Upcoming at Art Omi
Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.
Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in the Sculpture & Architecture Park and Newmark 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.
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Playgroup meets on October 2, November 6, December 18 (no Playgroup on December 4), January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, and May 6.
GROUP DOES NOT MEET OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 28 & DECEMBER 26, 2019 AND JANUARY 2, 2020
Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings 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.
Whether you're a first-time or frequent visitor to Art Omi, you are welcome to join an Introduction to Art Omi Tour. Held on the third Saturday of every month, these tours provide insights and information about the artworks and architectural pavilions in the Sculpture & Architecture Park, as well as information about Art Omi's various programs. The tours are free, but pre-registration is required.
Art Omi presents Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, a participatory electronic soundscape celebrated worldwide every December since 1992. This landmark work of avant-garde public art takes place in more than 130 cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand, activating city streets, parks, and landscapes with “a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip” (The Village Voice). Led by composer Phil Kline, participants will gather at Art Omi's Benenson Center, and then proceed on a route through the park. Participants are encouraged to bring a mobile phone/media player with external speakers (pre-loaded with the Unsilent Night app or one of the four audio tracks—see unsilentnight.com/participate), or boombox with functioning tape deck. A selection of Kline's own boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis. Participants should also bring illumination devices, such as headlamps and flashlights, and wear footwear appropriate for un-paved winter conditions.
Join us for openings of Single-Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, and InConstruction: SO - IL. Featuring refreshments and remarks from the exhibiting architects.
Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand. This exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses.
InConstruction: SO - IL presents a model of Site Verrier de Meisenthal (2015), a cultural center in an 18th century glass factory, composed of three independent, interrelated institutions.
Registration opens January 1, 2020
These final presentations led by critic Cathleen McGuigan give the 10 participants of the Art Omi: Architecture Residency an opportunity to pin-up and show their projects at the conclusion of the two-week residency. The public is invited to a critic-led conversation, and see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture.
The reviews are arranged into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a lunch break in between, where the public can grab a bite at the café.
Following all the juried presentations, everyone is invited to enjoy a reception with conversation, snacks and refreshments, and get to know the 2020 Architecture Residents. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.
Click here to read more about the 2020 residency.