Empower Hour Art Series Kicks Off June 7

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Three local nonprofits are partnering on an art experience series designed to include people with intellectual disabilities in community life.

The Empower Hour with the Arts series – presented by Mosaic in Omaha in conjunction with Benson Theatre and WhyArts – kicks off Thursday, June 7, at 10:00am at The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple Street. The monthly sessions will include coffee, conversation and an art experience led by a WhyArts teaching artist.

Mosaic in Omaha provides services for more than 240 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Omaha area.

“Art is such an important part of the lives of so many of the people we support,” said Tim Bogatz, community relations officer at Mosaic. “The opportunity to learn and grow as artists in an inclusive setting is huge for them.”

All sessions will be held from 10:00 to 11:30am at B Side, and the public is welcome to attend. The schedule is as follows:

June 7
Led by WhyArts artist Josh Mullady

July 5
Led by WhyArts artist Josh Mullady

Aug. 2
Led by WhyArts artist Bill Hoover

Sept. 8
Led by WhyArts artist Kim Jubenville

October 4
Led by WhyArts artist Josh Mullady

Nov. 1
Led by WhyArts artist Theresa Sindelar

Dec. 6
Led by WhyArts artist Theresa Sindelar

The Empower Hour with the Arts series is made possible with support from the Omaha Downtown Rotary Club. For more information, contact Bogatz at 402.896.9988, x2008 or tim.bogatz@mosaicinfo.org.


Parking is available in the lot directly behind B Side. For more parking information, visit www.bensontheatre.org/parking.

Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit www.mosaicinfo.org/location/mosaic-omaha.

WhyArts is dedicated to providing Omaha’s underserved populations with access to quality arts experiences across a diversity of forms. For more information, visit www.whyartsinc.org.

Benson Theatre is dedicated to enhancing, engaging and enriching the community through artistic and educational experiences. For more information, visit www.bensontheatre.org.

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