6 – 9 PM
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.
Free shuttle service provided from 7th St Park, Hudson to Art Omi. Seats are limited and first come first serve.
Shuttle schedule (round-trip service):
7th St Park to Art Omi, Departs: 4 PM, 5 PM
Art Omi to 7th St Park, Departs: 9 PM, 10 PM
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.
On Thursday evenings, Art Omi hosts Open Figure Drawing for Adults, where a group of artists gathers in the Newmark Gallery to sketch, draw, and render from a live model. While current circumstances prevents us from gathering in person, the urge to forge community through artistic practice has in some ways grown stronger than ever.
Now, we are inviting everyone in Art Omi's extended community to draw along at home! You are also invited to share and connect with the group via a weekly Zoom Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm EST. Please note that registration is capped, and so we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance.
You can also participate by tagging us on your completed drawings on Instagram or Facebook! Use #artomi and #educationomi to share your work. All styles and media welcome — show us your creative best!
Weekly Prompts & Zoom info:
Camp Omi in a Box is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Camp Omi and Artgarten programs. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.
Camp Omi in a Box is designed for kids ages 6-10, and includes socially distanced in person sessions every Monday and Friday from 9 am - noon. Camp Omi in a Box: Artgarten provides projects for kids ages 3-5 with pick-ups on the Friday before the Monday session. Projects are supplemented with Google Meet sessions, where Campers learn and share! Younger children in both programs will need parent assistance and/or supervision. While some projects are designed to be more independent than others, we like to think of the program as fun and engaging for the whole family!
Camp Omi in a Box : Artgarten is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Artgarten program. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children also participate in optional in-person sessions from 9 am to noon on Mondays and Fridays, or interactive Google Meet sessions where Campers learn and share! Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.