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   from the issue of February 8, 2007

Art and Art History to host 'Modern Medicis' fund-raiser Feb. 17

The Department of Art and Art History will host "Modern Medicis: A Collector's Showcase," a fund-raiser for educational programs, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17.

The event will be in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. Tickets are $50 per person. Premium tickets, which admit two and entitle the holder to a work of original art, are $300.

To honor the Medici legacy, the MEDICI board has invited Nebraska collectors to name artists they admire. These collectors include Lynn Boyer, Doug and Mary Campbell, John and Jan Driesbach, Robert and Karen Duncan, Carl and Janet Eskridge, Ed Forde, Norman Geske, Greg and Sheri Hurlbut, Tice and Carren Miller, J.B. Milliken and Nana Smith, Bob and Vicki Northrup, Harvey and Susan Perlman, Christian Petersen, Ky and Jane Rohman, Larry and Judy Roots, Joe and Judye Ruffo, Jim and Rhonda Seacrest, Clay and Beth Smith, and Steve Wake and Linda Esterling.

The collectors have chosen 30 artists and collectors whose original works will be distributed to premium ticket holders. Contributing artists are Eric Anderson, Jim Bockelman, Judy Burton, Santiago Cal, Jan Christensen, Stephen Dinsmore, Eddie Dominguez, John Driesbach, Dave Harvey, Aaron Holz, Martha Horvay, Jacqueline Kluver, Karen Kunc, Sydney Lynch, Richard Moses, Dale Nordyke, Deb Oden, Pete Pinnell, Larry Roots, Craig Roper, Kevin Running Bear, Teresa Schmidt, Amy Smith, Carol Thompson, Steve Tracy, Allan Tubach, Sandra Varos, Kenny Walton, Robert Weaver and Dick Wiegman.

These 30 original works will be exhibited at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery Feb. 12-17. Hours are noon to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

MEDICI, the Most Esteemed Donors, Intellects, Colleagues and Individuals, is a group in support of the Department of Art and Art History. MEDICI has served the department for the last 12 years, providing more than $100,000 for the purpose of kilns, presses, papermaking equipment, catalogs, visiting scholars and other amenities that support first-rate art educational offerings.

For additional information, send e-mail to or call 472-5522.



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