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See you at the 9th Annual Soup ‘R Art on Sunday, January 28!
Sunday, January 29
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!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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.
Soup ‘R Art Raffle Winners Announced.
Soup ‘R Art Silent Auction Winners Announced.
Soup ‘R Art Peoples’ Choice Award winners Announced.
Event Closes to the Public.
Meet the Artists
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Studio art majors from Northeast Community College feature various mediums, techniques and points of view from.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Studio art majors from Wayne State College feature various mediums, techniques and points of view form.
Christa Castle, Katie Brezina, Alexis Culver, and Casandra Lindgren
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
*Performance times listed at event.
New This Year
Kids Creativity Zone!
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!
Norfolk Iron & Metal
Theisen Construction Inc.
THANKS TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS!