About Me

Omaha, NE, United States
I am a drawer, painter, printmaker, art educator, children's book publishing company co-founder (www.gorillapress.com) and published illustrator. I received a B.A. in Studio Art from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, a M.S. in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, NE. My passion for art has taken me all over the United States and to other parts of the world. I am currently a full-time artist and visual art teacher for the Westside Community Schools, a diverse public school district in Omaha, Nebraska. As an experienced artist, I would welcome opportunities for freelance and commissioned work and for sharing my art in public, corporate and private settings. Please contact me for more information about my work.

Monday, July 28, 2014

"Cigar Box Art Show", Caesium Gallery

I will be showing several pieces in the Caesium Gallery's exhibition, "Cigar Box Art Show" on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:00pm.  The gallery is located at 4656 S 60th Ave, Omaha, NE 68117.  Here is a description from The Caesium's FaceBook page: "...A group show featuring dozens of artists using cigar boxes as their canvas.... (The gallery will) be open pre- and post- Maha Music Festival.... Opening reception on Thursday, August 14th, 7-9 PM, and then open on Friday night, August 15th, 7-9 PM, and Sunday afternoon, August 17th, noon - 4pm. The gallery is located one block from 60th and L Street next to San Guinary's Barber Shop.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Article Published in "Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013"

The February 1, 2013 interview/article about me and my work has been published in the anthology, Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013.  It is now on sale!!  To check it out or to buy a copy, go to: http://www.blurb.com/b/5083021-les-femmes-folles-the-women-2013

"LFF: Ciao!", Les Femmes Folles' Farewell Exhibit, May 1-4, 2014, Caesium Art Gallery

May 1, 6-9pm is the opening reception for the art show.  May 4, 12-4pm is the closing, during which there will be a letterpress poetry reading at 3pm with Bonnie O'Connell, Kelsey Reifert and Laura Madeline Wiseman, who will also have letterpress art on view.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Springtime at Caesium" Exhibition, March 23, 2013, Caesium Art Gallery

On Saturday night of March 23, 2013, I will have artworks in the exhibition, "Springtime @ Caesium" at The Caesium Art Gallery.  I had prints in December's "Square Foot" show am excited to exhibit again this March!  This show can also be viewed on weekends in March and April.  The gallery is located at 4656 S. 60th Ave, Omaha, NE 68117 and may be contacted at (402) 578-7938 or caesiumgallery@gmail.com.

"Omaha First Friday Art Party Fundraiser for The Women's Center for Advancement", February 1-25, 2013

Four of my linocuts, "The Universe in My Backyard, 1-4" were exhibited on February 1-25, 2013 at Loom (1012 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE, just south of the Old Market).  The art show and fundraiser was hosted by Les Femmes Folles and Loom, for the benefit of the Women's Center for Advancement.

Feature Artist of Les Femmes Folles

Please see the February 1, 2013 post on Les Femmes Folles, to read an article about me and my artwork, at http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/42027641731/lori-wegener-drawer-painter-printmaker.  Les Femmes Folles is a blog written by Sally Brown Deskins and features and supports female artists and their creative endeavors. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Drawing and Cartooning Classes at The Art Room

I am teaching a second session of drawing and cartooning classes at The Art Room this November and December.  The Art Room is an educational art studio located in Rockbrook Village Shopping Center (108th & West Center Road).  Classes, workshops, camps, and parties for ages 5 to 95 are offered, and drop-ins are encouraged.  Please stop by or sign up for a fun art experience!

Installation: enamel on tile

Installation: enamel on tile

Printmaking: large collograph on paper

Printmaking: large collograph on paper

Children's Book Illustration: colored pencil on paper

Children's Book Illustration: colored pencil on paper