I've been rearranging artwork and cleaning up a bit to get the studio in shape for the Hot Shops open house Dec. 5 & 6. I'll be in Studio #311 from noon to 8 p.m. or so on Saturday and noon to 5 or 6 p.m. Sunday. I have some new pieces, including a trio of small paintings on paper inspired by Omaha's beautiful old buildings. They are a whimsical take on the ways this architecture adds character to our city that is worth preserving.
It's always a little less crowded up on the third floor, so I recommend starting up on top and working your way down through the building. There are shows in all the first-floor galleries and about 80 resident artists opening their studios. Guest artists are in studios, stairwells and hallways, so you're sure to see something that interests you.