Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010
ART ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHT SEPTEMBER AT BEACH MUSEUM
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art hosts a variety of events throughout the year and begins the fall semester with the following events in September:
* Meet the Art Series: Focus on the Permanent Collection, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. Requested by museum visitors, this is the first in a series of workshops taking an in-depth look at the art and artists in the museum's collection. Learn more about early Kansas artists Birger Sandzen and John Steuart Curry. Materials will be provided for participants to create landscape art if they wish. Reservations requested and can be made by calling 785-532-7718 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "Yoonmi Nam: Transient Landscapes," 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. The Friends of the Beach Museum of Art annually select an artist to create a limited edition print and hold an exhibition of this artist's work at the museum. For 2010, Yoonmi Nam, associate professor at the University of Kansas, was selected for this honor. "Since 2005 I have been working on black-and-white sumi ink drawings based on techniques outlined in traditional Chinese painting manuals," Nam said. She will discuss her art on display in the museum's Wefald Gallery.
* K-State Family Day Activities at the Beach, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 25. While participating in K-State Family Day activities, drop by the museum for a morning of movement activities in the galleries, art projects and refreshments.
All events are free and open to the public. The museum's complete fall calendar is online 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-Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.