Volunteer Spotlight: President’s Club

Volunteer Spotlight: President’s ClubComprised of job titles that span from dentists, attorneys, bankers, to retailers and many more, The President’s Club is an elite group of approximately 20 volunteers that help grow the Greater Omaha Chamber (the Chamber) by promoting local membership and renewal. 

To read more about this amazing group of individuals, click here to visit the We Don’t Coast Blog.

The Union: Art with an Impact

The Union: Art with an Impact

Now officially open for the season, The Union for Contemporary Art (The Union) on North 24th Street is an exciting place to learn through experience, expand one’s mind, and inspire creativity. With a large art gallery named for Wanda D. Ewing, The Union offers five or more exhibitions per year with a primary focus on women of color in the arts. Not only does The Union display art that is culturally riveting; it also offers a multitude of mediums for visitors to expand their worldview and inspire their own creativity.

Nicole J. Caruth, program director for The Union, can attest to the importance of inspiring the youth through hands-on experiences and exposure to art.

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No Horsing Around, International Omaha Is Greater Omaha’s ‘Mane’ Event

Greater Omaha is a horse-lover’s dream, and the Burlington Capital International Omaha horse show gave the region an opportunity to showcase its vast network of trainers, riders and horse enthusiasts.No Horsing Around, International Omaha Is Greater Omaha’s ‘Mane’ Event

Karin Nilsson, an Omaha native, has noticed not only is the region’s equestrian community supportive of one another; the surrounding landscape is ideal for those who own horses and larger barns.

“One of the big pluses that I see is that we have a lot of land, so pasture turnout is much more available,” said Nilsson, in comparison to larger coastal cities, where many competitions are held.

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Ragtime – Young Actress Pieper Roeder

Opening on May 31, Director Kimberly Faith Hickman and her cast of 37 volunteer actors have tirelessly been preparing to bring Ragtime to life at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

Set in New York in the early 20th century, the plot explores the serious issues of class struggles between immigrants and suburbanites while touching on themes of family, immigration, and integration.

Bringing this powerful play to life needed just the right cast to instill the audience with hope and love throughout the production despite its characters many struggles.

 

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All the World’s a Stage for Omaha’s Intimate Bluebarn

Celebrating their 30th anniversary season, The Bluebarn Theatre distinguishes itself as the only professional adult community theatre in Omaha.

All the World’s a Stage for Omaha’s Intimate Bluebarn

Susan Clement, producing artistic director of the theater since 2002, attended Purchase College Conservatory of Theatre Arts in New York where she would meet her theatre family and meet the founder of the first Bluebarn Theatre in 1989. While their group of friends came from different backgrounds, they were united, according to Clement, “not by blood but by passion and by training.”

To read the full story, visit The Omaha Chamber’s We Don’t Coast Blog: https://www.omahachamber.org/wedontcoast/bluebarn-theatre-bringing-the-world-to-omaha/