Project Artcast: Episode 9 – David Mainelli


I am 42 years old and born and raised in Omaha, NE.

I have owned two restaurants since 1995 and still own Julio’s West Restaurant which my wife has so graciously allowed herself to be taken hostage by, freeing me to take on new undertakings.

I was able to get  around the world as a business consultant for Home Instead Inc., a job I loved. I left the position in 2012 due to my health. SeeAround the Damn World Page & Home Instead Senior Care

I am currently candidate for an MFA in Fiction at the University of Nebraska, and serve on the Board of Directors for a literary magazine called Fine Lines out of Omaha.

I wrote a song for Home Instead about Alzheimer’s. It can be found around the web. I have played shows in the past, but slowed down in recent years. I have recently put a project together called Bazile Mills. I have had writing published in Fine Lines Magazine, by the Omaha Restaurant Association, and a few other places, but really only seriously entered the publishing arena recently. I have completed four screenplays, two novels, and many shorts and essays with little attempt to get them published; something hopefully the MFA will change.

– From Dave Mainelli’s About


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Project 101: Doors @ Howlin’ Hounds Coffee

“Doors have a been a popular subject matter in every genre over the years. Everywhere you look and go, be it physically or mentally, doors are doing their thing . Our fasination with the door has shown no limits or boundaries and its time we at Project 101 gave it a go. ” – Janet Mills

Check out Project 101:

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Mike Machian

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Contributing Artists :

Robert Puhl
Brenda Turner
Michael Pysh
Heather Peebles
Althea Satterfield
Kevin Heesacker
Mike Machian
Becky Lee
Corey Lundquist
Brandon Engel
Dan Owens
Michael Shukis
Bill Garbez
Stacey Shukis
Janet Mills


Studio 220 @ Hot Shops

Studio 220 had an open house so we swung by

Here’s the current roster, give them a visit and see what they have to offer.

John Clark, Graphic Designer –

Jil Bunnimit, aka Miss Cake – &

Heather Peebles, Painter – Heather has also done our podcast and you can check out that episode here.

Our two new faces are Angela Szelag & Kaitlyn Embury –


We are in a transition period with Andy Kollath leaving the studio for school.

Keep an eye out for future open houses at Hot Shops, and be sure to swing by Studio 220!

Project Artcast: Episode 8 – Darruk Joy

Yep, that’s a painting on a dime.

This month we sat down with Darruk Joy. He’s an Omaha based artist who graduated last year with a BFA from UNL.


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