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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: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit

    August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit.

    This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.

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  8. 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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  9. Over, Under, Through

    August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.

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  10. 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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  11. Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women

    September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped, Reconstructed, Demise. Anonymous Women series exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards with Patty Carroll acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014. Carroll's work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine and BJP (Britain).

    Her work has been shown internationally in one-person exhibits in China, Europe and U.S. Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City.

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  12. 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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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. Fall Sidewalk Sale

    October 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 8, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Last sidewalk sale of 2017 at Manhattan Town Center! Cash in on great deals.

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  3. Manhattan Christian College Family Weekend

    October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017 @ MCC Campus

    Family-friends invited to attend campus events and get to know college faculty-staff.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. KAIA Leadership & Development Conference

    October 4, 2017 - October 6, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Featured speakers for the event include Angie Heavener, Joe Leahy, Alton Carter, Scott Freiday, Zach Haney and Commissioner Ken Selzer.

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  2. Kansas State Grange Convention

    October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017 @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Nonprofit, nonpartisan, fraternal organization that advocates for Rural America and Agriculture.

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Craft Shows

  1. 44th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Fair

    October 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 7, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds

    Local vendors sell handmade and refurbished arts and crafts; exhibitors demonstrate various skills and trades. Attractions and activities for children.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Oztoberfest Murder Mystery

    October 5, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 7, 2017, 10:00 PM @ The Columbian Theatre

    Celebrate another year of OZtoberFest to recognize “The Wizard of Oz” and the best actors, beautiful set and stunning costumes. Problems arise when a once perfect night turns into one full of raging divas, faulty props and even murder. Witch? The Lion? Dear Aunt Em? Alternate endings each of three nights keep audiences on their toes; hunt for clues to solve this exciting and often hilarious whodunit based on a treasured musical.

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  2. The Arsonists by Max Frisch

    October 5, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 7, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall

    Respected community member Gottlieb Biedermann fulfills his civic duty by giving shelter to two fire-displaced houseguests. When they start filling the attic with drums of gasoline, what is an accommodating host to do but help them light the fuse?

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  3. Sparrow Concert Series: Levi Bailey

    October 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sparrow Specialty Coffee

    Singer-songwriter Levi Bailey combines vocals, guitar, harmonica and beatboxing to create unique, acoustic pop style.

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  4. Mary Poppins at MAC

    October 6, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 8, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    That magical nanny named Mary Poppins blows in on an East wind to No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, and her stern yet mystical ways take the children on an odyssey of new adventures. Family friendly show to open the 2017-18 MAC theater season.

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  5. Laughapalooza Comedy Festival

    October 6, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 7, 2017 @ Wareham Opera House

    Feature packed comedy festival with multiple shows, from stand-up comedy to Improv and sketch comedy! Billy Wayne Davis from Last Comic Standing fame highlights strong Saturday billing. Enjoy Downtown Manhattan between shows; between-show entertainment includes music, improv, caricature artists and more. Big belly laughs in The Little Apple.

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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. 44th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Fair

    October 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 7, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds

    Local vendors sell handmade and refurbished arts and crafts; exhibitors demonstrate various skills and trades. Attractions and activities for children.

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