Fine Arts

Kansas Artist Featured in Friends’ Final Friday Exhibit

News Date: 
Tue. 10/18/2011

Lawrence, Kan., artist Elizabeth Rowley is on a continuous quest to find and showcase the reality of the world.

“I try to truly see – not just look – at the spaces I am in every day. And then I translate this visual information to the spaces I create,” said Rowley. “I can only hope that this search for the real will be a constant reminder of why I continually search and strive for these real experiences.”

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Trumpeter Ron McCurdy to Perform At Friends University

News Date: 
Tue. 10/18/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department will present Casado Jazz Night at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in Friends University’s Casado Campus Center. The guest artist will be Dr. Ron McCurdy, trumpet player and director of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

Admission is free and the performance is staged in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere. All four Friends University Jazz Combos will be featured. The combos are directed by Friends University faculty Lisa Hittle, Beau Jarvis, Jeff Gordon and Randy Zellers.

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Pirates to Present Operatic Performance at Friends University

News Date: 
Tue. 10/18/2011

Audiences will walk the plank into the perilous hilarity of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s ocean of comedic opera, as those peerlessly predacious “Pirates of Penzance” take the stage at Friends University.

An unruly band of pirates, giggling girls, blundering policemen, a “very model of a modern Major-General,” and – of course – a dashing protagonist will take the stage in this charming and ridiculous performance of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

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Legendary Jazz Organist to Perform At Friends University

News Date: 
Fri. 09/23/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department is proud to present “A Night of Kansas City Swingin’ Jazz” with legendary Hammond B-3 organist Everette DeVan, and the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I. This concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium on the Friends University campus.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Call 316-295-5677 for tickets or more information. For more information on Everette DeVan, please go to www.everettedevan.com.

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‘Show Me the Money’ Helps High School Students Prepare for College

News Date: 
Tue. 09/20/2011

Friends University invites high-school students and their instructors to “Show Me the Money” portfolio day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. This event is free and lunch will be provided.

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316-295-5656
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Friends University’s Fall Ballet Fuses Classical and Contemporary Styles

News Date: 
Wed. 09/21/2011

The Friends University ballet department will present its annual Fall Ballet performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium at Friends University.

The ballet will feature two guest artists: Misty Rascon-Smith of Los Angeles, and James Wallace, artistic director of David Taylor Dance Theatre.

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Recital Merges Cello, Power Tools and Dance

News Date: 
Mon. 09/12/2011

Susan Mayo, adjunct professor, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Fisch Haus, 524 S. Commerce Street in Wichita. This recital will have an interesting twist, combining cello, power tools, and dance.

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Fanfare Showcases Friends University Fine Arts Faculty

News Date: 
Fri. 09/09/2011

Friends University’s Fine Arts faculty will present a fanfare of art and music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Riney Fine Art Center’s Sebits Auditorium in Wichita.

Friends University’s talented fine arts faculty will inspire students with music, drama and visual arts.
The 75-minute exhibit and show is also an opportunity for the community to experience the creatively diverse faculty in the University’s Division of Fine Arts.

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316-295-5537
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Singing Quakers to Perform at Sept. 11 Unity Gathering

News Date: 
Wed. 08/31/2011

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Rd., Andover, Kansas

A Welcoming Event: For people of all religious traditions, spiritualties, or convictions.

Ten years ago our nation suffered a tragedy on Sept. 11 that impacted the entire world. The public is invited to a community wide “9/11 Unity Gathering” filled with music and centered around three words: remembrance, struggle and hope.

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Debra Clemente to Display Landscape Paintings

News Date: 
Tue. 08/30/2011

Debra Clemente will showcase her creative talents in an art show Aug. 23 to Sept. 16 in Friends University’s Riney Fine Arts Gallery. The vivid landscape paintings will be displayed in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Wichita campus.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5537
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finearts@friends.edu