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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places." Featured works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Chris Willey.

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  3. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. City Commission Meeting

    October 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall

    Mayor reads proclamation to declare Fire Prevention Week; Commission will discuss licensing for massage therapy establishments and expansion of the conference center.

    Governing and legislative body comprises of five commissioners are elected at-large on non-partisan basis. The commission determines all matters of policy and approves all city ordinances and resolutions.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: Black Violin

    October 2, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music showcases the group’s dynamic performance style. Black Violin bridges infectious beats and lyrical melodies with classical instrumentation and searing technique that defies expectations and shatters stereotypes.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at Flint Hills Discovery Center. North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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