Solstice at Barbacoa
5 – 9 PM
Join us in celebrating another Solstice at Barbacoa with architect Craig Shillitto, and collaborators Katie Merz and Curt Gobrecht. This installation, aligned with the solstice sunset, will host an evening of food and music as we watch the sun set on the longest day of the year. This free community tasting gives attendees a rare opportunity to enjoy the park on the cusp of nightfall!
Food and beverage inspired by pre-Columbian and post-Columbian recipes will be served. The central pit fire will be used for a whole pig provided by Lovers Leap Farm and cooked in “Baracoa” style all day, served beginning at 5 p.m.
Prismatic by Hou de Sousa will be illuminated at dusk on June 22 during Solstice at Barbacoa—come experience the work in its luminous glory!
Barbacoa was created by architect Craig Shillitto, with collaborators Bobby Palombo, Katie Merz, Mateo Fernandez-Muro and Pete Lipson.
On Thursday evenings, Art Omi hosts Open Figure Drawing for Adults, where a group of artists gathers in the Newmark Gallery to sketch, draw, and render from a live model. While current circumstances prevents us from gathering in person, the urge to forge community through artistic practice has in some ways grown stronger than ever.
Now, we are inviting everyone in Art Omi's extended community to draw along at home! You are also invited to share and connect with the group via a weekly Zoom Thursdays from 5 - 6 pm EST. Please note that registration is capped, and so we encourage you to reserve your spot in advance.
You can also participate by tagging us on your completed drawings on Instagram or Facebook! Use #artomi and #educationomi to share your work. All styles and media welcome — show us your creative best!
Weekly Prompts & Zoom info:
Camp Omi in a Box is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Camp Omi and Artgarten programs. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.
Camp Omi in a Box is designed for kids ages 6-10, and includes socially distanced in person sessions every Monday and Friday from 9 am - noon. Camp Omi in a Box: Artgarten provides projects for kids ages 3-5 with pick-ups on the Friday before the Monday session. Projects are supplemented with Google Meet sessions, where Campers learn and share! Younger children in both programs will need parent assistance and/or supervision. While some projects are designed to be more independent than others, we like to think of the program as fun and engaging for the whole family!
Camp Omi in a Box : Artgarten is a weekly subscription to a series of make-at-home art projects, online tutorials, and interactive online gatherings that capture the mission and spirit of Art Omi’s popular Artgarten program. Anchored by a weekly box of specialty art materials, tools, and products Camp Omi in a Box includes activity prompts and access to exclusive online tutorials by Camp Omi Teaching Artists. Children also participate in optional in-person sessions from 9 am to noon on Mondays and Fridays, or interactive Google Meet sessions where Campers learn and share! Children may participate in a single week, or the whole seven-week program.