Opening Reception: Friday, February 16; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Panel Discussion begins promptly at 7:30 PM
**Parking will be available in the Omaha Public Schools lot located at the Southeast corner of 33rd and Burt Streets**
Omaha Creative Institute, in partnership with Big Muddy Urban Farm, is excited to announce the first in a series of events leading up to the collaborative launch of Big Muddy’s Community Supported Agriculture and OCI’s Community Supported Art programs.
Medium Green, an Artist-Run Exhibition curated by Andrew Tatreau, brings together 5 artists and designers whose work proposes, in function or content, alternative solutions for developing greener, more sustainable urban ecologies. Andrew Tatreau, Sarah Kolar, Emily Andersen & Geoff DeOld, Hudson Gardner, and Nick Holden offer up multiple propositions, using a wide range of production skills, for expanding land and cultural literacy in an immersive installation on view in one of Big Muddy’s recently renovated Aspiring Farmer Residency houses.
A panel discussion between artists, Big Muddy residents, and experts in the field will unpack how urban centers can become more self-sustaining while facing unprecedented population growth, increasing consumption, and man-made climate change, through community supported agriculture (CSAs) and alternative design and planning strategies.
Andrew Tatreau received a Media Studies degree from The New School in New York City. Currently in Omaha, Nebraska, Andrew sees interior and landscape design as a medium for social practice. His personal and professional work outside has revealed the ways in which engaging design, in concert with nature, can enhance interpersonal relationships amongst disparate groups of people.
About Omaha Creative Institute: Omaha Creative Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide artists with the training and opportunities they need to build an economically sustainable career in the arts. We do this by providing professional development, offering grants to individual artists, and connecting artists and patrons. The Artist-Run Exhibition Program emphasizes professional development by lending backbone support to Omaha-area artists throughout the process of organizing, marketing, and mounting a curated exhibition outside the context of larger institutional systems.
About Big Muddy Urban Farm: Big Muddy Urban Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to making sustainable agriculture accessible to all, by connecting and empowering community members of all ages to build an equitable and resilient community food system. They grow diverse fruits and vegetables on six urban lots in Omaha, NE and provide accessible education in sustainable agriculture through their Aspiring Farmer Residency, Summer Youth Garden program, and by hosting farm tours to a wide range of groups.