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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (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. 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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  4. Prairie Perspectives: Two Journeys

    July 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 10, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen explore their prairie home in this exhibit of paintings and hand-woven baskets.

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  5. 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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Community Events

  1. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Secrets of Energy

    August 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Meeting location
    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tour two of the amazing energy destinations in the Flint Hills region: Jeffrey Energy Center and Kansas State University’s Triga Mark II Nuclear Reactor Facility. Safety and security restrictions apply. Website contains more details.

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  2. August Parking Lot Sale

    August 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eclectic Charm

    Join Eclectic Charm in August for TWO Parking Lot Sales! Now is the time to buy that new furniture piece for your home! Tons of great 2nd hand, re-purposed, painted furniture to choose from and all sorts of hidden treasures inside and out!

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  3. Paint & Sip: Kansas Wheat Field

    August 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Kansas Wheat Field" 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.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Damn Yankees

    August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Can Boyd outsmart Applegate (and resist the advances of his devilish assistant, Lola) to win the World Series as himself?

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Just Tri It! Youth & Adult Triathlon

    August 10, 2019, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Just Tri It to showcase your endurance abilities through bike, run and swim portions of the triathlon. Each athlete needs swimsuit, bike (with helmet), running shoes, water bottle, biking and running clothes at minimum. Post-race snacks provided by The Optimist Club of Manhattan. Every racer receives finishers medal after crossing finish line.

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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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