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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. Intersection: Meeting of the Creative Minds

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Creative Minds exhibit features works by AlBo Glass, Dick Bixler, Michael Driggs, Jan Joosten, Christina Klein, Diane Lawrence, Owen Oertling, Larry Peters, Jason Sciulla, Nancy Teague, Lynette Ubel and Todd Van Duren.

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  6. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    May 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 4, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Exhibition curated by Marla Day, K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum (Department of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design). Mayer gifted her creations to K-State along with many others that have been showcased in Justin Hall and campus galleries. Mayer creates garments by incorporating an incredible range of hand dyeing and embellishing techniques.

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Community Events

  1. MHS Visual Story Telling Collaboration, Junior English Inquiry Project

    May 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 5, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Junior English students in Morgan Jobe’s classes have been working with community participants such as Beach Museum of Art and The Fellow to learn about visual literacy and communication, particularly how to use the arts to convey complex ideas. Students use inquiry and design thinking to tell stories from their community that matter to them. This issue-centered project seeks to answer the question: Why do stories matter?

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Five May 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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  2. Annual Local Artists Sale

    May 4, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 5, 2018, 3:00 PM @ The Fellow

    Visit The Fellow this weekend for a sale from your Manhattan artists!!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Evita

    May 4, 2018, 7:30 PM - May 6, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Tony Award winning musical set amidst turmoil of Argentinian politics of the late 1940s and early '50s. Eva Peron grew up in abject poverty then rose to the heights of national and international prestige through sheer force of will. Peron made herself into the common people's idol: loved, adored and hated alike. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires" and "A New Argentina" a few of the many songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber made famous by this musical.

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  2. Fab Flashbacks: Songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s

    May 4, 2018, 7:30 PM - May 6, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Fun-filled decade revue; from hits on record players to cassettes. The show's best performers take listeners through music ranging from the '60s to the '80s. Don’t be afraid to dust off that outfit from the past and show it off again! Rock your old style and dance along to all of your favorites during Fab Flashbacks. Be there or be square!

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Special Events

  1. K-State Junior Days

    May 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Start exploring college options with sessions on academics and student housing, with residence hall and campus tours available after dining-center lunch. Refund requests must be made prior to 72-hour deadline.

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