Architecture Park

In conjunction with the opening reception for an exhibition of Tschabalala Self.

Free Range is a performance series curated by Tschabalala Self, Shanekia McIntosh and Michael Mosby. This installment will feature performances by Joey De Jesus, DonChristian Jones, RaFia Santana, and a DJ set by FULATHELA.

Joey De Jesus is a queer Nuyorican poet. Joey edits poetry for Apogee Journal and edited Façadomy, has a BA from Oberlin College, a MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a 2017-8 Departmental Fellow in NYU’s MA in Performance Studies. Joey is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry and lives in Queens. Their poems have recently appeared in Puerto Rico En Mi Corazon, Bettering American Poetry vol. 2, BOAAT, Beloit Poetry Journal, Brooklyn Magazine, Guernica, The Literary Review, and Southern Humanities Review, and have been installed and performed at The New Museum (2017) and Artists Space (2016).

Philly native DonChristian Jones is a New York based, visual artist, rapper, singer/songwriter, and producer. His work spans musical and time based performance, rap mixtapes, video and public murals, blending genres of painting and hip hop, referencing classical and contemporary styles. Much of his work today is informed by his time spent painting murals on Rikers Island with youth inmates. Don has shown and performed at The Whitney Museum, MoMA Ps1, Webster Hall, Dancespace, Center for Performance Research, and was an artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Florida. “Where There’s Smoke”, released in July 2018, is DonChristian’s first studio album.

Michael Mosby is a multidisciplinary performer and DJ living in Hudson, NY. Mosby is professionally know as FULATHELA. He is the co-founder of performance evening FREE RANGE and has performed both in the USA and abroad, most notably at AFROPUNK, Paris.

Free Range curator Shanekia McIntosh is a writer and educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. McIntosh has performed and exhibited her writing at the New Museum, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, September Gallery and Basilica Hudson amongst other places. Her writing has been published in Apogee Journal, The Tenth Magazine and Dossier Journal. McIntosh has programmed for a variety of art spaces and educational institutions. She is the co-founder of Free Range, an artist-led black queer performance night, and works as the Youth Services and Programs Assistant at Hudson Area Library in Hudson, NY, where she is based.

Saturday, Jul 27
4 – 6 PM

Opening Reception: Tschabalala Self

Saturday, Jul 27
4 – 6 PM

Opening reception for the exhibition Tschabalala Self, on view in the Newmark Gallery at Art Omi July 27 - September 29 2019.

Following the opening, stay for Free Range, a performance series curated by Tschabalala Self, Shanekia McIntosh and Michael Mosby. This installment will feature performances by Joey De Jesus, DonChristian Jones, RaFia Santana, and a DJ set by FULATHELA.

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