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"Orphans" by Lyle Kessler
09/19/2014 to 09/28/2014Called “theater for the senses” and “a taut trampoline for its levitating performers” by the New York Times, audiences for this production will be seated on the stage! The unique setting will not only provide you with an up-close and personal view of the performance, but a closer look at new lighting and sound systems installed this summer. Directed by Shaun Michael-Morse. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. More information can be found at our website.
#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.
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 Junior Livestock Show and Sale Annual September Convention
09/19/2014 to 09/22/2014
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."
Wichita Pride Inc Roller Skating Party
09/21/2014 to 09/21/2014Come on out with your family and friends and enjoy a night of roller skating!
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 Junior Livestock Show and Sale Annual September Convention
09/19/2014 to 09/22/2014
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.
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 Pride Inc Wigstock
09/22/2014 to 09/22/2014Wigstock is our annual Drag Show. Come on out and see your local favorites perform for prizes!
#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.
Art Start: Color Mixing (Family Session)
09/23/2014 to 09/23/2014Art 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Music & Madness' featuring Mark Lowry + The Martins
09/25/2014 to 09/25/2014Come on out for an enjoyable evening of music, ministry and laughs with gospel greats Mark Lowry and The Martins! Presented by Muse Concerts and sponsored by Feed the Children. Tickets can be purchased at the church, by phone at (855) 223-1008 or online at marklowry.com. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)
09/25/2014 to 09/25/2014Art 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.
Coffee with the Curator at Museum of World Treasures
06/26/2014 to 10/30/2014On the last Thursday of every month, join a staff member, volunteer, or guest speaker for a fun and educational informal lecture. Enjoy coffee from The Spice Merchant, pastries, and new friendships. Although this program is designed for seniors, everyone is welcome to attend. This event is sponsored in part by The Spice Merchant, Wichita's original gourmet coffee roaster.
Don Gay Bull Riding 2014 Tour Finals
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014September 25, 26 & 27 Doors open at 6:30pm. Action starts at 7:30pm. Don Gay is one of the most recognizable names in bull riding with eight world championships under his belt. His tour brings together some of the top bull riders in the world, putting on a show that rodeo fans won’t want to miss as they compete for a $40,000 cash prize and a new Ford truck courtesy of Mel Hambelton Ford. *Children's tickets available at the Kansas Star Arena Box office for $9.00. 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 Chella Brow Consultations
09/25/2014 to 09/25/2014Enjoy a $10 Brow Sculpt with a complimentary Chella Brow consultation on Thursday, September 25th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at EFS East! Chella Brow Expert Kayla Parks will be here to show you how to achieve your best brow! Call 316.681.0077 to reserve your spot today! Limited appointment times available.
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.
Senior Expo
09/25/2014 to 09/25/2014Enjoy educational and recreational booths from local organizations at WAM, Botanica, Exploration Place, and Old Cowtown Museum. Explore the many social, learning opportunities for seniors that Wichita has to offer. Admission to the Senior Expo and all participating museums are free to guests 55+ and to caregivers of all ages. A box lunch from the Muse Café will be available for $6. For more information, visit cpaaa.org.
Spread the Love Event
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014Thursday, Sept 25th Food 4 Kids was established for students who are food insecure and who are not getting sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis. With a $4 donation, you will receive: - $5 Shampoo, Cut & Blowdry [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] - $10 Express Facial [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] Schedule an appointment today. Haircuts age 6+. [Each service price valid only with $4 donation. Receive both services at discounted price for a donation of $8.] Friday Sept 26th & Saturday Sept 27th Call today to schedule your: - Complimentary Chella Brow Makeover - $5 Brow Sculpt - Complimentary Face Mapping Consultation [For every $50 total purchase, EFA will donate $4 to Food 4 Kids.] Unbelievable Savings!! - 15% off all boutique items - Save an additional 10% off all clearance items [While supplies last.] Enter to Win: - Skin Care Basket - Hair Care Basket - Boutique Basket Over $500 in giveaways! Save: - Prebook your next appointment and save 15% off your next service [Discount may only be used on prebooked appointment. Excludes all promos and packages. One bowl,one color only. Not valid on additional bowls of color. Services must be done on same day, same client.] - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on all full size skin care products - Save 20% off all full-size retail items [excludes Dermalogica] - Save 25% off all styling tools [includes flat irons, blow dryers and brushes] Door Buster Deals: - $10 bonus size Aquage Finishing Spray [Reg. price $22. Limit one per guest. Limited quantity. No rain checks.] - First 25 guests to purchase $25 or more in retail will receive a FREE Dermalogica gift set [Up to $90 in value.] Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or package. Questions? Need to schedule your services? Contact the front desk at 316-440-5555 x1.
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."
"Orphans" by Lyle Kessler
09/19/2014 to 09/28/2014Called “theater for the senses” and “a taut trampoline for its levitating performers” by the New York Times, audiences for this production will be seated on the stage! The unique setting will not only provide you with an up-close and personal view of the performance, but a closer look at new lighting and sound systems installed this summer. Directed by Shaun Michael-Morse. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. More information can be found at our website.
#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.
Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014Art 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@wichitaartmuseu.org to reserve your spot or click the link.
As Above, So Below Art Gallery
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014KUMC Wichita Clinical Trial Unit and Wichita Collegiate School have teamed up to highlight Mental Health Month. Art work is used for self-discovery and as an emotional outlet allowing expression without words. The art work seen in this gallery was created by Jane Beilman who was diagnosed with Asperger’s at an early age. Children at Wichita Collegiate's Lower School (grades 1-4) added color to the ink drawing to show their interpretation. The children’s artwork inspired adults to also color. Read more here: http://events.kansas.com/wichita_ks/events/show/371717333-as-above-so-below-art-gallery#storylink=cpy
Brewer & Shipley in concert
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014Brewer & Shipley's top 10 hit "One Toke Over the Line" introduced them to their fans, but their careers have spanned decades. The duo will perform live at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Newton at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Reserved seating is $35 and general admission tickets are $30. For information or to buy tickets, call (316) 409-3048 or go to www.foxnewton.com.
Chuck Pyle In Concert
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014Join us for a special concert by cowboy singer/songwriter, Chuck Pyle. An accomplished songwriter, Chuck's songs have been recorded by John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Country fans know him best for writing, "Cadillac Cowboy", recorded by the late Chris LeDoux, and "Jaded Lover", recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. This is a concert only, not a chuckwagon supper. Light concessions will be available.
CONSCIOUS CLAY ART MAKING: Build-A-Bowl
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014Learn 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.
Don Gay Bull Riding 2014 Tour Finals
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014September 25, 26 & 27 Doors open at 6:30pm. Action starts at 7:30pm. Don Gay is one of the most recognizable names in bull riding with eight world championships under his belt. His tour brings together some of the top bull riders in the world, putting on a show that rodeo fans won’t want to miss as they compete for a $40,000 cash prize and a new Ford truck courtesy of Mel Hambelton Ford. *Children's tickets available at the Kansas Star Arena Box office for $9.00. 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.
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 @ WCFTA: Art Auction Opening Night and Small Oil Exhbition
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014Join us on Final Friday for the opening of our Art Auction Fundraiser. Also on view is the National Small Oil Exhibition. Cash bar will be open. Art Auction items will be presented for silent auction bidding as well as buy-it-now and cash-and-carry selections. Silent action bidding ends on October 4th at our Live Auction event. At the Small Oil Show, you can get up close with the brush strokes and colors of 79 small oil paintings. Anthony Benton Gude, West Tisbury, MA was this year’s juror.
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.
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
09/26/2014 to 09/27/2014Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at Saturn (through 9/13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula, and a distant galaxy. “Famous Astronomers” will be presented Sep. 26-27
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.
Seasons After at The Cotillion
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014With special guests King Shifter, Continent of Ash, and Empire Falling. All 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. Text METAL to 49798 for concert updates and chances at FREE tickets!
Spread the Love Event
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014Thursday, Sept 25th Food 4 Kids was established for students who are food insecure and who are not getting sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis. With a $4 donation, you will receive: - $5 Shampoo, Cut & Blowdry [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] - $10 Express Facial [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] Schedule an appointment today. Haircuts age 6+. [Each service price valid only with $4 donation. Receive both services at discounted price for a donation of $8.] Friday Sept 26th & Saturday Sept 27th Call today to schedule your: - Complimentary Chella Brow Makeover - $5 Brow Sculpt - Complimentary Face Mapping Consultation [For every $50 total purchase, EFA will donate $4 to Food 4 Kids.] Unbelievable Savings!! - 15% off all boutique items - Save an additional 10% off all clearance items [While supplies last.] Enter to Win: - Skin Care Basket - Hair Care Basket - Boutique Basket Over $500 in giveaways! Save: - Prebook your next appointment and save 15% off your next service [Discount may only be used on prebooked appointment. Excludes all promos and packages. One bowl,one color only. Not valid on additional bowls of color. Services must be done on same day, same client.] - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on all full size skin care products - Save 20% off all full-size retail items [excludes Dermalogica] - Save 25% off all styling tools [includes flat irons, blow dryers and brushes] Door Buster Deals: - $10 bonus size Aquage Finishing Spray [Reg. price $22. Limit one per guest. Limited quantity. No rain checks.] - First 25 guests to purchase $25 or more in retail will receive a FREE Dermalogica gift set [Up to $90 in value.] Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or package. Questions? Need to schedule your services? Contact the front desk at 316-440-5555 x1.
Turnback Creek
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014No Cover! Enjoy free, live music on the Miller Fortune Stage in the Rotunda as Turnback Creek performs at the Kansas Star! Entertainment schedule subject to change.
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."
Wichita Pride Inc Party Bus Bar Crawl
09/26/2014 to 09/26/2014This event is sponsored by the Annex Lounge. We will load up on the bus in the parking lot at The Center of Wichita 800 N Market. We will be stopping at several local bars with a stop also at the Annex Lounge home of the famous grilled cheese burger called the In/out Burger and must try! Come on and join us and let someone else do the driving!
"Orphans" by Lyle Kessler
09/19/2014 to 09/28/2014Called “theater for the senses” and “a taut trampoline for its levitating performers” by the New York Times, audiences for this production will be seated on the stage! The unique setting will not only provide you with an up-close and personal view of the performance, but a closer look at new lighting and sound systems installed this summer. Directed by Shaun Michael-Morse. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. More information can be found at our website.
#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.
American Moderns, 1910-1960: From Georgia O'Keeffe to Norman Rockwell Opening Party
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Don your colorful cocktail attire and celebrate five decades of modern art. Cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres with an American flair, live music from the WSU Faculty Jazz Group, and arty party surprises in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall. Free with Wichita Art Museum membership, $10 for general public. Purchase Opening Party tickets online at wichitaartmuseum.org/shop/event_tickets. Dinner available from 7 to 9 pm in the Muse Cafe. Reservations are recommended at 316-268-4973.
Bucky Fowler
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014No Cover! Enjoy free, live music on the Miller Fortune Stage in the Rotunda as Bucky Fowler performs at the Kansas Star! Entertainment schedule subject to change.
Consignment Couture
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014A repurposed & up-cycled fashion show, dinner & silent auction benefiting The Salvation Army's Homeless Services Program.
Don Gay Bull Riding 2014 Tour Finals
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014September 25, 26 & 27 Doors open at 6:30pm. Action starts at 7:30pm. Don Gay is one of the most recognizable names in bull riding with eight world championships under his belt. His tour brings together some of the top bull riders in the world, putting on a show that rodeo fans won’t want to miss as they compete for a $40,000 cash prize and a new Ford truck courtesy of Mel Hambelton Ford. *Children's tickets available at the Kansas Star Arena Box office for $9.00. 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.
Family ArtVenture: Grin and Say Cheese
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014At WAM’s monthly program, the museum invites the entire Wichita community to its free Saturday program geared for families and youth. Explore the exhibition #selfie. Create your own selfie to add to the WAM digital display. Explore WAM’s collection exhibition of self-portraits, and strike a pose with each. Visit the art studio for a fun, hands-on portrait project. ArtVentures are drop-in explorations.
Great Plains Renaissance Festival
09/27/2014 to 09/28/2014His majesty the king has summoned the very best artisans, crafters and merchants of the realm to display their talents and wares at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival. Walk the streets of our medieval fairground and sample the finest goods from all corners of the known world. Check back often as the scribe shall be adding new names to the list of marvelous merchants as they respond to the royal decree!
Harvey County United Way Chili Cookoff
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Join the Harvey County United Way for the annual Chili Cookoff in downtown Newton. A $6 ticket buys samples of about 25 different chili recipes. Attendees are encouraged to "vote" for their favorite. Tickets are available at the gate.
ICT Roller Girls vs MO-KAN ROLLER GIRLZ
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014DOUBLE HEADER ICT ROLLER GIRLS VS MO-KAN ROLLER GIRLZ ICTRG Heartland Havoc vs Mo-Kan Blockade SAT, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 DOORS: 6 p.m. Advance $11.50 - Day of Show $13.50 THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES For more information on ICT Roller girls check out our website www.ictrollergirls.com and like us on facebook. Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1sXahtr
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Famous Astronomers
09/26/2014 to 09/27/2014Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at Saturn (through 9/13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula, and a distant galaxy. “Famous Astronomers” will be presented Sep. 26-27
Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Night
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014On Saturday, September 28, the Lake Afton Public Observatory will, once again, be participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties. By presenting a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Admission Card at the Lake Afton Public Observatory on Saturday evening, September 28 between 8:00 and 10:00 pm, you and a guest will get in FREE! The Museum Day Admission Cards can be found in the September issue of Smithsonian magazine or online at Smithsonian's Museum Day website at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ The Lake Afton Public Observatory will present a special program just for Museum Day where visitors will get to look through our big telescope at a binary star system or an ancient cluster of over 500,000 stars while we discuss their importance and recent discoveries related to them.
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.
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014

The bands don’t get bigger, the tunes don’t get sweeter and the moon doesn’t shine brighter than on nights like this. Join Five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and the Wichita Symphony on a journey to the era of the incomparable Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook.

Visit WichitaSymphony.org or call our box office at 316-267-7658 to buy tickets.

Cost: $35-$75* *prices are subject to increase

Mini Used Book Sale
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Sponsored by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, the Mini Used Book Sale, held in the Boeing Foyer, is just as selective but not quite as expansive as the May Art and Book Fair. Come add to your library from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects.
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.
POST 4 CANTEEN
05/24/2014 Post 4 Canteen, a monthly program, was designed to provide education, entertainment, patriotism and service to others and to do our part to teach what makes our great nation what it is today. There will be veterans telling about their military experiences as guest speakers. We will show video documentaries, have live entertainment, watch classic movies (military and box office), do special ceremonies and special events. American veterans have paid a high price for our freedom. Help us keep the dream of freedom alive by demonstrating to this and the next generation, the love of peace and freedom. The movies are FREE! Popcorn is fresh and you can really smell it! www.post4canteen.com. Bring the whole family!
Race for the Cure
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5k run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5k route, with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the offical Komen Race for the Cure  T-shirt.
Riverside Christian Church Annual Fall Festival
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Riverside Christian Church Annual Fall Festival, September 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m, 1001 N Litchfield , Wichita. Come Celebrate with Us! With arts, crafts, vendors, home grown garden products and baked goods; Pony rides for the kids; Hourly silent auctions; Food from the legendary cooks of the RCC Men’s Group until 2 p.m. and Local entertainment. Further information? Call Jill Clary, 316-841-4932.
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket for free. To receive your “Museum Day Live! Admission Ticket” for you and one guest to The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum go to our website at www.wichitahistory.org. You must print your ticket and present it to receive your free admission or have it accessible on your mobile device.
Smithsonian Museum Day at Cowtown
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Cowtown is a proud participant in Smithsonian Museum Day! By going to the Smithsonian Day website, visitors can print coupons, good for free admission for two people into Cowtown on Smithsonian Museum Day. Guests must present the coupon to receive free admission.
Spread the Love Event
09/25/2014 to 09/27/2014Thursday, Sept 25th Food 4 Kids was established for students who are food insecure and who are not getting sufficient food outside of school on a regular basis. With a $4 donation, you will receive: - $5 Shampoo, Cut & Blowdry [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] - $10 Express Facial [Valid with $4 donation to Food 4 Kids.] Schedule an appointment today. Haircuts age 6+. [Each service price valid only with $4 donation. Receive both services at discounted price for a donation of $8.] Friday Sept 26th & Saturday Sept 27th Call today to schedule your: - Complimentary Chella Brow Makeover - $5 Brow Sculpt - Complimentary Face Mapping Consultation [For every $50 total purchase, EFA will donate $4 to Food 4 Kids.] Unbelievable Savings!! - 15% off all boutique items - Save an additional 10% off all clearance items [While supplies last.] Enter to Win: - Skin Care Basket - Hair Care Basket - Boutique Basket Over $500 in giveaways! Save: - Prebook your next appointment and save 15% off your next service [Discount may only be used on prebooked appointment. Excludes all promos and packages. One bowl,one color only. Not valid on additional bowls of color. Services must be done on same day, same client.] - Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on all full size skin care products - Save 20% off all full-size retail items [excludes Dermalogica] - Save 25% off all styling tools [includes flat irons, blow dryers and brushes] Door Buster Deals: - $10 bonus size Aquage Finishing Spray [Reg. price $22. Limit one per guest. Limited quantity. No rain checks.] - First 25 guests to purchase $25 or more in retail will receive a FREE Dermalogica gift set [Up to $90 in value.] Offers cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount or package. Questions? Need to schedule your services? Contact the front desk at 316-440-5555 x1.
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.
Wagonmaster's Downtown Chili Cookoff
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014With teams from Kansas and surrounding states, the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff has been a Wichita tradition for more than 30 years. Since 2005 when the Wagonmasters took over the event and brought it back Downtown, the event has exploded with a renewed level of enthusiasm by contestants and attendees alike. Try over 70 types of chili for the simple price of a tasting kit. 
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."
Wichita Pride Inc Block Party
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014What a great event to attend if you like a variety of entertainment. Headlining our show is the local women band "Women Without Purses". We also have a big line up of other entertainers. please see our website or our Facebook page for more info.
Williams Ace Hardware Announces 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days in conjunction with the Greater A
09/27/2014 to 09/27/2014Williams Ace Hardware is announcing their 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days in conjunction with the Greater Andover Days. Stop by Williams Hardware located at 642 N. Andover Rd. Andover, KS 67002 on Saturday, September 27th to enjoy the city-wide event. Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available from 11 AM – 6 PM and a petting zoo for the kids will be onsite from 10 AM – 4 PM. Also, be sure and stop by to see the horses of Williams Hardware’s staff. The horses will partake in the parade and then will be available for petting immediately following at the store. Customers will receive 20% off their non-feed purchases when they purchase one 50 lb. bag of Purina® Feed (excludes power tools, power equipment, guns and ammunition). Plus register for a chance to win gift certificate to Williams Ace Hardware valued at $200, $150, $50 and (2)$25. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days sweepstakes for their chance to win a 2014 John Deere™ Gator TS, a Trip-for-Two to the Purina® Animal Nutrition Center, or Purina® Gear. See store for official rules. “We are proud to serve the residents of our community and thank them for their continued loyalty,” LaKimbra Baldwin, Williams Ace Hardware. “We invite everyone to come celebrate the Greater Andover Days and our 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days with us!”
"Orphans" by Lyle Kessler
09/19/2014 to 09/28/2014Called “theater for the senses” and “a taut trampoline for its levitating performers” by the New York Times, audiences for this production will be seated on the stage! The unique setting will not only provide you with an up-close and personal view of the performance, but a closer look at new lighting and sound systems installed this summer. Directed by Shaun Michael-Morse. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE. More information can be found at our website.
#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.
75th Anniversary Party for the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
09/28/2014 to 09/28/2014Celebrate 75 years with food, drink, entertainment and twenty-four exhibits. Tickets are limited to 200 attendees. Join us in celebration of three generations plus working to preserve local history. Contact the Museum for tickets at (316) 265-9314.
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.
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.
Food Trucks at the Fountains
07/27/2014 to 10/26/2014Join some of Wichita's favorite food trucks for an afternoon of delicious homemade specials and live music at the beautiful WaterWalk Pavilion. Trucks involved so far: B.S. Sandwhich Press, Cake Face Bake Shop & Deli, Hopperoni Express, Let'm Eat Brats, The Flying Stove, & Ginger Lily Boutique.
Great Plains Renaissance Festival
09/27/2014 to 09/28/2014His majesty the king has summoned the very best artisans, crafters and merchants of the realm to display their talents and wares at the Great Plains Renaissance Festival. Walk the streets of our medieval fairground and sample the finest goods from all corners of the known world. Check back often as the scribe shall be adding new names to the list of marvelous merchants as they respond to the royal decree!
HopeNet 2014: A Night of Wonder
09/28/2014 to 09/28/2014HopeArt 2014: A Night of Wonder is an event you don't want to miss. Performing for the first time ever in Wichita, International Performance Painter David Garibaldi, captures every audience. Transforming an empty canvas into a beautiful masterpiece, David Garibaldi inspires wonder through music, color, art and story. Also included in the evening 6 local artist will perform during the opening act and bring a variety of art pieces for purchase. Dinner will be served. All proceeds of the evening benefit HopeNet, Inc. HopeNet serves those in crisis in our community
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."
Wichita Pride Inc Church service
09/28/2014 to 09/28/2014MCC Church will hold the Sunday service at the Mid-American All-Indian Center starting at 10:30 a.m. This is a non-denominational service.
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.
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.
Treasure Tales at Museum of World Treasures
06/30/2014 to 05/25/2015Ivan's Treasure Tales is a new program at the Museum of World Treasures! It takes place the last Monday of the month from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. The program is FREE with admission to the museum. This is a preschool-aged program that includes a small Museum tour, the story listed below, and a craft or activity related to the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Wednesday: Self-Portraits at Every Age
10/01/2014 to 10/01/2014In conjunction with the museum's focus on self-portraits and the social-media craze for all things selfie, this Senior Wednesday program led by Courtney Spousta, curator of education, highlights the art of portraiture. At the conclusion of the talk, join in a group activity and add your mugshot to WAM's digital photo wall of community selfies. Doors open at 10 a.m.. $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.
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."