OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 20, 2015) — Esprit Whispering Ridge, a West Omaha senior living community, is creating a new venue for local emerging artists called “ArtLink.” For its first showing, the community will be hanging works by Omaha pastel artist Brian Brigham and will host an opening event and reception for the public on January 25.
ArtLink’s goal is to bring art into the Esprit community to benefit residents, staff and visitors. Brigham’s opening is the first in a series of art exhibits at Esprit planned for 2015. The next show will open in April and others will be held on a regular basis throughout the year. Artists will be announced at a later date.
“We see ArtLink as a way to meet two important needs in our community,” said Gail Little-Osberg, executive director of Esprit Whispering Ridge. “Our residents are hungry for cultural and educational programming, and emerging local artists are always looking for a venue to present their works. So, we’re bringing these needs together.” Esprit has a gallery area between two buildings on its campus that accommodates the hanging of art. “The gallery area is called the Link…and our program links artists and their works with our residents,” said Little-Osberg.
The Esprit Whispering Ridge ArtLink exhibit will be the first formal showing of Brian Brigham’s work. His work has been displayed at Omaha-area art supply stores and coffee shops and at the University of Nebraska College of Veterinary Medicine in Curtis, Neb., but the Esprit venue is his first show, which runs from January 25 through March 13, 2015.
A public cocktail reception will be held on Sunday, January 25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to meet the artist. Until the show ends on March 13, visitors are welcome at Esprit to view the art during business hours, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- What: Esprit ArtLink Opening Art Exhibit – Meet the artist, view his works, enjoy cocktails
- When: Sunday, January 25, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Where: Esprit Whispering Ridge – 17555 Emmet Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68116
- Who: Brian Bingham, Omaha pastel artist
Esprit Whispering Ridge is a new community that offers catered senior living, assisted living and memory care to seniors in the west Omaha area.
See more at: espritwhisperingridge.com