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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.

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Henry M. Sayre’s exhibit at the Museum of Nebraska Art

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

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Life Drawing Sessions at MONA

MONAThese 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.

Age: 18+

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.

Event is from Visit Kearney

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New Exhibit at MONA


In his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Address 2401 Central Ave, Kearney, NE 68847

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Artists You Want to Know: Mark Hartman


Constellation by Mark Hartman (2012)

Get into the arts this weekend with MONA’s exhibition, Nebraska Now: Mark Hartman, Paintings. Hartman is the Associate Professor for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

This is his first solo exhibition at MONA. He displays an array of artistic abilities, namely painting, draftsmanship, mixed media, and graphic design.

Be sure to check their website for more current exhibitions.

It’s always a great time to feed your creativity and artsy delights, while getting acquainted with some local talent!

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For more information on Hartman, check out this article written by Kearney Hub: Hartman’s artwork influenced by past planetarium experience


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