Fine Arts

Friends University to display recent grads’ artwork

News Date: 
Fri. 09/12/2014

Friends University will be displaying Alumni artwork from Sept. 15 to Oct. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

Numerous alumni display their art pieces for this exhibit, including pottery, sculptures, drawings, and paintings.

Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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Stage comedy recalls torture, nostalgia of family vacations

News Date: 
Fri. 09/12/2014

The Friends University Theatre Department will perform the comedy “Leaving Iowa” at 7:30p.m. Sept. 25-27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

“Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a comedy about family vacations. It’s a hilarious family friendly comedy that will have the whole family laughing and remembering family vacation memories of their own.

Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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Career fair draws big business looking for top talent

News Date: 
Wed. 09/10/2014

Current students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with some of the area’s business leaders and employers to talk about opportunities at a career fair from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Friends University’s Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building.

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Career Services
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316-295-5832
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Maqueque to bring Cuban folkloric flare to Friends University

News Date: 
Tue. 09/09/2014

Canadian jazz saxophonist, Jane Bunnett and Cuban All-Stars Maqueque, will perform with the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I at 7:30p.m. Sept. 16 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

The sextet consists of saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett, drummer Yissy García, dynamic percussionist Dayme Yusa on tres guitar and fretless bass, pianist Danae, and Magdelys on batás and congas. 

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Fine arts faculty to perform in annual showcase

News Date: 
Wed. 08/27/2014

The Friends University Fine Arts Department will be highlighting some of its talented faculty members with the annual Faculty Fanfare at 7:30p.m. Sept. 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The newest faculty member, percussionist Dr. Von Hansen, will perform as well as several other familiar faces including pianist Dr. James Knight. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu. 

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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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