Special Events

Spirit 2018: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland –
A Benefit for the Museum of Nebraska Art | April 6, 7, 8, 2018

A weekend of Spirited events featuring the work of Nebraska’s finest artists. The celebration offers Patron Package festivities, Gala Dinner and Art Auction, and closes with Good Morning MONA, truly unique opportunities to come together to celebrate the art of Nebraska in a very special way.

You are cordially invited to join us for an art auction and gala event!

PATRON PARTY • Friday, April 6
$300 Per person
7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception
Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists
Cocktail attire • MONA
Further Patron events for Saturday to be announced

GALA DINNER & ART AUCTION • Saturday, April 7
$150 per person
5:30 p.m. • Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction & Buy It Now
7:15 p.m. • Silent Auction closes, followed by Gala Dinner
8:30 p.m. • Live Art Auction
Cocktail attire • MONA
Tables for 10 available for purchase – $1,500

GOOD MORNING MONA • Sunday, April 8
No charge to attend
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. • Pastries, Coffee, and your last chance to buy artwork!
Casual attire, MONA • All Guests Welcome

Those who are traveling and plan to stay overnight in Kearney are encouraged to call either of the following hotels and mention MONA for a special rate:
Country Inn and Suites – (308) 236-7500 • Holiday Inn – (308) 237-5971

Jayne & Mark Meyer, Kearney
Reven & John Wright, Kearney

Spirit 2018 Artists:

Jackie Abell
Kristine Allphin
Mads Anderson
Molly Anderson
Roberta Barnes
Rick Beck & Valerie Batt
James Bockelman
Jennifer Bockelman
Joseph Broghammer
Paul Brokering
Corey Broman
Roger Bruhn
Les Bruning
Marcia Laging Cummings
Kim Darling
Eddie Dominguez
Terry Donahue
Catherine Ferguson
Michael Flecky, S.J.
Michael Forsberg
L. Pete Genzlinger
Jeremy Gooding
Victoria Goro-Rapoport
Chris Gryder
Charles Guildner
Mark Hartman
Rebecca Hermann
Hal Holoun
Jennifer Homan
Bill Hoover
Jake Jacobson
Doug Johnson

Jun Kaneko
Jack Karraker
Gail Kendall
Cassia Kite
Tom Kreager
Troy Mueller
Jeanelle Myers
Christina Narwicz
Ann Pape
Larry Peterson
Martha Pettigrew
Peter Pinnell
Kristin Pluhacek
Tom Prinz
Larry Roots
Sarah Rowe
James Scholz
Larry Schulte
Ward Schumaker
Mick Shimonek
Colin C. Smith
Larry Sosso
John Spence
Iggy Sumnik
Barbara Takenaga
Carol Thompson
Mary Linnea Vaughan
Liz Vercruysse
Mallory Wetherell
Pat Wiederspan Jones
Martin Wilke
Mary Zicafoose

Thank You to the following for their generous support of Spirit . . .
Kitty M. Perkins Foundation, Cambridge
The Kitty M. Perkins Foundation is a not for profit foundation established by Kitty M. Perkins, a native of southwest Nebraska who, along with her husband, Edwin E. Perkins, was instrumental in the creation and success of the Kook-Aid soft drink. The Kitty M. Perkins Foundation has a history of giving to health, education and civic related projects mainly in Nebraska.