Our Journey To Here
January through April
Artist Victoria Hoyt will use stories, photos and artifacts from local families as inspiration for a new textile work that will be displayed at Omaha Children's Museum and other Omaha venues. To collect a wide variety of stories and family histories, OCM and Hoyt will work with the Union for Contemporary Art, Lutheran Family Services and The Intercultural Senior Center. Hoyt’s work will debut at OCM during the final week of the "American to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" exhibit.
There are many ways local families can participate in. Two workshops are planned, with one more yet to be scheduled. Workshops are open to the public and are open to all ages. Our Journey To Here is supported by Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Jan. 23 - Attend a workshop at Union for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Lutheran Family Services from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. The vision for the workshop is to create a connection between food, natural dye materials, and stories.
Jan. 30 - Attend a workshop at Omaha Children's Museum from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (admission into the museum is necessary). The vision for the workshop is to create a connection between food, natural dye materials, and stories.
TBD - A third workshop will be announced soon.
Drop-In Art Projects
Hoyt will also help create drop-in projects at the museum designed for young visitors and their families. These make-and-take projects will be mixed media collages in response to prompts created by Hoyt. The start date of these drop-in projects will be announced soon.