Arts For All, Inc (AFA) serves thousands of local students each year, many of whom would not otherwise have opportunities to receive arts education. Arts education positively impacts the lives of our children by helping to develop critical thinking, problem solving, resourcefulness, teamwork, and many other skills. An investment in the arts is an investment in the future of our community.
January 11, 2018 - Start the new year off inspired. Learn something new. There's still time to register. Classes begin next Monday!
December 20, 2017 - This is a reminder about our bag decorating event on Wednesday December 27th, 2017 at Christ the King Lutheran Church (42nd & Harrison) from 1:00pm- 4:00pm.
Please bring your own markers and pens to decorate the bags!
We are also asking for donations of new, unopened materials to be placed in these bags that are then delivered to those recuperating from treatment at hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. The art kits we build and donate are counted towards Emma's Art Kits national goal of 150,000. Please bring materials to the event on Dec. 27th.
Material Wish List:
Small, hand-size pencil sharpeners
Sharpie® ultra fine black markers
Watercolor paper/mixed media pads
Sculpey® in a variety of colors
Coloring books for young children (appropriate for ages 4-7)
Donations are tax deductible. Please ask us for a receipt.
December 18, 2017 - Judy Mallory, Executive Director of Arts for All, Inc. stops by Omaha Public Radio KIOS 91.5 FM for a live and local chat with Morning Edition host Mike Hogan. Listen to the interview.
December 13, 2017 - AFA Founder Judy Mallory recently sat down with Classical 90.7, KVNO to discuss Arts For All. You can listen to the entire interview below.
Emma's Art Kit Assembly and Bag Decoration
Wednesday December 27th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church (42nd & Harrison)
Help decorate and put supplies inside bags for Emma's Art Kits. Participants will use crayons, colored pencils or markers to decorate and send a supportive message to the patients at Children's Hospital.
Check here for more info.
-Bring your own markers and pens/writing utensils
-Bags are going to Children's Hospital
At age 7, Emma Stumpf was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The years since have been filled with 70 weeks of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of radiation, and many trips to Riley Hospital for Children. During her journey, Emma discovered her love of art. "It helped me express how I was feeling because I wasn't able to always speak it and describe it," Emma said. Emma took her passion and brought it right back to where it all began... to the hospitals. "I want to help others; it makes them feel good and makes me feel good too.” Arts For All is a proud supporter of Emma's Art Cart.
Jim Jacobi is an Instructor who teaches Painting and Drawing for AFA. Jim has been teaching for AFA for 8 years and enjoys watching students grow from beginning painters/drawers into very exceptional artists over many years. Jim has a BFA and an MFA in Art and has shown and sold art on a national and international level.
In his current work, Jacobi has been working on many commissioned works that offer many varieties in style and media with emphasis on color, line, and stroke. Philosophically, Jacobi feels that the world outside the canvas is our reality and what is created on canvas is a new reality which we create. It is our way of giving creativity back to the universe from which it came--which any of us can be lucky enough to experience.
You can view the work of some of Jim's students here.
Betty Darrell is an Instructor who teaches Visual Arts for AFA. Betty graduated from College of St. Mary with a Bachelors of Art Degree in Art and Minors in Secondary Art Education and History. After graduating from college, Betty taught Junior High Art and Elementary Art for twelve years in three local parochial schools in south Omaha. She went on to become the art teacher and art department head at Mercy High School, an all-girls high school. She retired from there after 18 years.
The highlights of her career so far are her student’s successes in class and in many local, state and national competitions as well as winning Omaha Archdiocese Secondary Teacher of the year herself. Since retirement, Betty started her own small business and continues to sell her artwork and the artwork of six of her family members.
AFA Founder Judy Mallory, 2016 Jefferson Award recipient, was honored for her philanthropic work at the 45th Annual National Ceremony of the Jefferson Awards Foundation in Washington DC last week. We are so proud of Judy and all of her accomplishments! Click here to view her acceptance speech.
Be a part of the ARTS and the OMAHA community. Come join our team! View our Careerlink Page to view specific job positions! We are always looking for people who love to inspire and share their knowledge with others. If you are interested in teaching a art, dance, music, acting, or creative writing class, email firstname.lastname@example.org!