The Great Create 2017

By Artists. For Kids.

April 23, 2017

The fifth annual The Great Create is presented by The Tot.

Inaugurated in 2013, The Great Create family fundraiser transforms the Nasher Garden into an interactive, art-filled space for kids and parents. Children can put their hands to work in engaging projects under the instruction of Dallas-based and national artists. The event also features live entertainment and kid-friendly food. Friends and Supporters of the Nasher Sculpture Center are invited to bring their children, their friends’ children, or sponsor a family. The event is geared toward children 12 and under, with teens ages 13 and up invited to serve as “Art Ambassadors” to assist the artists. Children 2 and under attend for free.

Great Create Co-Chair Families

Jason and Flauren Bender and their children 
Janelle and Alden Pinnell and their children 

2017 Donors

Presenting Sponsor

The Tot 

Art Bag Sponsor

Neiman Marcus

Kick-off Party Sponsor

Forty Five Ten

Artist Party Sponsor

Robyn and Michael Siegel

Food Sponsor

Which Which / Courtney and Jeff Sinelli

Media Sponsor

PaperCity

Gold Gilders

Neiman Marcus
The Pinnell Foundation 

Silver Sculptors

Flauren and Jason Bender
Courtney and Dan Case
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki
Katherine and Eric Reeves
The Powell Family Foundation
Nicole and Justin Small

Bronze Builders

John and Lindsay Akhtar
The Beck Group
Ashley and Robert Cathey
The Estes Family
Lara and Stephen Harrison
Drs. Christine Ho and Anil Koganti
Nicolette and Miles Lamont
The Lear Family
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Catherine and Douglas MacMahon
Louise and Charles Marsh
Stephanie and John Roberts
Catherine and Will Rose
Bianca and Bo Watson
Whole Foods Market
Claudia and Brian Wing
 

Woodworkers

Katie and David Aisner
Lilly Albritton and Chuck Briant
Stacy and Tucker Anderson
Lindsey and Dave Beran
Kristy and Taylor Bowen
Megan Brooks
Mia and Tyler Brous 
Katherine and Ken Bullock
Sylvia Cespedes and Herman Saenz 
Albertina Cisneros de Pascual and Juan Pascuz
Anne Clayton and Jacques Vroom III
Lindsey and J. Patrick Collins
Vivian and Billy Dimas
Hillary and Eric Donnelly 
Jessica and Doug Epperson
Jenny and David Gillikin
Kerri and David Goldfarb
Dr. Robert and Maya Gross
Colleen Hayes
Portia and Alex Hicks
Nicole and Brian Householder 
Melissa and Drew Ireland
Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas
Karey and Josh Kitfield
Amy and Mark Kovac
Erica and Trey Kuppin
Hallie and Max Lamont 
Katie and Pierre Lavie 
Jessica Stewart Lendvay
Lindsey and Matt McClain
Erin and Mike McKool
Todd and Paula Minnis
Meredith and Xan Moore
Lucy and Thomas Morton
NBC 5
Annie and Tim O'Grady
Bo Oudt
Perry Street Communications, LLC
Allison and Cullen Powell
Kristin and Ricky Rees
Brooke and Rod Roberson
The Runyon Family
Cheryl and Andrew Schoellkopf
Katherine and John Henry Seale
Gowri and Alex Sharma
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Helene and Sandy Spurgin
Melina and Randy Starr
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Truman and Tate Wilson
Megan and Brady Wood 
Erika and Matt Yeaman
Alissa and Jordan Zachary

In-kind Donations

Bret Redman Photography
The Juice Bar
Live Love Pop
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pogo’s Wine & Spirits
Whole Foods Market

  

Host Committee

Katie and David Aisner
Lindsay and Jehan Akhtar
Lilly Albritton and Chuck Briant 
Lindsey and Dave Beran
Kristy and Taylor Bowen
Mia and Tyler Brous
Katherine and Ken Bullock
Courtney and Dan Case
Ashley and Robert Cathey
Sylvia Cespedes and Hernan Saenz
Emily and Walter Clarke
Lindsey and Patrick Collins
Jessica and Doug Epperson
Sara Fay and Merrick Egan 
Shannon and Jeff Estes
Jenney and David Gillikin
Kerri and David Goldfarb
Jill and Wade Henderson
Janie and Dave Hodges
Monica and Paul Holmes
Brooke Hortenstine
Lindsay and Chuck Jacaman
Cris Jordan and Scott Potter 
Elisabeth and Panos Karpidas
Karey and Josh Kitfield
Sunny and Craig Knocke
Erica and Trey Kuppin
Hallie and Max Lamont
Nicolette and Miles Lamont
Katie and Pierre Lavie
Laura and Frederick Lear
Sheryl and Eric Maas
Catherine and Doug MacMahon
Tracy and Josh Madans
Louise and Charles Marsh
Erin and Mike McKool
Paula and Todd Minnis
Meredith and Xan Moore
Lucy and Thomas Morton
Lucy and Will Murchison
Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki
Annie and Tim O'Grady
Kristin and Aaron Ortega
Katie and Kyle Oudt
Natalie and Dirik Oudt
Jessica and Tyson Pinnell
Alison and Cullen Powell
Kristie Ramirez
Kristin and Ricky Rees
Katherine and Eric Reeves
Brooke and Rod Roberson 
Stephanie and John Roberts
Lisa and John Runyon
Cheryl and Andrew Schoellkopf
Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt
Robyn and Michael Siegel
Courtney and Jeff Sinelli
Nicole and Justin Small
Helene and Sandy Spurgin
Melina and Randy Starr
Denise and Chris Stewart
Rachel and Chris Trowbridge
Gwendolyn and Richard Turcotte
Bianca and Bo Watson
Claudia and Brian Wing
Megan and Brady Wood 
Lucy and Steve Wrubel
Erika and Matt Yeaman
Lyssa and D’Arcy Young
Renee and Bob Yttredahl
Marjon Zabihi and Gibbs Henderson

Artists

The Color Condition
Jeff Gibbons
Diamond Gray
Travis LaMothe
Catherine Macmahon
Nic Mathis
Charles Mayton
Shamsy Roomiani
Allison V. Smith
Liz Trosper

Underwriting Levels and Benefits

Buy Tickets

PLATINUM PAINTERS $10,000

  • Receive ten tickets to The Great Create 
  • VIP Priority Event Admission at 12:30 P.M. 
  • Invitation for six to The Great Create kickoff party
  • Invitation for four to exclusive reception with Great Create artists
  • Prominent Website and event program recognition
  • Unique complimentary event t-shirt for children

GOLD GILDERS $5,000

  • Receive eight tickets to The Great Create 
  • VIP Priority Event Admission at 12:30 P.M. 
  • Invitation for four to The Great Create kickoff party
  • Invitation for two to exclusive reception with Great Create artists
  • Prominent Website and event program recognition
  • Unique complimentary event t-shirt for children

SILVER SCULPTORS $2,500

  • Receive six tickets to The Great Create 
  • Invitation for four to The Great Create kickoff party
  • Invitation for two to exclusive reception with Great Create artists
  • Website and event program recognition 
  • Unique complimentary event t-shirt for children

BRONZE BUILDERS $1,000

  • Receive six tickets to The Great Create 
  • Invitation for two to The Great Create kickoff party
  • Invitation for two to exclusive reception with Great Create artists
  • Website and event program recognition 
  • Unique complimentary event t-shirt for children

WOOD WORKERS $500

  • Receive four tickets to The Great Create 
  • Invitation for two to The Great Create kickoff party
  • Website and event program recognition 
  • Unique complimentary event t-shirt for children

Underwriting packages can be purchased here. Single tickets will be made available in spring 2017 as space allows. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rebecca Watkins at rwatkins@nashersculpturecenter.org or 214.242.5169.

Why Support The Great Create?

All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Nasher Sculpture Center, bolstering the museum’s efforts to provide outstanding youth education programs throughout the year, such as the 3:01 Club After-school Program, Summer Institute for Teens and free student tours. Education programs account for more than 33% of the Center’s attendance each year, enabling many students and families to experience the Nasher at no cost. 70% of all education programs offered at the Nasher are made possible through the support of organizations, companies and individuals. In 2015, over 13,000 students from 200 schools have participated in Nasher student tours, designed to enrich the lives of many through the arts. Your valuable support furthers the Nasher Sculpture Center’s ongoing mission of serving as a catalyst for the study and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.