Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program offers an interdisciplinary art studio and professional artist support that encourages teens to explore, observe, think, and create in the arts. Three semesters per year, professional artist mentors are matched with about 70 high school students who are provided an opportunity to find personal inspiration, gain technical skills, and build an art portfolio. Teens and mentors meet after school in an environment that provides a balance of freedom and support, diverse art practice, and which encourages community involvement.

Students — Applications are now being accepted. Click here for the Students page.

Adults — Are you interested in volunteering with the Mentoring Program? See below for volunteer opportunities.

Omaha Fashion Week Student Night
Tuesday, February 21, 8 pm
Students from KBMP and Fashion Arts Club at the Refugee Empowerment Center will participate in this special event. Our creative teens will show their fashion looks on the catwalk, exhibit mixed-media artworks, and perform original music during the event.
Location: Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St.
Tickets: $10; click here to purchase.

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Young Artist Exhibition

Opening Reception - Friday, April 21, 6-9 pm
This multidisciplinary exhibition showcases individual works from young artists and their mentors. Artwork sales will benefit both the artist and Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program.
Location: Kent Bellows Studio, 3303 Leavenworth St.

Wishbone 2017

Friday, April 28, 6 pm
Join us in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program at WISHBONE!

6 pm - Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
ConAgra Foods Atrium

7 pm - KBMP Teen Salon featuring a fashion show, musical performances, and animations by local teens.
The Salon portion of the evening is free and open to all.
Witherspoon Concert Hall

8 pm - Dessert & Coffee
Storz Fountain Court

Location: Joslyn Art Museum

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online here.

Questions? Contact Agne Dizona at 402-661-3887 or at by email.

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Volunteer Opportunities

Outreach Volunteer - Help distribute Mentoring Program student applications, posters, and general information to area high schools. Requires own transportation. Time commitment varies.

Event Volunteer - Welcome and check-in guests, manage food tables, and take photographs at Young Artist Exhibitions and other special events. Time commitment varies.

Snack Volunteer - Provide snacks for students during afternoon Mentoring Program sessions. Choose one afternoon per week.

Questions? Please contact Weston Thomson, Community Outreach Manager, at (402) 661-3891 or by email.