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Author: Jui Mhatre

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.

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

Opening Soon!

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. The new gift print will be available for purchase after February 13, 2018, with a 25% discount for Friends at the annual $100 giving 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, Hudson River at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant; Missouri & Kansas Rivers at Kansas City; Amazon River Delta, Brazil (detail), from the series Drops in Petri Dishes, 2016-present, glass, acrylic, paper vellum, colored pencil, ink, 4 x 4 x ¾ in., courtesy of the artist
Bottom image: Lynn Benson, Dancing on the Table, 2017, lithograph with chine collé, gold leaf, and hand drawing, edition of 13, 10 3/4 x 10 15/16 inches, Bedrock Art Editions, 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, photo courtesy of the artist

On View

Fronteras/Frontiers
October 7, 2017 – April 1, 2018
The exhibition Fronteras/Frontiers explores the complexity of borders and frontiers in the midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Artemio Rodríguez is a master printmaker based in Patzcuaro, Mexico whose practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking by engaging the public through a mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fidencio Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings, and paper. Major support for this exhibition and related programs is provided by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grant Program.

 

I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening

Thursday, January 25, 5:30 p.m.
I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening (93 min.)

Directed by Raoul Peck, this 2016 documentary examines the painful history of racism in 20th-century America through the words of African-American writer James Baldwin and a montage of photographs and video. The film brings to life Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember this House” through Samuel L. Jackson’s narration. “The film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography,” says critic Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal.
Leaders of the Black Student Union will moderate a post-film audience discussion. Presented in partnership with the Office of Diversity, the Black Student Union, University Honors Program, and the Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.

Images: Top: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin in I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Bottom: Theatrical one-sheet for I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Family Valentines Workshop

Saturday, February 3, 1:30-3 p.m.
Family Valentines Workshop
All the supplies you need to create the perfect Valentines for friends and loved ones, plus snacks to fuel your creativity. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult. Project fee $5, $2.50 for military families.

After the Burn: Artist talk by Erin Wiersma

Thursday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.
After the Burn: Artist talk by Erin Wiersma
Wiersma is an artist who has consistently explored — and pushed — the boundaries of drawing as a fully realized artistic expression. Wiersma’s new and ongoing works draw from the Konza Prairie, becoming both the medium and subject matter. This talk is a Prairie Studies Initiative program.
This program is in conjunction with the exhibition “Here, and Now. Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition.” On view March 6-May 12, 2018

Image courtesy of the artist. Erin Wiersma on the Konza Prairie

Peter Bratt: Lou Douglas Lecture and film screening

Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Peter Bratt delivers Lou Douglas Lecture, Ballroom, K-State Alumni Center
In conjunction with the exhibition “Fronteras/Frontiers,” award-winning filmmaker Peter Bratt will speak and screen his new documentary, Dolores, a portrait of United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. In partnership with the Lou Douglas Lecture Series, UFM Community Learning Center, LGBT Resource Center, the Department of American Ethnic Studies, and the Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.

Living Democracy, February-March 2018

February-March, 2018
Living Democracy

Living Democracy is a series of discussions, performances, and other programs conceived by K-State students and centered around the WT Kemper Gallery in the Student Union. It is the latest iteration of Los Angeles-based artist Linda Pollack’s on-going effort to help communities explore the benefits and responsibilities of living in an open, democratic society. Please check livingdemocracy.info for more detailed information.