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Candlelight Concert: Kills to Kisses

Saturday, February 18 at 5 PM
Free for members | $10 for not-yet-members
Benenson Visitors Center

Join us as we combat the winter chill with an evening of energetic jazz by warm candlelight!  Kills to Kisses (Music Omi alumna Lisa Dowling) has been praised by The New York Times as "Björk-like" and "innovative". Enjoy a reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres following the performance.

CD's are now available for purchase at the Visitors Center!

Click here to RSVP, purchase tickets, and learn more.

 


Winter Art Camp 2017


February 20, 21, 22 & 23

9 AM - 3 PM
$280 per child
Ages 5-12


Winter at Omi is the cure for cabin fever! This action-packed four-day program includes 2D and 3D art projects, music and movement, sledding in The Fields Sculpture Park, special workshops with a visiting artist, storytelling, and play.

Click here to learn more + register.


Artful Playgroup

Wednesdays from 9 AM - 10:30 AM 
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Ages 2-4
$15/class or $50/4-week session

Winter Sessions

January 4, 11, 18 + 25
February 1, 8, 16 + March 1

 

A creative offering for our youngest artists! Join us for a morning of play, exploration, and art making as we learn about ourselves and the world around us.


For registration and more info, click here.


Fat Bike Project

Saturday, March 4 from 1-3 PM
Benenson Visitors Center

Join us for a reception with artists Jason Middlebrook and Kianja Strobert featuring their custom-painted "Fat Bikes", available for use in The Fields Sculpture Park. Art Omi is pleased to offer the use of our two new bicycles for visitors to explore the grounds during any season.

In collaboration with Zach Feuer and Velo Domestique Bicycle Shop in Chatham, local artists Jason Middlebrook and Kianja Strobert have collaborated to custom-paint these bicycle frames for Art Omi. "Fat Bikes" have larger tires and a sturdy frame making them uniquely able to ride through snow and rough, wet terrain.

Meet the artist, share some refreshments and learn more about "fat bikes"!

 


Architecture Omi Residency: Final Reviews

Saturday, March 11
Morning Session: 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4 PM
Public Reception: 4 - 5 PM
Located at Reynolds Cottage


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

The public is welcome to see the early stages of the thinking and design process of making architecture in a classic jury-style review. 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 Benenson Visitors Center Cafe!).

Following all the juried presentations, everyone is invited to enjoy a reception with conversation, snacks and refreshments, and get to know the 2017 Architecture Residents.

Free and open to the public. Please park at the Benenson Visitors Center. Click here to learn more about the residents.

 


Architecture Omi: 5x5: Participatory Provocations

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14 from 2-4 PM
On View: January 14 - March 12, 2017
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery


5x5: Participatory Provocations is an exhibition featuring models by 25 young American architects based on five prompts. The exhibition invites an architectural response to a series of significant issues we face today, from a growing income gap, immigration, and globalization, to technology's impact on our lives, surveillance, and power.

Click here to learn about this exhibition.


Lois Dodd: Windows

Saturday, March 18, 1-3 PM
Artist Talk with Faye Hirsch: March 18, 2 PM
On View: March 18 - May 7, 2017
Benenson Visitors Center + Gallery

Omi is pleased to present a series of paintings by the highly renowned American painter Lois Dodd. The artist is best known for her contemplative depictions of landscapes and interiors found around her homes in New York, New Jersey, and Maine. She is also notable as a founder of the artist run, cooperative Tanager Gallery in New York City, 1952.
 
Free and open to the public.


Writers Omi: Reading at 3rd Floor Gallery


Saturday, April 8 at 5:00PM
*OFFSITE* Above Hudson Wine Merchants
341 1/2 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534


Hear Omi's Spring 2016 international writers and translators in residence read and share their work with an intimate, live audience. This is the first reading hosted by Writers Omi this year, which provides residencies to international literary voices across all types of literature.

 

Refreshments generously provided by Hudson Wine Merchants. Free and open to the public.

 


Spring Art Camp 2017

April 18, 19, 20 & 21
9AM - 3PM
$280 per child
Ages 5-12


Spring Art Camp is an imaginative and active way to bring in the new season! This four-day program features a variety of creative adventures for kids. Daily activities include art projects, special workshops with a visiting artist, exploration of The Fields Sculpture Park, storytelling, and play.

Click here to learn more + register.

 


Writers Omi: Reading + BBQ


Saturday, May 20 at 5 PM
Omi Visitors Center + Gallery


A distinguished group of international writers and translators currently in residence at Writers Omi will read from their works. Following the event, Omi invites visitors to gather for a barbeque feast and reception with the writers, for which donations are appreciated.

 

The reading is free and open to the public. Click here to read more about Writers Omi.

 


Exhibition by Adults of CoArc

 

Friday, May 12, 12 - 2 PM
On View: May 12 - 13, 2017
Education Pavilions

 

Collaborations and artworks by adults of Coarc who participated in a series of creative workshops at Omi over the course of the past several months. The exhibition will include works by individuals who, in addition to drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture projects, engaged in movement, music, active viewing experiences, and team-building activities over the course of the program.

 

Special thanks to the Coarc Arts Endowment for making this annual partnership possible.
 

Coarc has been an advocate and resource in Columbia County for individuals who experience disabilities and their families since 1965. The organization provides comprehensive services to children and adults, both in the community and at more than twenty regional locations. Coarc's mission is to expand abilities, one person at a time, so individuals experiencing disabilities can achieve their individual goals.

 


The Fields Sculpture Park: Spring Exhibition Opening

Saturday, May 27, 1 - 4:30 PM
Benenson Visitors Center + The Fields Sculpture Park


Join us as we inaugurate new works on view in The Fields Sculpture Park and Benenson Visitors Center Gallery by Andre Kruysen, Joan Banach, Tony Tasset and Matt Wedel.

There will be refreshments, tractor rides throughout the park, and a special art project for children available. Free and open to the public.

 


Saturday Children's Workshops

Saturdays from 10 AM - 12 PM
September 10, 2016 - June 2017

$12 per child or $20 for two
Drop off/Pick up at the Benenson Visitors Center

Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 4 1/2 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture Omi, 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.


For more details, click here.


SAVE THE DATE: NYC Benefit

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
At the Edison Ballroom in NYC

We are pleased to invite you to Omi's NYC Benefit: Dinner + Theater on Wednesday June 7. Reserve your spot now by e-mailing Dorothy Randall at drandall@timeequities.com.


Click here for more information on attending.


Café Omi

Weekends with full lunch menu & weekdays with drinks and snacks, 11 AM - 4 PM 


Café Omi, located in the Visitors Center at The Fields Sculpture Park, serves seasonal lunch specials, soups, salads and sweets. Our menu rotates weekly and is carefully craſted by our talented local chefs. Café Omi is proud to offer the freshest seasonal ingredients and produce sourced from local farms and purveyors in Columbia County.

To view the menu, click here.


    

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