305 N 5th St Norfolk, NE 68701 info@norfolkartscenter.org (402) 371-7199

Soup ‘R Art

We are looking for YOU to be a part of Soup ‘R Art 2018!

Join us Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m at the Lifelong Learning Center on NECC Campus!

We are looking for:

• Artists – download artist form: SRA2018_Artist_TimelineChecklist – contact amy@norfolkartscenter.org

• Restaurants – download form: SRA2018_Restaurant_TimelineChecklist and Restaurant recipe Form 2018 – or contact amy@norfolkartscenter.org

• Musicians – contact benjamin@norfolkartscenter.org

• Volunteers – contact benjamin@norfolkartscenter.org


ADULTS: $10 in advance | $15 at the door

KIDS: $5 (ages 3-10)


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Soup ‘R Art 2017!
YOUR support made this one of the most successful years to date.

Ensure the arts CONTINUE to thrive in our community! Get involved with SRA 2018. Contact NAC today to learn more.

See you at the 9th Annual Soup ‘R Art on Sunday, January 28, 2018!


Sunday, January 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Life Long Learning Center Northeast Community College Campus

Children (3-10) $5   •    $15 at the door

Our 8th annual fundraiser featuring local restaurants, local musicians, and original artwork.

New This Year – Kid’s Creativity Zone! All kiddos ages 3-10 are invited to join Kristina and her helpers in the Kid’s Creativity Zone where they can be creative, sample NAC’s Education Program, and meet new friends! This family friendly option allows every member of the family to enjoy Soup R Art!


11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Soup and Dessert Samples, Artist Sales and Demonstrations.
*NEW! Kids Creativity Zone: Ages 3-10 (Rooms C & D).

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Musical Entertainment and Peoples’ Choice Voting.

2:15 p.m.
Soup ‘R Art Raffle Winners Announced.

2:30 p.m.
Soup ‘R Art Silent Auction Winners Announced.

2:45 p.m.
Soup ‘R Art Peoples’ Choice Award winners Announced.

3:00 p.m.
Event Closes to the Public.

Meet the Artists

Hailey Bruening


One phrase changed my whole philosophy on art: “Anyone can be an once they find their thing.” For one of my sketches, I had squiggled some lines on the paper and used those squiggles to create faces, and my art teacher was impressed with the uniqueness of the piece. that gave me the confidence to pursue an art career.



Mike Fluent

Steel and glass

Mike incorporates the sense of movement, (or the potential of movement) to add another dimension to the work for the viewer. Texture can also change a sculpture dramatically, and he will often do similar pieces with different finishes.



Wendy Ketelsen

Mixed media jewelry

Wendy has been a mixed media artist for about 30 years. She paints with acrylic on canvas and found objects. Wendy also works with a new growing artwork called Steampunk – making unique jewelry from old watch parts. Wendy is happy to create custom orders with your personal items.



Kari Kollars

Various media

As a new artist I am still trying to find my voice. I enjoy working with all mediums and each style and medium carries its own reward. Most of my ideas come from my own struggles of trying to balance a free spirit with a history of deep roots.



Jerene Kruse

Fused glass, ceramics

Jerene Kruse grew up on a ranch in the Sandhills. Her pottery portrays her love of the outdoors. She wants the viewer to see a flower or leaf in a new way. She enjoys pushing the clay to new possibilities with endless ideas.



Inna Kulagina

Hand painted silk scarves

I attribute most of my aesthetic awareness as an artist to the places where I have lived or worked. These diverse places have given me the opportunity to look at art from the viewpoints of different cultures, each with different economies and political systems.



Jody McQuillan

Wire, bead and stone jewelry

Jody’s inspirations come from Nature…sparkling clear water, the warm brown earth, greens and blues of growing things and sky. Her materials include: fused glass, glass or stone beads, and silver and copper wire.



Sue Morfeld

Stained Glass and Encaustics

Stained glass has been a constant media for me. I enjoy making fused pieces, then working them into a larger original piece. Finding the medium of encaustics was great. It is a very versatile medium to work in, and can be done on a lot of different surfaces.



Roger Nadrchal

Wood Carver

Roger has been carving on and off since 1982. His recent work has been concentrated on natural wildlife, caricatures and bark and carvings and of course Santa’s.



Northeast Community College

Various Media

Studio art majors from Northeast Community College feature various mediums, techniques and points of view from.


Dan Moler

Abstract painting

Dan gravitates towards abstract concepts, gesture painting, and lyrical expressionism. Along with a sense of movement and rhythm, he likes to explore the notion of dualities in his work.



Lois Smith


A native of central Nebraska, Lois Smith finds joy in the color she sees as she looks across the Nebraska landscape that she loves and it is what draws her to painting with watercolor. Although her subject matter is diverse, each painting is influenced by the organic nature of the countryside.



Dean Staberg

Wood turning

Dean Staberg is a retired battalion chief from the Lincoln Fire Department. He experienced destruction of varying degrees for over 40 years. Dean believes his desire to create wood turning pieces is a result of his life’s work. Dean especially enjoys turning wood from trees that hold special memories for his customers. This allows the tree to live on in the form of functional bowls or displayed story starters.



Kristina Swantek

Various Media

Working with various mediums and subject matter, Kristina enjoys all aspects of producing art. Her primary focuses include acrylic painting and charcoal or pencil drawings. Although her use of mediums and subject matter is diverse, Kristina finds most joy in drawing portraits.



Amy Tomasevicz

Various Media

Inspiration for her work comes from her experiences and her interests. Much of her work depicts Nebraska landscapes, floras and animals. She often adds colors and alterations to her interpretations of realism.



Leroy von Glan


Leroy specializes in ceramic object creation because of the unpredictable possibilities involved in the construction and glazing of a pottery piece. Clay has been a part of human existence for thousands of years, yet the fresh and new of it is always there when he sits down at a wheel.



Wayne State College

Various Media

Studio art majors from Wayne State College feature various mediums, techniques and points of view form.

Students include:

Christa Castle, Katie Brezina, Alexis Culver, and Casandra Lindgren


Jessica Maxwell

Mixed Media

My interest in art started at a very young age. A lot of people have said creativity must run in the family, and it definitely does with a mum like Wendy Ketelsen! (who will also be at the show) I’ve done a few different forms of art but I’ve recently started creating and wiring industrial lamps. I love the industrial style and what’s fun is every piece is unique and easily customizable!


Meet the Restaurants

Soup: Ham and Bean

Dessert: Cherries Jubilee

Soup: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Dessert: Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Shortbread Cookie

Soup: Beef and Onion

Dessert: Chocolate S’mores Cups

Soup: Lobster Bisque

Dessert: Chocolate Cherry Cola Truffle


Dessert: Cheesecake Shooters

Dessert: Boston Cream Pie Flavored Cream Puffs


Soup: Beef and Barley

Dessert: Cafe Mocha Cheesecake.


Soup: Prime Rib

Dessert: Chocolate Eclair


Musicians Performing

  • Clayton Spray
  • Tate Neilsen and Felipe Gardea
  • The Begats
  • Tucker Hill Citizens Brigade

*Performance times listed at event.

New This Year
Kids Creativity Zone!

  • All Kiddos ages 3 – 10 welcome!
  • Games, Art Projects, and Stories

Come be creative, sample NAC’s Education Program, and meet new friends! This family friendly option allows every member  of the family to enjoy Soup R Art!






  • Apple Watch
  • Nebraska Cornhusker’s Football Coach, Mike Riley, autographed football


  • Hit ’em Up: Indoor Golf Simulator 18 holes for 4 people
  • Husker Basketball Tickets and Parking Pass
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Artwork by Michael Fluent
  • Artwork by Roger Nadrchal
  • 2 Husker Baseball Tickets for a Weekend Series
  • 4 Pack Tickets to Henry Doorley Zoo
  • Family 4 pack to Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters 6:30 p.m. performance and $ 100 NAC Family Membership
  • Jazz In The Spring Performance featuring Justin Kisor and Country Club Dinner for 4
  • Vases from Ravenwood
  • Artwork from Ravenwood
  • 30 minute photo session with photographer April Thompson Plus 15 Digital images
  • Sacred Yoga One Month Membership and Sweater
  • 2 Tix2017 Husker Season Opener Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Lincoln vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
  • YMCA Splash Party
  • Sterling Silver Bracelet from Wetzel and Turex
  • 4 NE Women’s Basketball tickets on Sunday February 26, 2017 vs Michigan State
  • Magnolias Arrangement

A special thank you to our sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Norfolk Iron & Metal

Theisen Construction Inc.


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors 

  • Bank First
  • Brogan Gray, PC., L.L.O.
  • Calmwater Financial Group
  • Cable One
  • Christensen, Brozek, Faltys
  • Chartwells
  • Courtesy Ford Lincoln
  • Edward Jones
  • First National Bank
  • Frontier Bank
  • Hemmer, Langholz & Finley, P.C.
  • J.H. Hespe Company, Inc.
  • Midlands OB/GYN
  • Midwest Bank
  • Model Electric, Inc
  • One Office Solutions
  • Real Living Advantage Real Estate
  • Schroeder Land Surveying

Bronze Sponsors

  • Arrow Stage Lines
  • Authier, Miller, Pape Eye-care Consultants
  • Brogan & Stafford PC
  • Burger King
  • Carney Law
  • Charles A. Sintek, DDS
  • Custom Heating-Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal
  • Dinkel Implement Company
  • Floral Expressions
  • Jewell & Collins Law Firm
  • Madison County Bank
  • Christian Ohl
  • Sehi & Associates, P.C.
  • U-Save Pharmacy

A special thank you to our contributors

  • ASQ Promotional Products
  • Brandon & Tammy Day
  • Fluent Artworks
  • Lori Stratton/Sacred Yoga
  • Bob & Michelle Dudley
  • Tom & Diane Becker
  • David & Shirley Copple
  • Jim Cox
  • Pat & Patti Gubbels
  • Bill & Jade Lafleur
  • Rick & Diane Mouchka
  • Russ and Bev Mckillip
  • Christian Ohl
  • Aaron & Rebecca Otten
  • Chase Pflueger
  • Pat & Linda Rogers
  • Sherry Ruden
  • Duane & Karen Severson
  • Dan & Karen Spray
  • Scott & Lori Williams
  • Magnolias