Upcoming

Click here to view

Click here to view our past events.
Click here
for a list of upcoming and current exhibitions at The Fields.

Click here for a list of upcoming and current exhibitions at Architecture Omi.

 


Writers Omi: Reading at 3rd Floor Gallery


Saturday, April 8 at 5:00PM
*OFFSITE* Above Hudson Wine Merchants
341 1/2 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534


Hear Omi's Spring 2017 international writers and translators in residence read and share their work with an intimate, live audience. This is the first reading hosted by Writers Omi this year, which provides residencies to international literary voices across all types of literature.

 

Refreshments generously provided by Hudson Wine Merchants. Free and open to the public.

 


Architects as Sculptors

**Located Offsite in NYC**
Monday, April 17 from 6-8PM

Located: Center for Architecture / AIA New York
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012


Admission: Free for AIA members and Students with valid ID; $10 for General Public. Online registration recommended.


The inaugural Architecture Omi /NYC event focuses on three contemporary practices based in New York City. Recurring philosophical questions will be discussed: What is the difference between sculpture and architecture? Can architects practice at the intersection of architecture and sculpture? Can architects be sculptors?

Listen to speakers Yolande Daniels, Jing Liu and Allan Wexler present their work and discuss these issues in a conversation moderated by architect Warren James, Director of Architecture Omi. This event is organized by the AIA/NY Cultural Facilities Committee and the Architecture Omi program.

Sponsored by: The Anderson-Ehrmann Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and Art Omi.

To learn more and register online click here.

 


Spring Art Camp 2017

April 18, 19, 20 & 21
9AM - 3PM
$280 per child
Ages 5-12


Spring Art Camp is an imaginative and active way to bring in the new season! This four-day program features a variety of creative adventures for kids. Daily activities include art projects, special workshops with a visiting artist, exploration of The Fields Sculpture Park, storytelling, and play.

Click here to learn more + register.

 


The Francis J. Greenburger Awards

**Located Offsite in NYC**
Award Ceremony: Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 PM
Location: New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY
Free and open to the public.

Dinner: Immediately following Award Ceremony
Location: Rebelle, 218 Bowery, New York NY
Dinner Tickets: $195

The Francis J. Greenburger Award is an unrestricted $12,500 prize that honors established artists whom the art world knows to be of extraordinary merit but who have not been fully recognized by the public. Join us at the award ceremony and dinner to follow.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by April 13 by e-mailing greenburgerawards@timeequities.com.

Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

 


 

Architecture Omi: ReActor
Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley

On View Now 
Architecture Omi Field 01

 

Three-day performance: May 5-7

 

ReActor is the newest work in an experimental, performative series of "social relationship architecture" by internationally renowned architect-artist team Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley. Located in Architecture Omi's Field 01, ReActor is a habitable sculpture, where Schweder + Shelley will live in full view of their audience for a series of performances throughout the season. 


Free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the work.

 


Lois Dodd: Windows

On View: March 18 - May 7, 2017
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Omi is pleased to present a series of paintings by the highly renowned American painter Lois Dodd. The artist is best known for her contemplative depictions of landscapes and interiors found around her homes in New York, New Jersey, and Maine. She is also notable as a founder of the artist run, cooperative Tanager Gallery in New York City, 1952.
 
Free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.


Exhibition by Adults of CoArc

 

Friday, May 19, 12 - 2 PM
On View: May 12 - 13, 2017
Education Pavilions

 

Collaborations and artworks by adults of Coarc who participated in a series of creative workshops at Omi over the course of the past several months. The exhibition will include works by individuals who, in addition to drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture projects, engaged in movement, music, active viewing experiences, and team-building activities over the course of the program.

 

Special thanks to the Coarc Arts Endowment for making this annual partnership possible.
 

Coarc has been an advocate and resource in Columbia County for individuals who experience disabilities and their families since 1965. The organization provides comprehensive services to children and adults, both in the community and at more than twenty regional locations. Coarc's mission is to expand abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals.

 


Writers Omi: Reading + BBQ


Saturday, May 20 at 5 PM
Omi Visitors Center + Gallery


A distinguished group of international writers and translators currently in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works. Following the event, Omi invites visitors to gather for a barbeque feast and reception with the writers, for which donations are appreciated.

 

The reading is free and open to the public. Click here to read more about Writers Omi.

 


The Fields Sculpture Park: Spring Exhibition Opening

Saturday, May 27, 1 - 4:30 PM
Benenson Visitors Center + The Fields Sculpture Park


Join us as we inaugurate new works on view in The Fields Sculpture Park and Benenson Visitors Center Gallery by Andre Kruysen, Joan Banach, Tony Tasset and Matt Wedel.

There will be refreshments, tractor rides throughout the park, and a special art project for children available. Free and open to the public.

 


Artful Playgroup

Wednesdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM 
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Ages 2-4
$15/class or $50/4-week session

Spring Sessions
March 29, April 5, 12 + 26
May 3, 10, 17 + 24

 

A creative offering for our youngest artists! Join us for a morning of play, exploration, and art making as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.


For registration and more info, click here.


Saturday Children's Workshops

Saturdays from 10 AM - 12 PM
September 10, 2016 - June 2017

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

Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 4 1/2 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture Omi, and the Visitors Center Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.


For more details, click here.


SAVE THE DATE: NYC Benefit

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
At the Edison Ballroom in NYC

We are pleased to invite you to Omi's NYC Benefit: Dinner + Theater on Wednesday June 7. Reserve your spot now by e-mailing Dorothy Randall at drandall@timeequities.com.


Click here for more information on attending.


Art Omi Weekend: Dancing Under the Stars

Saturday, July 8, 8PM - Midnight
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres 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 year's' artists residency and Open Studios the following day!

Click here to learn more about the residency.


Art Omi Weekend: Country Brunch

Sunday, July 9, 11 AM - 1 PM
Located at Ledig House at Omi (59 Letter S Road, Ghent, NY)

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!

Click here to learn more about the residency.


Art Omi Weekend: Open Studios

Sunday, July 9, 1 - 5 PM
The Studio Barns (intersection of CR22 and Letter S Road, Ghent, NY)

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. Click here to learn about the residency.


Dance Omi: Showing

Saturday, August 5 at 2 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 campus.

Free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about the residency.


Music Omi Improvises in the Café

Saturday, August 12, 3 PM
Benenson Visitors Center + Café

Residents will perform "guerilla" collaborations in groupings randomly selected by the audience. The improvisational evening offers the public an opportunity to experience the diverse backgrounds of the residents early in their residency and participate in the process of creative exploration, live.

Save the Date: Music Omi Final Concert in The Fields Sculpture Park is Saturday, August 26 at 5 PM. Click here to learn more about the residency.

 


Music Omi Concert in The Fields Sculpture Park

Saturday, August 26, 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. Click here to learn more about the residency.


LIGHT INTO NIGHT

Saturday, September 16, 5-9 PM
Located at the Studio Barns (intersection of CR22 and Letter S Road in Ghent, NY)

Our annual upstate fundraiser, LIGHT INTO NIGHT brings together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for an unforgettable event. Experience a rare and exclusive evening of art happenings set against the striking back-drop of the Omi Studio Barns on the autumn equinox.

Click here to learn more!


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.


    

Copyright ©1992-2015 Omi International Arts Center. Text and images are the exclusive property of their authors or Omi International Arts Center. Reproduction or distribution of any images on this website without written permission from the author and/or Omi is strictly prohibited.
DESIGN BY QUALLSBENSON