A collaboration with Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC)
North 24th Street, historically known as The Street of Dreams, used to have many places for the community to gather, work, and create – these spaces made innovation and economic development possible. In recent years, Omaha Economic Development Corporation and neighbor business have activated some, but not all, available spaces. The Study is the creative purposing of two of the remaining spaces, the former Salem Food Pantry and the former St. Martin Depours building, by a group of local artists and entrepreneurs as studio, work, and event space.
New Generation Music Group
The New Generation Music Group is an inclusive music group that promotes awareness of community issues, drives support for local non-profits, and provides a platform to retain and showcase local talent. Our mission is to provide a world class music events that promotes inclusion and provides economic opportunities for local businesses, organizations, and artists. Our vision is to cultivate local talent and artistry as a means to a more secure and sustainable economy in the urban core communities.
Alajia McKizia is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist committed to exploring childhood trauma, healing, and the communication that links them. Using traditional art tools and reclaimed materials, including CDs, cardboard, hair, and scrap fabrics, McKizia portrays her outlook on social struggle and injustice through mediums of photography, collage, and painting. While embarking on a journey of self-love and identity, Alajia visualizes her human vulnerabilities and found wisdom as an example of personal liberation.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, McKizia has been featured at the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts, Outrspaces, Benson First Friday, and The Bay in Lincoln, NE. She is an intern at the Bemis Center as a studio assistant to artist Nyame Brown. In addition to visual art and modeling, Alajia engages with performing arts and was recently featured in “Language for the Living” a movement performance with tbd. Dance Collective and has also become a dancer for African Culture Connection.
(drips) is a lot of things. the current location started as an art gallery/studio for tres johnson. tres shares his space with people needing a place to get some work done. so kind of a co-working space, but different than most. it is also a record stop that carries some new vinyl, used vinyl, and compact discs. (drips) also operates as a third wave coffee shop. don’t come expecting milk/espresso based drinks, because (drips) only makes coffee by the pour over method using beehouse drippers, or cold brew. there are also some traditional teas, along with some interesting blends. all coffee is roasted by dark matter coffee in chicago. sometimes there are some guest roasts available too. if you do not like coffee or tea, (drips) carries some craft sodas. through the summer there is often a homemade soda. every once in awhile (drips) also hosts events. in the future (drips) is planning on offering intro to dj classes, as well as, classes for those that want to take it past the intro stage.
F.L.I.Y.E.(fly) is an Acronym that means Focused, Liberated, Intelligent, Youthful and Extraordinary! We believe in art, and that everyone is an artist. We are small business that provides a plethora of art services--How can we help you, with art, is what we say!!Whether it be attending poetry shows, acting in stage plays instructing or hiring an instructor for a youth art class, FLIYE Arts can help! We even do murals! Our vision is to bring resources, support, and education to local artists worldwide! Go Fliye Arts!!!
Gerard Pefung draws upon the rich traditions and cultures of Africa and hip hop as inspiration, working mainly with paint and mixed media. The five facets to Pefung’s work include artwork, murals, merch, live art, and outreach.
Manuel Cook (Manne) is a social entrepreneur and urban planner by profession. Manne has a history of creating installation art and working with other artists to transform spaces through peogramming and events. He is the primary point of contact for The Study and will work closely with partner organizations, The Study members, and broader community to facilitate the activities undertaken by The Study.