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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Friends University Jazz Department is proud to present the Four Freshmen in concert 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus. The Jazz Friends Community Big Band, celebrating their 20th anniversary, will be backing the group.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 15, and are reserved seating. Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Call 316-295-5677 for tickets or more information.
The latest exhibit to grace the Riney Fine Arts Gallery is more primal than most we’ve seen. Some might even call it animalistic – literally.
Art lovers will be able to get acquainted with the creative natures of the Sedgwick County Zoo’s resident artists: Billy the gorilla, Lucille the chimpanzee, Talali the tiger, Marbles the chimpanzee, Bibi the black rhinoceros, Kramer and Gerrard the ring-tailed lemurs, Daisy the orangutan, Roscoe the Tayra, and of course Cinda and Stephanie the African elephants.
This year’s “Symphony of Spring” is all about extremes.
“We all know that life can be a roller coaster of emotions, and this show will take us on that ride,” said Dr. Mark Bartel, associate professor of music at Friends University.
With those extremes, comes the theme, “It was the Best of Times. It was the Worst of Times,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 29; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 30; and 2 p.m. May 1. All performances will be in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.