August 15, 2011
Fall for culture: September offers music, art workshops and McCain magic at K-State
Fun with 3-D, performances by guest musicians and a chance to support the K-State art museum are just some of the ways to fall into the arts this September at Kansas State University. K-State is offering a variety of cultural events, including art exhibitions, music and more during the month, which also features the first performance in the 2011-2012 McCain Performance Series.
The following events, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by K-State's McCain Performance Series, department of music and Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. They include:
* The exhibition "Makers Framed: Photographic Portraits by George Kren" runs through Oct. 16 at the Beach Museum of Art and features portraits of Kansas artists and people with connections to the arts taken by Kren, a former K-State professor of history.
* "Lines Traveling Through Space: Ghosts and Shadows, Minimal Sculpture by Tal Streeter" runs through Oct. 30 at the Beach Museum and features the work of Manhattan native Streeter.
* ARTSmart classes will be offered Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, at the Beach Museum. The topic is Kansas and agriculture. Classes Sept. 1 will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 4-5, and 4:15-5:15 p.m. for children ages 6 and up. The class Sept. 2 will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. and is for all ages. The cost is $3 per child, $2 for toddlers and $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Reservations are required by calling 785-532-7718 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let the Beach know because there is a waiting list.
* It's Homeschool Tuesday at the Beach Museum from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. This gallery discussion is appropriate for school-age children, with a special story time activity for younger siblings when appropriate. This month's topic is Kansas and agriculture. The cost is $2 per child. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 785-532-7718.
* The K-State Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in McCain Auditorium. The orchestra is conducted by David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music.
* "Art and Psychology: The Work of Roy Langford (1903-1990)" opens Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Beach Museum of Art. Langford taught psychology at K-State for more than 40 years. The exhibition's 20 paintings and drawings trace his approach to painting that embraced his training as a scientist and an artist. It ends Dec. 19.
* The Serafini Brillanti, an ensemble performing works for soprano, trumpet and keyboard, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in All Faiths Chapel. The performance is part of the department of music's Guest Artist Series.
* David Pickering, assistant professor of music, will give a piano and organ performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at All Faiths Chapel.
* Want to help the Beach Museum of Art buy art from Kansas artists? Then attend the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Fundraising Gala from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the K-State Alumni Center. Join your friends for an evening with dinner, drinks, dancing and the music of Kansas City jazz artist David Basse. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling 785-532-7718.
* Explore the intersection of math and art through the angular art of Tal Streeter and Alan Shields in "An Angle on Art" from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Beach Museum. Refreshments will be served. The event is part of K-State's Family Day activities.
* Enjoy performances by students from the music department's voice, keyboard, wind, string, brass and/or percussion studies at the General Student Recital, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in All Faiths Chapel.
* It's Museum Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Beach Museum of Art. The day, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day, encourages people to visit a museum.
* Mezzo soprano Patricia Stiles, associate professor of voice at Indiana University, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at All Faiths Chapel. The performance is part of the department of music's Guest Artist Series.
* Amy Young, an artist from New York City, will discuss her art, street art and the use of social media to engage the recipients of her art in an Arts Above the Arch presentation for the Beach Museum of Art at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. The presentation is in cooperation with K-State's department of history and the College of Education.
* Kids are invited to create collages with bling at the Beach Museum's "All the Glitters" workshop from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Elementary schools in Manhattan release early for the day, so kids can get creative with the two boxes of shiny treasures the museum has received. The cost is $5 per child and reservations are required by calling 785-532-7718.
* Mark Nizer 3-D will be the first presentation in K-State's McCain Performance Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The family-friendly show features outrageous juggling, comedy and 3-D technology. Tickets cost $11 to $35, with a variety of discounts available for K-State students, faculty and staff; military members; and youth 18 and under. Drop by the McCain Auditorium box office to get tickets or call 785-532-6428.
For more information on all Beach Museum events, call 785-532-7718; for music department events, call 785-532-5740 or check out the department's calendar in front of 109 McCain; and to get tickets to McCain events call 785-532-6428.