Tag: Art Omi

Open Figure Drawing for Adults at Art Omi, Starting December 5

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Art Omi invites artists of all skill levels to meet in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. 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. Omi will supply drawing boards, paper, and basic drawing pencils. Participants are encouraged to bring preferred tools and materials.

DATE/TIME:
Thursdays, December 5 – January 16, 2019 / 5pm – 9pm

Model Schedule:

Dec 5 – female model
Dec 12 – male model
Dec 19 – male model
[Dec 26 – group does not meet]
[Jan 2 – group does not meet]
Jan 9 – male model
Jan 16 – male model

ADMISSION:
$8 per class. Drop-in (pay at the door)
Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16 +

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Trick or Treat in the Park at Art Omi, Oct 26

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Join Art Omi for a free afternoon of Halloween fun on Saturday, October 26. Come in costume and enjoy cider, hayrides, crafting, and—of course—candy! Omi will provide art-making, and a candy hunt amongst the sculptures. Come in your favorite costume, craft your own treat bag, and enjoy cider, popcorn and fresh apples in the park.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, October 26, 2019 / 1 – 4pm

COST:
Free

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Sculpture & Architecture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Writers Reading + BBQ at Art Omi, Sep 28

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Come hear writing from the Art Omi writers-in-residence. Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing produced during their residence at Art Omi. Hear an uncommon variety of writing—provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place. Stay afterwards for BBQ and conversation.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 5 – 7pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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New Exhibit Opens at Art Omi – Tschabalala Self

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Tschabalala Self, Pieces of Me, 2015
Oil, acrylic on paper
Easton Capital / John Friedman Collection.

Art Omi’s latest summer artist’s exhibition, Tschabala Self, is now open.  Tschabalala Self builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas about the black female body. The artist constructs exaggerated depictions of female bodies using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials, traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The exaggerated biological characteristics of her figures reflect Self’s own experiences and cultural attitudes toward race and gender. “The fantasies and attitudes surrounding the Black female body are both accepted and rejected within my practice, and through this disorientation, new possibilities arise,” Self has said. “I am attempting to provide alternative, and perhaps fictional, explanations for the voyeuristic tendencies towards the gendered and racialized body; a body which is both exalted and abject.”

Tschabalala Self (B.1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in New York and New Haven. Current and recent exhibitions include: Bodega Run, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Tschabalala Self, Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2019); Bodega Run, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2018); The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville (2018); Bodega Run, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2017); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York (2017); Tschabalala Self, Tramway, Glasgow (2017); Tschabalala Self, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2017); Desire, Moore Building, Miami (2016); The Function, T293, Naples (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem (2015); Tropicana, The Cabin, Los Angeles (2015).

DATE/TIME:
July 27 – September 29, 2019

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Newmark Gallery
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Solstice at Barbacoa Art Omi, Jun 22

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Barbacoa: Sunset on the Solstice commemorates the longest day of the year at Art Omi’s Barbacoa, a two-year installation at Art Omi by Craig Shillitto. The event will feature locally sourced food, drink, and live music, as well as a performance. Featuring food offerings sourced from Lover’s Leap Farm, and beer from Chatham Brewing.

Attendees will enjoy a menu with recipes drawn from the period adjacent to the initial contact point between European and Indigenous cultures that sparked the Columbian exchange. Food is available for $10 per person; food with unlimited beer is available for $20. From 5:30 until sunset, there will be live music by Will Play and Nina Mars. At the moment of sunset, the sun will illuminate Barbacoa’s mirrored interior. Following this performative moment, marshmallows and small gifts will be made available to children for a family-friendly party.

The solstice-aligned installation Barbacoa sets a stage for people to interact with, and within, its environment in Architecture Field 02. Barbacoa is periodically activated with participatory events exploring the impact of the original culinary exchange between cultures, with an eye toward fostering a more ecologically sound food system. Barbacoa explores the potential of art and architecture to work in tandem to help communities envision an intercultural and sustainable future.

Barbacoa was created by architect Craig Shillitto, with collaborators Bobby Palombo, Katie Merz, Mateo Fernandez-Muro and Pete Lipson.
DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 22, 2019 / 5pm – 9pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Architecture Field 02
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

ADMISSION:
$10

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