Art Omi welcomes two new architectural installations in August. Ensembleby Hana Kassem and Spencer Topel is an immersive art experience that explores the spatial and acoustic resonance of our environment. As visitors engage with and move around a field of hollow reeds, their movement activates sound elements. Ever-changing, both acoustically and visually, Ensemble is never experienced in the same manner twice.
On August 13, join Omi for the installation of a temporary work, Drawing Fields No. 6 by Outpost Office. The event features the use of GPS-controlled painting robots to mark site-specific, building-size drawings at 1:1 scale on the grounds of Art Omi. Visitors may observe the installation process, interact with the robots and the architectural spaces as they are being formed, or visit the completed piece throughout the remainder of the month before it is erased through natural processes. Learn more about the installation event HERE
DATE/TIME: August, 2022 / Daily from dawn until dusk
LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center – Sculpture & Architecture Park 1405 County Route 22 Ghent, NY 12075
REGISTRATION:Visitors to Sculpture & Architecture Park encouraged to register in advance Register Here
DONATIONS: $10 Suggested donation of $10 per person is encouraged for non-members, but all visitors are welcome regardless of donation
Join Art Omi for Artists at Work, Open Studios on July 16th,
This year’s group of 23 artists-in-residence have congregated at Art Omi’s campus for three weeks of creativity and camaraderie. Each artist has their own studio space in the Studio Barns to create artwork and experiment, as well as space to work collaboratively in the company of fellow artists. Concurrently, Art Omi’s Monotype Project offers artists-in-residence an opportunity to work with master printers over the course of two weeks during the residency. A collaborative effort between artist and printer results in monotypes of the highest quality.
The residency program culminates in an Open Studios event this Saturday from 1 PM – 5 PM, giving the public the opportunity to explore the work of these international artists. Learn more about the 2022 Art Omi: Artists HERE, and register to attend Open Studios HERE.
Join Art Omi as they celebrate the opening of a new exhibition in the Newmark Gallery. Art Omi is excited to present Portia Munson: Flood, an immersive exhibition on view from June 25 to September 25. Portia Munson is a local artist who has spent over two decades creating large-scale, monochromatic installations that tease out cultural codes hidden in the mass-produced items that surround us. For a full list of programs and events throughout the year, visit artomi.org/calendar.
Also on June 25, Art Omi welcomes a new sculptural commission by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea (bottom right) comprised of many interactive basketball hoops, as well as a long-term installation by Chilean artist Iván Navarro (bottom left) – utilizing the form of water towers to explore ideas of immigration and resources. Learn more about these exhibitions on Art Omi’s site and register for the opening HERE.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 4 – 7pm
LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center 1405 County Route 22 Ghent, NY 12075
Join Art Omi at the Benenson Visitor Center for a reading from the Spring 2022 writers-in-residence! Distinguished writers from around the globe will share new and in-progress writing. Hear an uncommon variety of provocative, funny, innovative, and surprising literary voices from a range of traditions, all in one place. Find out more about our Spring writers here.
Celebrating 30 Years of Igniting Change Through the Arts
Art Omi will commemorate the milestone through programs and events that highlight the organization’s work over the past three decades. These include the debut of Art Omi Presents, a new conversation series exploring contemporary arts and architecture. An Ecology Series will offer visitors guided tours that engage with the natural landscape of the Sculpture & Architecture Park throughout the year. Also in 2022, Art Omi breaks ground at a new site in Chatham, New York. Art Omi Pavilions at Chatham will present the work of distinguished artists and collectors in a series of 18 standalone pavilions distributed over a scenic 190-acre site.