Friday, April 30, 2010

Art galleries, museums

Final Friday, gallery crawl, 5-6 p.m., at Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU (School of Art & Design MFA Thesis Exhibition reception); 5-7 p.m. at Steckline Gallery, De Mattias Fine Arts Center, Newman University (Annie Strader reception); 5-7 p.m. at Exploration Place , 300 N. McLean Blvd. (John Well); 5-8 p.m. at Artworks, Piccadilly Square, 7724 E. Central, Suite 300 (reception for artist Richard Crowson/music by Karen and Richard Crowson); 5-9 p.m. at Springpark Gallery , Happiness Plaza, 3555 E. Douglas (George Bair/others); 5-9 p.m. at Beadazzled Art Glass Studio, 307 N. Mead (John Q); 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Riney Fine Arts Gallery, Riney Arts Center, Friends University (Friends University Student and Faculty Art Show reception); 5:30-9 p.m. at Pea Pod Consignment Gallery, Three Pea, 1646 E. Second St. (Jack Huber/Susan Glecier/Marvin Chiles/Mid-America Fine Arts works); 5:30-9 p.m. at West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca (Mike Fallier); 5:30-10 p.m. at CityArts, 334 N. Mead (various artists); 6-8 p.m. at Metro-Meridian Alternative High School, 301 S. Meridian ("Our Nest is Best" student exhibit); 6-9 p.m. at Artifacts, 4729 E. Douglas ("Curt Clonts: The Bird's Eye View of Colored Air"); 6-9 p.m. at Blue Swallowtail Studio, 1712 W. Douglas (Coral Hartl reception/make a glass pendant night, $10); 6-9 p.m. at Sandbar Trading, 922 E. Douglas (Native American artists); 6-9 p.m. at United Country Real Estate, 509 E. Douglas (Ann Zoglman/Aurelia Denny/Esther Blackburn/Carol Robbins reception); 6-9 p.m. at Art and Frame, 2251 N. Maize Road (Frank Martinez/Rita Zaudke reception); 6-9 p.m. at Picture Framing & More, 323 N. Mead (Martin Rodriguez); 6-10 p.m. at Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas — (John Ellert/Don Lind reception); 6-10 p.m. at WSU Shift Space Gallery, 800 E. Third St. ("Visible Boys & Other Monsters"/MFA Thesis Exhibition reception); 6-10 p.m. at Jones Gallery at Positive Directions, 414 S. Commerce (Sisterhood of Men presents "Misery Loves Company"/music by Anti-Bacterial Cereal); 6-10 p.m. at Old Town Ballroom, 630 E. Douglas (dance party and art by Aaron Baird/Ryan Rhan/Travis Hinnen); 6-10 p.m. at Bob Schwan Studios, 111 S. Ellis (Bob Schwan/Brian Hinkle/Michael Roach reception); 6-10 p.m. at Rock Island Studios, 338 N. Mead (Natalie Malone/Paige Gillenwater/Kirstan Hanson/Taylor Munroe, music by the Valley Center High School Jazz Band); 6-11 p.m. at Bella Luz, 300 N. Mead (15 Kansas artists); 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Artists at Old Town and Upfront Gallery, 412 E. Douglas (various artists); 6:30-10 p.m. at Shopkeepers Gallery, Hewitt's Antiques, 228 N. Market (closing reception, North High Senior Art Portfolios); 6:30-10 p.m. at Mead Street Gallery and Gifts, 121 N. Mead, Suite 107 (Janet Landrum reception); 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Prairie Vistas Gallery, 151 N. Rock Island, Suite 1D (John Morrison); 7-8:30 p.m. at The Frame Guild, 506 E. Douglas (Maize High School Juried Senior Art Show & Scholarship Competition); 7-9 p.m. at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main (Steve Perry); 7-10 p.m. at The Art of Healing, 130 N. St. Francis (Lee Shiney); 7-10 p.m. at The Fiber Studio, 418 Commerce ("Domestic Science and Medical Arts, Peg Bicker and Eric Conrad"); 7-10 p.m. at United Methodist Open Door Resource and Referral Center, Second and Topeka (Renata Britto/Bri Hanschu/Jessica Morton/Tiesha Stewart and live music); 7-10 p.m. at Center Gallery, 111 Ellis (Daniel Farnum/"Ten X Ten" reception); 7-10 p.m. at Fisch Haus, 524 S. Commerce, Project, 1712 E. Douglas, and Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water (River City Biennale receptions); 7-10 p.m. at Finn Lofts, 430 S. Commerce (Gary Buettgenbach/Kristin Manning/music by Phil Burress/Bob Hamrick/Jeff Pickering/Ted Farha); 7-11 p.m. at Tangent Lab, Rock Island Market Building, 143 N. Rock Island, Third Floor ( David Murano/Jack Wilson/Emma Murano, with music by Nikki Modelmogg); 7-11 p.m. at Walnut Street Gallery, 112 S. Walnut (Roger Adams encore presenation and silent auction). Free admission and trolley rides to most venues.
Picture Framing #1, Midwest Center for Photography Workshop Series, noon-2 p.m., Center Gallery, 111 S. Ellis. Cost $50. Information, 316-269-1250.
"Womanly Pursuits: Gardening, Writing and Needlework," program by Joyce Suellentrop, 2 p.m., Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Included with admission. Information, 316-265-9314.
Opening reception for "Make it POP!" 2-4 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Free. Information, 316-268-4921.
"David Salle and the Death of Intent," lecture by Jake Euker, 3 p.m., Fisch Haus, 524 S. Commerce. Free. Information, 316-265-7137.
Opening for six new exhibitions, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Neff Hall, WSU. Hours 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., except holidays. Free. Information, 316-978-3195.
Annie Strader, Art for Lunch Lecture, noon-1 p.m., Steckline Gallery, De Mattias Fine Arts Center, Newman University. Free. Light lunch available to first 20 guests. Information, 316-942-4291, ext. 2483, online at
"James McNeill Whistler: His Etchings," video, 12:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Included with admission. Information, 316-268-4921.
"Armida," live New York Metropolitan Opera simulcast for The Met: Live in HD Series, noon, Louise C. Murdock Theatre, 20th Century Center, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $18, $12 for students at Information, 316-263-1665.
A Tribute to Benny Goodman, Wichita Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert with the Dave Bennett Band, 8 p.m., Century II Convention Hall. Tickets $5-$40 at, or by calling 316-267-7658.
Concert Band, 3 p.m., Rose Window Plaza, Friends University. Free. Information, 316-295-5537.
Nova Deco, violin duo recital, 4:30 p.m., Visitors Center, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd. Free; donations accepted for the scholarship program of the France Committee of the Wichita Area Sister Cities. Information, 316-685-6134.
Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, spring concert, 7 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th, North Newton. Free. Information, 316-284-5281.
"A ... My Name is Alice," musical revue, 8 p.m. today-Sat., Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Contains adult content. Tickets $12, $10 for military, seniors and students. Information, 316-686-1282.
"Curtain Up!" musical, 7:30 p.m. today-Sat., De Mattias Performance Hall, Newman University. Tickets $8, $5 for students. Information, 316-942-4291.
"Junie B. Jones & A Little Monkey Business," children's musical-comedy, through June 12, Crown Uptown Professional Children's Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Matinee buffet 11:15 a.m. Fri.-Sat. Additional matinees added on select Mon.-Wed.; call for availability. Tickets $8.95. Information, 316-681-1566, online at
"Kyle & Monte: The Musical! The Men, the Myth, the Medleys" musical-comedy revue, through May 29, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Shows 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., doors open at 7. Tickets $18. Reservations recommended by calling 316-265-4400.
"Sedgwick County Bandstand," melodrama followed by the Party Nights Country Style Musical Comedy Revue, through May 22, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Buffet 6:15 p.m. Thu-Sat., curtain at 7:50. Dinner/show $26; show only $16. Discounts available. Reservations, 316-263-0222.
"Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping," musical-comedy, through June 13, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Buffet 6 p.m. Thu.-Sat., doors open at 5:45; buffet 4:15 p.m. Sun., doors open at 4. Matinee buffet 11:15 a.m. Thu., May 6, 13, 20 and 27, June 3; doors open at 11. Tickets $26.95-$33.95, $14.95 for children 12-under. Information, 316-681-1566, online at
Shock the Yard Midwest Step Show, competition, 7 p.m., the Orpheum, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets $10 at Select-A-Seat outlets, and by calling 316-755-SEAT.
"Visitors From Philadelphia," "Visitors From Chicago," and "Christmas Spirits," student-directed one-act plays, 7 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th, North Newton. Free. Information, 316-284-5281.
"The Father," drama, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-May 7, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 8, 2 p.m. May 9, Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. For mature audiences. Tickets $10, $6 for students. Box office, 316-978-3233.
Books, lectures
Mikrokosmos Reading, Wichita State University literary magazine, 6 p.m., Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Information, 316-682-1181.
James Trotter, book-signing by the author of "You Must: Basic Rules for Living the Best Life You Can," 2-4 p.m., Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Information, 316-682-1181.
Anche Min, reading and book-signing by the author of "Pearl of China," 7 p.m., Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Information, 316-682-1181.
Mike Smith, book-signing by the author of "Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather," 7-9 p.m., Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Information, 316-682-1181.

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