Omaha Symphony Guild Table Art 2020

Table Art 2020 - The Virtual Event

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Table Art 2020 - The Virtual Event
July 9-10, 2020
Featuring Waterford Crystal
Tom Brennan, Waterford Master Craftsman and Spokesperson
Diane Nelson, Former Nebraska First Lady and Honorary Chairman
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The following Curated Add Ons have been selected to enhance, and make this unique experience memorable. Add Ons will be available for pickup July 9-10 at Happy Hollow.
Waterford Gift valued at $175 while supplies last
Omaha Symphony Guild Notecards created by local designer Lisa Worrall
Order Bou.quet flowers below for the event (pickup at Happy Hollow or delivered to your door)
Happy Hollow Catered Lunch To-Go

If you have questions about Table Art, please contact Kathleen Bemis Russell, Table Art Chairman, at 402-215-5268.

Table Art Partners

Our Table Art Partners will donate 10% of proceeds in support of the Omaha Symphony's education and community engagement programs.

Order Table Art florals from June 1 through June 25
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Shop Waterford from July 6 through July 17 and enter Table Art in the comments at check out
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Thank You Sponsors

With gratitude to our generous sponsors and donors, please join us for Table Art 2020 - The Virtual Event.

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Tom Brennan

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Tom Brennan, Master Craftsman and Spokesperson, Waterford Crystal

Like his father, Tom Brennan was born in Waterford City, Ireland and fulfilled a lifelong dream of working for Waterford Crystal. From a young age, Tom aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps, by participating in the tradition of fine crystal craftsmanship. Tom’s career with Waterford Crystal began with his apprenticeship in 1986, where he mastered the art of crystal glass blowing. Always a craftsman, Tom's experience in blowing glass and experimenting with new designs and shapes allowed him to transform a designer's dream into beautiful, hand-crafted works of art.

Today, as Spokesperson, Tom’s passion for crystal craftsmanship comes to life as he educates and inspires Waterford consumers all over the globe with events both in person and on-air in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

He proudly represents the Waterford brand and has presented one of a kind, Made in Ireland, awards to heads of business, athletes and celebrities alike.

From Master Craftsman to Spokesperson, Tom's journey reflects his unrivalled passion for Irish heritage, his hometown, and Waterford Crystal.

Diane Nelson

Diane Nelson

Diane Nelson, Former Nebraska First Lady & Honorary Chairman

Diane Nelson is a native Nebraskan. She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Sociology.

Diane has had a lifelong interest in volunteerism and has served on many Omaha community boards such as the Joslyn Art Museum Association and the Joslyn Art Museum Board of Governors, Children’s Museum Board, Clarkson Hospital Service League, the Omaha Symphony Guild, the Eppley Cancer Center Board of Advisors, Heartland Family Service, the Board of Trustees of CUES at Sacred Heart School, the Duchesne Academy Board, The Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. and Omaha Town Hall.

She currently serves on many Omaha community boards including the Family Service Advisory Committee, the Christian Urban Education Service Advisory Board, the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures Board of Directors, and the Healing Arts Board at the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

She was chairman of the 1987 Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball and was the 2017-18 chairman for the Go Red For Women Circle of Red. She also served as a co-chairman of the 1986 Omaha Symphony Designer Showhouse.

She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Omaha and is a former member of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Board of Directors.

In March of 2000 she received the Pioneer Award from the Nebraskaland Foundation in recognition for the restoration of the Governor’s Residence.

As 1st Lady of Nebraska Diane continued her commitment to volunteerism by chairing the Q-125, a statewide celebration of Nebraska’s 125th birthday of statehood. She was also chairman of Good Beginnings, a program that began in 1994 and was a statewide initiative with programs that worked with families who were at risk for child neglect or child abuse.

During her husband’s term of office as Governor she supported and promoted many causes such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Special Olympics, Women’s Athletics at UNO, and the annual Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism, which she began in 1992. She also served on statewide boards including the Friends of Lied, Keep Nebraska Beautiful, the Nebraska Art Association, and the Nebraskaland Foundation.

Her final project as 1st Lady was the renovation of the Governor’s Residence. The restoration took 16 months and was completed in August, 1998.

After moving to Washington when Ben was elected senator in 2000 Diana continued her interest in volunteering. She chaired numerous benefits and galas including the Ambassador’s Ball which is a fundraising gala for Muscular Sclerosis; The Spirit of Mount Vernon Benefit; and the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala. In 2004 she was chairman for the annual Senate Spouses Luncheon honoring 1st Lady Laura Bush.

Diane enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. Some of her interests include bridge, golf, reading and traveling.

She is married to former Governor and Senator Ben Nelson. They have four children: Kevin Gleason, Christie Gleason Oberto, Patrick Nelson and the late Sarah Nelson.

They have five grandchildren: Siena Gleason, Tag Gleason, Christian Nelson, Gianluca Oberto and Charlotte Oberto.

Registration is Now Closed

Registration for Table Art 2020 - The Virtual Event is now closed.

A commemorative donation can be made below or by mailing a check made payable to Omaha Symphony Guild to P.O. Box 24355 Omaha NE 68124.