Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Public Programs

Carver Bank Flock House Summer Programming

Through August 16th

Carver Bank Flock House Summer Programming

Location: Carver Bank | 2416 Lake Street | Omaha
Description: Laura Carlson: Sun., June 22nd - Wed., July 2nd:
The bulk of Laura’s Flock House stay centers around her many visits with Omaha community members who are a part of the fabric of social issues and how these issues are addressed. The discussions will help inform the workshop series she will facilitate at the W. Dale Clark Library in July, and she will also use the Flock House as a studio space to work on For the Recently Realized Feminist, a how-to guide she is writing.

Jonathan Seevers: Mon., July 7th - Mon., July 14th
Jonathan will create an installation telling the story of a person's life through painted handprints on objects, which he will split into six sections to denote different time periods. This is an artificial construction of a man's life presented like and anthropological/scientific museum exhibition. Jonathan also plans to give guided tours of this fake person and write a scientific paper based off of his faux "research." Tour Times: M, W, F: 5:00 pm; Sat.: 4:00.

Josh Norton: Fri., July 18th, - Tues., July 22nd
Want to learn how to use a printing press? Josh is setting up shop in the Flock House to make new work of his own and hold small workshops for the public. If this is your first time using a printing press or if you're rusty on the basics, join Josh in the Flock House and get ready to print!

Christina Narwicz: Wed., July 23rd - Fri., July 25th
Combining her interests in traditions such as Buddhism and Polynesian navigators among others, Christina will be working on her project Humans Being with Good Intentions to create a silent space for reflection. She will then attach colored ties outside to spread good intentions everywhere!
Times: Wed. & Thurs.: 12:00 - 6:00 pm; Fri.: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Chloë Bass + Teal Gardner: Tues., July 29th – Thurs., July 31st:
Chloë and Teal will lead the third week of the Bemis Center’s four-week-long Urban Design Lab for teenagers from the Flock House by using the space as a studio. Urban Design Lab is an innovative summer program where participants work with national and local artists to deconstruct, decipher and reimagine the urban landscape.

Katie Raine: Fri., Aug. 1st - Fri., Aug. 8th:
Katie will focus on nourishing the body with fresh produce through local gardening and feeding the mind through creative artist collaboration, promoting growth of self and community. She will share simple techniques for starting their own garden as well as engaging in various artistic experiences. Throughout the week, everyone is invited to explore and share how they experience creative growth by creating their own personal square for a Dream Quilt that will complete the project.

Schedule of Events: From 3:00 – 4:00 pm each day, the public is invited to talk with Katie about her work and community gardening in her pop-up gallery Eclectic Katie Raine Artifacts; from 4:00 – 7:00, the visitors can design their own pieces of the Dream Quilt. Additional activities include:

Tues., August 5th, 5:00 pm: Singer, poet and rapper Eazie Jay will perform accompanied by hip hop dancers Crystal and Moses, who will also demonstrate simple dance techniques.

Wed., August 6th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm: Tamara Kurtenbach, clothing designer and owner of The Passionate Lion, will share design techniques for turning a regular t-shirt into a fashion item; at 5:00 pm Jake and Allyson guitarist Jake Loehr and singer Allyson Schneiderwind from the band Break Maiden.

Thurs., August 7th, 5:00 pm: Tamara Kurtenbach, clothing designer and owner of The Passionate Lion, will share design techniques for turning a regular t-shirt into a fashion item.

Fri., August 8th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Singer, poet and rapper Eazie Jay will perform accompanied by hip hop dancers Crystal and Moses.

Holly Kranker: Sat., Aug. 9th:
Holly will use the Flock House as a space for a knitting and crochet group.

Manuel Cook: Sun., Aug. 10th - Wed., Aug. 13th
Third Friday Event: Aug. 15th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Manuel will continue an ongoing video interview project with area artists and community members. These silent projected interviews will be on display on an exterior wall of Carver Bank during an event hosted by Manuel on August 15th. This Third Friday event will also feature local artist, poets, performers and musicians.

John Kerner: Thurs., Aug. 14th – Sat., Aug. 16th:
John will write about the architectural spaces of the Flock Houses in terms of what they mean and how they can further a discourse in both the art and architectural worlds.

For Carver Bank Flock House updates and to read about the participants' experiences, visit our Tumblr account here.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130