Upcoming at Art Omi

Art Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM

Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM
Benenson Center

This weekly drawing group offers time and space for individuals who wish to continue to hone their drawing skills in an independent environment. Participants work indoors in the light-filled Benenson Visitors Center and gallery or outdoors in the landscape of The Fields sculpture park.

Sep 5, 2018 – Jun 5, 2019
9:30 – 11 AM

Artful Playgroup

Sep 5, 2018 – Jun 5, 2019
9:30 – 11 AM
Benenson Center

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Ages 2-4
Playgroup meets on September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1.

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Saturday Children's Workshops

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM
Benenson Center

Ages 5-12

Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture, and the Visitors Center Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.

Saturday, Mar 9
10 AM – 5 PM

Art Omi: Architecture Review

Saturday, Mar 9
10 AM – 5 PM
Benenson Center

These final presentations led by critic Justin Davidson give the 10 participants of the Art Omi: Architecture Residency an opportunity to pin-up and show their projects at the conclusion of the two-week residency.

The public is invited to a critic-led conversation, and see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture.

The reviews are arranged into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a lunch break in between, where the public can grab a bite at the café.

Following all the juried presentations, everyone is invited to enjoy a reception with conversation, snacks and refreshments, and get to know the 2019 Architecture Residents. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge. Click here to learn more about the 2019 architects-in-residence.

Monday, Apr 1
6 PM

Francis J. Greenburger Awards 2019

Monday, Apr 1
6 PM
Offsite: New Museum

Five under-recognized artists of extraordinary merit are recognized in this bi-annual event at the New Museum. Presented by Art Omi, the Francis J. Greenburger Award is an unrestricted $12,500 prize that honors established artists whom the art world knows to be of extraordinary merit but who have not been fully recognized by the public. Francis J. Greenburger, the Founder and Chairman of Art Omi, has invited a renowned artist, gallerist, writer, museum professional and collector to each select one recipient whom they believe to fulfill the mission of the award. Mr. Greenburger established the awards in 1986 after a conversation with his friends, André Emmerich and Clement Greenberg during which André said, “The best and brightest artist of each generation are known, but not to everyone. Ask the inner circle and they can tell you.” This statement is the inspiration and founding principle of the Francis J. Greenburger Awards.

The 2019 Francis J. Greenburger honor artists Ralph Lemon, John Newman, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Jennifer Bartlett, and Johannes Giardoni. The 2019 Francis J. Greenburger awards are presented by Alice Aycock, Charlotta Kotik, Lili Chopra, Marianne Boesky, and Andres Schroeder.

The award ceremony is free and open to the public, though capacity is limited and RSVP is essential. Contact Jennie Lamensdorf to reserve your place.

Tickets for dinner at Lafayette following the awards ceremony are available for $195 per person.

Saturday, Apr 13
5:30 – 7:30 PM

Art Omi: Writers in Hudson

Saturday, Apr 13
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Offsite: Third Floor Gallery

OFFSITE Above Hudson Wine Merchants
341 1/2 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534

Come hear readings 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. Refreshments generously provided by Hudson Wine Merchants. Art Omi welcomes the public to its events and grounds free of charge.

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Workshop with Barbara Slate

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM
Benenson Center

Click here to register for this workshop.

Art Omi: Education is pleased to present a workshop series dedicated to the art of the comic book and graphic novel. This series will take place each Wednesday over the course of six weeks from April 17 - May 22, 2019.

During the course, students will learn about:

  • Creating a six-pager
  • Character Bible: age, background, fears, etc.
  • Beginning, middle, end, and twist of a story
  • Plotting
  • Panels and balloons
  • Layouts
  • Drawing techniques
  • The course concludes with the Graphic Novel Show where students share and talk about their work. No drawing ability necessary!

All students will receive a copy of Barbara Slate’s latest book, You Can Do A Graphic Novel: Comic Books, Webcomics, and Strips, 2018.

Barbara Slate’s work was praised as “emphatically of our time” by The New York Times and “titanically talented” by comics legend Stan Lee. She created, wrote and drew for DC Comics and Marvel, wrote over a hundred Betty and Veronica stories, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, and many Barbie comics. Barbara is a teacher, panelist, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at Comic Cons and Universities across the country. Visit barbaraslate.com.

Apr 23 – 26
9 AM – 3 PM

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