We are looking forward to hearing Bart Vargas talk this Friday & are excited for you to join us!  Be sure to sign up here.  


We caught up with Bart to learn some fun facts.

What is your favorite food?  My wife’s Coffee au Poivre steak. It is simply the best prepared steak I have ever had.

What have you created that you are most proud of and why?  My teaching, and how it has influenced the work my students have gone on to do. From the ones who went on to Graduate programs, to the ones that are now Artists and graphic designers. 

What is the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled to?  Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2015, I was commissioned to build a sculpture for the opening of a new museum in the capitol.  

What is your favorite thing about living in Omaha?  That as a Visual Artist, I can run an international career from my hometown. 

Who do you admire? Why? My wife, Bekah Jerde. She’s been through a lot in life, yet has an undying selflessness, and works hard to make her community and state better place for everyone. 

How long would you last in a zombie apocolypse? I’d do pretty well in a zombie apocalypse. In fact, my wife says that is one of the reasons she married me. 

If you had a theme song, what would it be? Do You Realize?? by the Flaming Lips

We can’t wait to hear more from Bart.  See you Friday!