Come join us for a two day celebration of UNK Art & Design's past, present, and future May 31 and June 1, 2019.

KINDRED is a new fundraising initiative targeted toward maintaining and improving the offerings and facilities of the Department of Art and Design on the UNK campus. The alumni of our programs are our most valuable resource in this regard, as they are the most compelling, shining examples of success through hard work! We have two upcoming events on May 31st and June 1st of 2019 at our own Walker Art Gallery and at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA).

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A sneak peek of the work in the silent auction:

The nights' events:

MAY 31

The Walker Art Gallery will host a poster exhibit by UNK alumnus Chris Cox.  The exhibit opens May 20th  and runs through May 31st.   Closing reception will be Friday at the Walker Art Gallery from 5-7PM. You are cordially invited to attend, and also get a tour of some of the construction projects and art facilities changes. After the reception, the Department is hosting a social at the Alumni House from 7-9PM for UNK Art and Design alumni.  Come catch up with old friends and see new faces!


The Museum of Nebraska Art will host a UNK Art and Design Faculty Show from May 18th through June 1st with a closing reception on Saturday at MONA from 7-9PM. Again, you are cordially invited to attend the closing reception as well as participate in the silent auction to help raise funds for the department’s renovation project and equipment needs. It’s a chance to own a piece of art from one of your favorite professors with all proceeds going toward the purchase of supplies and equipment for the department. Both KINDRED events are free and open to the public during normal business hours.

List of Attendees (so far):

  • Jackie Abell
  • Beth Bauer
  • Marc Bauer
  • Charlie Bicak
  • Allen Boe
  • Derrick Burbul
  • William Cavill
  • Liz Chvatal
  • Connie Cox
  • Lucas Dart
  • Amanda Erickson
  • Ryan Faden
  • John Fronczak
  • Gina Garden
  • Dana Ghorashy
  • Mark Hartman
  • Melissa Hartman
  • Sam Hayes
  • Scott Heath
  • Darla Heggem
  • Bob Heiden
  • Janet Jones
  • Pat Jones
  • Audrey Kauders
  • Robyn Kendle
  • Claude Louishomme
  • Yunji Lim
  • Julie Lingbloom
  • Peter Longo
  • Cheyanne Loeffler
  • Dana Loeffler
  • Evan Ludwig
  • Ryan Lund
  • Stacey McCarty
  • Kourtney McConville
  • Maverick Miller
  • Randall Myers
  • Danielle Olson
  • Dan O’Neill
  • Judy O’Neill
  • Cinda Orr
  • Brook Pierce
  • Samuel Rapien
  • Wendy Rios
  • Teliza Rodriguez
  • Dawn Sailors
  • Drake Sauer
  • Kyle Sayler
  • Richard Schuessler
  • Annette Schwartz
  • Melissa Sellers
  • Karen Shundoff
  • Ashley Stuhr
  • Stephanie Todd
  • Adam Torpin
  • Paul Twigg
  • Natalie Valalik
  • Doug Waterfield
  • Jon Watts
  • David Wiebe
  • Desiree Willson
  • Tara Witte
  • Andrea Woollen