UNSEEN: Meditation

  • Jan 22 - Apr 2, 2023

    1111 Jones St
    OMAHA, Nebraska 68102
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Come to KANEKO for this introspective yet communal experience.


Join Charles as he walks you through his newest exhibit, UNSEEN, then sit in the ocean of awareness during a guided meditation with Lora.


This ongoing meditation series is designed to build self-awareness through group interaction.  Each session seeks to heighten one's ability to access curiosity and creativity.  Each participant will engage in a practice composed to expand their field of attention through the exhibit via the sights and sounds that Charles has created. 


Please bring your own mat, cushion or blanket. 

This experience begins at 10 AM.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes before. 

Free with a suggested donation in part benefiting the Refugee Empowerment Center.

Donations will be matched and given to Refugee Empowerment Center. The Refugee Empowerment Center is in need of hands-on volunteers.

Please contact Nikki@refugeeempowerment.org for opportunities! 




Charles Kay Jr. is a first-generation Thai-American artist. His parents immigrated from Thailand in 1966 to attend university. Charles was born and raised in Omaha, NE. In 1992 Charles graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He has lived in Los Angeles, Paris, Minneapolis, and New York before moving back to Omaha in 1996. His work has been exhibited at the Denver International Airport, The Center for Fine Art Fort Collins, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Anne Reed Gallery, Gilman Contemporary, Clic Gallery, and Nelson Macker Fine Art. Awards include The Hasselblad Award, American Photography Artist Showcase, Pilsner Urquell International Photography Award, Aperture West Book Prize, and Prixe de la Photographie. Charles has been known for his black and white architectural series titled Paris Still Lifes which is included in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Centers permanent collection. 


Lora McCarville is a facilitator of spaces, a gatherer of community, a collaborative practitioner of the somatics and movements in a field sometimes referred to as cultural somatics, an emerging approach to embodiment that is directly connected to the relationship between individual and collective change.

Lora knows that from the micro to the macro, we create change in patterns to create change in structure.  Lora combines bottom up practices - by changing patterns in the oldest part of the brain - through the use of storytelling, polyvagal theory, psychoeducation of mindfulness practices and play.  Lora uses all of these in combination, so that we can tap into the well of being that resides inside each of us. 



Special Thanks to Lora McCarville.

Find out more about Lora McCarville here.

Find out more about the Refugee Empowerment Center here. 

Date & Time

Jan 22 - Apr 2, 2023

Venue Details


1111 Jones St
OMAHA, Nebraska 68102 KANEKO
Our purpose is exploring the creative process — how a new idea is born into the arts, sciences, and philosophy. There is no restriction for creative activity. Imagination has complete freedom. Supporting and promoting freedom in creativity is our mission.