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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. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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Community Events

  1. First Saturday Cars & Coffee

    September 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the 1st Saturday of the month, May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe while perusing the parking lot. Starts at 9am.

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  2. Bridges Out of Poverty Training

    September 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 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 or 877-376-0032 to sign up!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: K-State Invitational

    September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - September 7, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Annual invitational field includes Central Arkansas Bears who went 26-7 in 2018 and won 16 of 19 matches against Southland Conference opponents. More field participants include Clemson and Omaha. Wildcats went 15-12 during 2018 season and return nine letter winners including honorable mention All-Americas Sarah Dixon and Gloria Mutiri.

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  2. Football: Bowling Green vs. K-State

    September 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Only the second meeting between Wildcats and Bowling Green Falcons. K-State won the initial encounter 58-0 in 1997. Cats will not return home for the next month after road games (Sept. 14, Mississippi State; Sept. 28, Oklahoma State) and bye week (Sept. 21). On Oct. 5, K-State meets Baylor for the first home Big 12 game.

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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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