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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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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. 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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  3. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum.

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Women's Choir and Concert Choir Fall Concert

    November 6, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church

    Fall concert presented by Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Science Communication Week: Exploring 'The Food Explorer' with Daniel Stone

    November 6, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Late 19th-century food explorer David Fairchild introduced avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes and thousands more foods to the American plate through his global travels. Imagine life without these diverse crops. Author Daniel Stone discusses learning and telling the story of this K-State alumnus and Manhattan native and how Fairchild's efforts influence our lives.

    Stone is an environmental science, agriculture and botany writer who writes for National Geographic and teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates and sponsors this event.

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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

    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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  2. Whiskey 101: Single Barrel and Food Pairing

    November 6, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bourbon & Baker

    Bourbon & Baker only turns 5 once, and it occurs this November! Celebrate with a unique, 5-course dinner paired with single barrels of B&B past. Cadell Bynum, Zach Filbert, Travis Hartman, Kirsten Spear and all of Harry's/B&B's talented culinary team flex creative muscle to pour acclaim upon six featured single barrels. Here's to the next 5 years of brilliantly abnormal dining in Downtown MHK.

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