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Ultra-Pro: Sculptures That Cook


June 25 at 5:30 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park


Organized by Art Omi 2002 Artist Residency alum Michael Tong. Michael has invited 15-20 artists to create working grills, smokers and ovens for an afternoon barbecue event. Local farms are contributing delicious grillable foods and locally produced condiments. Select local chefs are invited to collaborate with artists on recipes and participate in judging.


Artists include: Matt Bua, DeWitt Godfrey, Tim Davis, Dan Devine, Tim Freccia, Emily Hassell, Wennie Huang, Abel Ramirez, Andrew Robinson, William Stone, Michael Tong, Mark Wasserbach, Jason Wycoff and more!


Free and open to the public.

Drop-in Drawing for Adults

Six drop-in classes (Tuesdays):

June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2
6:00 - 8:30 PM at the Visitors Center
$40 per class
Ages 15+

Come draw with Omi Director Ruth Adams in a relaxing and fun workshop for all - from the novice who wants to find an enjoyable intro into drawing, to the more advanced draftsperson looking for a community drawing experience. Drawing boards, paper, pencils, erasers and charcoal provided.

All levels welcome! Cash + Card accepted at the door.

Saturday Children's Workshops

Every Saturday
Ongoing July 2 - August 6, 2016

$12 per child or $20 for two.
Drop off/Pick up at the Benenson Visitors Center

These workshops offer studio experiences for children ages 4 1/2 -12. Themes and activities are connected with the artists, artworks and ideas featured in the current exhibition in The Fields Sculpture Park. Workshops begin with an adventure in The Fields focusing on artworks pertinent to a weekly theme.

For the full schedule and details, including new summer dates, click here.

Art Omi Weekend: Cocktails & Dancing Under the Stars

Saturday, July 9, 8 PM - Midnight
Ledig House at Omi

Enjoy drinks, hors d'ouerves and live music overlooking the firefly-lit sculpture park at Omi, in the company of our artists-in-residence and upstate arts community. Celebrate the culmination of this years' artists residency and Open Studios the following day! 

SAMBALAND brings their roster of drummers, dancers, and singers to perform a variety of Brazilian music, including hot samba rhythms and cool bossa nova jazz. Hear SAMBALAND's sound by clicking here and join us for one of the best parties of the year!

Click here for more information.

Art Omi Weekend: Country Brunch

Sunday, July 10, 11 AM - 1 PM

Ledig House at Omi

Omi honors our international artists-in-residence and celebrates with a country brunch on the lawn of Ledig House. Join us for mimosas, French toast, and fresh fruit to fuel up for a day of art-seeking before you head down to the Studio Barns!

For more information, click here.

Art Omi Weekend: Open Studios


Sunday, July 10, 1 - 5 PM
The Studio Barns

Where else in Columbia County can you see the work of 30 international artists in one place? After our relaxing Country Brunch, take a short stroll down to the studio barns, and see what the artists have been working on for the past 4 weeks, along with additional events and installations to be announced!

Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

For more information, click here.

Lenore Malen: Scenes from Paradise


July 16 at 4 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park
Rain Date: July 17, 4 PM


Lenore Malen will direct a live performance excerpted from Scenes From Paradise, her upcoming movie featuring featuring two characters and six sheep. Adam and Eve, like time travelers, find themselves on a sheep farm and learn to be human. Naked and unashamed, with a life span of an hour, they interact with the sheep and the audience. Featuring actress Jessica Weinstein, mime Blake Haberman, and the herd from Dan Devine's Sheep Farm (a permanent installation in the Fields). The event will end with a reception in the Benenson Visitors Center.


Free and open to the public


In Plain Air


Saturday, July 23 at 2 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park
Rain Date: July 24


Omi Visual Artist Residency alumnae Peggy Cyphers, Rosemarie Fiore and Portia Munson and Fields artist Margaret Evangeline will create one-day temporary pieces in The Fields Sculpture Park. Works include sculptures, on-site installations and hanging works in the trees. Artists will engage in a combination of performances and informal talks throughout the day.


Free and open to the public.


Dance Omi Salon

Saturday, July 23, 5-6:30 PM

The Studio Barns: intersection of County Route 22 + Letter S Road, Ghent, NY

With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, the Dance Omi Salon is a forum for the residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. It is an intimate evening of live performance set in the studio spaces, and gives context to individual artist's work at the start of the residency program.

The event is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required.

For more information, click here.

STORY: Writing Intensive for Teens

July 25-29 (M-F, 10AM-3PM)

Ages 13+
Cost: $345
Instructor: Jenny Wai-Lan Strodl

Whether you want to write a novel, compose a collection of poems, pen your college application essay, create a monologue for stage, ink a journalistic travelogue, or craft a nonfiction narrative based on an ancient civilization, this week-long summer intensive takes your work to the deepest level.

For more information & to register, click here.

Miracle and Monstah: Dance Omi Alumni Concert at PS21

Friday, July 29 at 8PM
Located Offsite at PS21 in Chatham, NY
$30 not-yet-members / $25 PS21 or Omi members / $15 students

A special evening of dance celebrating 25 years of Art Omi, Alumni Stephanie Miracle (Dance Omi 2012) and Monstah Black (Dance Omi 2011), each present heartfelt and breathtaking multi-disciplinary solo dance performances. From the United States, but currently living and working in Germany, dancer/choreographer Stephanie Miracle presents Figure Eights (Part 2), an autobiographical solo that weaves, darts, and lingers in a memory landscape. Monstah Black presents his dance film and performance Cotton, filmed over nine months in various locations between NYC and Virginia.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


August 1-5 (M-F, 9AM-3PM)
Ages 13+
Cost: $345
Instructors: Jenny Wai-Lan Strodl + (2nd Teaching Artist TBA)

Join the Maker Movement! This five day camp led by two experienced teaching artists combines creative writing and art making in innovative ways. Let your writing inform an artistic vision or let an artwork inspire a new story.

For more information & to register, click here.

Dance Omi Showing in The Fields

Saturday, August 6, 2 - 4 PM

The Fields Sculpture Park

Omi's Dance Residents show works created in collaboration with each other during their stay at Omi. The residency emphasizes process over product, so the artists will present the fruits of their exchange in the form of unique pieces. Each year's iteration varies, but almost always involve site-specific performance events leading hundreds of visitors throughout Omi's beautiful sculpture park.

Free and open to the public. 

For more information, click here.

Playwriter's Dreamshop

August 8-12 (M-F, 9AM - 3PM)
Ages 10-13
Cost: $345
Instructor: Jenny Wai-Lan Strodl

The sky is the limit in this outdoor collaborative playwriting workshop. Let your imagination run wild as we dream up, write, rehearse, and perform an original play.

For more information & to register, click here.

Curator's Tour


Saturday, August 13 at 12PM
The Fields Sculpture Park + Gallery


Join us as curator Nicole Hayes leads an informational tour through The Fields Sculpture Park. Learn about the details behind new works in the 2016 Summer Exhibition, the parks' ecosystem + landscape, and the history behind your old favorites!


Free and open to the public.


Music Omi Improvises in the Café

Sunday, August 14, 3 PM

Located at the Benenson Visitors Center + Café

Join us and hear the newly arrived residents of Music Omi Improvise at the Café in an afternoon impromptu showcase of their varied talents. Omi is excited to host musicians and composers from all over the globe.

Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Music Omi Concert in The Fields

Saturday, August 27, 5 PM

Located at the Benenson Visitors Center

Omi invites you to experience a unique concert of new global music, presented in The Fields Sculpture Park. Enjoy an afternoon of unforgettable new music collaborations amidst over 80 works of contemporary sculpture set in Omi's stunning 120+ acre pastoral landscape.

Free and open to the public. For more information about Music Omi, click here.

Max Goldfarb: Remote Viewing Pavilion


Sunday, September 4 at 2 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park


Omi Visual Artist Residency alum and local artist Max Goldfarb will perform a project based on a text from his soon to be published book, Remote Viewing. He will collaborate with two electronic sound improvisers, Jack Schoonover and Max Hamel to create a piece that will be broadcast from Wave Farm/WGXC, Hudson's non-profit radio station.


Additional voice performers will also participate in this piece, to be announced. There will be opportunities for the public to interact with this process as well.


Free and open to the public.


Writers Collective of Kristiania: Wealth, Space, Community


Saturday, September 3 at 3 PM
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery


Members of Kristiania will offer public readings and performances at various locations throughout the Fields Sculpture Park. The public is invited to join our community as we celebrate the role Omi has played in our artistic growth. A reception celebrating Kristiania's first publication, a limited edition, handmade anthology of work by its members on the theme of Wealth, will follow in the Benenson Visitors Center.


Free and open to the public.


Light Into Night

to Benefit Omi International Arts Center
Saturday, September 17, 5-9 PM
Located at the Studio Barns


Our upstate fundraiser, LIGHT INTO NIGHT brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. Experience a rare and exclusive evening of installations and performances against the striking backdrop of the Omi Studio Barns.

This event helps the world-renowned Omi International Arts Center continue our important work of producing international arts programming of the highest caliber right here in the Hudson Valley.

For photos of last year, click here. 

Writers Omi Fall Reading and BBQ

Saturday, September 24, 5 PM

Located at the Benenson Visitors Center

Join distinguished writers, translators, and poets in residence at Writers Omi this fall for a night of one-of-a-kind readings by international voices. Following the event, Omi invites visitors to join the writers for a barbecue feast and reception, for which donations are appreciated. The reading is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Café Omi

Weekends with full lunch menu & weekdays with drinks and snacks, 11 AM - 4 PM 

Café Omi, located in the Visitors Center at The Fields Sculpture Park, serves seasonal lunch specials, soups, salads and sweets. Our menu rotates weekly and is carefully craſted by our talented local chefs. Café Omi is proud to offer the freshest seasonal ingredients and produce sourced from local farms and purveyors in Columbia County.

To view the menu, click here.


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