Kenya (Robinson): Six Thousand Is A Lot

In 2014, Kenya (Robinson) undertook a residency at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, as part of a series of residencies I realized for artists who were specifically invited to engage with the Omaha community.

Here’s a link to a video about what Kenya was working on in her studio at the Bemis Center.

For her workshops, Kenya specifically requested access to workshop participants who were under 5 years old. We worked with our colleagues at the Bemis Center’s north Omaha location, Carver Bank, to identify local Black American kids and with Heartland Family Services who connected us with local Burmese immigrant communities. Kenya’s six week curriculum took her students through a project of learning vocabulary through taste, sound, texture, smell, and visual thinking.

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