Calandra Cooper

is a creative who works with organic natural dyes, enjoys vintage fashion, including vintage couture clothing construction, fashion draping and urban agriculture.

  • Owner of Inigo, (formerly Center Studio 518), a creative workspace and atelier, located in Omaha's Center Mall.

  • Owner of Hidden Roots Urban Farm, an urban agriculture business (2012) consisting of, but not limited to, a 1.3 acre urban farm in Florence (Omaha) and a 1/3 acre allotment garden (North Omaha).

  • ArxT One, whose mission is to make art and its healing abilities accessible to all.

  • Owner of a niche publishing company that produces , community newspapers.

Calandra is also a beekeeper, mushroom cultivator and keeper of 17 beautiful hens.

Calandra studied communications (public relations/journalism) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned three Associate in Applied Science degrees: accounting, business management and legal studies from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, where she served as an adjunct faculty instructor teaching fashion draping, pattern making, vintage sewing, couture techniques, natural dyeing, urban-agriculture and more in the New Makerhood District and other Metropolitan Community College locations throughout the area.

For a listing of some of the classes and workshops “Callie” designed and taught throughout the community, please visit this Page.