Understanding Through Art

by 500 Millennials of Omaha Contact

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hotel Deco

1504 Harney st,


What's happening?

500 Millennials of Omaha has partnered with Hotel Deco, The Kim Foundation - Advocating for Mental Health Services, Project PTSD safe and local artists to bring you “Understanding through Art”. This powerful event hopes to educate people on the importance of mental health awareness.

• Representatives from Project PTSD Safe and The Kim Foundation will give presentations
• Cocktails will be provided
• Local artists who are passionate about mental health awareness will display their work
o Featured artists:

 Mary Ensz is creator of MEdo WEgo, an ongoing project supporting individual and community healing through art. She received her BFA from Creighton University in 2011 and completed Artist Inc. through OCI (now Amplify Arts). Ensz has been an organizer and artist with Nasty Artist Collective since 2016 and currently creates from her attic studio—sometimes with her 3 kids. She believes art is a catalyst for positive social change that heals and empowers on micro and macro levels. In her personal art, she experiments with the human form and Matryoshka nesting dolls to explore intersecting identities and truths.

 Nicole Hulstein creates mixed-media pieces with political and feminine undertones. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums including spray paint, collage, watercolor, alcohol ink, upcycled materials, and performing arts. Hulstein has previously owned and operated an art studio in the area and participates annually in community events, fundraisers, and rallies. She currently works in Advising at Metropolitan Community College and enjoys mentoring through Girls Inc. Hulstein believes that the process of creating and experiencing art in many forms can be incredibly therapeutic and has the potential to heal. She feels that art has the power to create transparency and expose the truth while bringing a community closer together.

 January Kristine is a self-taught artist from Omaha, Nebraska. Her work was recently nominated for an OEA in the “Spectrum Art Show” with Nasty Artist Collective. She discovered the healing power of art after the loss of her mother. The process of creating art became a form of therapy for her. Her raw, unfiltered emotions are the subject of the work she creates. The pieces serve as the embodiment of the examined self, revealing hidden truths and vulnerabilities.

About the organization

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What to expect

3 Going


Art Gallery

Other Beer, Wine, Spirits


Other Volunteering/Nonprofits

With Friends

Special Instructions

The entrance to the event will be on the East side of the hotel.


1504 Harney st

omaha, ne 68102