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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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  5. ARTSmart programs for families

    April 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here and Now,” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition, provides a variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Ages 3-5. Children must be accompanied by adult. If you need to cancel reservation, let Beach staff know so they can call those on the waiting list.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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  2. Manhattan Tech Open House

    April 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Area Technical College

    Learn how to apply and get on track for high-salaried career potential.

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  3. Legalities of Being

    April 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez describes his commitment to activism through both studio practice and non-traditional art practices embedded in community life. Fifield-Perez’s work is on view in the Fronteras/Frontiers exhibition at Beach Museum of Art. This talk is part of the university’s Annual Engagement Symposium, themed “Powerful Dialogue: Engaging Community Issues in Polarizing Times.”

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Small Business Conference

    April 12, 2018, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Half-day conference promises to be educational, informative and a great opportunity to make connections. Sessions include core business values, advocacy, conflict resolution and succession planning.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. ATID Mounted Exhibit

    April 10, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Showcase of Excellence gallery exhibit and runway show are the kick-off events of the annual ATID Student Symposium. Showcase events provide current and prospective students opportunities to show their work to the public and industry professionals. "Get to the Crux" is the show's theme.

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  2. Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design (ATID) Showcase of Excellence

    April 12, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Showcase of Excellence runway show and mounted exhibit kicks off 14th Annual Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design Student Symposium. All events for the ATID Symposium feature this year’s theme "Get To The Crux." The runway show and mounted exhibit provide K-State students and middle/high school students the opportunity to be selected to show work to the public and industry professionals.

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  3. Inn-Dependent

    April 12, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Arty is determined to unite his coworkers at the Stackman Inn, where he's a young and optimistic new bellhop.

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  4. Nick Jonas live performance, Bramlage Coliseum

    April 12, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas in concert at Bramlage Coliseum. Jonas released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the double-platinum and No. 1 hit “Jealous”.

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For the Kids!

  1. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    April 12, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Kindergarten and up: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters.

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  2. Kids' Book Club

    April 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features a different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. 2018 Engagement Symposium: Powerful Dialogue, Engaging Community Issues in Polarizing Times

    April 12, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Dialogue on how community voices can be harnessed and focused to effectively address communities' most pressing issues. This symposium features faculty, student and community presentations around a variety of topics: affordable housing, improving health, racism, food access, heritage preservation and water. How dialogue and deliberation are essential to understand an issue, provide voice to policymakers and those impacted by policy and to address the issue.

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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. ATID Showcase of Excellence Runway Show

    April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Runway show and mounted exhibit provide K-State students and middle/high school students opportunities to be selected to publicly show their work to industry professionals.

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