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Source: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718, marthas@k-state.edu
Website: http://beach.k-state.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

BEACH MUSEUM OF ART OFFERS FULL SLATE OF OCTOBER EVENTS

MANHATTAN -- As the autumn air starts to get chillier, Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is the place to be. The museum will have a variety of workshops and events for all ages during October, including:

* School's Out Sumi Brush Painting Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Explore the black-and-white sumi ink drawings by Lawrence-based artist Yoonmi Nam. Learn basic sumi brush painting techniques and create a scroll. This workshop is for children ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult. The cost is $3 per child and reservations are required.

* Gallery Talk, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Artists Allan deSouza, Jane Lackey and Erwin Redl will discuss their work, "Material Evidence." DeSouza is a San Francisco-based multimedia artist. His photographs, texts, installations and performances examine in humorous and disquieting ways the relationship between the individual body and larger ideological and historical forces. Jane Lackey is a visual artist from Santa Fe, N.M. Her works on paper, paintings and installations take their form in relationship to subjects that arise from our physical systems. Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl uses LEDs as an artistic medium. Working in both two and three dimensions, his works redefine interior and exterior spaces.

* Screening of "William Kentridge: Anything is Possible," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. In partnership with Art21 Inc., view a sneak preview of the new Art21 documentary about the life and work of South African artist William Kentridge. Discussion after the screening will be led by the museum's curatorial staff, Bill North and Elizabeth Seaton. Kathrine Schlageck, the museum's senior educator, will offer a tour of "Material Evidence," relating the exhibition to the work of Kentridge, for those who wish to stay. Bring your own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.

* Looking at Art with Children Workshop for Educators and Parents: Understanding Media and Message, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Help children learn how to understand the message in works of art. Discussion will include how artists, illustrators and graphic designers use the elements of art to help communicate their message. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 785-532-7718. Free child care is available by reservation. The event is funded by a grant from the Kansas Arts Commission.

All events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted. The complete fall calendar of events can be found at http://beach.k-state.edu/.

For more information, contact Martha Scott at the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.