Fine Arts

Wichita photographer accentuates nature’s vibrancy

News Date: 
Mon. 08/18/2014

Photographer Mickey Shannon has combined his passions for photography and travel into a career that allows him to capture the brilliance of nature throughout the world. 

Shannon will be displaying some of his photographic images Aug. 11 to Sept. 12 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5-7p.m. Aug. 29. 

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Artist exhibit takes new look at history

News Date: 
Wed. 03/19/2014

Artist and art professor Dane Jones will explore new ways to view history through his exhibit through April 4 at the Friends University Riney Fine Arts Gallery. 

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Chamber Orchestra to debut student’s composition for spring concert

News Date: 
Wed. 03/12/2014

The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will be presenting its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

The orchestra will be playing two new works: “Suite for the Last Son of Krypton” by student composer Steven Garcia, and “Rapid Transit” by composer and Wichita State University professor Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn. This concert will also feature principal violinist student Brandon Lay playing Bela Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances.” 

Admission to this concert is free and open to the public. 

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Friends Ballet to feature famous ‘Great Plains’

News Date: 
Tue. 02/25/2014

Friends University’s annual spring ballet performance will premiere two new ballet pieces alongside “The Great Plains” at 7:30 p.m. March 7-8, and 2 p.m. March 9 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Illinois guest artist Nick Blaylock will return to help director Stan K. Rogers choreograph. “The Great Plains” takes a look at the circle of life during the beginning days of Kansas. The costumes and scenery are designed by Charla Sanderson. 

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Cut paper artist to exhibit at Friends University

News Date: 
Mon. 02/24/2014

Lauren Fitzgerald’s art quite literally has many layers – not just in the interpretation of her creations, but in the pieces themselves. 

Art by Lauren Fitzgerald

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Friends theatre to present former Broadway production

News Date: 
Wed. 02/19/2014

The Friends University Theatre department will perform “The Chalk Garden” by Enid Bagnold at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Cornerstone Studio Theatre. 

“The Chalk Garden” was first performed on Broadway in 1955. The story setting is based on Bagnold’s own garden from her home near Brighton. The play tells the story of a disturbed child while under the care of her governess. 

“The Chalk Garden” is a Random House Play. 

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Young musicians to converge on campus for Jazz Festival

News Date: 
Tue. 02/11/2014

Area high school, middle school, and junior college jazz bands will come to Friends University to celebrate the 21st annual Jazz Festival and perfect their skills with the musical masters at Friends University. 

The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Students get to work with the Friends University Jazz faculty, as well as the guest artists to learn and improve their musical skills. 

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Bassoonist to perform with Concert Band

News Date: 
Mon. 02/10/2014

The Friends University Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Bassoonist Nancy Goeres will be joining the Concert Band.

Nancy GoeresPrincipal Bassoonist Nancy Goeres joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1984. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh Nancy held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, The Caracas Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony.

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Dance with the Friends University orchestra

News Date: 
Wed. 01/29/2014

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact the Friends University Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Audiences will be hard pressed to keep their toes from tapping during the Friends University Community Orchestra’s performance of “Let’s Dance” at 7:30 p.m. on February 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

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New exhibit at Riney Fine Arts Gallery

News Date: 
Mon. 01/27/2014

Artwork by current Friends University art students will be on display now through Feb. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. 

Students that will have artwork featured are Ashleigh Kelepolo, Courtney Kruger, Dylan Seeney, Eythan Rodgers, Janelle Oder, Jessica Wall, Jordan Sallee, Joseph Harrell, Lacey McFadden, Madison Tucker, Martina Salerno, Mary Hernandez, Meryl Loop, Minshen Du, and Olivia Orozco. 

A Final Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

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