"Making a Difference" is a collection of recent portraits done by Omaha artist Eddith Buis. These humble, black and white drawings reflect the nature of the service and activism of the featured Omaha citizens, many who Buis knows personally. Her subjects are everyday people working in their own ways to create a better city for everyone.
As a person with everyday-infused activism herself, Buis appreciates how individual, seemingly small contributions connect across categories to build something bigger, stronger and more hopeful. As she says, this is just the “tip of the iceberg” of the many good people here, and in that, she finds solace for the future.
Buis is a retired art instructor who taught for 24 years with the Omaha Public Schools and 15 years with Metropolitan Community College. After many years of making sculptures and printmaking, she’s chosen to focus the third chapter of her life on drawing and watercolors, as well as writing.