October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum
Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).
March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.
April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery
K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.
April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library
Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!
August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.
August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art
Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.
August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum
The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit. This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.
August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.
August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center
In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.
September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.
September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery
Elaborate compositions create imagined atmospheres using various forms. More abstract than realistic, the open-ended nature of these forms allows the viewer to engage in the positive and negative, the micro and macro, as the eye discovers new passages throughout the complex labyrinths. Allison Olsen's improvisational quality of painting stems from her response to organic forms found in natural environments.The work of Jessie Burnes finds inspiration and discovery through her personal connection with nature and botanical subjects. She uses these specific organic forms as a vehicle to pursue and explore the complexity of human experience and spirit as well as the role we play in the physical world.
September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store
Series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped, Reconstructed, Demise. Anonymous Women series exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards with Patty Carroll acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014. Carroll's work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine and BJP (Britain). Her work has been shown internationally in one-person exhibits in China, Europe and U.S. Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City.
September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store
Series of photographs, Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally. Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, Mo.
August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.
September 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - September 16, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park
Quilts displayed and speakers present short informative talks about various topics; four expert featured quilters: Nancy Graves, Judi Robb, Sue Jones and Charlotte Herr will have several quilts displayed and tell about their quilting styles.
The guild’s philanthropy (Quilts from the Heart) will be featured. One hundred fifty small quilts made and donated to area Crisis Center each year. These are given to all the children who are guests at the shelter. Children at the show will be given opportunity to help with construction of a quilt donated to the Center. Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail representative with examples of barn quilts on east patio.
September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 17, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Saint Mary's College
Festival consists of sprawling "village" and outdoor performance of one of the Bard's plays. Browse 50 vendor booths before the play begins; bring your own chair or picnic blanket (also rented in seating area) and enjoy some of the greatest theatrical works performed by all-volunteer cast and crew. Tickets may be purchased online or at gate.
September 15, 2017, 7:30 PM - September 17, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Spend quality time with lovable hillbillies at "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music to keep your toes tapping and fingers snapping!
September 16, 2017, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Linear Trail
Complete scouting badge and patch bicycling requirements; 25-, 50- and 67-mile (metric century) routes, all on public roads less traveled. Rides start/finish at City Park south shelter (McDowell Creek Road route). Boy Scout rules require that riders have 8 hours to complete 50 miles. Ages 8-11 can attempt 25-mile ride; ages 12-18, 50 miles.
September 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.
September 16, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
After the library closes, the real fun begins! We'll have dinner, games and crafts at this teens only event. Registration is required (so we know how much pizza to buy!).
September 16, 2017, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Day of patriotism filled with activities for all ages! Plus, Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One exhibit; exceptional history of the 1st Infantry Division. This will complete the third week for the new exhibit, which chronicles five soldiers' paths through wartime and the present-day military. Enjoy your splendid, Star Spangled Saturday at Flint Hills Discovery Center.
September 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Company
LABCO's annual Oktoberfest celebration with an array of activities and fun competitions to carry you into October in the best of spirits. Drop in and have a taste!
September 16, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mertz Family Barn
Second annual fundraiser for Native Stone Scenic Byway with appetizers, art and ambiance of the Flint Hills. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Riley County Historical Museum.