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Bemis Center Artists-in-Residence to Open Studio Doors to Public


WHAT: Open Studios of Current Bemis Center Artists-in-Residence

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

WHERE: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts at 12th & Leavenworth, Omaha, NE

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is pleased to announce that all 11 of its current artists-in-residence will be opening their doors to the public during “Open Studios” on Saturday, March 24 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

The Bemis Center is widely regarded as a leader and innovator in the international field of artist communities. The Bemis Center’s residency program provides artists with time, space and support, allowing artists to take creative risks in complete freedom and without expectation. Each year, over 1,200 artists apply for only 32 annual fellowships.

Open Studios represents a chance for the public to come meet this exceptional group and experience the Bemis Center’s core mission firsthand. The artists will be available to show you their studio, talk about their process, and give you a look at what they've been working on. This event is free and open to the public.

Dawn Black
Amy Brener

Jeff Eisenberg

James Gilbert

Elisabeth Higgins-O’Connor

Andrew Kerton

Matthew Radune

Erin Riley

Carly Silverman

Eric Zimmerman

Catherine Lane


Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, Gifford Foundation, Laura and Greg Schnackel, Betiana and Todd Simon, Paul and Annette Smith, Weitz Family Foundation

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1981 by artists, for artists. As an artist centered organization, the Bemis Center’s sole mission has been to support contemporary artists of exceptional talent. In this spirit, the Bemis Center provides artists with the gift of time, space and support. In addition to our international artist-in-residence program, the Bemis Center curates exhibitions and develops community arts projects. These programs directly fund and support the artistic process, catalyzing artists’ work to engage and challenge the public.




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