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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  4. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  5. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  6. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  7. "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit

    August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit.

    This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.

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  8. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  9. Over, Under, Through

    August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.

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  10. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  11. Inflorescence by Allison Olsen and Jessie Burnes

    September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Elaborate compositions create imagined atmospheres using various forms. More abstract than realistic, the open-ended nature of these forms allows the viewer to engage in the positive and negative, the micro and macro, as the eye discovers new passages throughout the complex labyrinths. Allison Olsen's improvisational quality of painting stems from her response to organic forms found in natural environments.

    The work of Jessie Burnes finds inspiration and discovery through her personal connection with nature and botanical subjects. She uses these specific organic forms as a vehicle to pursue and explore the complexity of human experience and spirit as well as the role we play in the physical world.

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  12. Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women

    September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped, Reconstructed, Demise. Anonymous Woman series exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards with Patty Carroll acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014. Carroll's work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP (Britain).

    Her work has been shown internationally in one-person exhibits in China, Europe and U.S.Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, Mo.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Presentation by artist Patty Carroll

    September 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    A conversation following artist Patty Carroll’s remarks moderated by Aileen June Wang, Curator at the Beach. Anonymous Women photographic series portrays draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects and fashion accessories; exhibit on display at The Volland Store in Alma.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Liquid Art Fall Series live music: Lucas Maddy and Dillon Cowing

    September 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Live entertainment at Manhattan's own winery in the beautiful Flint Hills. Artist Lucas Maddy from northwest Kansas brings a taste of country rock to the vineyards. Sample fare from Tasty Traveler food truck.

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  2. Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo

    September 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 1, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Two romantically-challenged friends are fixed up by a newlywed couple. An evening calculated for happiness takes dark turn, and then crisis and comedy ensue. Wickedly funny play asks what we owe the people we love and strangers who land on our doorstep.

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  3. Logan Mize in concert

    September 28, 2017, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat

    Country music artist from Clearwater entertains AggieVille crowd at The Hat.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    September 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Preschool Story Train

    September 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3-an- up hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  3. Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB)

    September 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Come to a meeting of the advisory board! No sign up is necessary, just show up and join the conversation to earn 30 minutes of volunteer time credit.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Presentation by Artist Patty Carroll

    September 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The museum hosts The Volland Store's feature artist Patty Carroll, who will talk about her 20-year project Anonymous Women, a photographic series portraying draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects, and fashion accessories. Carroll's solo show at The Volland Store runs from September 16 through October 14, 2017.

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  2. Mike Searles: Black Cowboys

    September 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Professor Michael Searles “Cowboy Mike” brings history to life with presentation on African-American cowboys of the West; hear about this group of cattlemen and the West. “Cowboy Mike” will also bring his collection of western artifacts.

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Couples Paint & Sip: His & Her Drinks

    September 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad MHK

    Perfect painting environment for you and spouse, significant other or just great friend! Each person has own canvas, and two canvases together create one-of-a-kind painting! Two beers, two wine glasses or one of each ... up to you and your partner! Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "His & Her Drinks" and provide goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy.

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