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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. 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. Cop On a Rooftop: Dunkin Donuts

    August 16, 2019, 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Dunkin Donuts

    "The Cop on a Rooftop event happens around the country and is a national fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement benefiting the Special Olympics. Officers from RCPD and Pott County Sheriffs will be waving people over to Dunkin’ from 6 to 11 a.m. to encourage them to make a donation. And for your donation, you’ll walk away with a Special Olympics themed doughnut called “the Champion.”

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  2. Bridges Out of Poverty Training

    August 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Would you like to better understand how living in financial poverty affects individuals and families? Are you possibly interested in volunteering as an Ally for Thrive!? If so, please come join for Bridges Out of Poverty training. Thrive! is a poverty-reduction program who works to alleviate poverty through positive and long-term relationships, fostered in a safe and consistent place, that builds life skills and resilience across generations.
    Please contact Jayme Morris-Hardeman at director.thriveflinthills@gmail.com or 877-376-0032 to sign up!

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  3. Canvas & Cork: Fireflies

    August 16, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment are required.
    Canvas Size: 16"x20"

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  4. Sunset In the Sunflowers

    August 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ A&H Farm

    Sunset on the farm is a magical time and you're invited out for an Adult Only Evening. Leave the kids at home and come be a kid yourself. Included with admission: 2 adult drinks (yes - alcohol), a bouquet of 6 stems of sunflowers that you get to cut, and many of our activities including the train ride, petting zoo, giant slide, bounce house, human foosball and more. Admission is $25 per person.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Hoo-Haw

    August 16, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 18, 2019 @ The Columbian Theatre

    Put on your cowboy boots and mosey on down to The Columbian Theatre stompin’ grounds for the 15th Anniversary of Hoo Haw!
    Excellent live music and performers. Mediocre comedy. Veteran actor and director Troy Hemphill leads the annual favorite with new skits, songs, and jokes and has made this show a Columbian institution and a hoot to experience. Come see Drew Horton, Shelley Rickstrew, Mindy Thierolf, Mark Portel and other familiar faces take the Columbian stage! This fun-loving cast always packs the house!
    Get your tickets now! Performances are August 16-18, 23-25. You can get tickets at columbiantheatre.com or call our box office at (785) 456-2029. If you are interested in attending opening night on August 16th to benefit the Wamego Public Library and Friends of the Library, go to columbiantheatre.com and select the August 16th show.
    Sponsored by WTC.

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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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