Now almost 1 year later and moving forward I’ve found it hard to get myself to return to empty out a storage locker filled with artwork and supplies. (Note to self: take ONLY what you can ship or carry on your back when doing an artist residency.) I guess I felt like I’d left Omaha behind and it was already part of my past.
So was this trip solely about unresolved storage issues or was it a way to find closure and rekindle a friendship? Unlike reconnecting on Facebook this was in real life and I was nervous. Would we still have the same affection and could it be found in less than 24 hours? The answer I would happily learn was YES!
1pm: Arrive in Omaha. Eat at Amsterdam Falafel and Kabab.
2pm-5pm: Empty storage unit, pack work up in car and ship boxes.
5pm: Walk around Old Market. Finally go into amazing bookstore I’d passed at least once a day while at BEMIS.
6pm- 1am: Connect with old friends: Eat homemade apple pie. Beer.
9-10am: Finish up at Storage.
11am: Visit Bemis and look at "Borderland Abstraction". See expansions to galleries as well as hear there will be an addition of 5 more resident studios.
1pm: More falafel then hit the road. Next stop Kansas City…
also by Margaret Meehan
- People in Your Neighborhood: Karen Weiner - May 10th, 2013
- Similar But Different #30: Art As Digestion - March 14th, 2013
- Yayoi Kusama: Princess of the Polka Dots - July 19th, 2012
- Seventeen Hundred Seeds: Cultivating Community As Art - June 2nd, 2012
- Similar but Different #29: The Rainbow Connection - May 23rd, 2012