Fine Arts

Community Orchestra to Feature Competition Winners

The Friends University Community Orchestra is delighted to welcome two outstanding young artists, Mary Detrick and Katie Henderson, as guest soloists for its concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Detrick is the Wichita Area Piano Teachers League Competition winner, and Henderson is the winner of the Miller Concerto/Aria Competition.

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Friends University Showcasing Art of Salina Native

News Date: 
Thu. 01/21/2010

Lori Wright is currently displaying artwork through Feb. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Wichita campus. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be a Final Friday reception at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The reception is open to the public, and light snacks will be served.

Wright fell in love with art at a young age. Each year, her parents would give her art supplies for Christmas. Growing up surrounded with art, it was natural for Wright to take a career path in art.

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Friends University Musical Spreads the Good News Jan. 22-24

News Date: 
Mon. 01/11/2010

The Friends University Division of Fine Arts is pleased to present “Cotton Patch Gospel,” with music, lyrics and score by popular composer/singer Harry Chapin and book by Tom Key and Russell Treyz.

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Singing Quakers to Illuminate Meaning and Feelings of Christmas Message with Candlelight Concert Dec. 3-6

News Date: 
Thu. 12/03/2009

The Friends University Singing Quakers will present their annual Christmas Candlelight Concert Dec. 3-6 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center on Friends University’s Wichita campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6.

The concert will feature the Singing Quakers and Women’s Chorus under the direction of Mark Bartel and the Concert Choir directed by Rolaine Hetherington. The 200-voice Friends University Choral Union will also sing selections collectively.

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‘Nutcracker’ Performances Open Dec. 11

News Date: 
Thu. 11/12/2009

The Friends University Ballet Department and the Wichita Ballet Theatre will present six performances of the full-length holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13. The second weekend performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 20.

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Faculty Brass Quintet, Percussion Ensemble to Perform Free Concerts

News Date: 
Fri. 11/06/2009

The Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2009, in Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building on the Friends University Wichita campus.

The Friends University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 22, 2009, in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center.

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Senior Art Exhibition at City Arts Nov. 6-30

News Date: 
Mon. 11/02/2009

The 2009 Friends University annual Senior Art Show will be featured Nov. 6-30 at City Arts.

This year’s show exhibits the talent of Kevin Cockrell (graphic design), Anthony D’Alessio (graphic design), Rachel Hindle (studio), Kenyard Jackson (graphic design), Levi Mabe (graphic design/computer graphics), Chelsea Monette (studio), Hannah Priebe (studio) and Joylynn Zier (studio).

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316-295-5377

Friends University Cracks Open Opera Nov. 13

News Date: 
Fri. 10/30/2009

The Friends University Drama and Music Theatre departments will present “Le docteur Miracle” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-14 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center. This light-hearted, comic operetta by French composer Georges Bizet touches on relationships and likens their simplicity to making omelets.

Daniel Racer, instructor of music, will conduct the chamber orchestra. Dr. Charles Parker, associate professor of drama, serves as the stage director. Dr. David Weber, professor of voice, serves as the vocal coordinator for the opera.

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Alumni Choir to Sing ‘Good News’

News Date: 
Fri. 10/30/2009

The 75-voice Friends University Singing Quaker Alumni Choir directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney will present “Ain’a That Good News: A Concert of Spirituals” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd.

The concert will feature accompanist Helen Griffin and soloists Earnest Alexander, Rachel Bollinger, Eric Stone and Brian Stranghoner. Ann Jeter will also be featured on organ for one selection. The program features the work of notable composers such as Dawson, Dilworth, Hogan and Andre Thomas.

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‘Noises Off’ to Feature Hilarious Mayhem

News Date: 
Mon. 10/19/2009

The Friends University Theatre Department will present “Noises Off,” Michael Frayn’s comic tour-de-force tale of the mishaps, mayhem and misadventures of a traveling British theater troupe as it prepares a production with a stellar cast for a regional tour.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 in Alumni Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.

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