Tag: Art

Register in Advance for Weekend Visits to Art Omi

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Art Omi currently requires advanced registration to secure your weekend visit at the Sculpture & Architecture Park. If you’re planning a visit, go to artomi.org and register for any date in April.

One registration is required per vehicle. If you arrive without pre-registering during the weekend, you will be turned away if the park has reached capacity. To be sure you have all the most up-to-date information all season, follow Art Omi on Instagram and Facebook!

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

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Kianja Strobert: ‘when is brunch’ On View at Art Omi, Mar 20 – May 16

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Art Omi presents when is brunch, an exhibition of sculptures, paintings and objects in-between by Kianja Strobert.

At first glance the artist presents a world of amusement. Bright colors, expressive marks and textured surfaces leap between objects that rest in haphazard configurations on the wall. In a short amount of time what emerges is a glimpse of an ideology in which material transitions, mark making and form simultaneously suggest the elevated, the quotidian and the utilitarian. Painting is not left to present only a window, but is discussed as a process that participates in the world of production and consumption.

Consumption is represented by multiple symbols; objectified into plates, cups, bread and butter; and hinted at through the use of repetition suggestive of mass production. Repeated images of fingers playing, repeated troughs of paint, repeated lines jumping from the wall into the viewer’s space. In this artist’s work, the raw material, the product, the process, the inspirations, and the goal are presented together on the wall.

Call ahead if you are consider a visit during peak times

Muddy conditions around the region, including in the Sculpture & Architecture Park and parking area. If you’re considering visiting during peak times during the weekend (roughly noon to 3 pm), you are encouraged to call ahead (518-392-4747) for current parking information. As always, parking on CR-22 is prohibited at all times. If you arrive when the lot is full, you will need to return at a later time. 

DATE/TIME: March 20 through May 16, 2021 / 9am – 5pm

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

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Registration Open for Omi Spring Art Camp

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This year Art Omi offers a mini Spring Art Camp to keep kids active, creative, and outdoors! Join for one or more mornings of exploration and art-making, led by teaching artists. Each session features an outdoor activity, a hike through the Sculpture & Architecture Park, and an art project related to a daily theme.

Children will be required to wear masks, wash and sanitize hands, and adhere to social distancing rules. Children bring a picnic lunch, water bottle, and their own blanket or towel to sit on. This program is limited to 12 participants per day.

DATE/TIME: Monday through Friday, April 5 – 9, 2021 / 9am – 12pm

AGES: 5 – 11

COST: $36/day
Register at www.artomi.org

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

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Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night Returns to Art Omi, Dec 12

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Art Omi welcomes back 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).

This year’s event will be strictly capped at 50 participants, and all participants must register in advance hereParticipants are required to wear a mask at all times, and to maintain appropriate distance from those who are not members of their household. Please note that no indoor access will be permitted during the event, and so participants should dress appropriately for un-paved winter conditions. Personal illumination devices, such as headlamps, are strongly recommended.

An original composition by Phil Kline, Unsilent Night was written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, always as a free event. It takes the form of a promenade in which the audience becomes the performer, walking a carefully chosen route together. Led by composer Phil Kline, participants will gather at Art Omi’s Benenson Center, and then proceed on a route through the park. A selection of Kline’s own boomboxes will be available to borrow on a first-come first-served basis.

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 live webstream of Unsilent Night will be made possible by Wave Farm’s Transmit Partner Program by clicking here. Tune in from New York’s Upper Hudson Valley or from around the globe at wavefarm.org/listen and on the Wave Farm Radio App (iOS).

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 12, 2020 / 5:30pm

TICKETS: Free
Register at www.artomi.org

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

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Support Art Omi with Sumptuous Picnics in the Park

 

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Art Omi presents a new, timely opportunity to show your support by indulging with a sumptuous Picnic in the Park. You’re invited to bask in the crisp autumn air with the glorious backdrop of the Sculpture & Architecture Park while enjoying a lavish picnic spread that brings together some of the area’s foremost purveyors of food and beverage.

Order before midnight on Tuesday for pick-up on Thursday through Sunday. When you arrive, you will receive a sturdy Art Omi tote bag at the Benenson Center that contains an array of local delights for you and a companion to enjoy during a leisurely alfresco repast!

Picnics include provisions from: Bimi’s Cheese Shop, Bartlett House, Love Apple Farm, Samascott Orchards, and Talbott & Arding. Picnic in the Park attendees also receive a one-time discount at beverage partner Hudson Wine Merchants.

DATES/TIMES: Thursdays – Sundays, September 25 – October 18, 2020
Picnics may be picked up between 11 – 2 Thursdays through Sundays. 
No Picnics in the Park on October 3.

TICKETS: $200 for two people 
Picnics in the Park provide Art Omi with critical support during these extraordinary times.

To register, visit artomi.org/support/picnics-in-the-park#register.

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

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ArtOmi.org.
FaceBook/Art-Omi
instagram.com/art_omi

 

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