Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Upcoming Public Programs

Open House / Open Studios

Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open House / Open Studios

Location: Bemis Center | 724 S. 12th Street
Description: Join us to celebrate the work of the Fall 2019 artists-in-residence and curator-in-residence! Hear them speak about their artistic and curatorial practices, visit their studios, view their works-in-progress, and discuss art, life, and their Bemis residency experience. Guests can also participate in an all-ages, hands-on art activity and experience the Benefit Art Auction exhibition. Java Daddies Coffee Truck and Kebobs Gyros & Brats (KGB) Food Truck will be on-site at 11 AM with beverages and food for purchase.

11 AM – Galleries Open
12–1 PM – ARTalks with Artists-in-Residence and Curator-in-Residence
1:15 PM – Hoy Tengo Ganas de Mi performance
1–4 PM – All-ages Art Activity with Dan Crane
1:30–4 PM – Open Studios

Hoy Tengo Ganas de Mi is a dystopic short play that explores how a highly intelligent machine capable of predicting human behaviors and situational outcomes with near-perfect accuracy influences an American traveler's experience of Mexico and Mexican culture. Written by Scotty Wagner, a workshop presentation of the piece will take place in collaboration with other Artists-in-Residence Marcos Castro, Alicia Reyes McNamara, and Joseph Wilcox.

Omaha artist Dan Crane will guide participants in creating a screen print using ink on paper.

Free and open to the public. Free parking available.


Tania Balan-Gaubert (Brooklyn, NY)
Scott A. Carter (Memphis, TN)
Marcos Castro (Mexico City, Mexico)
Guy Goldstein (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Bailey Hikawa and Scotty Wagner (Los Angeles, CA)
Luam Melake (New York, NY)
Alicia Reyes McNamara (Chicago, IL / London, England)
Jeanie Riddle (Montréal, Canada)
Joseph Wilcox (Chicago, IL)
Alisa Yang (Los Angeles, CA)

Sylvie Fortin (Montréal, Canada / New York, NY)
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130