The Friends University Riney Fine Arts Gallery is currently displaying the artwork by Stacy Renee from Feb. 11 to March 8 with a reception is schedule from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Stacy paints mostly on Masonite and “imbues into the work the quality of simplicity, but also complexity of colors and shapes.”
New Friends University Assistant Professor of Applied Music/Voice Dr. Paul Brodene Smith will make his debut Singing Quakers performance at 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 2 p.m. March 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. An operatic tenor, Smith will perform several selections with the Singing Quakers.
Friends University’s famed Singing Quakers will sing a range of choral classics, including folk songs, gospel, and traditional songs for this year’s Home Concert.
Share in the heroic tale of good versus evil, calling and promise in this timeless allegory for all ages adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette from the beloved family classic by C.S. Lewis, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-24 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.
Enjoy an engaging evening of chamber music featuring the Tower Wind Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium at Friends University. The quintet will perform works by Piazzolla, D'Rivera, and August Klughardt.
Special guests Dr. James Knight on piano and Susan Mayo on cello will join Tower Quintet flutist Amy Hoffman to perform “Voice of the Whale” by George Crumb.
The Friends University Community Orchestra’s performance on Feb. 5 will allow listeners to experience the depths of tragedy and the heights of triumph through the music of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Saint-Saens and Gershwin. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will all take the stage and delight concertgoers at the Choral Connections Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
These Friends University groups will be joined by some of Kansas’ top high school and college choirs and will feature Russian-born guest conductor Elena Sharkova.
Tickets are $16 for adults, and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.