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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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  5. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  6. A Home for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

    October 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall

    This exhibit is part of "Healing Communities Through Art" by visiting artist Edwin Rodriguez, founder of Mil Colores Para Mi Pueblo (A Thousand Colors for My Town), a peace and reconciliation nonprofit that heals traumatized communities in Colombia through art.

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Community Events

  1. Santa for Seniors

    October 8, 2019 - October 25, 2019 @ Angels Care Home Health

    Angels Care Home Health, At Home Care, Discovery Chiropractic & Integrated Medicine, Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM), and Riley County Senior Center are coming together to provide our seniors in the Manhattan, Wamego and Junction City areas with something special for the holiday season.
    SANTA FOR SENIORS IS COMING TO TOWN! If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season or if you would like to select a senior in need, please call Angels Care Home Health at 785-273-3560 or At Home Care at 785-473-7007. We will be sure to add your loved one to the list or give you information to make a senior’s holiday special.

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  2. Up-Cycle Paint & Sip: 50% Off- Forest Fire

    October 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    There is an over-abundance of used canvases that Neal has gesso'ed to be used again. They also have a ton of up-cycled paint. SO... they decided to have a 50% off painting event! This is the PERFECT opportunity to paint if you've been hesitant about it previously.
    NOTE: Ticket holders will be using used canvases and paint from previous events. Neal will lead the group in painting "Forest Fire" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable
    DISCLAIMER: Uncorked Inspiration reserves the right to cancel the event if an adequate amount of tickets are not purchased. In such case, tickets will be refunded.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Joseph Hall: Elvis Tribute

    October 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - October 14, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    It would be a Blue Christmas without you joining us for Joseph Hall. Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Joseph Hall is the next best thing to THE KING himself! V.I.P front row seats are available. Get your tickets quickly, Joseph Hall WILL sell out!
    Member Tickets: November 10th
    Public Tickets: November 17th

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Science Communication Week: Sunset Zoo

    October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019 @ Sunset Zoo

    In collaboration with the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, Sunset Zoo will be helping host our second annual Science Communication Week. It's a week of workshops, activities and more bringing scientists together with public audiences. Visit K-SCI's website for the most up-to-date details on scheduled activities.

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  2. Indigenous Peoples Day at K-State

    October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Kansas State University is hosting Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14, and the event has attracted a lineup of keynote presenters, including Sarah Deer, a 2019 National Women's Hall of Fame inductee and Kansas scholar.
    The event is hosted by the Indigenous Faculty and Staff Alliance, and the lead sponsor is the College of Education. Indigenous Peoples Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the K-State Student Union, and registration is open and free to all attendees. Faculty sending classes are also asked to register. Many tribal members and employees from across Kansas and the region will be represented as speakers, presenters and conference attendees.
    Registration is required for this event.

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  3. Public Conversation: The Anthropocene Prairie

    October 14, 2019, 4:00 PM @ 101 Thompson Hall

    "Public Conversation: The Anthropocene Prairie," with Zhang, Richardson and Dennis Dimick, a noted journalist, photographer, presenter and educator, will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in 101 Thompson Hall, which is adjacent to the Beach Museum of Art on the K-State campus. Related to this event will be Dimick's Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture, "Living in the Human Age," at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in K-State's McCain Auditorium.

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  4. AAUW Dinner Event with Speaker, Dr. Lisa Melander: Incarcerated Women

    October 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Company

    Dr. Melander's research interests broadly include crime, deviance, and family, and many of her projects emerge from the intersection of these substantive areas. In particular, she is interested in a variety of youth and young adult issues including partner violence, delinquency, substance use, mental health, and homelessness. Currently, Dr. Melander is working on a project that extends the extant research on partner violence by examining the correlates of partner cyber aggression among college students. Her research has appeared in peer reviewed journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
    Guests are welcome to attend the dinner and program.

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  5. Dennis Dimick: Living in the Human Age

    October 14, 2019, 7:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Dennis Dimick, who worked at National Geographic for 35 years, will present, “Living in the Human Age,” a fast-moving talk and slide show that looks at the unique challenges humans face in a world where the population is growing and the demand for food is greater than ever.

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

    October 4, 2019 - November 21, 2019 @ Buttonwood Art Space

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