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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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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. Wedding Resources Fair

    October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch

    Planning a wedding? This fair is for brides, grooms, family, wedding attendants - anyone interested in resources to help you plan and make your day what you want it to be. There will be vendors of resources to assist you plus short presentations of helpful information throughout the day. And foods to sample.

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  3. Paint Your Pet: Halloween Edition

    October 16, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting your best friend!
    DISCLAIMER: While our talented instructors will offer color and technique support as needed to turn the sketch into a wonderful work of art, this class does not include step by step instruction for each individual painting.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy helpful instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment are required.
    After purchasing your ticket you will receive an email asking for a photo of your pet. We'll take your picture, work our magic and when you arrive at the event you'll find your friend sketched on canvas ready for you to paint!
    You must email your pet photo to "INFO@STRAIGHTUPPSTUDIO.COM" by Tuesday, June 18th at NOON.
    Registration is non-refundable.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt

    October 16, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. His songs include “Cry Love,” “Perfectly Good Guitar,” “Feels Like Rain,” “Have A Little Faith in Me,” and many more. His newest collection offers his strongest set of songs in years.

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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. Advanced SEO Strategies

    October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    SEO Strategies to help your business rank in the search engines. The importance of search engine optimization for local business visibility is a must. For questions contact: Full Cup Marketing, 322 S. Mosley St. (2), Wichita KS 67202 (316-737-9950).

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  3. Kate Dolan: Assessment of a Prison Medical Service & Development of Standard Operating Procedures: A Case Study In Liberia

    October 16, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Waters Hall

    Kate Dolan, professor at the University of New South Wales, is visiting Kansas State University as part of the Australian Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program. She will give a public talk, "Assessment of a Prison Medical Service and Development of Standard Operating Procedures: A Case Study in Liberia,"
    Dolan has also consulted for the United Nations, World Health Organization and other international organizations. She has served the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia and Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in the U.K.
    Dolan received a best scientific paper award from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the Winston Churchill Fellowship in addition to several awards from her home institution and country.
    Dolan is currently working with K-State's Lisa Melander in the sociology, anthropology and social work department on conditions in women's prisons.

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  4. Science On Tap

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Enjoy science in a fun and engaging way with this free, interactive program.

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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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  3. Open Mic Night

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union

    Performances range from stand up to singing to poetry to singing karaoke to just talking about thoughts!
    Sign up at the door. All performances subject to Union and University policies.
    May contain adult content.

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