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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  3. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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  5. Week of the Young Child Celebration

    April 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - April 21, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Young children’s art on display during museum open hours.

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Community Events

  1. Time Travel to 1880s Tour of the Wolf House Museum

    April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wolf House Museum

    Special tour of the Wolf House Museum focuses on life in Manhattan and Riley County during the 1880s. Wolf House was built 150 years ago in 1868.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Environmental Health Association

    April 19, 2018, 12:00 PM - April 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Make group reservations at Bluemonthotel.com for your group's next conference.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. ATID Mounted Exhibit

    April 10, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Showcase of Excellence gallery exhibit and runway show are the kick-off events of the annual ATID Student Symposium. Showcase events provide current and prospective students opportunities to show their work to the public and industry professionals. "Get to the Crux" is the show's theme.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Behind the Exhibit Lecture: Angie Babbit from Monarch Watch

    April 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Majestic monarch butterflies viewed from an up-close vantage point with Angie Babbit from the Monarch Watch program. Learn about monarch migration and habitat and your role to help this species thrive. The first 30 guests will receive a free native milkweed plant to take home. This program is free and registration is not required. Featured speakers dive deeper into topics that relate to FHDC's spring exhibition Rainforest Adventure.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Harry's Somm Series: Wines of South Africa

    April 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    The Western Cape produces much of South African-grown grapes, which were first planted there in 1655. Come to Harry's Restaurant and learn about South Africa wine, unique areas, varietals, different styles and the country's unique wine history.

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