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#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Final Friday at CityArts
09/26/2014 Join us at CityArts on Final Fridays to see the opening of our new exhibits. Each exhibit is displayed for one month.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

KNOB New Music Festival
10/30/2014 to 11/01/2014A three-day music festival featuring both local and national musicians. The KNOB New Music Festival is an annual celebration of experimental and unconventional musical disciplines, in the fields of both composition and performance.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon
10/31/2014 to 11/01/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. Join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Mall-O-Ween
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Towne East Square invites Wichita families to take part in spooktacular Halloween activities as part of the annual Simon Kidgits Club “Mall-O-Ween” event. Little monsters, superheroes, princesses and witches will enjoy cauldrons full of candy, fun and activities! As an added treat, the first 200 Kidgits members will receive a goody bag filled with candy, a Halloween glow stick, an Auntie Anne's pretzel coupon and a plush hairball character toy. Families will also have the chance to trick-or-treat at participating stores. Not a Kidgits Member? A yearly membership is just $5 and includes access to Kidgits events, birthday gifts and more! Visit Simon Guest Services or www.simon.com/kidgits for more information. Simon Kidgits Club “Mall-O-Ween” (Center Court): from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. •Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treating (Sears Court): from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monster Mash
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “Monster Mash,” curated by Jim Johnson, as the third show of its 2014-2015 season. The exhibit of prints inspired by famous horror stories such as Dracula and Frankenstein, will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. The show will run through Nov. 21. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public. The prints were created by artist John D. Boyd, who passed away in 2012. Boyd was a fan of scary stories, which inspired him when making prints. Characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong became the starting point for his lithographs and intaglios.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Roberto Bernardinello - Italian Music - Solo Guitar
10/31/2014 Roberto Bernardinello Italian Repertoire - Solo Guitar
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
Treats, Not Tricks
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014This October 31st, you want your kids to have fun and get all the good stuff, without worrying about bad influences, dark streets, unpredictable strangers or unpleasant surprises. That’s why you and your kids are invited to Countryside Christian Church’s Treats, Not Tricks! Countryside Christian Church promises to load up your little ones with lots of treats and lots of fun in a friendly indoor neighborhood where you won’t need to worry! Families are welcome to drop by Countryside Christian Church on October 31st, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be safe trick or treating, live entertainment, inflatables, carnival games, food trucks, a hay ride, refreshments, and door prizes, plus you with enough treats to share! Countryside Christian Church is just north of Pawnee at 1919 S Rock Road. Call 686-7206 for more details. Treats, Not Tricks is fun for the whole family. October 31st from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Trunk or Treat +
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Fun for the family! Come decorate your vehicle or just vote for your favorite. While you're here take part in a pumpkin roll, Mummy wrap, or bully prevention class.
Trunk or Treat at Eastminster
10/31/2014 to 10/31/2014Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun Halloween alternative held in the parking lot of Eastminster Church. It's the perfect event for families to enjoy together, with something for all ages. Kids can visit trunks decorated in exciting themes to "trunk or treat" for candy, enjoy fun games, bounce in inflatables, take a hay rack ride, munch on hot dogs and treats, and make new friends. It's a safe, non-scary night for the entire family, so come join us! Best of all, it's totally free!
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
"Think Again! An Evening of Uncertainty"
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Kansas-based mentalist and corporate entertainer Curtis Waltermire presents an evening show full of mind-bending and humorous demonstrations of the power of the human mind. Come and watch in amazement as Curtis tells randomly selected audience members the names of people they're thinking of, their favorite movies, makes incredible predictions come true, performs crazy feats while blindfolded, and even challenges people to lie to him and see if they can get away with it. Think you have a good "Poker Face?" Come and put Curtis to the test! It is an unpredictable evening full of mystery and wonder. It's highly entertaining mental magic for an astute and clevcer audience. And just when you think you know what's happening, THINK AGAIN!
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Battle of the Sexes Poker Tournament
11/01/2014 to 12/27/2014Pre-registration $20 (15k in chips). $30 Day of Tournament (10k in chips). Free food and drinks. Dealers at the Tables.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Diwali 2014: Festival of Lights (Indian Cultural Event)
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014To put it simply, this is the celebration of good versus evil. Think of it as the 4th of July and Christmas all wrapped up in one day. The celebration is based on ancient Indian mythological stories that formed the epic Ramayana...It is an event not to be missed with food, and quality cultural performances.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Heroes Gala: Celebrating with Heroes, Humor & Hope
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014This year's event will include a keynote presentation and performance by Deondra and Desirae Brown who are Julliard trained distinguished pianists and heroic survivors of child abuse. This inspirational event is designed to recognize and support local heroes in Sedgwick County that include the professionals in the field of child abuse and also the victims and survivors who we serve each year. Proceeds from the Gala go toward general operating expenses for essential services to children who have experienced abuse: advocacy, support, therapy, and coordination of services.
How I Became A Pirate
10/10/2014 to 11/01/2014Join us for delightful children's theatre shows for all ages!

Individual tickets are just $15.00 per person*
Tickets include a kids' fare lunch: Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries, macaroni and cheese, applesauce and a cookie for dessert.

Matinee performances are Friday and Saturdays. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., buffet is at 11:15 a.m. and the show starts at 12:30 p.m.

Call our box office at 316-612-7696 for tickets or information on group discounts for any occasion.

*Does not include tax.

Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
11/01/2014 to 11/02/2014Free Admission for all ages. The Orchid Show has beautiful floral displays and vendors with plants and supplies. KOS members will be available to provide information and answer questions on Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
KNOB New Music Festival
10/30/2014 to 11/01/2014A three-day music festival featuring both local and national musicians. The KNOB New Music Festival is an annual celebration of experimental and unconventional musical disciplines, in the fields of both composition and performance.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon
10/31/2014 to 11/01/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. Join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Met: Live in HD - Bizet’s Carmen
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another. Approximate running time 3:40.
Mid-America All-Indian Center's Culture Dash 5K
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014The Mid-America All-Indian Center and Friends Culture Dash 2014 is a 5K running and walking event on Saturday, Nov. 1 that celebrates Day of the Dead while encouraging participants – from the littlest to the oldest – to pay attention to their health. For those who are fueled by competition, the Culture Dash is a chip-timed race that begins at 9 a.m. on a flat course along the Arkansas River. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the race’s seven age categories. Everyone who reaches the finish line at the foot of the iconic Keeper of the Plains statue – whether by running, power walking or casual stroll – will be greeted by an array of activities at the Indian Center (kid’s crafts, face painting, arts & crafts booths and more) as well as special $1 admission to the Museum. Register by Oct. 18 to receive the early bird $25 rate that includes a teal Dri-FIT T-shirt with the Culture Dash logo. Late registration is $30, and race shirts are not guaranteed. There is no fee for the Toddler Trot at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds from the Culture Dash stay local. The event is a fund-raiser for Mid-America All-Indian Center programs that preserve American Indian history and culture.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tanganyika's Pumpkins at the Park
10/24/2014 to 11/01/2014Tanganyika's Halloween Spooktacular, Pumpkins at the Park, is back for 2014. Loads of fun for all ages including: - Pumpkin Trail - 400+ lighted pumpkins and 15 Candy Stations. - Henry's Haunted Inflatable - 50ft Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course - Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show - Haunted Hay Rides - The Terrifying Cage Maze of Doom - The Chamber of Mystery - Mind-blowing 3D Blacklight Maze - Fun Halloween games with FREE prizes For adults, try the "magic potions" (a.k.a beer and mixed drinks) All proceeds go to support the Winter Fund to support the animals.
The 14th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Indian Tacos for sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trail of Tears Walk to start from the Keeper of the Plains at 1 p.m. walking to the Wichita Indian UMC. We will have a mini-health fair with: free flu shots; blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and Rapid HIV tests for all, plus dual HIV/Hep C and Syphilis testing for those who identify as qualified for these tests;Indian vendors will have their arts and crafts for sale; Flint Knapper demonstration; Grandma Belle will be talking with the children in a tipi; free samples of corn soup and fry bread; free prayers table; the children will have a bake sale to raise funds for their Christmas treat. We will shuttle all walkers back to their cars.
The Big Read: CSI - Maltese Falcon
11/01/2014 to 11/01/2014Discover the connection between current crime scene investigation techniques and the ever-popular Maltese Falcon through hands-on activities. In partnership with the Wichita Public Library. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
2014 Wichita Toy Run
11/02/2014 to 11/02/2014The Wichita Toy Run is an annual event. Thousands of motorcycle riders come together to raise money and donate toys for Salvation Army, USMC Toys for Tots and the Kansas Food Bank. Line up begins at 10am. Ride leaves from Lawrence-Dumont stadium at 1pm ending at the Kansas Coliseum.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale
11/01/2014 to 11/02/2014Free Admission for all ages. The Orchid Show has beautiful floral displays and vendors with plants and supplies. KOS members will be available to provide information and answer questions on Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
FREE 30 Day Challenge with Omega Training
11/03/2014 to 08/03/2015Feel like you're losing the battle of the bulge? Take back your waistline with full-body workouts at Omega Training! Join us for your FREE 30 Day Challenge, MWF from 6 a.m.-7 a.m., 9 a.m.-10 a.m., and T/Th/Sa from 6 a.m.-7 a.m! Our full-body workouts are perfect for all ages and ability levels to help you tighten, tone, slim, and trim that body. Our goal is to give you the most effective workout, strengthening every muscle, attacking every ounce of unwanted fat, boosting your metabolism, lowering stress, and improving your sleep. Lose fat, gain strength, and feel better than ever today! Additional times are available upon request!
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Art Start: American Moderns (Family Session)
11/04/2014 to 11/04/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/ guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free! Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Block Printing Class - Jennifer Callaway
11/04/2014 to 11/08/2014Jennifer Callaway, El Dorado artist, will present a set of three 2-hour classes on the processes in creating a block print using 3 or 4 colors. Cost: 3 classes for $50, supplies are provided. Deadline: October 28, 2014 To sign up call: 316.321.1212
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Friends University Information Series - Employer Panel
11/04/2014 to 11/04/2014Friends University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies offers a series of informational events to give participants valuable insight and advice into educational and career opportunities. Nov. 4: Employer Panel Learn what several local business leaders are looking for in potential employees. Find out what specific skills and knowledge will make you more valuable in the marketplace in this open panel discussion.
Friends University Lecture - Faith and Learning
11/04/2014 to 11/04/2014Faith & Learning is a course that integrates liberal arts in the context of Christian faith to nurture worship, spiritual growth and community life. Faith & Learning often draws on the rich resources and experiences of Friends University faculty and staff, but outside speakers often share their experiences. As the current Miss Kansas, Lily Wu has been promoting her platform of “Celebrate Diversity.” She is active in the Wichita Asian Association and is the founding president of the Rotaract Club of Wichita. Wu will speak at Friends University Nov. 11.
NAWBO Autumn Celebration Featuring Steve Dickie, Character Coach
11/04/2014 to 11/04/2014NAWBO Autumn Celebration will be Nov. 4, 2014 at the Petroleum Club. The speaker is Steve Dickie, Character Coach for the Wichita State Shockers Men’s Basketball team. Dickie has served in Coach Gregg Marshall’s program for the last 4 years as an integral part of the success of the team. The program “Character Counts” will cover some of the same motivational advice that the WSU members experience. Attendees will learn and enjoy some of the fruits of the advice from Dickie. In addition to the presentation there will be networking and a benefit dinner. We are also introducing a new monthly fundraiser, Changing a Life, Bring Your Change (coins, checks, etc. are welcome). All proceeds from our event will go to Carpenter Place. Carpenter Place is a faith-based agency that provides residential care for girls in crisis ages 6-24 years of age.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Tickle Me Tuesdays at Ernie Biggs
09/30/2014 to 12/02/2014The best underground comedy show in town featuring Wichita's finest and headliners from all over the Midwest. Always wanted to try comedy? Show up at 8 p.m. and we will share the stage.
Tot Tuesday
09/02/2014 to 12/02/2014It's story time for toddlers and preschoolers! The Kansas Humane Society offers its program on the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 10:30-11:00am, in the adoption gallery. Pre-registration is not required. A donation of $4 is requested for child and one adult, siblings 12 months or older will be an additional $2.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Community Night at the Indian Center
09/17/2014 Community Night is a chance for the American Indian community and the public to take part in a variety of activities that are part of the American Indian culture. Community Night is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (316) 350-3340.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Hansa Center for Optimum Health - Health Lectures
09/10/2014 to 09/30/2015Hansa Center for Optimum Health offers FREE health lectures every other week by our doctors on a variety of informative topics. A Green Acres box lunch is available for purchase if you sign up the Tuesday before by 10 a.m. Please visit our website at www.hansacenter.com for more information on our clinic and our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/hansacenter to view previous lectures.
Indian Center's Share Our Culture Series
09/24/2014 The Share Our Culture series takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Indian Center, and provides the opportunity to learn in depth about an aspect of American Indian culture.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Senior Wednesday
11/05/2014 to 11/05/2014Senior Wednesday: Form as Content: Appearance and Meaning in American Moderns, 1910-1960 with Dr. David Cateforis, professor of American art history at the University of Kansas The visual appearance of a representational artwork may be considered in isolation from the subject it depicts, and vice versa, but the artwork’s overall meaning, or content, cannot ultimately be separated from its sensuous form. Through detailed comparisons of selected artworks in the exhibition, American Moderns, 1910-1960, this lecture will explore some of the ways in which the distinctive use of formal elements and design principles produces equally distinctive aesthetic effects in artworks depicting similar subjects, making each artwork uniquely meaningful. Professor Cateforis’ latest book focuses an Andrew Wyeth and other publications have investigated the work of painters Albert Bloch and Willem de Kooning. Don’t miss this special talk by a leading American art scholar, held in conjunction with the exhibition American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O’Keeffe to Norman Rockwell. Senior Wednesday is designed to promote arts awareness and continuing education needs of active adults 55+. Doors open at 10 am. $2 admission.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Art Start: American Moderns (Group Session)
11/06/2014 to 11/14/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/ guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free! Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Block Printing Class - Jennifer Callaway
11/04/2014 to 11/08/2014Jennifer Callaway, El Dorado artist, will present a set of three 2-hour classes on the processes in creating a block print using 3 or 4 colors. Cost: 3 classes for $50, supplies are provided. Deadline: October 28, 2014 To sign up call: 316.321.1212
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Pure Bliss Event
11/06/2014 to 11/08/2014Mark your calendar for the Pure Bliss Event Thursday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 8! - Purchase $50 Gift Cards for only $25: Give the gift of a soothing facial or a trendy new haircut this holiday season! EFA gift cards are the perfect way to pamper yourself and the ones you love!! [Pre-order begins Monday, October 27. Gift cards valid on services only.] - Save: 25% off styling tools, 20% off retail items, 15% off boutique items - Win: Enter to win one of our luxury gift baskets.  Offers valid 11/6/14 - 11/8/14 only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, package, or promotional gift card. Promotional gift cards valid on services only.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
"Believe in the Miracle" Christmas Open House
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014"Believe in the Miracle" Christmas Open House in Yoder, KS. Visit the Yoder Merchants for a Christmas Celebratio including refreshments, merchant specials, and carriage rides.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
50 Shades of Men...Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy at The Cotillion
11/07/2014 to 11/07/2014Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1BH1fWF FIFTY SHADES OF MEN FRI, NOVEMBER 7, 2014 DOORS: 7:30 PMSHOW: 9:00 PM ADVANCE $15 - DAY OF SHOW$ 20 ON SALE FRI 9/19 10AM THIS EVENT IS 18 TO ENTER Seating is GA, Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316-722-4201. Party packages are available including a preshow meet 'n greet and reserved seating. Party pack reservation must be made at the time of purchase and requires the purchase of 10 tickets or more. For further info contact The Cotillion @ 316.722.4201. Text HOT to 49798 for concert announcements and ticket giveaways! The "FIFTY SHADES OF MEN MALE DANCE REVUE" is a product from the East and West Coast U.S. Chippendales that toured from 2000 thru 2010, and also features former cast members from the International tour. Chippendales decided to only cater to big cities, casinos, arena, and theatres.This led to the decision to disband the East and West Coast troop in 2010 , due to the fact that since smaller venues were not an interest of theirs anymore! I took it upon myself, along with other very important people that have worked to put a show together consisting some former cast members from Chippendale and bring them to you !
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
A Sure Bet or Marryin' A Librarian - A Mini-Melodrama
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014
When Mr. Moore, founder of Echo, Texas, dies and leaves the town his fortune, his will states that the money is to be used for a library, but villain Jack Pott steals the will before it can be read and tries to convince the citizens to build a casino instead! Young and beautiful Paige Turner tries to avert the impending moral evil with the help of heroic Texas Ranger Darren Deeds, who is hot on the trail of another con man--or could the two villains be one and the same?
 
Cast:
Paige Turner - Michelle Frikken
Darren Deeds - Joshua Levi Herrington
Jack Pott - David Williams
Mayor Maynot - Nancy Mercer
Lois Price - Sharon Cheek O'Neal
Harry Chinn - Mike Shryock
Mary Otte - Marialena McManamey
Horace Shew - Alli Sandlin

Written and directed by Patricia Middleton

In association with the Act 1 Players

Runtime: 1 hour

Rated G

 
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Art Start: American Moderns (Group Session)
11/06/2014 to 11/14/2014Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme related to the making and meaning of works of art in the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/ guardian; regular admission is charged for children ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free! Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014For the first time in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association history, a world championship will be crowned in Kansas; the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping will crown the first world champion of 2014 during its two-day run Nov. 7-8 at the Kansas Star Arena. The best steer ropers in ProRodeo have been competing all season for one of 15 spots in the championship. They will continue to battle for the coveted gold buckle during the 10-round event at the Kansas Star. Children's tickets available with the purchase of an adult ticket. Children’s tickets are $12 and must be purchased at the Kansas Star Box Office. Acts subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend Kansas Star Arena events, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Comic Genius + Silver Screen: Modern Times
11/07/2014 to 11/07/2014Originally a British vaudevillian, Chaplin first appeared in film in early 1914 and weeks later crafted the costume and character of The Tramp. In conjunction with the exhibition American Moderns, 1910–1960, From Georgia O’Keeffe to Norman Rockwell, we feature film nights to recall and applaud Chaplin, considered cinema’s first genius. The Tramp was a trouble-prone prankster with nimble ballet moves and slapstick humor. He epitomized the plucky everyman. Friday, November 7 | Modern Times 6 pm cash bar reception | 7 pm program 8 pm more mingling back at the bar The 1936 comedy film Modern Times is often considered Chaplin’s masterpiece. He wrote, produced, directed, and starred as the Tramp in this early film classic. With its release at the height of the Great Depression, the film comments on the desperate unemployment and stark conditions of that period, a situation created by massive industrialization in Chaplin’s view. In Modern Times, the Tramp is an assembly-line factory worker, whose uproarious exploits made important film and cultural history. Denise Morrison will act as MC and offer introductory insights. Morrison is a silent film historian from Kansas City. She is Director of Collections & Curatorial Services with Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, and has been involved with Topeka’s Kansas Silent Film Festival since its 1996 inception. Free admission; seating is general admission and is available on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
FASHION RUNWAY
08/01/2014 Meet each Friday for 5 drawing lessons designed for the aspiring fashionista. Step into the shoes of a magazine editor as you design and draw the eye-catching fashion magazine cover. And let us not forget the purses! Design the perfect purse to go along with the outfit of your dreams. And, finally, draw your model stepping out onto the runway in your fashion originals. If you love to design clothes and are hip to the latest fashions, this is the drawing workshop that is the perfect fit.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon`
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
Murder at the Museum: Hit in the Juice Joint!
11/07/2014 to 11/07/2014An evening of Murder, Mayhem, and the Mob... Join us at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 7 for Murder in the Museum, a new adult program at the Museum of World Treasures. Thanks to prohibition, The Juice Joint speakeasy has been nothing but jumping. To celebrate its success, Rosie the owner is planning a party to remember at the exclusive nightspot, and you are invited! But, one of the names on the guest list is also on another’s hit list… and no one is safe from the consequences. This adult program features interactive murder mystery entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and access to the Museum exhibits and gift shop. Bring your kids over 3 years old for an educational program while you solve the crime. Roaring 20's costumes are encouraged. WHEN: 7 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 WHERE: Museum of World Treasures 835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, KS 67212 TICKETS Adults: $30/person Museum Member Discount: $25/person Kid's Program: $10/child Buy Tickets Online or call 316.263.1311 *Participants must be 18 years old and tickets are nonrefundable. Please register by Friday, October 31 to guarantee a participant role. Walk-ins welcome, role not guaranteed. Tickets may be purchased online, in person at the Museum, or over the phone. Are you a Museum Member? Contact us to receive a Member discount at 316.263.1311.*
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Pure Bliss Event
11/06/2014 to 11/08/2014Mark your calendar for the Pure Bliss Event Thursday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 8! - Purchase $50 Gift Cards for only $25: Give the gift of a soothing facial or a trendy new haircut this holiday season! EFA gift cards are the perfect way to pamper yourself and the ones you love!! [Pre-order begins Monday, October 27. Gift cards valid on services only.] - Save: 25% off styling tools, 20% off retail items, 15% off boutique items - Win: Enter to win one of our luxury gift baskets.  Offers valid 11/6/14 - 11/8/14 only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, package, or promotional gift card. Promotional gift cards valid on services only.
Roberto Bernardinello - Italian Music - Solo Guitar
10/31/2014 Roberto Bernardinello Italian Repertoire - Solo Guitar
The Jingle
11/07/2014 to 11/07/2014The Jingle is a much-anticipated holiday kickoff party. Guests will enjoy cocktails, a wide variety of appetizers, live entertainment, and an elaborate silent auction. Not only will The Jingle be the premier event of the season, but your $80 event ticket also covers the cost of a family’s one-night stay at a Ronald McDonald House.
TsunamiCon
11/07/2014 to 11/09/2014The Vision:  Wichita has cons.  We have scifi cons, anime cons, steampunk cons, comic book cons... the list goes on.  Of course, they vary in magnitude, and many of them offer gaming... but there are currently no gaming cons.  Certainly not on the scale we want to offer.  We imagine a convention capable of entertaining as many gamers as our surrounding environs can throw at us.  We want big rooms for tabletop gaming, organized tournaments for CCGs and minis, LARPs!, live entertainment, specially organized RPG events, a dealer hall/artist alley, cosplaying contests!, rooms for private panels, live media coverage, a VIG gamers' lounge, a ton of swag and awesome prizes, and MORE!  Did I mention LARPing?!  We want to give you the biggest, most exciting gaming convention this city has ever seen...  Let's field a few questions.  You... in the front.    
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
"Believe in the Miracle" Christmas Open House
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014"Believe in the Miracle" Christmas Open House in Yoder, KS. Visit the Yoder Merchants for a Christmas Celebratio including refreshments, merchant specials, and carriage rides.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
A Sure Bet or Marryin' A Librarian - A Mini-Melodrama
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014
When Mr. Moore, founder of Echo, Texas, dies and leaves the town his fortune, his will states that the money is to be used for a library, but villain Jack Pott steals the will before it can be read and tries to convince the citizens to build a casino instead! Young and beautiful Paige Turner tries to avert the impending moral evil with the help of heroic Texas Ranger Darren Deeds, who is hot on the trail of another con man--or could the two villains be one and the same?
 
Cast:
Paige Turner - Michelle Frikken
Darren Deeds - Joshua Levi Herrington
Jack Pott - David Williams
Mayor Maynot - Nancy Mercer
Lois Price - Sharon Cheek O'Neal
Harry Chinn - Mike Shryock
Mary Otte - Marialena McManamey
Horace Shew - Alli Sandlin

Written and directed by Patricia Middleton

In association with the Act 1 Players

Runtime: 1 hour

Rated G

 
A Taste of Italy
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Bel Aire Lions Club Meatball Dinner. Dine In or carry out. Homemade Southern Italian Meatballs with Pasta. Homemade tomato sauce & Imported Pecorino cheese. Toasted garlic bread, Sicilian Salad and dessert. $10 Adults/ $5 Children 3- 10,  with children 3 and under free.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Best of the Midwest MX Series
11/08/2014 to 11/09/2014
BEST OF THE MIDWEST MX SERIES
2 DAY EVENT

7 November 2014 - Practice
8 November 2014 - Racing 
9 November 2014 - Racing
Big Apple Circus Live - METAMORPHOSIS
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, New York's original one-ring circus Big Apple Circus for the first time in its 37 year history will beam a performance, METAMORPHOSIS, a new show for all ages, into hundreds of movie theaters across the US and Canada. METAMORPHOSIS features performers from the U.S., Russia, France and Mongolia, in an array of classical circus artistry such as clowning, juggling, acrobatics and equestrianism (with completely animal-friendly acts). The two hour performance will attract diverse audiences to cinemas to experience a very intimate live circus event. Presented in cinemas by Big Apple Circus and BY Experience.
Block Printing Class - Jennifer Callaway
11/04/2014 to 11/08/2014Jennifer Callaway, El Dorado artist, will present a set of three 2-hour classes on the processes in creating a block print using 3 or 4 colors. Cost: 3 classes for $50, supplies are provided. Deadline: October 28, 2014 To sign up call: 316.321.1212
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014For the first time in Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association history, a world championship will be crowned in Kansas; the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping will crown the first world champion of 2014 during its two-day run Nov. 7-8 at the Kansas Star Arena. The best steer ropers in ProRodeo have been competing all season for one of 15 spots in the championship. They will continue to battle for the coveted gold buckle during the 10-round event at the Kansas Star. Children's tickets available with the purchase of an adult ticket. Children’s tickets are $12 and must be purchased at the Kansas Star Box Office. Acts subject to change without notice. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be given after purchase. If a cancellation occurs, return tickets to the point of purchase for a refund. Persons enrolled in the Kansas Voluntary Exclusion Program and persons under the age of 21 may attend Kansas Star Arena events, but are prohibited from entering the gaming floor. All casino games owned and operated by the Kansas Lottery.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Free Day at the Historical Museum for Veterans & Guests
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014A world-class local history museum you will love! Four floors of exhibits celebrating Wichita and Sedgwick County in Wichita's original city hall. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Our Vision: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County
Holiday Craftapalooza & Vintage Market
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014HOLIDAY CRAFTAPALOOZA & FABULOUS VINTAGE MARKET is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of handcrafted one of a kind items, artisan designs, bling & glam boutiques, antique & vintage bliss, sparkly jewels, home décor & inspiration, repurposed & funky junk along with FABULOUS FINDS for your creative soul!
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Reflections of the Moon`
11/07/2014 to 11/08/2014Sunlight reflecting off the surface of the moon shows us craters, mountains, and smooth, dark maria. join us as we explore this harsh landscape through the Observatory's big telescope. We will also observe the two most distant planets in our solar system, Uranus and Neptune. This program will run Oct. 3-4, 31 Nov. 1, 7-8,28,29 Dec. 5-6.
Live and Direct
07/25/2014 to 12/26/2014The best live acoustic, rock, jazz, blues and world music from the region and beyond is at Taste and See Global Cuisine every Friday and Saturday night.
Live at 2 1 5 Presents the Loony Bin Comedy Club
07/10/2014 The Loony Bin Comedy Club is back in full swing and now located inside the beautiful new Live at 2 1 5 Performance Theater on 215 N. St. Francis. Every Thursday through Saturday, the Loony Bin brings in top talent of nationally touring comedians that you see or hear on The Bob and Tom Show, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and Youtube. Check out everything that is coming up at Live at 2 1 5 and buy your tickets online at www.liveat215.com.
NT Live: Skylight
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
Pure Bliss Event
11/06/2014 to 11/08/2014Mark your calendar for the Pure Bliss Event Thursday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 8! - Purchase $50 Gift Cards for only $25: Give the gift of a soothing facial or a trendy new haircut this holiday season! EFA gift cards are the perfect way to pamper yourself and the ones you love!! [Pre-order begins Monday, October 27. Gift cards valid on services only.] - Save: 25% off styling tools, 20% off retail items, 15% off boutique items - Win: Enter to win one of our luxury gift baskets.  Offers valid 11/6/14 - 11/8/14 only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, package, or promotional gift card. Promotional gift cards valid on services only.
THEN and NOW at Cowtown
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Ever wonder what has changed in trades and businesses over the years? Join us for an event comparing Then and Now.
Tied up in Knotts
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014A must-see for kids of the 1950s, '60s and '70s who grew up laughing at Don Knotts as Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, this is a father-daughter story about growing up in a celebrity "Diva" world with the love of Mayberry. Join Karen Knotts as she tells stories about her legendary comedian dad, Don Knotts.
Trail for Troops
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Our team will be hosting a 5K walk to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at Wichita State! Come out with your boots on and support this great cause. Find us on Facebook at Trail for troops or visit www.eventbrite.com to register for our event. Registration is $20. First 200 walkers will receive a t-shirt.
TsunamiCon
11/07/2014 to 11/09/2014The Vision:  Wichita has cons.  We have scifi cons, anime cons, steampunk cons, comic book cons... the list goes on.  Of course, they vary in magnitude, and many of them offer gaming... but there are currently no gaming cons.  Certainly not on the scale we want to offer.  We imagine a convention capable of entertaining as many gamers as our surrounding environs can throw at us.  We want big rooms for tabletop gaming, organized tournaments for CCGs and minis, LARPs!, live entertainment, specially organized RPG events, a dealer hall/artist alley, cosplaying contests!, rooms for private panels, live media coverage, a VIG gamers' lounge, a ton of swag and awesome prizes, and MORE!  Did I mention LARPing?!  We want to give you the biggest, most exciting gaming convention this city has ever seen...  Let's field a few questions.  You... in the front.    
Veterans Day Parade & Remembrance Event
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Join us November 8th, 2014 as we say Thank You to those who keep us safe during with the Wichita Veterans Day Parade & Rememberance Event. Parade starts at 11 am at Central and Main ending at the WaterWalk Commons with an award ceremony and an afternoon full of activities including food trucks, live music, children's crafts, and an interactive museum. The fun will conclude with a closing cermemony at 1:45 pm.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
Wichita Alternative Gift Market
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014More than 30 international and local causes to shop! A multicultural, ecumenical, community market co-hosted by dozens of Wichita organizations and congregations. Featuring charitable gifts, fair-trade products and much more. "Act locally; impact globally" the second Saturday of every November! For more information, please find us on facebook or visit: alternativegiftmarketwichita.wordpress.com
Wichita KS. Inter-Tribal Warrior Society Veteran's Powwow
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014The Wichita Ks Inter-Tribal Warrior Society is holding their annual Veteran's Powwow at the Indian Center, on the 8th and 9th of November. There will be Gourd Dancing from 1 pm until 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Grand Entry will be at about 6:30 Saturday evening followed by Inter-tribal Dancing until 10 pm. Native American vendors will be in attendance both days. On Saturday the Indian Center Museum will have reduced admission.
Wichita Veterans Day Parade 2014
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014The parade will begin at Murdock and Main and go south on Main to Waterman. At Waterman, the parade will turn right and then turn left into the WaterWalk Complex. At WaterWalk, there will be a stage for presentations, food trucks and static display of vehicles and memorabilia. 
Wine & Cheese Day at Grace Hill Winery
11/08/2014 to 11/08/2014Do you love wine? How about cheese? Well you're in luck because we've teamed up with the Douglas Avenue Chop Shop to bring you the tastiest cheese and wine pairing that Whitewater, Kansas has ever seen! We'll be pairing some of the finest artisan cheeses available in the Wichita area with Grace Hill Wines for six delicious courses.
#selfie
08/30/2014 to 02/08/2015In 2013, Oxford Dictionaries named selfie the Word of the Year. The use of the word increased 17,000% from January to December 2013. It was not only the use of the word that saw a dramatic jump, selfie images took over our computer and cell phone screens. Estimates suggest that over 18 million selfies are uploaded every week. It seems like everyone who is anyone has posted a selfie somewhere on the internet: Pope Francis, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and political leaders--including British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama. While the culture of social media created the word, selfie, this type of imagery is not new. It is simply the most recent version of a much older artistic standard—the self-portrait. This form of expression, which can be traced back to ancient Greece, has quietly persisted throughout the history of art, only to emerge in our time as the most common type of digital image.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell
09/27/2014 to 01/04/2015American Moderns, 1910–1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell presents 57 artworks from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum in an exploration of the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity. Ranging widely in subject matter and style, the 53 paintings and four sculptures were produced by leading artists of the period, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell. Significant works by these and other artists in the exhibition exemplify their unique contributions to modern culture. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. The United States emerged as an international power of economic, industrial, and military might, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies fundamentally changed the pace and nature of all aspects of modern life. America’s increasingly diverse and mobile population challenged old social patterns and clamored for the equality and opportunities promised by the American dream. Art witnessed similarly dramatic changes as many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context.
Best of the Midwest MX Series
11/08/2014 to 11/09/2014
BEST OF THE MIDWEST MX SERIES
2 DAY EVENT

7 November 2014 - Practice
8 November 2014 - Racing 
9 November 2014 - Racing
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
10/01/2014 to 11/30/2014From 1944 to 2004, Bruce Conner, an internationally recognized multimedia artist with Kansas roots, produced almost one hundred print editions. Celebrate sixty years of works on paper by one of the most radical artists of the Beat Generation.
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Joe Bonamassa in Concert
11/09/2014 to 11/09/2014

"They're calling him the future of blues, but they're wrong - Joe Bonamassa is the present; so fresh and of his time that he almost defines it." - Classic Rock Magazine

"Bonamassa is the Barometer of just how far a Blues Rock Artist can go." - Get Ready To Rock

Bonamassa has been lauded as one of the world's greatest guitarists and he is fast evolving into a full-blown truly charismatic and mesmerizing blues-rock star, as well as a singer-songwriter of stylistic depth and emotional resonance. Joe currently has ELEVEN #1 Albums on the Billboard Blues Chart. To support his most Recent DVD/BLURAY Release "Tour De Force - Live In London", Bonamassa is back on tour. Joe will perform an exciting new show including an entire Acoustic Set featuring international Musicians followed by his Critically Acclaimed Electric Set that will guarantee a once in a lifetime performance that will wow his audiences.

Download a Free Song from Joe Bonamassa at www.jbonamassa.com/freemp3

Political Animals: The Cartoons of Thomas Nast
08/17/2014 to 11/16/2014Thomas Nast defined the art of the political cartoon. During his 26-year career at the popular New York journal Harper's Weekly, Nast created more than 3,000 cartoons. Many of his creations--including the Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant--are still in use today. Just in time for election season, this collection of cartoons drawn entirely from WAM's holdings explores the artist’s use of animals to parody 19th-century political culture. A powerful figure in his own day, today Nast is recognized as one of the most important cartoonists and political commentators of all time.
TsunamiCon
11/07/2014 to 11/09/2014The Vision:  Wichita has cons.  We have scifi cons, anime cons, steampunk cons, comic book cons... the list goes on.  Of course, they vary in magnitude, and many of them offer gaming... but there are currently no gaming cons.  Certainly not on the scale we want to offer.  We imagine a convention capable of entertaining as many gamers as our surrounding environs can throw at us.  We want big rooms for tabletop gaming, organized tournaments for CCGs and minis, LARPs!, live entertainment, specially organized RPG events, a dealer hall/artist alley, cosplaying contests!, rooms for private panels, live media coverage, a VIG gamers' lounge, a ton of swag and awesome prizes, and MORE!  Did I mention LARPing?!  We want to give you the biggest, most exciting gaming convention this city has ever seen...  Let's field a few questions.  You... in the front.    
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.
7th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition
11/04/2014 to 01/15/2015The 7th Annual 2013 Paint the Parks show consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country's National Parks. This is now the third year the Coutts Museum of Art has managed this program. As in each prior year, we see new artists, representing nearly every state in the country, and a continuing enthusiasm from hundreds of artists for painting our nation's National Parks. The Juror of the Paint the Parks entries was Barbara Stecklein. She began her art career in 1985, after completing a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio. Her initial concentration was on still life compositions using watercolor and graphite. Eventually she added landscapes in charcoal and pastel. Her work has grown in size over the years and it is not uncommon for her pastels to be from 48 to as much as 72 inches wide. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and she offer reproductions for sale through exhibitions and from her company, Brown Square Reproductions. We are pleased to announce the winning artists of the 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition: Grand Prize Purchase Award: "September" by Steven Nass (Texas) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "April Squall" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "Virgin River, Zion" by Bruce Gomez (Colorado) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "Harem Hustlers" by Ann Hardy (Texas) 7th Annual Pain the Parks Mini Competition winning artists: Grand Prize Mini Purchase Award: "Tucson Saguaro National Park West" by Mano Sotelo (Arizona) Barbara Stecklein Juror's Award: "Ruby Beach" by Aaron Schuerr (Montana) Director's Choice Award: "View from Lily Lake" by David Vollbracht (Kansas) Coutts Museum Juror's Award: "View at the North Rim" by John D. Phillips (Colorado)
Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race
10/25/2014 to 12/31/2014Celebrating the “Mystery S” - Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930. One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project conducted in a restricted area of the Travel Air plant by a few employees who designed and built the plane in their spare time. Travel Air called its plane simply the Model R, but the Wichita newspapers, in reporting rumors of Walter Beech’s secret racing plane, dubbed it the “Mystery Ship” or “Mystery S.” “Walter Beech Air Race Trophies” - Featuring 12 Trophies. Walter Beech, a giant of aviation, began as a pilot at the dawn of the air age and ultimately created some of the era’s most successful airplanes. Beech promoted these at what some termed “Aeronautical Rodeos”. The air shows, tours, and races that occurred in the 1920s emphasized speed, reliability, safety, and aircraft design, rather than stunts and acrobatics. The sport of air racing continued in earnest into the 1930s. Pilots at the controls of Wichita made airplanes, including Swallow, Travel Air, Cessna, Stearman, and Beech models, won race after race in American and international competition and stimulated sales for the airplane companies.
Eww! What's Eating You? National Traveling Exhibit
09/13/2014 to 01/04/2015Travel on a carnival-style journey through the human body to see the fascinating world of parasites.
Violent Universe - New Dome Show!
06/14/2014 to 12/31/2014Violent Universe Opens Saturday, June 14 It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, not quite. But you'll come face-to-face with the cataclysmic forces that surround us including comets, asteroids and meteors. Witness the raw power of the cosmos as worlds collide in this thrilling show. Narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times.