|Artists in Residence cultivate creativity at Omaha Public Library|
|June 26, 2012|
Omaha Public Library with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Omaha Community Foundation will host special programming to help motivate creativity among youth in the community. Thanks to a gift provided by the Benjamin T. Zucker Fund, artists-in-residence have created progressive programs available to all ages. Programs are open to the public and free of charge.
Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., will host Story Acting for Kids on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and Real Life Drama for Teens on Fridays at 2 p.m. Idu Maduli will work with a core group of teens to use theater to help participants develop effective communication skills and empower them to act to the benefit of their community. Final productions will be held Saturday, August 11, at 2 p.m. (teens) and 3:30 p.m. (kids). For more information or to register, call 402.444.4849.
South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., will offer art workshops and traditional Mexican and Latino Folk Art and Culture stories on Mondays and Saturdays through August 15. Artist Linda Garcia designed programs to reflect and utilize artistic culture and tradition to teach and exhibit skills reflecting the length and breadth of the Mexican, Mestizo and Indigenous experience. Garcia is a Chicana artist who has been active for over 35 years creating, teaching and exhibiting Mexican/Latino arts and culture throughout the state of Nebraska. Using her storytelling techniques with hands-on activities, captivates, energizes and motivates participants to become involved using standards that have been in place, literally for centuries. For more information, call 402.444.4850.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.