August 22 Art Seen Open Studios
Open Studios, 1-5 PM; Post-tour gathering at 1912 in Benson

Six Art Seen artists working in a variety of media and styles will open their studios so visitors can see the creative process in practice. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Light refreshments will be served at each location. Program participants provide their own transportation at their own pace and may visit studios in any order they wish. Click here for a printable map.

Following the tour (after 5 pm), participants are invited to gather for drinks at 1912 in Benson (6201 Maple Street). Space may be limited; cash bar only.

This event is free for Joslyn members; $10 general public. Phone registration is now closed. Please register at your first studio stop on the tour with check or cash the day of the event. Members are asked to bring their membership ID cards.

Participating Artists & Studios:

Littleton Alston, Alston Art Studio, 2020 Cuming

Littleton Alston has lived in Omaha for over twenty five years, where he maintains a sculpture studio and teaches at Creighton University. His recent body of sculptures titled Hannibal draws upon his fascination with the third century BC Carthaginian military commander, Hannibal Barca. On view at Joslyn are Alston's Helmets meant as allegories for Hannibal's life and legacy as well as emissaries from past to present. Helmets are made from common materials such as salvaged steel and tractor tires and scaled to the head of giants.
Little Alston's Website

Jess Benjamin, 6523 Maple

Jess Benjamin’s ceramic artwork focuses on water usage in the Great Plains area: a regional concern that is related to the phenomenon of global drought. For Art Seen, Jess created two new ceramic sculptures modeled after the Hoover Dam Inlet towers, a reference the increasing struggles over water rights and are battered reminders of these problems.
Jess Benjamin's Website

Kim Darling (Kim Reid Kuhn), 1114 Jones

Kim Darling is a visual artist, teacher, gallery owner, and curator in Omaha, NE. Her paintings and drawings utilize iconic imagery and mark making generated in a method much like automatic drawing. Kim mixed media canvas effluvia, 2015, a seamless, cacophonous flow of of energy, makes its debut in Art Seen.
Kim Darling's Website