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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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  11. Kratzer and Parish: Volland Then and Now

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Re-photography of Volland based on vintage photographs of Otto Kratzer. Accomplished photographer Tom Parish created re-photographs of Volland for 2016 “Going Home” exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Parish is currently the Visiting Instructor of the Digital Humanities for Chapman Center for Rural Studies at K-State. Kratzer was a self-taught photographer whose work provided what is arguably the most complete documentation of "vanishing" small towns.

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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. HOGtoberfest

    October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Fourth annual HOGtoberfest includes all the amenities: food, friends and fundraising; event to benefit Meadowlark Foundation's Good Samaritan fund. Food specials include $2 pulled pork sliders, pork slider lunch plate and evening hog roast buffet. Live polka music and German beer add to the Oktoberfest-feel and atmosphere. Cox Brothers BBQ donates 10 percent of day's proceeds to the fund.

    Plus, five local realtors compete in a HOG & Kisses Contest. The real estate broker or agent who receives the most votes (in dollars) will kiss a live pig at the event. Vote for your favorite candidate online or at the event.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Schools of Banking

    October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Principles of Commercial Lending seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals. Three-day commercial lending school Oct. 23-25.

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Craft Shows

  1. Crafty Seniors Craft Show

    October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Handmade arts and craft items for sale, assembled with care by local artisans.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Dark Progressivism, film screening presented by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre

    October 26, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ 101 Thompson Hall

    Dark Progressivism takes riveting inside look at Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo art from the 1980s to the present. Film addresses the influence of street gangs on these arts and introduces some of the artists who work in this medium. Discuss the film with the writer and director!

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  2. Liquid Art Fall Series live music: Ricky Fugitt

    October 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Live entertainment at Manhattan's own winery in the beautiful Flint Hills. Singer-songwriter Ricky Fugitt featured at the vineyards. Sample fare from Mr. K's food truck.

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  3. My Father's Dragon, Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company

    October 26, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Newberry Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue! Talking animals, flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor; fabulous adventure brought to stage in Enchantment Theatre's distinctive style by using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

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  4. The Effect by Lucy Prebble

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 29, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    To the frustration of clinicians, young drug trial participants succumb to mutual attraction. Comedy explores questions of sanity, neurology and limits of medicine, conjoined with fate, loyalty and inevitability of physical attraction.

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  5. Plastique in concert

    October 26, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Plastique has reunited for various shows around Manhattan, and this show rocks the Aggieville underground at Auntie Mae's Parlor.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 26, 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 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly themes. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  3. American Girl Party

    October 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    History comes alive with the American Girl books! We will have crafts and games based on the series. Suggested for grades K-6.

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  4. Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB)

    October 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Come to a meeting of the advisory board! No sign up is necessary, just show up and join the conversation to earn 30 minutes of volunteer time credit.

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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. Manhattan Town Center turns 30!

    October 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Show receipts of $150 in mall purchases made on Oct. 26 and receive $30 mall gift card! Register receipts to the mall management office (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and redeem gift card. Follow signs behind Ulta Beauty.

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