Celebration & African Art Auction Benefiting Nebraska Teachers, September 23, 2010.
African Art was donated by Malaika Founder Natalie Hahn for the Celebration and African Art Auction, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE, September 23, 2010.
The African Art included paintings, sculpture, masks and textiles and was superbly auctioned by world class Nebraska livestock auctioneers. All profits were matched 2:1 by Fund for Teachers. $100,000 was raised to support global education fellowships for Nebraska teachers.
Dr. Douglas Christensen, Chairman-Malaika Foundation Board of Directors, Ms. Karen Kovach-Webb, Fund for Teachers Executive Director, Dr. Natalie Hahn, Founder and President, Fund for Teachers.
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska.
Special Guests Ambassador Llewellyn Crewe-Brown, former Ambassador from South Africa to Malawi, and Mrs. Nellien Crewe-Brown. They contributed Mapula Embroidery to the Gala, the African art that obtained the highest bid.
Nebraska world class auctioneers, Bruce McDowell, Ronnie Woodward and Russ Moravec that provided pro bono auction skills in selling 47 items of African art, including African paintings, carvings, textiles and masks.
Kenneth Morrison received the 2010 Malaika Global Educator Award presented by Malaika Founder, Dr. Natalie Hahn. Mr. Morrison is the founding donor of the Malaika Foundation.
Four hundred students and faculty at the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln organized the Gala to Support Global Education, attended by 500 participants. The students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design studied African designs and created African ensembles that were modeled at the Gala.
Culinary Art Majors completed research on African foods and served them at the Gala. Event planning students in the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management assisted with the logistics.
African art including paintings, carvings, textiles and masks were donated by Dr. Natalie Hahn, Malaika Founder, who worked with United Nations programs in Africa for 14 years. Nebraska World Class Auctioneers, Ronnie Woodward, Bruce McDowell and Russ Moravec provided pro bono auction skills in selling 47 pieces of African art, including paintings, carvings, textiles and masks. The management of the art auction was coordinated by Molly Woodward, Diane Moravec and Sherry McDowell. All profits provided global educational scholarships for under-graduates in the college.
The art from the 2013 event, attended by 500 persons, can be viewed by clicking the links below:
Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln presenting fashion ensembles created by students.
Dr. Douglas Christensen, Chairman of the Malaika Board of Directors and Commissioner Emeritus, Nebraska Department of Education presents Mr. J. Joe Ricketts with the Malaika Global Educator Award.
Nebraska World Class Auctioneers, Ronnie Woodward (pictured), Bruce McDowell and Russ Moravec provided auction skills. 47 pieces of African art sold.
Honoring Mr. J. Joe Ricketts, Founder, CEO and Benefactor of Opportunity Education with the 2013 Global Educator Award.
Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Students for their African ensembles
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences Students for Research and Serving of African Foods
Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management-Event Planning Majors who organized the event.
Special Recognition to Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik, Dr. Robert James, Dr. Barbara Trout, Dr. Wendy Weiss, Dr. Marilyn Schnepf, Dr. Fayrene Hamouz, Dr. Gina Fe Causin, Ms. Jenny Day, Ms. Rosanne Samuelson, Ms. Sharon Reeder and Ms. Melanie Kellogg for their exceptional leadership and commitment to global education.
Traditional Ethiopian Basket
Hand Carved Nativity Set, Malawi
Male Dancers with Calabash, Nigerian Artist Kunle Adegborioye Village
These Mapula Embroidery pieces from South Africa are part of the items sold at the Gala to Support Global Education. The creators of these pieces are all HIV Positive Woman. Sadly, the wonderful Sherly Munyula has recently died (cloth at right).
The most popular art at the Gala was:
Mapula Embroidery Cloth, designed by Sherley Munyulu, South Africa
Traditional Ethiopian ensemble embellished with gold thread and sewn by the tailor of the Late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Traditional hand carved fertility doll, Ghana
Village Celebrations - oil painting by Nigerian Artist, Kunle Adeborioye
Mapula cloth created by the late Sherley Munyulu
Celebration, Ink Drawing by Nigerian Painter Benjamin Olabode Oyadiran
Traditional Ethiopian Ensemble by the Tailor of the Late Emperor Haile Selassie
Doll, Ghana Joys of Traditional Music, Nigerian Artist Yemi Ojo
Joys of Traditional Music, Nigerian Painter Yemi Ojo