Indian Hill

I’ve been working on my public art project with Justice For Our Neighbors-NE, New Nebraskans, for a couple years. I intended to get three murals completed this summer, but various things had kept interfering. In particular, I had one mural…

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Midtown Murals

I’ve done a lot more seeking of commissions over the past few years. The process has been getting smoother, but it is always challenging. I’ve been talking with Molly Skold, the Marketing and Communications Director at Midtown Crossing, for a…

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You Are Here

For the past year, I have been working on a project with InCommon Community Development in the Park Avenue neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The idea which emerged in collaboration with InCommon and leaders in the Park Avenue neighborhood was to…

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Mary’s Story

On October 25, representatives form Benson Area Refugee Task Force, Justice For our Neighbors, Omaha Public Schools, South Sudan Community Association, Anti-Defamation League, and about 75 volunteers came to the alley between 60th and 61st street in Benson and painted…

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Sowing the Seeds of Justice

Next Thursday, October 23rd, I will be one of the co-hosts for enVISION, the gala for Justice For Our Neighbors. I’ve known them for a little over a year now. Casual conversations with the executive director, Emiliano Lerda, led to…

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Mary Aketo George

Whenever I get wrapped up in the process of a new project–particularly in the public artwork space–I am continuously overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude as well as awareness of my incredible luck to be able to to this job. My…

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You’re Invited: All That Ever Was, Always Is

I am filled with joy, pride, relief, and anticipation as I invite you to the official opening of one of the most important installations I have ever completed. Join me this Saturday for plenty of coffee and donuts from Pettit’s…

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The wheels keep turning…

Though we just finished installing the all that ever was, always is project at 14th & Emmet streets in Omaha, the summer projects at the studio aren’t finished yet. I’m working today on this linocut portrait of Ramona Silva Gonzales, a study for…

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All That Ever Was, Always Is: Installation Day

My new public art project, part of the All That Ever Was, Always Is series, is a collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha exploring the rich history within two condemned homes in North Omaha located at 1468 and 1470 Emmet. The homes themselves are…

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Thoughts On My Father

In 2006, my father, John White, died after a very short battle with pancreatic cancer. He and I had a tense and distant relationship my entitle adult-like life. As is the curse of every man finding himself at 42 years…

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