A memorial benefit for Jacob Beneke is being planned for Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Maple Grove Arts Center, 7916 Main Street N. in Maple Grove. Tickets for fundraiser now on sale or at the door the day of the event.
The public is invite to attend this event in memory of Jacob Beneke and to help raise money for the Jacob Beneke family.
Beneke, 34, from Maple Grove was a victim of a tragic homicide at Accent Signs in Minneapolis on Sept. 27, 2012. He was an active member of the Maple Grove Arts Center board and was working on the “Business of Art” program. He was a mixed media sculptor and abstract painter.
According to the Maple Grove Arts Center, “We considered Jacob’s art ‘semblance,’ he incorporated many found items from antique pieces to farm equipment parts that took the shape of robots, deer antlers, flowers and many other forms.”
In honor of Jacob, consider purchasing an “Art Junk Pin” created by the artists at the Maple Grove Arts Center. The pins are selling for $20 each.
Beneke’s art will also be on display, there will be some items for sale. There is also a silent auction with donations from area businesses.
Also, enjoy music by Chuck Skajewski, and for the kids (and adults) face painting and henna by Barbara Alldaffer.
Tickets for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from Z’s Smokin Bonez are $10 per adult, $5 per child or $25 per family. Make checks payable to the Memorial of Jacob Beneke fund. All the proceeds will go to the: Memorial of Jacob Beneke Fund, C/O Wells Fargo, 13765 83rd Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369.
Anyone interested in making silent auction donations, fund donations or wanting to volunteer should contact Lorrie Link at 612-418-0114 or Lisa Anderson at 612-245-3912.
The Maple Grove Arts Center is a non-profit community arts initiative serving the northwest suburbs of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. For more information visit maplegroveartscenter.org or call 763-250-1016.