Fine Arts

Texas Quintet to bring its brand of jazz to Wichita

News Date: 
Mon. 09/30/2013

Jazz trumpeter Mike Steinel and his quintet of world-class musicians will perform Oct. 3 in Friends University’s Alumni Auditorium. 

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Exhibit to showcase the biomechanics of art

News Date: 
Wed. 09/25/2013

Jose Alvarado merges the worlds of science and art in his display Sept. 16 to Oct. 11 at Friends University. A Final Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery.

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Jazz scholars to pay tribute to friend, benefactor Sebits

News Date: 
Mon. 09/23/2013

The Friends University Jazz Department will perform a concert in memory of supporter and friend, Carl Sebits, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The concert will feature past and present recipients of the Sebits Jazz scholarship.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.

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

‘Snoopy!!!’ musical to bring family fun to stage

News Date: 
Wed. 09/11/2013

Everyone’s favorite beagle will take the stage for an evening of musical family fun as the Friends University Theatre Department performs “Snoopy!!!,” the musical sequel to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” 

This production takes place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 22 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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Fanfare showcases Friends University’s Fine Arts faculty

News Date: 
Tue. 09/10/2013

Friends University’s Fine Arts faculty will present a fanfare of art and music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Riney Fine Art Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Friends University’s diverse group of faculty professors will share music, drama and visual arts as they inspire new and returning students. Featured performances include a piano duet, the Tower Wind Quintet, and a Kansas medley. The exhibit and show is also an opportunity for the community to experience the creative and diverse faculty members in the University’s Division of Fine Arts. 

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Fine Arts Office
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Musician Beau Jarvis featured on KMUW

News Date: 
Fri. 09/06/2013

After performing and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the music industry, adjunct professor Beau Jarvis has returned to his alma mater of Friends University to share the wealth of knowledge he’s gained in his extensive music experiences.

Read the full story about Beau Jarvis at kmuw.org.

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316-295-5713

Documentary features life-changing Cuban jazz trip

News Date: 
Mon. 08/26/2013

Music's ability to bring us all together is a re-occurring theme in a new documentary that highlights a Friends University jazz trip to Cuba in December 2012. Nineteen Friends University jazz students traveled to Cuba as the only college jazz ensemble invited to play at the Havana International Jazz Festival. The trip was recently highlighted in a 30-minute documentary that aired Aug. 25 as part of the show "It's All Good with Sierra Scott" on KSCW in Wichita. Watch the video below to find out how students were impacted by this trip of a lifetime.

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Exhibit to highlight the human experience

News Date: 
Tue. 08/13/2013

An exploration of the connection between emotion and motion will be displayed at the Riney Fine Arts Center Aug. 16 to Sept. 16.

Aaron Krone, son of Friends University professor of art Ted Krone, will present his creations, which delve into interconnected cogs of the human experience. 

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Fine Arts Office
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finearts@friends.edu

Season ticket packages give patrons flexibility

News Date: 
Mon. 08/05/2013

Friends University Fine Arts Department offers a variety of both ticketed and free events throughout the school year. This year, the box office will be offering three season ticket packages tailored to the various interests of our patrons.

Each package contains one ticket to the concerts within the selected group.

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

Jazz professor to perform in Shriners benefit concert

News Date: 
Wed. 07/17/2013

Well-known Wichita jazz artist and Friends University professor Lisa Hittle will be a featured performer at a concert to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children.

Hittle, director of the Friends University jazz department and assistant professor of music, will join the Midian Shrine Million Dollar Band DanceKatz and the Senseney Music Community Band in this special performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Wichita Scottish Rite Center auditorium at 332 East 1st Street.

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Communications Office
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316-295-5713