Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland 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.

PATRON WEEKEND • April 6, 7, 8, 2018 – $300 per person
PATRON PARTY  • Friday, April 6
7:00 p.m. • Buffet Reception • Auction Preview and Sale with the Artists • cocktail attire, MONA

Saturday Patron Events
Breakfast in the Blinds – Rowe Sanctuary • 5:15 a.m.
Sneak Peek – G.W. Frank Museum • 10:00 a.m.
Lunch & Program – Private Home • 12:00 p.m.
Gala Dinner & Art Auction – 5:30 p.m.

GALA DINNER & ART AUCTION ONLY • 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 – FREE to all Spirit Guests and public
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. • Pastries, Coffee • Your last chance to buy artwork! • casual attire, MONA

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:


Thank You to the following for their generous support of Spirit . . .

First National Bank – Omaha, Kearney
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 Kool-Aid soft drink. The Kitty M. Perkins Foundation has a history of giving to health, education and civic related projects mainly in Nebraska.

Deanna & Fred Bosselman, Doniphan
Cash-Wa Distributing Co., Kearney
Dixon Family Foundation, Omaha
Edward Jones, Kearney
Kathy & Marc LeBaron, Lincoln
Slosburg Family Charitable Trust, Omaha
Paul & Annette Smith, Omaha
Younes Hospitality, Paul & Linda Younes, Kearney

Jon & Leslie Abegglen, Kearney
Five Points Bank, Kearney
Galen & Marilyn Hadley, Kearney
Henning Family Fund, Lincoln
Kearney Visitors Bureau, Kearney
Dan & Shirley Neary, Omaha
New West Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, P.C., Kearney
Mike & Diane Schnieders, Kearney
Bill & Linda Vosik, Kearney
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Kearney

John & Nancy Wiederspan, Lincoln

Mogens & Cindy Bay, Omaha
Bruce Frasier & Richard Nielsen, Omaha
Lance & Julie Fritz Family Fund, Omaha
Joan L. Gibson & Donald F. Wurster, Omaha
Great Western Bank, Kearney
Rod & Cathy Johnson, Kearney
Karen & Jim Linder, Omaha
Lozier Foundation, Omaha
Steve Martin & Amy Haddad, Omaha
Jayne & Mark Meyer, Kearney
Sandhills State Bank, Bassett
Amy L. Scott Family Foundation, Omaha

Dr. John & Reven Wright, Kearney

Djel Ann & Paul Brown, Omaha
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Kearney
Sue Quambusch & Len Sloup, Lincoln
Jeanne & Pat Salerno, Omaha
Security National Bank, Omaha
Rob & Tova Shaffer, Kearney
Dr. Gail Walling Yanney & Michael B. Yanney, Omaha