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Art Omi Introduces Camp Omi in a Box

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Art Omi is launching a new program called, Camp Omi in a Box: an interactive camp experience that captures the spirit and quality of Camp Omi in a whole new format. Every Friday, families pick up a 18” x 12″ x 3” cardboard carrying case containing each and every material, tool, and product a camper needs to complete four art projects.

Camp Omi in a Box is designed for kids ages 6-10. There is also Camp Omi in a Box: Artgarten for kids ages 3-5.

Activity prompts encourage visits to the sculpture park and themes focus on contemporary art, artists, and ideas. Boxes also contain instructional guides, invitations to two live online sessions, and links to fun video tutorials led by Camp Omi teaching artists!

Camp Omi in a Box is available now for purchase; Camp Omi in a Box begins July 6 and runs through August 21. Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.

DATES: July 3 – August 14, 2020

COST $145/week, 10% discount for 2+ weeks

 

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

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Art Omi Explore Tour Now Available 

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Art Omi’s Explore Tour is a new audio tour to guide Art Omi visitors ages 6-12.

If you’re nearby and planning a trip to the park with young people, give a listen to Art Omi’s newest audio tour, available through the free GeoTourist app (iOS + Android)!

This up-close and personal adventure highlights some of Art Omi’s most famous and awe-inspiring sculptures and pavilions. Listeners will hear fun facts about the artists and their work while discovering elements of art and expanding the way they see the world around them. The Explore tour covers a wide range of themes, materials, and concepts suitable for the elementary grade levels (ages 6-12).

Download the tour at https://geotourist.com/tours/3900

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

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Virtual Tour of Art Omi Sculpture & Architecture Park

Sit back and take a virtual tour of Art Omi’s 120-acre Sculpture & Architecture Park. Gain curatorial context and insight into the exhibitions and artists behind them from the comfort of your home.

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Connecting Safely in the Sculpture & Architecture Park at Art Omi

 

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Art Omi continues to permit access to the grounds for the purpose of solitary recreation. All visitors are urged to socially distance themselves during their visit, and to observe the following guidelines:

  • If you or a member of your household are feeling unwell, please stay home.
  • Always maintain a safe distance of 6′ or more from others, even while outdoors.
  • Avoid touching surfaces and objects, including park signage and exhibitions.
  • Don’t share equipment such as balls, frisbees, or bicycles with those not in your household.
  • All groups must be limited to members of your household, otherwise individuals must maintain a 6′ distance.
  • If you have arrived at a time when the park or lot seems full, seek out another location for solitary recreation.

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

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Art Omi Sculpture & Architecure Park to Remain Open. Events and Classes Cancelled

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Like many of us, Art Omi has watched the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic with deep concern. Effective last week, Art Omi has suspended all public events and classes until further notice. The Benenson Center will be closed as of March 13 until further notice.

Visitors will be welcome in the Sculpture & Architecture Park. Visitors are encouraged to observe a safe distance from others when visiting the park, and to adhere to other practices that prevent the spread of the contagion.

An official post on Art Omi’s FaceBook page included “We would like to note that we have arrived at this decision not due to any specific incidence of infection within Art Omi’s known community. We are acting out of consideration of the health of staff and visitors, and providing a safe place to work and visit. Beyond that, Art Omi understands the ripple impact that maintaining business as usual could have, and comes to the decision that it is the organization’s utmost responsibility to do everything within our ability to help stem the spread of the virus’.

As of now, there is no specific date for the resumption of regular activities, but Art Omi is evaluating various factors on an ongoing basis. Notification of reopening and other updates will be posted to Art Omi’s website, and social media channels.

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

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