April 27, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Lively, interactive audience-driven discussion of paintings by African-American folk artist Horace H. Pippin. Author Janice Harrington shares poetry and reflections on the life and art of this astonishing painter. Book signing and reception follow. Harrington’s writing reflects her beginnings in rural Alabama, her life in the Midwest and her interests in cultural history, the natural world and visual arts. A former librarian, Harrington is professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois.
April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Kansas Humanities Council and Manhattan Library Association sponsor discussion, part of the "Contemporary Immigration" in literature series. Micheleane Chance-Reay leads exploration of "Typical American" by Gish Jen. Extra copies of the book are available to check out at the library's Reference Desk. The discussion gets lively; it's not necessary to read the book beforehand. Snacks provided. (Registration appreciated to pre-determine attendance.)
April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Pubic Library Auditorium
Program reviews arguments pro and con for building Tuttle Creek Dam. Slideshow building dam from beginning to end. Native Riley Countian Kevin Larson (fourth generation narrates; Larson taught social studies at Riley County High School).
Sunday programs are open to public and free to attend.