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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.
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.
Ghost Stories of Historic Delano
10/02/2014 to 10/02/20147th Annual Ghost Stories of Historic Delano is fun for all ages. Start at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and hear the story there then take the trolley to the other locations to hear first hand stories from those who have experienced the unusual activity. Free/donations accepted.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
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.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
#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.
Big Smo at The Cotillion
10/03/2014 to 10/03/2014All tickets are general admission. A limited number of advance table reservations for groups of 4 or more are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more!
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.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build A Bowl
10/03/2014 to 10/03/2014Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind bowl and help fight hunger with the WSU Ceramics Guild, as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank on Oct. 18. 110 Henrion Hall.
Dyslexia - "Support It" 2014 Conference (Day 1)
10/03/2014 to 10/03/2014Two day conference featuring Guest Speakers Rick Lavoie (Oct. 3) and Scott Sonnon (Oct. 4). The conference is hosted by Fundamental Learning Center. This is an opportunity for parents, students, educators, and the community to come together to understand dyslexia and what everyone can do to support struggling readers. Student panels and specialized breakout discussions also scheduled. Please visit www.funlearn.org for early bird rates through September 12, 2014.
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.
Ghost Tours of Kansas LLC Wichita Ghost Tour
10/03/2014 to 10/03/2014Wichita Ghost Tours, October 3rd, 11th, 25th and 31st, 8PM. A ghost tour of Wichita would not be complete without hearing the tale of Rowdy Jo and Redbeard and their notorious shootout in the Delano District! Brothels, Beer Halls, theaters and gambling halls were consistent for the area. No wonder numerous Delano businesses harbor paranormal activity which include the sound of a hanging man, a madam at BullWinkle's Tattoo Parlor and an ornery gentleman at the beauty parlor. As you travel down Douglas Street, be in awe of some of the most historic locations in Wichita. Numerous haunted theaters are covered on the tour along with The Forum, previously the Hillside Baptist Church, and has been on the Ghost Tours of Kansas list several years in a row. Wilner auditorium, Clarence at the Broadview and several other locations are covered. Maple Grove cemetery has an interesting past however this is not a get out stop. Tour patrons will be able to get out in 2 locations. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and departs from Cafe Moderne', 300 N. Mead St. in Wichita, Kansas. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRINT OUT YOUR CONFIRMATION PAGE. GTK DOES NOT MAIL TICKETS.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
Out Loud and Live
10/03/2014 to 10/03/2014Join WAM for a special theatrical night to celebrate author Dashiel Hammett's genius for detective storytelling with a 6 p.m. Cash Bar Reception, 7 p.m. program and an 8 p.m. meet the actors and mingle back at the bar.  Hammett's celebrated 1929 novel The Maltese Falcon is the pick for the 2014 Big Read sponsored by the Wichita Public Library. This evening, WAM brings Hammett's 1932 On the Make to the stage in a live read featuring the talents of local thespians under the direction of Dona Lancaster. Think film noir, and wear your best 1930s costume! Come early for limited seating. Galleries open until 6:45 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.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
"Think Again! An Evening of Uncertainty"
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014Kansas-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.
19th Annual Cultural Festival Celebration
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014A night filled with fun, food, fashion and entertainment. Cocktail hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. This event is brought to you by the Nigerian Association of Wichita.
23rd Annual Pontiac Uprising
10/04/2014 to 10/05/2014Presented by the GTO Association of America.
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.
Dyslexia - "Support It" 2014 Conference (Day 2)
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014Two day conference featuring Guest Speakers Rick Lavoie (Oct. 3) and Scott Sonnon (Oct. 4). The conference is hosted by Fundamental Learning Center. This is an opportunity for parents, students, educators, and the community to come together to understand dyslexia and what everyone can do to support struggling readers. Student panels and specialized breakout discussions also scheduled. Please visit www.funlearn.org for early bird rates through September 12, 2014.
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.
FAMILY FUN DAY
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014Come play with clay! Try your hand at the potter’s wheel and make wheel-thrown bowls with the WSU Ceramics Guild. Learn how to glaze pots, and fire them in a raku kiln. There will be ceramic projects for all ages in Henrion Hall. Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.
Friends University Homecoming
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014Friends University extends an invitation to the community to join us for our 2014 Homecoming celebrations throughout the day Saturday, Oct. 4. The day will be jam-packed with food, festivals and fun – all culminating with a gridiron showdown between our own Friends Falcons and the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes. 1 p.m. Homecoming Parade: Dozens of floats, Homecoming royalty and performers will travel throughout the streets of the University and the Delano neighborhood. The parade will start north of the Hiram and Mentor intersection, travel east on Mentor, south on Elizabeth, west on University Avenue, south on Hiram, west on Kellogg Drive and finally north on St. Clair. 1:30 p.m. Tailgate and Carnival: Join us on the Garvey Practice Field to enjoy burgers, hot dogs and all the fixings while the Friends University Jazz Band serenades tailgaters. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6 with a paid adult. Afterward let the kids play at the free carnival with bounce houses, face painting and games. 3 p.m. Falcon Football: Watch the Falcons take on the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes at Adair-Austin Stadium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and younger.
Heaven's Hands 5K Race & 1 Mile Run/Walk
10/04/2014 to 10/04/20145K Race and 1 Mile Run & Fun Walk. Saturday, October 4, 2014. High Park in Derby, KS. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. and Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m. There will also be a pancake breakfast following the race. Live music and lots of fun for kids! Proceeds benefit Heaven's Hands providing families in need with food, household items, and living expenses.
Kansas State Vintage Baseball Tourney at Old Cowtown Museum
10/04/2014 to 10/05/2014Come out to watch the Kansas State Vintage Base Ball Association’s annual tournament. Vintage teams from around the state come out and play America’s pass time.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Native Words, Native Warriors
07/28/2014 to 10/04/2014This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits, tells the story of Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II.
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.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
Woofstock 2014
10/04/2014 to 10/04/2014Woofstock 2014 is the 18th annual dog friendly, fundraising event to benefit the Kansas Humane Society and the 17,000 pets cared for this year. Celebrate the friendship we share with our furry friends and help provide a better future for homeless pets in our community. JOIN US at Woofstock on October 4 and you and your dog can enter into cool contests including Best Dressed or Doggie Musical Chairs or compete in Ruff Races, Water Retrieval and more. Shop the day away in our Retail District with over 90 vendors including the Woofstock Souvenir tent. Meet great KHS dogs for adoption and let the kids play in the Paws & Play Kids Zone. INCREASE YOUR IMPACT Become a Woofstock Fundraiser. Sign-up as an individual or create a team with your friends, family or co-workers and watch your efforts grow. Collect donations and earn prizes! Celebrate your efforts by helping us kick off Woofstock in the Woofstock Walk.
#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.
23rd Annual Pontiac Uprising
10/04/2014 to 10/05/2014Presented by the GTO Association of America.
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.
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 State Vintage Baseball Tourney at Old Cowtown Museum
10/04/2014 to 10/05/2014Come out to watch the Kansas State Vintage Base Ball Association’s annual tournament. Vintage teams from around the state come out and play America’s pass time.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra
10/05/2014 to 10/05/2014The Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present Fall Classics "Dance Fusion" at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Bethel College. The performance will feature Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty Suite" and selections from Copland's "Rodeo," featuring Bethel College of Performing Arts dancers. The performance will be directed by Danika Bielek. Go to newtonarts.org for more information.
Phillip Phillips at Hartman Arena
10/05/2014 to 10/05/2014American Idol Season 11 Winner, Phillip Phillips is set to perform at Hartman Arena on October 5th. It is a 7:00 pm show with the doors opening at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and will be available at ticketmaster.com, over the phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at the Hartman Arena Box office from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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.
White Symphonies and Red Flowers: Color Abstraction of Natvar Bhavsar
06/07/2014 to 10/05/2014Following exhibitions at the 2009 Venice Biennale and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Natvar Bhavsar is a world-renowned abstract painter. Yet, it was Wichita Art Museum that first recognized Bhavsar's unique vision, giving him his first one-person museum exhibition in 1979. Bhavsar begins his work by laying a monumental canvas, soaked with acrylic binder, on the ground. Moving back and forth and around the canvas, the artist showers clouds of dry pigment onto the prepared surface. Bhavsar notes that his canvases invite the viewer to explore their own feelings and thoughts kindled by the pure visual language of color. Former Wichita Art Museum director Howard Wooden perhaps described Bhavsar's work best, noting, "If you have to classify him, he is an abstract expressionist but his work is unique. [His paintings] always remind me of the state of mind just before you awaken from a dream."
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.
#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.
Art Start: Be an Art Detective (Family Session)
10/07/2014 to 10/07/2014Art 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 or click the link.
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.
Career Expo Autumn
10/07/2014 to 10/07/2014Job Seekers! Are you looking for a new career? Quantum Exposition's Autumn Career Expo will be held on October 7, 2014. Don't miss out on your chance to interview with companies hiring now. Free admission and seminars to all job seekers.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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
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.
Watercolor Class by Barbara Stecklein
10/07/2014 to 10/28/2014This 4-week class is designed for those who would like to learn and enjoy watercolor painting or improve already established skills. It is for the beginner to intermediate level adult. Paintings will range from simple practice sketches to more complex watercolor compositions. You will experiment with various techniques, papers, paints and brushes, and becoming familiar with the many ways of making a watercolor painting. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Please bring any supplies you are currently using to class. A list of supplies will be provided at class as needed. Cost: $60 for entire 4 weeks Reserve your space by calling: 316.321.1212
#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.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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.
#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.
Author Event with SC Gwynne – Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
10/09/2014 to 10/09/2014Watermark Books, in conjunction with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, is pleased to present SC Gwynne for a reading and signing of Rebel Yell. From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller "Empire of the Summer Moon" comes a thrilling account of how Civil War General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. This event will take place in the Auditorium at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
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.
David Nail at The Cotillion
10/09/2014 to 10/09/2014With special guests, Native Run. All tickets are general admission. Table reservations are available at The Cotillion or by calling 316.722.4201. Nancy's Amazing Sandwiches will be here serving her Famous #8 and more.
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.
Museum of the Undead 2: Zombies vs. Parasites
10/09/2014 to 10/10/2014Back by popular demand! Something has crawled its way back. And now we’re battling more than zombies. Parasites are the new enemy. Be careful not to become prey – zombies lurk everywhere. After saving the museum, enjoy drinks, food, music, games and more! Includes one drink ticket, nibbles and survival “swag bag.” This event is adults-only, 21 years or older. Casual or apocalyptic attire. This event is time-ticketed and we encourage you to purchase tickets with your friends. Thank you radio partner KMUW! Exploration Place and YPW Members: $20 Nonmembers: $25 (per person, per night) Includes 1 drink ticket and heavy nibbles. Cash bar available.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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.
Taste of Home 2014
10/09/2014 to 10/09/201497.1 BOB FM and 100.5 The Wolf present: 12th Annual Taste of Home Cooking School Thursday, October 9th. Doors for the local vendor expo open at 3:30 p.m., cooking demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are just $12 in advance by phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at ticketmaster.com, the Hartman Arena Box Office, or $15 at the door. Want the VIP experience? For $35 get the VIP ticket which will include VIP reception in the Hartmoor Club, appetizers, Taste of Home Cookbook autographed by Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn, meet and greet with BOB and Wolf on air personalities, VIP Parking and VIP Seating for show. VIP tickets are extremely limited, and will be available on a first-order basis. Sponsored by: Medical Community Credit Union Metro Appliances and More In the Bag Cleaners
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 Area Economic Outlook Conference
10/09/2014 to 10/09/2014The Wichita Area Economic Outlook Conference is presented by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at WSU. The conference provides insights into the current local and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community, region and state.
WRITING NOW, READING NOW: Paul Harding
10/09/2014 to 10/09/2014Paul Harding’s novel "Tinkers" won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His second novel, Enon, was published in 2013. He was a 2000-2001 Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. His short stories have appeared in Shakepainter and The Harvard Review. Co-sponsored by the WSU English Department.
#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.
ArtAid 20...A Benefit for Positive Directions
10/10/2014 to 10/10/2014VIP and Runway tickets are available at the Positive Directions office or by calling 316.263.2214 ext 105.
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.
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.
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.

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.
Museum of the Undead 2: Zombies vs. Parasites
10/09/2014 to 10/10/2014Back by popular demand! Something has crawled its way back. And now we’re battling more than zombies. Parasites are the new enemy. Be careful not to become prey – zombies lurk everywhere. After saving the museum, enjoy drinks, food, music, games and more! Includes one drink ticket, nibbles and survival “swag bag.” This event is adults-only, 21 years or older. Casual or apocalyptic attire. This event is time-ticketed and we encourage you to purchase tickets with your friends. Thank you radio partner KMUW! Exploration Place and YPW Members: $20 Nonmembers: $25 (per person, per night) Includes 1 drink ticket and heavy nibbles. Cash bar available.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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.
Wichita Art Chatter
10/10/2014 to 10/10/20146 p.m. cash bar reception | 6:45 p.m. program | 8 p.m. more chatter and mingling back at the bar Wichita creative types - artists, musicians, designers - give short, illustrated talks about a range of subjects. Strap in for this thought cocktail on a Friday night. Featured presenters include musician William Flynn, architect Chris Kliewer, artist and activist Armando Minjarez, filmmaker Wynn Ponder, artist James Porter, photographer Jennifer Ray, and landscape architect, Lorie Guthridge. General admission $10 at the door (includes one drink ticket); free admission for WAM members. Presented with the WAM Contemporaries and supported, in part, by the Courtney and Marcellette Davis Charitable Trust. Dinner available following the program at the Muse Cafe. Reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.
Wichita Restaurant Week
10/10/2014 to 10/19/2014

From Oct. 10-19, enjoy 10 delicious days of exploring Wichita’s amazing restaurants! During Wichita Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer a mouthwatering menu of prix fixe $10, $20 and $40 dishes. When you order from the Restaurant Week menu, 10 percent will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas.

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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.
Battle of the Burger
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014

In addition to the burger sampling, there will also be local artisans selling and demonstrating their craft, live music, kids activities, wagon rides, and other activities (stay tuned!). All Cowtown buildings will also be open for viewing. If you’ve never been to Cowtown, this is your chance to visit one of Wichita’s most interesting attractions.

BOOtanica
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014Just in time for Halloween, it's BOOtanica, a fall festival for the whole family, filled with crafts, games, activities, face painting and more. This event is a fundraiser for Botanica. Admission is $8 per person ($6 members), children under 3 are free. Feel free to come in costume or come as you are. · Moonbounce and Obstacle Course · Turbo Tubs Carnival Rides · 24’ Rock Climbing Wall · 4-6 small crafts · Pumpkins for sale· · Straw Play Box · Photo Booth · Music · Paint the Towne · The Studio Performers · Games/Play o Spider dinner bell game o Fortune Teller o Bug a Boo: Tattoos, stamp a bug, bug cases o Wicked Plants o Plant Graveyard o Scarecrow Bingo: Live people o Facepainters o Poppy the Clown o Witches Brew: a roped off area where we will have 30 eye beach balls, short pool noodles that look like snakes, other blowups. 15 kids at a time to go in and play o Chalkboard roll o Mad Science: Pumpkin weighing stations, small experiments o Bubbles · Animals/Creatures from The Sedgwick County Zoo and the Great Plains Nature Center
BOOtanica
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014BOOtanica is a fall family festival. Crafts, games and activities for kids of all ages. Costumes Optional. Fun Mandatory.
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.
EcoFest 2014
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014A family-friendly celebration which offers activities and products designed to inspire and empower people to live green. EcoFest will showcase environmental stewardship and eco-innovation through demos, vendors, food, music, art, and fun activities for all ages.
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.
Fall Chisholm Trail Gun Show
10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014CTAGA sponsors and manages the biannual WICHITA GUN SHOW, the largest gun show in Kansas. Since proceeds from the gun show support all of the club's activities, all active members are expected to assist in putting it on. 
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.

Kim Coslett's Classic Women of Country Music Chuckwagon Supper
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014Join us for a special chuckwagon supper and show featuring Kim Coslett in her tribute to the classic women of Country Music. Kim is known for her six years as a member of the Prairie Rose Rangers and for her Patsy Cline tribute shows. This time around, Kim and the band will pay tribute to many of the female stars of Country Music, such as Tammy Wynette, Kitty Wells, Emmylou Harris and, of course, Patsy Cline.
Lifehouse
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014Lifehouse in concert at the Kansas Star Arena! 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.
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.
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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.
South Side CommUNITY Day
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014The South Side CommUNITY Day is meant to be an event where residents of South Wichita can come together and experience one of their community’s brightest attractions. City Department Staff will also be present to give attendees a personal introduction to City services and amenities. Please join us for fun, rides and engagement! Hope to see you there!
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 Restaurant Week
10/10/2014 to 10/19/2014

From Oct. 10-19, enjoy 10 delicious days of exploring Wichita’s amazing restaurants! During Wichita Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer a mouthwatering menu of prix fixe $10, $20 and $40 dishes. When you order from the Restaurant Week menu, 10 percent will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas.

Registered Restaurant? (If not, register at WichitaRestaurantWeek.com.)

Then choose your membership level and use the button below to pay:






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Wichita Symphony: Hometown Favorites
10/11/2014 to 10/11/2014Wichita is rich with music, art, and culture. We want to celebrate what Wichita has to offer in this special concert that will feature two of our very own musicians, principal percussionist Gerald Scholl and principal bassist Mark Foley. Wichita composer Walter Mays will debut a new work, and we will also feature select members of our Youth Symphony Orchestra program in side by side performances of Brahms' Academic Festival Overture and Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture. Program TOWER - Made in America WALTER MAYS - Moon Dances: Three Native American Sketches for Orchestra DAUGHERTY - Raise the Roof featuring WSO principal percussionist Gerald Scholl ROTA - Divertimento for Double Bass and Orchestra featuring WSO principal bassist Mark Foley BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture (Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side) BRAHMS - Academic Festival Overture (Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side)
#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.
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.
Fall Chisholm Trail Gun Show
10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014CTAGA sponsors and manages the biannual WICHITA GUN SHOW, the largest gun show in Kansas. Since proceeds from the gun show support all of the club's activities, all active members are expected to assist in putting it on. 
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
08/22/2014 to 10/19/2014The National Small Oil Painting Exhibition is a nationally juried exhibition featuring original oil paintings, no larger than 18x24 inches. The Juror: Anthony Benton Gude was born in 1963 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. As a child he was influenced subconsciously by the imagery and style of his grandfather, Thomas Hart Benton. His credits include many museum shows as well as over a dozen large historical murals in many public locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.
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.
Prairie Fire Marathon
10/12/2014 to 10/12/2014

The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon is a USATF Certified, a Boston Marathon Qualifier. (Certification # KS13034TR)  It is the RRAC Kansas State Championship Marathon.

The Prairie Fire Wichita Marathon is electronically bib timed. We will be using the new BIBTAG chip timing system for both the start and finish of the race. Your race number is also your "chip" for timing.

Sponsored by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission and Via Christi. 

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 Restaurant Week
10/10/2014 to 10/19/2014

From Oct. 10-19, enjoy 10 delicious days of exploring Wichita’s amazing restaurants! During Wichita Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer a mouthwatering menu of prix fixe $10, $20 and $40 dishes. When you order from the Restaurant Week menu, 10 percent will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas.

Registered Restaurant? (If not, register at WichitaRestaurantWeek.com.)

Then choose your membership level and use the button below to pay:






Member Status




 



 

Wichita Symphony: Hometown Favorites
10/12/2014 to 10/12/2014Visit WichitaSymphony.org or call our box office at 316-267-7658 to buy tickets. Wichita is rich with music, arts and culture. We want to celebrate what Wichita has to offer in this special concert that will feature two of our very own musicians, principal percussionist Gerald Scholl and principal bassist Mark Foley. Wichita composer Walter Mays will debut a new work, and we will also feature select members of our Youth Symphony Orchestra program in side by side performances of Brahms' Academic Festival Overture and Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture. Program TOWER - Made in America WALTER MAYS - Moon Dances: Three Native American Sketches for Orchestra DAUGHERTY - Raise the Roof featuring WSO principal percussionist Gerald Scholl ROTA - Divertimento for Double Bass and Orchestra featuring WSO principal bassist Mark Foley BERLIOZ - Roman Carnival Overture (Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side) BRAHMS - Academic Festival Overture (Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side)