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.


Cross-Section: KBMP Mentor Exhibition
Opening Reception - Friday, October 20, 6-9 pm
Cross-Section provides a unique look into the the collective talent of Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program artist mentors.
Participating artists include: Jeremy Bell, Dan Crane, Christina Ellis, Matt Jones, Sarah Kuester, G Gaines Liwaru, Amy Nelson, Sophie Newell, Teri Rosario, Jesse Ross, Sarah Rowe, Buf R Sechser, Angie Seykora, Tracy Shell, Barb Simcoe, Katie B. Temple, Maggie Weber, and Hugo Zamorano.
Location:
Kent Bellows Studio, 3303 Leavenworth St.
Duration: October 20 - November 3
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Artificial Reality: Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Young Artist Exhibition
Friday, December 1, 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.


KBMP Teen Salon
Thursday, December 7, 6:30 pm
This live art event features fashion art looks, digital animation and original music created by KBMP young artists. Come out and support our creative teens!
Location: Joslyn Art Museum, Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St.



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.