Kansas State University


Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Don’t miss! Art in Motion Western-Themed Kickoff Event

Platinum Major Sponsor: Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grants Program | Silver Sponsors: Jerry and Barbara Boettcher, Manhattan Broadcasting Company

We look forward to seeing you at the Art in Motion Kick-off event!

Some featured performers:

Dr. Tim Keane
Tim Keane is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Distinguished Graduate Faculty, in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Kansas State University where he has served since 1984. Tim might best be described as a
“green broke” cowboy poet, although he has slipped by various judges a few times.  He is a three-time “Champion” in the Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest and he has won multiple events at the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo (NCPR) where he was overall reserve champion in 2016 and 2018.  Keane lives with his wife Sharon and a couple of bird dogs in northwest Wabaunsee County, KS.

Barrie Tompkins
Barrie Tompkins was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a third generation farrier and is a certified Master Farrier from American Farrier Association. In 1993, he moved to Kansas where he continued his work as a farrier, and started doing presentations about the Buffalo Soldiers all across the nation. In 1995, he founded The Nicodemus Buffalo Soldier Association. 

Tompkins has appeared in the TNT movies Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders with Sam Elliott, Tom Berringer, and Gary Busey, and The Buffalo Soldiers playing part of the Rifle Commander. He appeared alongside Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson, and Timothy Busfield. Tompkins presents Ready and Forward, Sargent Brent Woods, 9th Cavalry, Company B, the true story of Sargent Woods, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from Somerset, Kentucky.

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