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Manhattan High School Visual Story Telling Collaboration

May 3-5, 2018
Manhattan High School Visual Story Telling Collaboration,
Junior English Inquiry Project
Junior English students in Morgan Jobe’s classes have been working with community participants, including the Beach Museum of Art and The Fellow, to learn about visual literacy and communication, particularly how to use the arts to convey complex ideas. Students will use inquiry and design thinking to tell a story from their community that matters to them. This issue-centered project seeks to answer the question: Why do stories matter?
• Student displays on view May 3-5, museum open hours.
• Student presentations: May 3, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m.
• Public Reception: May 3, 5-7 p.m.

In partnership with USD 383, the Beach Museum of Art and The Fellow, a
Manhattan co-working space

Lynn Benson exhibition and programs at The Volland Store Gallery, Alma, Kansas

Lynn Benson Exhibition and programs at The Volland Store Gallery, 24098 Volland Road, Alma, Kansas:

May 5-July 15, 2018
River Compositions by Lynn Benson
Exhibition of new works by Lynn Benson.
Open Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., and by appointment.

May 20, 2018, 2 p.m.
Curator Aileen June Wang will talk about Lynn Benson’s art
and practice. For more information, check the “Happenings” page at thevollandstore.com or call 785-499-3616.

Don’t miss the exhibition featuring the works of Lynn Benson at the Beach Museum of Art:
Water Stories by Lynn Benson 
2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
February 13-May 26, 2018

The new gift print will be available for purchase after February 13, 2018, with a 25% discount for Friends at the annual $100 level and above. For more information on supporting the museum as a Friend or purchasing a gift print contact Robin Lonborg at 785-532-7718 or rlonborg@k-state.edu

Top image: Lynn Benson, Ganges Delta, from the series Waterplaces, 2012 2015, colored pencil on vellum paper, 9 x 9 in., Kansas State University, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 2016.71.63, photo courtesy of the artist. Bottom image: Lynn Benson, Dancing on the Table, detail, 2017, lithograph with chine collé, gold leaf, and hand drawing, edition of 13, 10 3/4 x 10 15/16 in., Bedrock Art Editions, 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, photo courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming Summer Exhibitions

Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection
May 15-August 25, 2018
This exhibition, curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” features music, musicians, and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs will focus on the intersection of music and the visual arts.

Summer Idyll: Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 12-August 4, 2018
Inspired by the recent acquisition of A Place for Eagles Fly by Jean Van Harlingen, this exhibition features abstract landscapes from the permanent collection, displayed to encourage travel to idyllic places through the imagination. For related events please see museum website for summer education programs.

Top image: Bruce Handiside Mitchell, title nknown (Kansas City jazz), 1950s, oil on hardboard, 26 x 39 in., gift of Jim and Virginia Moffett, 2003.96
Bottom image: Jean Van Harlingen, A Place for Eagles to Fly (detail), 1984, 3 handmade sheets of paper, 39 x 75 in. each, gift of Jane Van Harlingen (twin sister), 2017.248

Current Exhibitions

Water Stories by Lynn Benson
2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
February 13 – May 26, 2018

Here, and Now.
Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
March 6-May 12, 2018

New Installation of the Permanent Collection
Opened October 2016

Image: Lynn Benson, Kansas City 1951 (detail), from the series Waterplaces, 2012- 2015, colored pencil on vellum paper, 8 15/16 x 9 1/16 in., Kansas State University, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 2016.71.3.

Classes and Workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year for all ages.

Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families
Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s  permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now. The K-State Art Faculty Exhibition” provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative  youngsters.
Next class: May 23-26: Photo-Sensitivity

Homeschool Tuesdays
Classes meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow homeschool families a chance to engage with the current exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in Kindergarten and up.
Next class: May 1, 1-2:30 Here and Now II—Mixed Up Media

Summer 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Spend the summer exploring themes from the exhibitions “Jam Session,” in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” and “Summer Idyll.”

Day Time Age
Tuesday 3:00-4:00 p.m. All Ages
Wednesday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Toddlers and Twos

All Ages

Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 3-5

All Ages

Dates
Classes are held the following weeks:

  • June 5-7: Jazzy Collages
  • June 12-14: Humming Along (home-made harmonicas)
  • June 19-21: We Got the Beat (percussion instruments)
  • June 26-28: Classical Notes (keyboards and strings)
  • July 10-12: Cubist Landscapes (photography in the Meadow)
  • July 17-19: Abstract Worlds (marbleized and poured landscapes)
  • July 24-27: Landscape Layers

Cost for above classes is $3 per child, reservations required. Call (785)-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

Group Tours – Jam Session tours and an activity is also available for summer school, camp, social service, and summer day care programs on a first come, first serve basis on Fridays and available 1-2:30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs. time slots. Participants will receive a general tour of the exhibition and participate in the week’s featured project. Contact Kathrine Schlageck at klwalk@ksu.edu or 785.532.7718.Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations.

Special Price for Military Families: In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers military families half price on all workshops and classes.

Ways to Stay Connected

The museum is open Tues, Wed, Fri, 10a.m.-5p.m., Thurs 10a.m.-8p.m., Sat, 11a.m.-4p.m. Free admission. Free parking.

Visit us online at beach.k-state.edu

See all upcoming events

Check out The Beach Blog for behind-the-scenes information, event info, and guest posts.

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Image: Elizabeth Layton, Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991, KSU, Beach Museum of Art

Artist talk by Lynn Benson

Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.

Artist Lynn Benson will share details about making the 2018 Beach Museum of Art Gift Print and other recent projects. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit Benson’s blog to learn more about her exhibition at the Beach Museum of Art and creating the gift print Dancing on the Table.  Only two prints remain available for purchase of this very limited edition.

Legalities of Being

Thursday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.

Artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez will describe his commitment to activism through both studio practice and non-traditional art practices embedded in community life. Fifield-Perez’s work is on view through April 12 in the Fronteras/Frontiers exhibition at the Beach Museum of Art. His talk is part of the university’s Annual Engagement Symposium, themed “Powerful Dialogue: Engaging Community Issues in Polarizing Times.”  For more information, please go to: https://www.k-state.edu/cecd/events/symposium/

Image:  Artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez with Surge, 2015, 6×16 ft., acrylic, ink, cut maps, collagraph prints, map pins and cut maps

Week of the Young Child

April 19-21 during regular hours

Come view art by young children inspired by “Water Stories by Lynn Benson”

April 21, 1:30-3, Week of the Young Child Open House

Join us for a free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family.   Additional inspiration will come from the National Endowment for the Humanities “Picturing America” print set. In partnership with USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Headstart and Early Learning, Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC), and the K-State Center for Child Development.

Current Exhibitions

Fronteras/Frontiers
Extended to April 12, 2018!

Left Image: Artemio Rodríguez, Campesino (Farmer), detail, 2001, linocut, 11 x 11 in., collection of the artist. Right Image: Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Surge, detail, 2015, acrylic, ink, cut maps, collagraph prints, map pins and cut maps, 6 x 16 ft., collection of the artist.

Water Stories by Lynn Benson
2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist

February 13 – May 26, 2018

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames due to sparks falling on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. The news caught Lynn Benson’s attention and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. Benson’s multi-media works in this exhibition represent bodies of water impacted by development and politics.

Here, and Now.
Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

March 6-May 12, 2018, Hyle Family Gallery, Marion Pelton Gallery

The works in this exhibition represent the studio practices of fifteen members of the Kansas State University Department of Art. These works, made within the last two years and varying in concept and construction, feature the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media.

Classes and Workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year for all ages.

Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families
Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s  permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now. The K-State Art Faculty Exhibition” provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative  youngsters.

Next classes:

  • April 11-14: Collage Mix Up
  • May 23-26: Photo-Sensitivity

Homeschool Tuesdays

Classes meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow homeschool families a chance to engage with the current exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in Kindergarten and up.

Next classes:

  • April 3, 1-2:30 Water Stories by Lynn Benson
  • May 1, 1-2:30 Here and Now II—Mixed Up Media

Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@k-state.edu for reservations.
Special Price for Military Families: In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers military families half price on all workshops and classes.

 

Ways to Stay Connected

The museum is open Tues, Wed, Fri, 10a.m.-5p.m., Thurs 10a.m.-8p.m., Sat, 11a.m.-4p.m. Free admission. Free parking.

Visit us online at beach.k-state.edu

See all upcoming events

Check out The Beach Blog for behind-the-scenes information, event info, and guest posts.

Like us on Facebook  |  Follow us on Twitter  |  Follow us on Instagram

Image: Elizabeth Layton, Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991, KSU, Beach Museum of Art