Oct 5

Show Me the Money

Garvey Art Center, 116

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This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process.
This year’s guest speaker will be Dominic “Dangerdom” Flask, product Illustrator at Coinbase. Flask is a designer and illustrator who works hard to make the world a beautiful and more interesting place to live in…one small piece at a time. He has crafted delightful pixels for the likes of Dropbox, Uber, Facebook, Google and a wide variety of technology startups.
Lunch will be provided. To register, please call 316-295-5548.
More info can be found at www.friends.edu/featured-events/visual-arts/show-me-the-money

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Physical Education Center, Multipurpose Room

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Gym

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 103

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 105

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 116

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

May 24

Gallery Opening – Karen Scroggins

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Art Gallery

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Friends University will host a gallery reception for Friends University visual arts program director, Karen Scroggins. The reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in Riney Fine Arts Center May 24 from 5-7 p.m.

Scroggins, tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, titled her show Past, Present, Future.

“This exhibition focuses on Choctaw and other Native American events and culture. Artwork reflects on the past, present and future of the Choctaws and other tribes,” said Scroggins.

Past, Present, Future will be on display until August 23 and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio member station and made possible by a Friends University Faculty Research Grant.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Sep 18

Fine Arts Networking Hour

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Art Gallery

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Fine Arts Networking Hour • 9/18/19 4-6 p.m. • Riney Fine Arts Gallery
All students are welcome to participate with Fine Arts students as they brainstorm ways to collaborate across disciplines. Writing a poem you want to incorporate with a dance? Can a marketing plan be better explained through art? How does faith intersect with movement? Light refreshments will be served.

Oct 1

No Pain, ALL GAIN with Hal Grossman

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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Hal Grossman, founder of The Grossman Method and Professor of Music at the University of Oregon, will present “No Pain, ALL GAIN”. This workshop takes musicians, dancers and actors through a series of stretches and breathing exercises specifically designed to alleviate muscle tension and slow heart rates during performance or practice. (open to the public)

Oct 4

Show Me the Money Portfolio Review

Garvey Art Center, 116

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This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process. Lunch will be provided.

Oct 4

Show Me the Money Portfolio Review

Garvey Art Center, 115

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This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process. Lunch will be provided.

Oct 4

Show Me the Money Portfolio Review

Garvey Art Center, 117

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This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process. Lunch will be provided.

Oct 15

Tips from a “Bright Star” on Broadway with William Michals

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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OCT. 15 1-2 p.m.; Riney Fine Arts Center – Sebits Auditorium
Tips from a “Bright Star” on Broadway with William Michals
William Michals, baritone, was a member of the original Broadway cast of Bright Star and will be appearing in the national tour of My Fair Lady which opens at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC this December. He will be conducting a masterclass featuring cast members of Friends University’s production of Bright Star. He will be performing in a free guest concert later that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium.

Oct 18

Fine Arts Showcase

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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Showcase Days are designed to allow you the opportunity to see what we’re about! See how you might fit in our program, sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions to a student panel, take a lesson, audition for scholarships, have your portfolio reviewed and enjoy a free lunch. For more information, please call 316-295-5536 or visit friends.edu/showcase.

Oct 29

The Secret to “Making It” in the Music Scene with Joshua Billingsley

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, C6

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OCT. 29 1-2 p.m.; Riney Fine Arts Center – C6
The Secret to “Making It” in the Music Scene with Joshua Billingsley
Joshua Billingsley, a successful trumpet player from Austin, TX will reveal tips on how to thrive as a professional musician on Oct. 29 from 1-2 p.m. This includes sharpening musical, social media and online marketing skills. There will be a short segment of Q&A after his presentation.

Nov 9

Singing Quaker Alumni Choir: 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Featuring Dr. Alan Raines, guest composer and Wichita Northwest High School Choir, under the direction of Ms. Becky Sessions.

Eric D. Stone – Director
Dr. James Knight – Accompanist, Assistant Professor of Piano at Friends University

Where?
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
1958 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206

Tickets available at the door beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Cash or check only, for donation:
Adults $12, Students and Seniors (60 & Over) $10

Tickets Sold By:
Friends University Fine Arts Dept.
316-295-5677

Nov 11

Fine Arts Showcase

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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Showcase Days are designed to allow you the opportunity to see what we’re about! See how you might fit in our program, sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions to a student panel, take a lesson, audition for scholarships, have your portfolio reviewed and enjoy a free lunch. For more information, please call 316-295-5536 or visit friends.edu/showcase.

Dec 6

Fine Arts Showcase

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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Showcase Days are designed to allow you the opportunity to see what we’re about! See how you might fit in our program, sit in on a rehearsal, ask questions to a student panel, take a lesson, audition for scholarships, have your portfolio reviewed and enjoy a free lunch. For more information, please call 316-295-5536 or visit friends.edu/showcase.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 105

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 116

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Gym

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 115

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 117

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Mar 6

Art Challenge

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, LAB8

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Join the Friends University Art Department for the 15th Annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even lead to scholarship offers.

Oct 2

Fall Choreography Showcase

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Livestream: facebook.com/FriendsFineArts

Friends University Ballet department presents Choreography Showcase virtually on Oct. 2

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present the fall Choreography Showcase, a performance illustrating the creative direction of four talented dancers. The performance will be livestreamed on the Friends University Fine Arts Facebook page, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will include two pieces conceived as works for the camera and two solos that showcase the choreographers’ craft and interpretation. Additionally, the ballet majors will perform variations from the vast ballet repertoire. The night will end with a group number honoring the late Nancy Stark-Smith’s, Underscore. Stark-Smith was a founding participant of “contact improvisation” and passed away this past May.

“Where you are when you don’t know where you are is one of the most precious spots offered by improvisation. It is a place from which more directions are possible than anywhere else,” said Stark-Smith.

The performance is free to view and will premiere on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Select “going” to the event to get a reminder when the performance is going live: facebook.com/FriendsFineArts.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

 

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Oct 8

Alicina: Fall Opera

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Friends University presents Handel’s opera, Alcina, at the Sedgwick County Zoo Oct. 8, 9 and 11

 

Wichita- Friends University is excited to announce the upcoming production of Alcina, an opera by G. F. Handel. The performance will take place in-person on Thursday, Oct. 8, Friday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Main Stage.

“You will not want to miss this gripping tale of enchantment and entrapment against the picturesque backdrop of the zoo,” said Gabriel Karst, the opera’s production assistant.

Alcina is based on an excerpt from Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem, Orlando furioso, in which the hero, Ruggiero, arrives on an island enchanted by the sorceress, Alcina. The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands on her island, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into wild animals, stones or plants. Alcina places Ruggiero under a love spell but soon falls deeply in love with him. When Ruggiero’s betrothed arrives on the island to rescue him, conflict eventually ensues.

Friends University is grateful for our partners at the Sedgwick County Zoo for providing a fitting, beautiful and safe environment for this enchanting production, in addition to partnering with us on our nationally recognized bachelors’ degree program in zoo science. All audience members are asked to wear a mask. An exception will be made if eating from the provided concession stand while maintaining social distance from other patrons.

While the exhibits are closed during the event, some animals may make an appearance to watch the show. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and some tickets may be available to be purchased at the door.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and zoo members. They may be purchased ahead of time by visiting friends.edu/fineartstickets.

The production will feature an English language translation prepared by Amanda Holden for the English National Opera. Dr. Matthew Schloneger is the producer and stage director; Dr. Jamie Knight is the music and orchestra director and Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre is the director of ballet.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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Oct 9

Alicina: Fall Opera

fine arts Events

Friends University presents Handel’s opera, Alcina, at the Sedgwick County Zoo Oct. 8, 9 and 11

Wichita- Friends University is excited to announce the upcoming production of Alcina, an opera by G. F. Handel. The performance will take place in-person on Thursday, Oct. 8, Friday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Main Stage.

“You will not want to miss this gripping tale of enchantment and entrapment against the picturesque backdrop of the zoo,” said Gabriel Karst, the opera’s production assistant.

Alcina is based on an excerpt from Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem, Orlando furioso, in which the hero, Ruggiero, arrives on an island enchanted by the sorceress, Alcina. The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands on her island, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into wild animals, stones or plants. Alcina places Ruggiero under a love spell but soon falls deeply in love with him. When Ruggiero’s betrothed arrives on the island to rescue him, conflict eventually ensues.

Friends University is grateful for our partners at the Sedgwick County Zoo for providing a fitting, beautiful and safe environment for this enchanting production, in addition to partnering with us on our nationally recognized bachelors’ degree program in zoo science. All audience members are asked to wear a mask. An exception will be made if eating from the provided concession stand while maintaining social distance from other patrons.

While the exhibits are closed during the event, some animals may make an appearance to watch the show. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and some tickets may be available to be purchased at the door.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and zoo members. They may be purchased ahead of time by visiting friends.edu/fineartstickets.

The production will feature an English language translation prepared by Amanda Holden for the English National Opera. Dr. Matthew Schloneger is the producer and stage director; Dr. Jamie Knight is the music and orchestra director and Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre is the director of ballet.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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Oct 11

Alicina: Fall Opera

fine arts Events

Friends University presents Handel’s opera, Alcina, at the Sedgwick County Zoo Oct. 8, 9 and 11

Wichita- Friends University is excited to announce the upcoming production of Alcina, an opera by G. F. Handel. The performance will take place in-person on Thursday, Oct. 8, Friday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Main Stage.

“You will not want to miss this gripping tale of enchantment and entrapment against the picturesque backdrop of the zoo,” said Gabriel Karst, the opera’s production assistant.

Alcina is based on an excerpt from Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem, Orlando furioso, in which the hero, Ruggiero, arrives on an island enchanted by the sorceress, Alcina. The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands on her island, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into wild animals, stones or plants. Alcina places Ruggiero under a love spell but soon falls deeply in love with him. When Ruggiero’s betrothed arrives on the island to rescue him, conflict eventually ensues.

Friends University is grateful for our partners at the Sedgwick County Zoo for providing a fitting, beautiful and safe environment for this enchanting production, in addition to partnering with us on our nationally recognized bachelors’ degree program in zoo science. All audience members are asked to wear a mask. An exception will be made if eating from the provided concession stand while maintaining social distance from other patrons.

While the exhibits are closed during the event, some animals may make an appearance to watch the show. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and some tickets may be available to be purchased at the door.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and zoo members. They may be purchased ahead of time by visiting friends.edu/fineartstickets.

The production will feature an English language translation prepared by Amanda Holden for the English National Opera. Dr. Matthew Schloneger is the producer and stage director; Dr. Jamie Knight is the music and orchestra director and Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre is the director of ballet.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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