Amplify Arts Acquires Former Darger HQ Space for Exhibitions
Amplify Arts (www.amplifyarts.org) is excited to announce the acquisition of 1804 Vinton St. (formerly Darger HQ) for exhibitions and performances that are part of Amplify Arts’ Generator Grants program. Moving forward, the location will be known as the Generator Space. The Generator Grants program lends space and support (financial and otherwise) to Omaha-area artists throughout the process of organizing, marketing, and mounting a curated exhibition outside the context of larger institutional systems.
This location will give Generator Grant recipients a larger space to host exhibitions and shows, as opposed to the smaller gallery space at Amplify Arts’ main location at 1419 S. 13th St. Additionally, this will connect Generator shows and performances to the 2nd Friday arts scene that Vinton Street has established, bringing more foot traffic and exposure to local artists.
The first opening reception at the Generator Space took place on January 11. Young Adult Living, curated by Kelsey Magnuson, uses portraiture to examine hierarchies traditionally embedded within representation; both who is represented and how. No religion, no royalty, no noble, working class, or peasantry, the works presented in Young Adult Living collectively call into question the conventions of traditional portraiture. Featured artists include Alyce Carrier, Nick Clark, Kelsey Magnuson, and Keegan VanGorder.
Amplify Arts (formerly Omaha Creative Institute) is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to promote unity, innovation, and progress in the arts to build strong and vibrant communities. To learn more, please visit www.amplifyarts.org or call (402) 996-1092.