Friends of Art invites you to attend the next event in their "Masters and Music" series "100 People: Omaha Social Advocates." This event will feature a presentation by Watie White with music by singer/songwriter Jocelyn Anderson.
Watie White's "100 People" series reflects his passion for social justice to better Omaha's people including his masterful collaborative and creative skills in public art projects. Singer Jocelyn Anderson is one of the White’s featured “100 People.” After the event, join Friends of Art for a casual reception.
Tickets are $15. UNO students can get in for free with their MavCARD, other students are $3 each with their student ID.Your purchase of Friends of Art: Masters & Music tickets directly benefits students and faculty of the UNO School of the Arts through scholarships and academic opportunities.
About Watie WhiteWatie White is a painter, printmaker and public artist. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum of Nebraska Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Telfair Museums (Savannah), The Dixon Galleries and Gardens (Memphis) and Mint Museum (Charlotte). Watie has been a featured speaker at Art Expo Chicago, State of the Art Symposium and the Plains Art Museum, and a visiting artist at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hastings College, Carleton College and DePaul University. For over a decade Watie has collaborated on public art projects with Omaha non-profits with a social justice mission, including Habitat for Humanity-Omaha, InCOMMON Community Development, and Justice for Our Neighbors-NE, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Omaha Housing Authority and Omaha Public Schools. His "100 People" series features 100 8-ft tall woodcut portrait murals of Omaha's social justice activists and advocates. Learn more.
About Jocelyn Anderson
At an astounding twenty-two years of age, Jocelyn combines her observant and mature outlook on life, love and music to write amazing, memorable songs that stick in your head. Jocelyn's music and riveting live performance has the ability to capture an audience in a way few can. Whether it's just a hand full of people or a crowd of thousands, Jocelyn connects. Jocelyn: “I love being able to touch people's hearts or make them think or feel something they haven’t felt before." Learn more.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.