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 – 7 PM

Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 7 PM
Benenson Visitors 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. There is no technical instruction, however, participants are encouraged to share in developing their own exercises and activities which can range in nature from experimental to observational. Basic drawing materials, boards, and sketching paper, are provided and participants are welcome to bring their own sketchbooks, preferred tools, and media.

Every Saturday, Sunday
9 AM – 4 PM

Tamar Ettun, Blue Inflatable

Every Saturday, Sunday
9 AM – 4 PM
Benenson Visitors Center

Blue Inflatable, 2015, Parachute fabric, thread, velcro, inflator

Constructed from reclaimed hot air balloon, Blue inflatable offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in a temporary habitat in its billowing form. Climb in and immerse oneself in serene blue, weekends through August 18, 2018.

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM

Kids Summer Workshop Series

Every Saturday
10 AM – 12 PM
Benenson Visitors Center

A drop-in program every Saturday featuring teaching artists Rachael Kerner and Bryan Zimmerman.

Jun 25 – Aug 3
9 AM – 3 PM

Artgarten

Jun 25 – Aug 3
9 AM – 3 PM
Education Pavilions

Registration now open! Click here.

Artgarten Sessions 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)

Jun 25 – Aug 3
9 AM – 3 PM

Camp Omi

Jun 25 – Aug 3
9 AM – 3 PM
Education Pavilions

Registration now open! Click here.

Camp Omi Session 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)
Artgarten Sessions 3, 4, 5 FULL (Waitlist)

Saturday, Jul 21
5 PM

Dance: Salon

Saturday, Jul 21
5 PM
The Studio Barns

With a diverse group of dancers from all over the world, the Art Omi: Dance Salon is a forum for the residents to share their individual work with the public before exhibiting their collaborative projects later in the month. It is an intimate evening of live performance set in the studio spaces, and gives context to individual artist's work at the start of the residency program. The event is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required.

Jul 23 – 26

Tim Youd, The 100 Novels Project

Jul 23 – 26
The Fields Sculpture Park

The 100 Novels Project is an ongoing performance art piece in which Youd retypes novels from beginning to end in locations that play a central role in the novels. From April through July 2018, Youd will undertake the Hudson Valley Cycle, which features novels set in and around the Hudson Valley. From July 23 – 26 at Art Omi, Youd will type the second half of Ironweed by William Kennedy. The Hudson Valley Cycle culminates with an exhibition featuring a diptych of each novel typed over the summer at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Focus Gallery, which will be on view August 30 through October 14.

Jul 23 – 27
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Arts Labs for Teens / Plein Air Painting Society

Jul 23 – 27
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

How does an artist develop their own personal “voice”? In this course we will focus on ways to convey ideas and feelings while painting from observation by using color, expressive brushwork, and a range of techniques in paint application. Students will build fundamental skills in oil painting through explorations in color mixing, value, and composition. Daily presentations of work by contemporary painters and their studio processes will inform our goal of learning to find inspiration in the world around us. During the week, students will participate in quick studio games and exercises while also creating a finished oil painting on canvas based on the landscape and sculpture at Art Omi. No prior experience is necessary. Materials included in tuition fee.

Hilary Baldwin is a painter in Catskill NY. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Berlin. She has attended residency programs at The Ragdale Foundation, The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and in 2014 received a cultural grant from The City of Chicago to attend The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where she studied with the painter Dana Schutz. Hilary has worked with children, teens, and adults as a teaching artist for over ten years, and an artists’ book featuring her series of food paintings was recently published by Soberscove Press in Chicago. She holds a BFA in painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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