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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friends University is pleased to announce the opening of Eclectic, featuring artwork by Friends University faculty, students and recent graduates, at Exploration Place’s Bridging Art and Science exhibit (located on the indoor bridge) through October 2013. The campus community and the general public are invited to an opening reception that will take place Friday, June 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Various pieces using different media will be shown – including acrylic, mixed media, digital photography, linoleum block prints, embossing and digital graphics.
Nathan Patrick’s photography will be on display June 3 to July 26 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. There will be a final Friday reception June 28 from 5-7 p.m.
Patrick is an artist who has experience in many medias. In addition to serious professional pursuits, he has dabbled in stand-up comedy, poetry, book writing and photography.