Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public.
Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees
Wednesday, June 28 • 2:00 p.m.
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its 2016 Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The Distinguished Achievement Award winners were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. The Merit Award winners were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Gracie, Neil Griess, and Matthew Sontheimer. Join us at MONA for an afternoon discussion and exhibition reception with these engaging artists.
The Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships exhibition is on view until August 20, 2017.
Ann Matzke: Dix and Henri
Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Author Ann Matzke, who specializes in writing for children and young adults, was the Library Media Specialist for Shelton, North Platte, and Gothenburg Public Schools from 2004 to 2010, and Children’s Director of the Wilson Public Library in Cozad from 2011 to 2015. While in Cozad, she began researching the lives of artists Robert Henri and Eulabee Dix, producing a book on Henri, with another currently in progress on Dix. Her research led her to New York City where both artists knew each other socially and professionally. Dix was the subject of two full-length portraits painted by Henri with one, Portrait of Miss Eulabee Dix (Becker) in Wedding Gown, on display at MONA. During her presentation, the author will share biographical information discovered during her research, and explain the manuscript writing process.
In his book A World of Art, author Henry M. Sayre discusses the role of the artist in society. He identifies four roles; the first is how artists help us see the world in new and innovative ways. These roles provide the viewer with a touchstone through which he or she can then begin to interpret the work. This exhibition is the first in a series of four exhibitions, each dedicated to one of Sayre’s four guiding principles.
The exhibit will be showing until April 15, 2017.
Museum of Nebraska Art is located at 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE
Dr. Michelle Beissel Heath: Patriotism Through Play
Wednesday: October 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Beissel Heath is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who specializes in children’s and 19th century British literature. She has published articles on children’s citizenship, play, gender, and literary texts. Her book on games and play, Nineteenth Century Fictions of Childhood & the Politics of Play, is forthcoming from publisher Routledge. Drawing from images and archival research, Dr. Beissel Heath illustrates how 19th and early 20th century card and board games for families and children were used to promote patriotic ideals of citizenship, including notions of “good” literature, and to emphasize that the young United States was just as good as its colonial ancestor, Great Britain.
This presentation is in conjunction with MONA’s Every Picture Tells a Story: Play exhibition.
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Crane River Theater and The Archway presents Halloween Fest, Spooktacular Fun for the Whole Family!!
Where: The Archway • 3060 East 1st Street • Kearney, Nebraska
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Registration 1 to 2 pm • Festivities 2 to 4 pm
Cost: $10 per child, Kindergarten through 5th Grade, Parents are Free!
For just $10, kids can enjoy:
*Haunted Mystery Maze
*Spooky Obstacle Course
*Cookie Decorating Laboratory
*Festive Face Painting
*Hay Rack Ride
GET TICKETS AT: Kearney Hub, Kearney Hy-Vee, or The Archway
ONLINE AT: CraneRiverTheater.org or Archway.org
Day of Registration available at The Archway, but keep in mind that space is limited.
Parental Supervision Requested.
Questions? Please call 308.627.5796.
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These Saturday morning monthly untutored life drawing sessions, aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills, offer access to models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is provided; poses are timed and moderated. Easels, drawing boards, and coffee are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.
Register by: Friday, September 30 for October sessions
Cost: $48 for four monthly sessions (MONA members), $58 (non-members)
Fees are non-refundable after classes begin; full payment is required in advance in order to guarantee a stipend for the models.
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This is a new class where children ages 6-11 will create projects that extend their knowledge of art and allow for independent creativity while using a variety of materials.
For October, we will be painting a fall inspired collage, creating our own unique color wheel, and decorating silly pumpkins!This is a new class where children ages 6-11 will create projects that extend their knowledge of art and allow for independent creativity while using a variety of materials.
For October, we will be painting a fall inspired collage, creating our own unique color wheel, and decorating silly pumpkins!
Event from Visit Kearney, NE!
MONA is offering a new class series to introduce young children to the Museum. In this four-week Friday program, children view art in the galleries and return to the Program Room to create a hands-on project each week using a variety of quality art materials and young age-appropriate art techniques. All materials are provided.
Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Directed to: 4 & 5 year olds
Taught by: Dana Ghorashy, pre-school educator
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $40.00 (MONA members), $50.00 (non-members)
Register by: Friday, September 30
Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. The scholarship application form is available through a PDF download on MONA’s website, mona.unk.edu.
Class size is limited to 10. One chaperone is asked to accompany each child; although not required to pay, chaperones must register. Due to space limitations, only registered students and chaperones may attend the class sessions.
For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.