The KANEKO exhibition is closed for deinstallation – The KANEKO library is open Thurs – Sun from 1pm to 5pm

Arts For ME! Spring Exhibition

past event

May 11, 2023 -
June 18, 2023

Thursday - Saturday 1—7 pm

Sunday 1—6 pm

Gallery Admissions will allow guests to visit all exhibitions at KANEKO

FREE

KANEKO Members

FREE

Every Friday

10.00

General Admission

5.00

Military, Seniors, Student IDs, Educator, 17 and under

Sponsors:
Jewish Federation of Omaha
Jackson Family Charitable Trust
Ike and Roz Friedman Foundation
Adam Yale
Westside Foundation
KANEKO
Therman Statom

Arts for ME! and KANEKO invite you to see the Spring 2023 Semester exhibit.

The Spring 2023 Semester Exhibition will be open for viewing at KANEKO until June 4th.

This exhibition is a celebration of AFM’s second official year of Adapted Art at Westside High School. This exhibit is made possible through a grant from the WHS Foundation, private donors, the generous support of the KANEKO Organization, multiple guest artists, and Therman Statom.

About Arts For ME!

The Arts For ME! mission statement is: 

WE EXIST TO EMPOWER MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES WITHIN OUR SCHOOL, AND TO INCREASE THE VISIBILITY AND IMPORTANCE OF THEIR WORK

This organization fosters, cultivates, and advocates for adaptive art programs for alternative students and are driven by their passion to share their philosophy and approach to teaching adaptive art. A truly collaborative effort, AFM employs the ideas, guidance, and expertise of educators and artists from around the world. 

AFM’s successful methodology is based on (4) tenets: Collaborating, Lesson Planning, Set Up and Cycles, and Support. 

Collaborating:

All programming is only made possible through their collaboration with Special Education teachers, occupational therapists, peer educators, guest artists, and public partners.

Lesson Planning:

Founded on Discipline-Based Art Education, each lesson plan starts by focusing on an artist or art movement and is built out from there. Lesson objectives are to develop individually tailored processes so each learner is able to express themselves with the goal to expose students to new artists and provide unique experiences that allow them to make choices within their work. 

Set Up and Cycles:

Structure is integral to successful learning. AFM conducts class once a week led by two certified teachers with no more than 8 students per class. The classroom set up is based on the project and mobility needs of each student. Lessons may last 1-4 weeks with a project cycle of 4 years which ensures that a student can take the class for all 4 high school years and always have a new learning experience. 

Support:

Participation from peers, nurses, occupational therapists, educational assistants, and special education teachers supports the organization’s operations and helps build friendships and confidence in each learner as well. AFM is dedicated to cultivating that confidence so students learn how to support themselves and feel it is equally important to provide students with independent space to freely express themselves on their own.

For more information on the Arts for Me! program, please visit www.artsforme.org

Sponsors:
Jewish Federation of Omaha
Jackson Family Charitable Trust
Ike and Roz Friedman Foundation
Adam Yale
Westside Foundation
KANEKO
Therman Statom

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