Save the Dates~
 Community Event: Thursday, October 24, 2019
 Public Auction: Friday, October 25, 2019

Serving Hands is offering a free, family-friendly community event on Thursday, October 24. Come see up close the Serving Hands sculptures and meet many of the artists. They will be available for questions about their unique, creative vision and individual design process. The sculptures will be on display in front of the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The event will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m with kids’ activities beginning at 4 p.m.  Staff and volunteers from the Lincoln Children’s Museum will be offering hands-on activities. Gina and Joe, hosts of B107.3’s Morning Show, will be on-site providing commentary and music. Urban Air will be hosting activities and a scavenger hunt with prizes. Twisters will create balloon sculptures from 5 – 7 p.m.,  and a special appearance by Spiderman will happen from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. In addition, food and beverages, as well as a commemorative book and poster about the project, will be available for purchase.

On Friday, October 25, the sculptures created by Nebraska artists for Serving Hands will be sold to the highest bidder!  The public auction will take place inside the Pinnacle Bank Arena. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the auction commencing at 7 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend whether you want to bid or just watch. 


You're also invited to attend even if you can't be there in person! We will have online bidding as well as a live stream of the auction. Click here to bid online. One-third of the bid amount for each sculpture will go to the artist with the remaining amount going to Campus Life, the project’s non-profit sponsoring organization. 


Along with the 39 full-sized sculptures, 12 small-scale sculptures will be part of a traveling exhibit and silent auction.  The silent auction will be initiated at the community event on Thursday, Oct. 24, and run through the evening of the public auction on Friday, Oct. 25. Artists whose work is represented in this silent auction will also receive one-third of the funds raised on the sculpture with the remaining amount going to Campus Life.

Event Questions? Contact Liz Shea-McCoy, Director, Serving Hands (402) 430-5923 or

Auction Order


1).     Platte River Sunset

         Artist: Joel Anderson   Patrons: Jane Raybould & Jose Herrero and Janet Chung & Pat Raybould         


2).     Look at This 

         Artist: Greg Holdren   Patrons: Bill & Lucille Sapp 

3).     Black Keys-White Keys

         Artist: Max Reis   Patron: Duncan Family Trust  


4).     Serving Bones

          Artist: Miranda Knutson   Patron: Jeanne Garvin 


5).     Climbing Rose – High Aspirations

         Artist: Darlene Jansen   Patron: The Peed Family                                                                                            


6).     Reach for the Stars From the Heart of Nebraska  

         Artists: Helen Donlan & Olivia Vogel with contributions from Brian Zaro   Patron: Weathercraft Roofing Co.


7).     Beauty From Ashes: Ellie and Kylene

         Artist:  Alison Rash   Patrons: Deb & Tom Cabela and White Law Office, P.C., L.L.O.  


8).     Enchantment

         Artist:  Mindy Burton   Patron: Union Bank & Trust  


9).     Catch and Release

         Artist: Nicki Nix   Patron: TMCO


10).   A Precious Bird

         Artist: Mark Kuzara   Patrons: Julie Kloke & Dan Semrad 


11).   You Raise Me Up

         Artist: Roberta Barnes   Patron: LI-COR Biosciences


12).   My Child, I Give You the Moon

         Artist: Ian Anthony Laing   Patron: Warren Distribution


13).   Haymarket Warmth 

         Artist: Brian Arp   Patrons: Katie & Scott Spohn and Tuttle Inc.                                                                        


14).   The Roar of the Crowd

          Artist: Greg Holdren   Patrons: Baxter Toyota & Lexus of Lincoln


15).   You Are The Potter

          Artist: Lynn Wilson   Patrons: Terri Elliott & Friends of Campus Life 


16).   Music Inspires Love~Love Inspires Music

          Artists: Liz Shea/Sculptor: David Manzanares   Patrons: Rembolt Ludtke, LLP, UNICO Group & Nationwide 


17).   The Light of Hope

          Artist: Lila Rose Vamosi   Patron: The Landing at Williamsburg Village                                                                                                  

18).   You Did For Me

          Artists: Lindsay Reger & Sara Walters   Patrons: Nancy Sutton-Moss & Glen Moss


19).   Catch a Falling Star

          Artist: Jessica Olsen   Patrons: Chris & Tom Schleich 

20).   The Cost of Freedom

          Artists: Tammy Miller/Sculptor: Brian Arp   Patron: The Peed Family 

21).   Patchwork Fields

          Artist: Patrick Gauthier   Patron: Legacy Retirement Communities 

22).   Garden of Glory

          Artist: Paula Yoachim   Patron: Kathleen Svoboda: In Honor of My Mother and Father 

23).   Oliver’s Bowl

          Artist: Ian Anthony Laing   Patron: Warren Distribution        

24).   The Starry Night

          Artist: Patrick Gauthier   Patrons: Bob & Jan Fitzsimmons 

25).   Flag

         Artist: James Cattlett   Patrons: First Lady Susanne Shore & Governor Pete Ricketts


26).   Flowering Hands

          Artist: Courtney Shudak   Patron: The Ostergard Family 

27).   Perspective

          Artist: Kate Wilcox   Patron: ARYSE                                                                                                                                                            

28).   Dreamer

          Artist: Joel Anderson   Patrons: Bill & Lucille Sapp 

29).   Stronger Together

          Artists: Allie Laing & Alex Rapp   Patrons: First Lady Susanne Shore & Governor Pete Ricketts                                                                                                                  

30).   Monarch Butterfly – Metamorphosis of Life

          Artist: Darlene Jansen   Patrons: Bob & Jan Fitzsimmons 

31).   The Mark of a Great Nation

          Artist: Jill Mulligan   Patron: Kathleen Svoboda 

32).   Serving Hands Reflect Helping Hearts

          Artist: Kim Fitzekam-Szelag   Patron:  Nonprofit Shared Services 

33).   The Hollow

          Artist: David Manzanares   Patron: LI-COR Biosciences

34).   Into the Sun

          Artist: Nicki Nix   Patron: Abel Foundation


35).   Nurture and Protection

          Artists: Liz Shea/Sculptor: David Manzanares   Patron: Bettenhausen Family Foundation  


36).   In His Hands          

          Artist: Diane Ogden   Patron: Anderson Auto Group 

37).   Spiderman

           Artist: Ian Anthony Laing   Patron: Warren Distribution

38).   Supported by Grace

          Artist: Kate Wilcox   Patron: Willmar Electric Company 

39).   By the Light of the Moon

          Artist: Matthew Clements, Solar/Lighting: Jeff Larsen   Patrons: Lee & Suzanne Sapp  

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