The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. in Omaha, has featured leading regional artists for 40 years. This May artist-members will share some of their best work to remind long-time supporters and engage first-time visitors with ‘makers’ who continue to be relevant in Omaha’s art scene.
The month begins with an opening reception “Rediscover the Original” All-Members show as part of First Friday Old Market, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 1, 2015. Other events include:
- During weekends, visitors may contribute to a large-scale reinterpretation of a famous painting Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” provides the inspiration for an 16×16’ artwork depicting the Omaha skyline against turbulent skies. Visitors can don aprons and paint, draw and otherwise embellish this piece with support from a gallery artist-member. The completed panel will be displayed in the gallery’s entryway.
- May 15, Joslyn Museum’s Young Art Patrons group includes the gallery in its annual tour.
- May 20, “Pinot and Paint” workshop 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during OmahaGives! with a reservation made at firstname.lastname@example.org (space is limited) participants will interpret a famous painting with guidance and direction from Katrina Methot-Swanson, Hope Dendinger and Judith Anthony Johnston. A suggested donation of $35 to the gallery via OmahaGives!, the 24-hour online philanthropy campaign.
Work by students at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha will also be featured in the small gallery during May.
This cooperative group of artists conducts educational and cultural outreach activities, and maintains and staffs a gallery that features works in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, weaving, painting, pottery, photography, printmaking, glass, jewelry and drawing. Learn more about the organization by visiting their website at http://www.artistscoopomaha.com/