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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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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. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of 1930s & 1940s (Hirsch Collection)

    March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The '30s and '40s were a golden age for murals in America when the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrate the work of miners, farmers and other laborers and cover walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches and nearly 50of these are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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  3. 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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  4. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2019

    June 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer breezes in and brings with it new artistry at Manhattan's downtown art gallery.

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Community Events

  1. Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe

    June 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Exciting family program for ages-and-up. Kevin Manning, astronomer with Look Up to the Stars, leads 90-minute presentation to look at matter from subatomic particles to superclusters of galaxies and the entire universe. A virtual journey throughout the cosmos to describe celestial objects and their formation and relative sizes compared to one another.

    Truly exciting images and video segments bring the point home. Weather permitting, audience invited outdoors to view celestial objects, such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn and craters on the Moon, using a powerful hand-crafted telescope.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop

    May 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Eligibility requirement restricts attendees to 9-12 grades. Workshop designed for students interested in art, writing or performance to include music, dance, theater, forensics. No pre-workshop theater experience necessary. Skills used not usually found in mainstream theater: Gymnastics, choral singing, dance, martial arts, musical performance, public speaking, juggling; any public performance may be helpful toward experimental theatrical explorations.

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  2. Juneteenth Jazz & Soul Festival

    June 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 15, 2019 @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Celebrate 30 years of Juneteenth with two days filled with musical performances by JahVelle Rhone and saxophonist Donald Hayes, and Saturday performance by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Also includes 5k run/walk, community unity walk, gospel choir, BBQ cookoff, car wash competition, vendor booths, food trucks and much more. Family-friendly event designed for everyone!

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  3. Shrek, The Musical

    June 14, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 16, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The tale of an unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

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  4. Arts in the Park: JahVelle Rhone

    June 14, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    JahVelle Rhone is well known within Manhattan music circles and is also associate pastor at Manhattan Christian Fellowship Church. Rhone joined by Donald Hayes who possesses blues and gospel music background to share with the audience. Arts in the Park is a free Friday night concert series produced by Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.

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For the Kids!

  1. Kansas State University Orientation and Enrollment

    June 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - June 15, 2019, 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Organizers have planned a day with activities and presentations to prepare for successful transition to K-State, so get excited. Welcome to K-State! Note: Use parking garage south of K-State Student Union; parking attendant will provide directions. Permits designated for parking lots marked W, O, T or Z.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Paint & Sip: Lilac

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

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Lilacs" 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

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest

    June 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Final round of judging to select the best Kansas Cowboy Poet. Nancy Kassebaum serves as this year’s honorary chief judge. Celebrity panel made up of Mark Nutsch, honorary chair of Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation’s Next Vistas national campaign; Bill Snyder, K-State Wildcats retired football coach; Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss; Brooke Lennington, KSNT anchor; Megan Moser, Manhattan Mercury executive editor; Lynn Hinrichsen, USDA Rural Development State Director; and Mike Dodson, Mayor of Manhattan.

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