Bill Hoover is a community-oriented artist; he serves the greater Omaha area as a teacher and mentor for children of all ages, a musician, storyteller, and actor. Many of his original works are commissioned by nonprofit organizations.
Fontenelle Elementary Art Mural
Original Commission, 2015
Hoover was asked to create an original work of art depicting the students working, planting and harvesting their own garden. The piece is 8′ x 8′ and is featured in the school’s outdoor activity area.
Interview by Omaha Public Schools
One World Health Centers
Original Commission, 2012
Hoover was commissioned to create six paintings for the newly renovated community health center. The theme selected centered on women and care.
“Stir” with the First Christian Church of Omaha
Original Commission, February 2013
Stir is a service that incorporates the arts and spirituality. Artists are invited to participate by presenting their works of art, including song, poetry, and visual art.
Boys Town Preschool
Workshop Facilitator and Auction Art Partner, April 2013
Bill taught a workshop for hearing-impaired preschoolers, showing them how to paint a mother and child portrait.
Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
Workshop Facilitator, September 2012
Bill taught an art workshop in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was intended to show how the arts can give people great hope in the darkest times.
Feature Artist, September 2009
Bill painted a rocking chair for an auction designed to bring speculative fiction authors, artists & musicians, civic-minded corporations, and philanthropic citizens together to raise money for the 2009-10 Urban Speculative Fiction Literary Foundation Youth Anthology. http://www.rockingchairity.com/rocking_chairity/Artists.html
The Art of Imagination
Workshop Facilitator, December 2011
The Art of Imagination is an arts program located in Omaha, Nebraska that serves adults with developmental disabilities. View images from the workshop here: http://theartofimagination.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/students-work-with-omaha-artist-bill-hoover/
Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts
Art Mentor, 2007 – 2011
Worked with students to create a body of work over several sessions. Developed artistic vision, showed them what it is to be a full-time artist. Projects included participation in a mentor show at Nomad Gallery and mentoring students to paint a mural at the Community Bike Shop in Omaha, NE.