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Art Exhibits

  1. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    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!

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  2. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  3. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  4. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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  5. "What Were You Wearing?" Survivor Art Exhibit

    March 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 6, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibition provides tangible response to one of culture's most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured in this gallery have been created from the stories of survivors.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Nutrition Council's Corks and Colleagues networking event

    March 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Pre-conference evening of networking. Sip local wines and sample heavy hors d' oeurves brought to you by Kansas Farmers and Ranchers. An evening to sip wine and enjoy plenty of food with Kansas farmers and ranchers, and more casual networking. Sponsored by Kansas CommonGround, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Pork Association.

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For the Kids!

  1. International Laser Tag Day tournament

    March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Laser Tag Tournament with 8-team maximum for International Laser Tag Day; wait list will be compiled for potential for more teams to participate. Prizes determined by Widgets Family Fun and awarded to teams in first, second and third place.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. International Laser Tag Day tournament

    March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Laser Tag Tournament with 8-team maximum for International Laser Tag Day; wait list will be compiled for potential for more teams to participate. Prizes determined by Widgets Family Fun and awarded to teams in first, second and third place.

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