Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Events

The Perfect Meatball

Thursday, August 2, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Perfect Meatball

Location: Bemis Center | 724 S. 12th Street
Description: Artist Sheila Pepe grew up working at Frank’s Deli, her parents’ storefront in Morristown, New Jersey, where her Italian-American mother would make five hundred meatballs and a huge pot of “gravy“ (sauce) each week. To honor Pepe’s heritage and her frequent inclusion of it in her work, we have invited local chef and caterer, Jim Caniglia, to provide a meatball and sauce making demonstration. Guests will get a taste of Pepe’s work, on view at Bemis through September 15, and Caniglia’s traditional Italian recipe.

Free and open to the public.


Sheila Pepe
Ambient Painting (Meatballs) (still), 1996
Ambient video loop, VHS capture, transferred to 3/4 tape, transferred to digital
Courtesy the artist
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130