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Art Exhibits

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

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

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

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

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

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

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

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

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

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

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  4. Thrift Style

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

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

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

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

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

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  8. Mural Lab

    October 5, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Little Apple Art Supply

    Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Oyama creates mural on the building that houses exhibition, sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout October to witness the artist’s progress and contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

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  9. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  10. Aeromural

    October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard hall, Kansas State University

    Aeromural, a work by Enrico Isamu Oyama uses the sound from spray paint cans to propose a new form of mural, one that occupies space in all directions. In partnership with the Digital and Experimental Media Lab, Department of Art, Kansas State University. Check museum website (beach.ksu.edu) for opening reception date and time.

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Community Events

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

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

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

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  2. Craft Night: Mod Podge Coasters

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Make creative coasters, as the library provides tiles, Mod Podge sealer, felt backing and colorful printouts. Personalize them; bring your own pictures (should be 4-inch-by-4-inch size to cover all but outer edge of the tile).

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 2017 KEDA Fall Conference

    October 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Kansas Economic Development Alliance, professionals and volunteers involved in economic growth and development.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Alex Wakim jazz quartet in concert

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Saloon

    Local favorites Alex Wakim jazz quartet features Wakim (keys), Daniel Dissmore (trumpet), Nolan Groff (bass) and Robert Rodriguez (drums).

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

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

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  2. Preschool Story Train

    October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

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

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  3. Tween Club

    October 19, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A club just for tweens in grades 4-6! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.

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  4. Wildcat Worldwide Children's Carnival

    October 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Join UPC and K-State for Wildcat Worldwide Children's Carnival! Games, prizes and candy for the kids! Costumes encouraged!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tales and Recipes from Fort Riley's Historic Community Cookbooks

    October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Favorite foods and stories told about the historic Fort Riley community. Food historian/writer Jane P. Marshall explores the role cookbooks play to reveal and appreciate the large and diverse military family. Attendee handouts include some of the most unusual and iconic recipes. Marshall is author of the award-winning “Teatime to Tailgates,” and has been reporter and editor at several major newspapers.

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Special Events

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

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

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

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  2. Promenade on Poyntz

    October 19, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Riley County Courthouse (check-in)

    Twelve featured downtown businesses open their doors and serve as ‘stops’ along the Promenade path; check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. (Riley County Courthouse Plaza), where ticket purchasers receive wine glass, tasting tickets and Promenade map. Stroll Poyntz Avenue and sample wine/food varieties. Each business features both red and white wine selections, paired with hors d’oeuvres. Purchase tickets online, or call Homecare & Hospice.

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