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.
Music lovers are invited to pull up a chair and enjoy an old-fashioned summer band concert that will combine the talents of the Friends University Concert Band and the Senseney Music Community Band, conducted by Bill Johnson, to form a mass band for this event.
The University Band Concert performance is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday May 1 on the Rose Window Plaza in front of the Davis Administration Building. Audience members are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for seating.
Some of Friends University’s finest faculty talent will perform in the Faculty Brass Quintet concert at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.
The quintet is comprised of brass instrument teaching faculty at Friends University, including Dr. Gary Leopold on trumpet, Denise Kintzel on horn, Steve Slater on trombone, Dr. John Taylor on tuba and Dana Hamant on trumpet.
Friends University’s graduating art students will be displaying some of their finest work at the annual Senior Art Show before walking across the stage this May.
There will be an opening reception on April 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. as well as a closing reception on Friday, April 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Wichita’s gallery crawl known as Final Friday. The show is on the second floor of the downtown art gallery CityArts, located at 334 N. Mead.