Category: Exhibitions | Season: Re•Purpose
Celebrate Community With KANEKO!
Join us to celebrate our community, art, and KANEKO for Omaha Gives! We’ll be doing activities from 11 – 4 for you to learn more about KANEKO, meet some of our staff members, and see what we’re up while preparing for our Summer 2019 exhibition, Re•Purpose! Our activities are free and open to the public with no registration required!
- 11 am – 4 pm | Family Art Project. In the spirit of Re•Purpose, we’ll be creating our own re•purposed flower pots made out of water bottles!
- 11 am – 12 pm & 3 pm – 4 pm | “Hard Hat” Tour of Re•Purpose. Get a behind the scenes tour of Re•Purpose as the exhibition is getting installed! You’ll get to see what KANEKO looks like during the installation process and learn some fun facts about some of the featured artists for Re•Purpose.
- 11 am – 4 pm | KANEKO Giving Stations. Want to donate to KANEKO for Omaha Gives? You can during our activities for the day. We will have laptops and iPads available for you to make your Omaha Gives donation. Not able to make it to KANEKO for our Omaha Gives activities? Use the button below to make your donation!
Category: Generator Series • Members • Performances | Season: Re•Purpose
Seriously playful music.
Join KANEKO and Omaha Under the Radar for the final 2018-19 Generator Series event, GAMES, featuring Alexa Dexa, Kelley Sheehan, Polka Police – a lineup of artists who take playful music very seriously, delighting audiences with their surprising confluence heavy sounds and fun-loving, “joie de vivre” performance styles. This interactive event merges experimental music with opera, noise, electronics, kiddie pools, accordions, no-input mixers, and more.
Artists & Program
Alexa Dexa will perform her new one-woman opera, be a doll, which the artist describes as “ an electroacoustic toy opera for solo vocalist performing choreographed play routines on musical and nonmusical toys with live electronic processing and pre-programmed electronic sequences.” Supported by Opera America, the opera follows a woman struggling with her perfectionist and submissive conditioning in a world that commands her to “be a doll”.
Kelley Sheehan will showcase her work “Maze” which uses electronic processes and instruments through an interactive scheme that involves audience participation. The piece isn’t finished until the audience solves the Maze!
The program will close out with Polka Police, an iconoclastic noise and performance art duo based in Nebraska who consistently push the limits of style. Prepare for “Stupid awesome polka themed rockin’ parodies, covers & originals.”
About Generator Series: Presented by KANEKO and Omaha Under the Radar, the Generator Series will present events that investigate music’s relationship to our physical world, seeking the connections between sound and architecture, sound and natural landscapes, sound and the human body, and more. Focusing on music by living composers, including sound improvisation and experimental composition, the Generator Series will be an outlet for non-commercial music that asks questions about how we listen, and how we interact with sound in the 21st century.
Category: Exhibitions • Free • Members | Season: Re•Purpose
Celebrate the opening of Re•Purpose with us!
Members! Be among the first to see Re•Purpose and get a chance to meet contributing artists. This event is free for members with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres provided by Upstream Brewing Company. Interested in becoming a member? Click here to learn more about the many benefits of joining the KANEKO community!
Category: Education • Members | Season: Re•Purpose
Unleash your creativity at Summer Kids Camp!
Students will engage with local professionals to learn about the principles and processes of design, creativity, and much more. Each 4-day camp provides a group of 16 students a variety of exciting exercises and activities.
Summer Kids Camps 2019
Video Game Design – 3D Modeling// June 10 – 13
Architecture Design Camp #1// June 17 – 20
Perplexus // June 24 – 27
Video Game Design// July 8 – 11
Architecture Design Camp #2 // July 15 – 18
Sound Design Camp // July 29 – August 1
Camps are for children entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. Registration is $250 ($225 for KANEKO Members). Learn more about KANEKO membership HERE. Camp scholarships are available. Please fill out a scholarship form HERE. Each camp includes materials, lunches, a KANEKO Camp t-shirt and a notebook. Camps run Monday – Thursday from 9 AM –4 PM. Members must log into Altru to claim your membership rate.
Video Game Design – 3D Modeling
Dates: June 10 – 13
Instructor: Ian Snyder
Description: Join veteran game developer Ian Snyder to learn how to make 3D environments, models, and animations for games. Over this four-day camp, students will find out how to make the visuals needed for a complete game, as well as how to integrate the visuals into a living game world!
Architecture Design Camp #1
Dates: June 17 – 20
Instructor: RDG Team
Description: Throughout this four-day camp, students will participate in visual literacy exercises, walking tours of architecture in Omaha’s Old Market District, 3D modeling and emerging digital technologies, visits to local design firms, physical model prototyping, and architectural communication.
Dates: June 24 – 27
Instructor: Michael McGinnis
Description: Learn to design and build your own PERPLEXUS game from Michael McGinnis, the inventor himself! In this four-day camp, learn the history of the labyrinth, and how Perplexus came about. Delve into spatial problem-solving to understand what makes Michael’s 3D labyrinths so complex and engaging. Work out your own designs in simple materials. Then in teams, come up with winning designs using CAD. Towards the end, laser cut and assemble your own masterpieces. Materials and tools used include card stock, craft knives, scissors, glues, thin plywood, 3D modeling software, CNC software, laser-cutting software and equipment.
Video Game Design
Dates: July 8 – 11
Instructor: Ian Snyder
Description: Join veteran game developer Ian Snyder in an exciting camp creating a 3D game using the Unity game engine. Students will learn how to make 3D models and integrate them into a game using free software that students can continue to use, even after the camp! Students will also learn how to think like a game designer by creating physical game prototypes, as well as learning about careers in games and interactive media.
Architecture Design Camp #2
Dates: July 15 – 18
Instructor: HDR Team
Description: Throughout this 4-day camp, students will participate in visual literacy exercises, walking tours of architecture in Omaha’s Old Market District, 3D modeling and emerging digital technologies, visits to local design firms, physical model prototyping, and architectural communication.
Sound Design Camp
Dates: July 29 – August 1
Instructor: Stacey Barelos
Description: Throughout this 4-day camp, students will learn the building-blocks of musical sound by creating new instruments, visiting area music installations, designing original soundscapes, practicing exercises in focused listening, and crafting musical compositions without traditional means.
Category: Exhibitions | Season: Re•Purpose
Take a tour of Re•Purpose with our team!
Public Guided Tours
Led by our knowledgeable staff, guided tours are an excellent option for individuals and groups. All ages are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Public Tours are $5 per person and are perfect for a date night or family outing.
Re•Purpose Public Tours are hosted every second Friday of the month at 6:30PM beginning June 14th, 2019.
Private Guided Tours
If you are looking for a more individualized experience, we offer private guided tours for schools, homeschool groups, and both private and public organizations. We ask that we are given 5-days notice in order to prepare for your private tour. Private Tours are for groups of 10 people or more and are set at $5 per person. Schools and other education based groups are always free!
Private Guided tours are offered Tuesday – Friday at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Please be aware that Re•Purpose contains exhibitions that feature loud noises and motion that may be overstimulating for some viewers. If your group requires accommodations for your tour, please detail them in the tour survey.
Interested in scheduling a KANEKO group tour? Please complete this survey and a KANEKO staff member will contact you.