Join us for an evening of celebration and exploration featuring our four Creative Arts Practice (CAP) Fellows at Omi Gallery: Hope Lehman, Keno Greene, Nia Fairweather, and Sewon Chung Barrera
CAP Fellows will present their creative journeys and lead an interactive discussion about the process, people, and policy behind sustaining a creative practice.
Creative Arts Practice (CAP) Fellows are creative practitioners that support the development and production of visual, educational, and performing arts programs at Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland and ThoughtWorks SF.
Introducing the 2016 Cohort:
Hope Lehman is a pro-black biracial hip hop feminist dedicated to community empowerment and ending all forms of oppression through action, dialogue, technology and art. She was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009 with a degree in Feminist Studies & Sociology. Since the fall of 2010, Hope has been a member of the vibrant Oakland art, education, and activist community.
More: freshtodefcollective.com | @FTDCollective
Keno Greene is an ARTenthusIaST who sustains the soul of comfort and uses the visual art medium to communicate diversity, LGBTQ alliance, and positive environmental impact. She is an advocate for the elegance of innate idiosyncrasy that fashion who we are. Keno is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Fashion Technology from San Francisco State University. She is the Head Curator of the upcoming F.A.S.H.I.O.N. Exhibition at Impact Hub Oakland.
More: fashionexhibition.co | @K3nok3no
Nia Fairweather is a classically trained, award-winning Actress + Writer who tells stories on the Stage, Screen and Page. Her latest films Paralysis and Firefly are currently on the film festival circuit and OORDEEL, the feature film follow-up to her viral short film of the same name, is in development.
More: www.niafairweather.com | @NiaFairweather
Sewon Chung Barrera is a Digital Storyteller and Marketing Strategist. Born in South Korea and raised in Virginia, she is proud to call Oakland home. Sewon received her Master’s Degree in Oral History from Columbia University and a dual BA in Literary & Cultural Studies and Sociology from The College of William & Mary.
More: sewonchung.com | @collectingmaps
Omi Gallery is an interactive art space for artisans, theorists, creative entrepreneurs, organizers, and students. Omi produces programming that intentionally nourishes partnerships between creatives, businesses, institutions, and the public. It is located both in Oakland at Impact Hub Oakland and in San Francisco at ThoughtWorks in SoMA.
Gallery Director: Ashara Ekundayo
Gallery Manager: Melonie Green