Omaha Creative Institute strengthens the creative fabric of Omaha by facilitating engagement between artists and the community and by providing artists the resources needed to enrich their careers. OCI offers business training to professional working artists, creative hands-on workshops for individuals and groups, and community-wide art projects.
We are thrilled to announce this artist grant opportunity! Half of our Omaha Gives! donations (up to $5,000) will be going to a local artist in the form of a grant. Applications open May 26th- June 24th.
I drove down to Bellevue to visit Peter Scherr's studio, which shares an acre of land with his home, garden, and chicken coop. CSArt shareholders will be able to visit Peter's studio tomorrow during the "CSArt studio tour" from 1-4pm.
"I love Omaha's music scene because you can do whatever you want. You can invent and reinvent yourself, you can get the help you need at a price that isn't crazy, you can start conversations, you can take risks..."
I sat down with artist, Kristine Hansen-Cain, in her studio to talk about painting, life transitions, and the position of art on the metaphorical food chain.