anderson_272_webLetter from the Director

Happy 2015 from WhyArts?

In 2014,  the WhyArts? team of artists led over 1200 workshops in schools,  senior centers and senior residencies,  after-school programs,  early childhood centers, and several organizations serving adults and youth with disabilities.  Each workshop was carefully planned so that all the participants could be successfully involved to their own unique ability!

We have extended our space at the UNO Community Engagement Center as we expand our programming further with Heartland Family Service programs and the population of older adults.  The Engagement Center has provided WhyArts? with an enthusiastic intern, UNO volunteers, and ongoing opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations.  Examples include arts activities at the February 28 Ted Talk at UNO,

management of a mural for the Hunger Collaboration,  partnering of after school programming with the Omaha Public Library…and so much more!

Again this year, we are bringing Leslye Orr to Omaha from April 12-15—to perform, visit schools, and work with our artists, sharing her talents and insight as a legally blind artist.

Please visit our Facebook and Website regularly!  Our theme for this winter is “Heroes”….stay tuned!