Renee has a natural eye for color and design. For more than a decade, she has played an active part in Omaha’s music and art community. She derives inspiration from her love of folk art, all things handmade, and her Mexican heritage. Renee has exhibited her work at numerous solo and group shows in museums and galleries throughout the area, including Josyln Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Jackson Artworks and El Museo Latino, among others. Renee participated in the citywide O! public arts project and won the 2008 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best 3-D Artist.
Mediums: No specialty noted.
For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.myspace.com/hoover_art.
Location: Mid-Town; Jane’s Health Market & Deli, 6103 Maple St.
Series: Benson Mural Project
Additional Information: In 2009, seven people gathered with the common purpose of transforming a portion of Benson’s environment through creative neighborhood projects. After much brainstorming they settled on a public art venture in the form of a mural project. The seven represented Leadership Omaha Class 31, itself a project of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The group contacted Benson High School and 12 artists submitted their ideas. Artist Renee Ledesma Hoover’s mural on the back wall of Jane’s Market was a community endeavor. She mentors Benson High School student Jasmine Ruch. They collaborated on a design with a woman, suggestive of Mother Nature as the trunk of a blossoming tree. Set against a pale blue sky, the tree is surrounded by intricately painted flowers, butterflies and abstract motif.