WhyArts? looks forward to an especially fulfilling series of workshops and residencies this fall!!!
In addition to welcoming new and extremely talented artists to WhyArts? , a major focus will be on the Older Adult population! With the theme of “Bridges,” artists will be working with organizations serving underserved populations , focusing on the stories they have accumulated over the years. Organizations will include the Douglas County Health Center, St. Richards Campus , Franciscan Adult Day Center, PACE/Immanuel Communities, House of Hope Alzheimers, Corrigan Senior Center, Trinity Courtyard and the Intercultural Senior Center. An exhibit celebrating the work from these workshops will be held on October 25th at the Bancroft Street Market.
The “Cinderella Project” is another major project for WhyArts?, working with the special education classes of 10 OPS elementary and middle classes classes to interpret — through theater and the visual arts– variations of the favorite story, “Cinderella.” This project will be extended to the high schools this winter..with a celebration this spring with Opera Omaha and their production of “Cinderella.”
And plans are beginning for a major mural project with organizations serving individuals with disabilities. This will include a series of arts workshops which will focus on the theme of “Happiness”…to, hopefully, find a space on a building to showcase the work.
In addition to these projects, WhyArts? artists are providing visual arts workshops to 7 middle schools through their after school programming, working with students at the St. Augustine Mission School in Winnebago, visiting the bedsides of residents at The Ambassador, and working weekly with preschoolers at Educare of Omaha. And much more…..
WhyArts? is thankful for our excellent team of artists.. ..our donors and supporters….and to the organizations with whom we serve!
Thank you for your support and confidence in WhyArts?!!