Fine Arts

Ballet Presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

News Date: 
Mon. 02/27/2012

Friends University’s spring ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. March 4. 

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu

Wichita Artist to Bring Multimedia Creations to Friends

News Date: 
Wed. 02/22/2012

Martha Wherry’s art has been seen all over Wichita in nearly every artistic venue in the city. The current exhibit at Friends University brings her back to some of her earlier educational roots.

Though she is well-known across the state, especially in Wichita, for her multimedia works depicting everyday life, Wherry earned her bachelor’s degree (in information technology of all things) from Friends University. 

After working in the IT profession at Boeing for several years, her job was outsourced to India.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu

Community Orchestra to Take Audiences on ‘Taste of Italy’

News Date: 
Mon. 02/20/2012

Audiences will savor a taste of Italy’s rich musical history as the Friends University Community Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

The “Taste of Italy” concert will feature pieces from Rossini’s overture to “The Barber of Seville” and Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien.” 

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu

Friends University Hosts 19th Annual Jazz Festival

News Date: 
Mon. 02/06/2012

The 19th annual Friends University Jazz Festival will be held Feb. 17-18 at the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus.  

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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Army Trombonist to Perform with Concert Band

News Date: 
Tue. 01/31/2012

The Friends University Concert Band would like to take audiences on a relaxing journey – specifically A Sunday Afternoon Drive in the Country – at a performance at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

“The February concert is the only themed concert we do,” said John Taylor, professor of music and Concert Band conductor. “With Sunday Afternoon Drive in the Country in mind, music will be chosen along the theme of the outdoors and nature.” 

Internationally renowned trombone player, Harry Watters, will be the featured soloist.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu

Choral Connections to Bring Musical Youth Together

News Date: 
Fri. 01/27/2012

The Friends University Fine Arts Division would like to invite audiences to the fifth annual Friends University Choral Connections at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Building’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Choral Connections offers high school and college students an exceptional and intensive musical experience under the leadership of nationally renowned experts in choral singing. It allows visiting high school and college students as well as Friends University students to hear each other perform, and to learn and perform together.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677

Riney Fine Arts Gallery Features Wichita Teacher, Artist

News Date: 
Tue. 01/24/2012

Wichitans may recognize the name and works of the artist currently displayed in Friends University’s Riney Fine Arts gallery. 

Tara Hufford-Walker has not only made her name for herself as an artist, but she’s also educated many of Wichita’s young artists over the past few decades. 

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Fine Arts Office
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finearts@friends.edu

6-Foot Tall Rabbit to Grace the Stage in ‘Harvey’

News Date: 
Mon. 01/23/2012

A funny bunny will take the stage in the Friends University production of “Harvey” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Ballet Auditions

News Date: 
Thu. 12/22/2011

Friends University’s Ballet Department will host auditions for its spring ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 11 in the ballet studios in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University Campus. Auditions are for children 9-13 years old.

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Stan K. Rogers
Phone: 
316-295-5848

Hutchinson Artists’ Exhibit Shows Beauty in Imperfection

News Date: 
Wed. 12/07/2011

When you walk into Riney Fine Arts Gallery between Nov. 28 and Dec. 18, be prepared to be a bit uncomfortable while viewing artist Aaron Frondorf’s intaglio printmaking exhibit.

“I want to make those who are comfortable, uncomfortable; those who are uncomfortable, laugh; and those who are already laughing, comfortable through the validation of their shortcomings,” Frondorf said.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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finearts@friends.edu