May 28 Saturday
KMUW is partnering with Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre to present a benefit concert on Saturday, May 28, for Jedd Beaudoin and his family after they lost their home in a devastating fire. Night of the Living Jedd: A Beaudoin Family Benefit features performances by Rudy Love, Jr., Quiett & Walker with special guest Dustin Arbuckle, and The Cavves.
KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin is the host of the locally-produced, nationally-syndicated radio show Strange Currency. Jedd is also a music journalist and critic, and a huge advocate and supporter of the local music scene. When word got around about his family’s unexpected loss, of not only their entire home and all personal belongings, but several beloved pets as well, people were quick to step up and offer to help put together this benefit show.
A singer/songwriter/keyboardist with deep musical DNA, Rudy Love Jr. has developed a distinctive voice, giving his all with every performance. Quiett & Walker is the acoustic duo, Terry Quiett and Guinn Walker, who are performing live together for the first time since 2016. They’ll be joined on stage by local blues-roots rocker, Dustin Arbuckle. Self-proclaimed landlocked surf rockers, The Cavves, close out the show.
Tickets are priced at $30 General Admission and can be purchased through Select-A-Seat, online at selectaseat.com, by phone at 316-755-SEAT, and in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena. All proceeds from this concert benefit the Beaudoin family to help them rebuild after the fire that destroyed their home.
The Orpheum and KMUW are also working together to include a silent auction and/or raffle for items to help raise additional funds at the event. If anyone is interested in donating, please contact Stacee Olden at email@example.com or 316-771-7993.
May 23 Monday
Making friends and creating college experiences
Friendship Fields is a program associated with Friends University that allows college-age adults with disabilities to experience college life while also offering Friends University students the opportunity to work with special needs students. Students enroll in Friendship Fields because they want to go to college and Friends University truly believes lifelong learning and social interaction is important for everyone.
This program is designed for high-functioning special need adults and will feature a curriculum that has been mapped out for four years. The students will study such topics as first aid, nutrition, interpersonal skills, vocational skills and much more. Students may have the opportunity to have work-study experiences with various University departments.
Friendship Fields students also regularly interact with other Friends University student volunteers, including many of the athletic teams. College-type activities include visiting practices and athletic games, hanging out and playing games with student athletes, having dinner in the student dining hall with Friends students and attending an occasional school dance, among many others.
The Friendship Fields program is not only helping special needs students with their desire to experience college life; it is transforming Friends University students’ lives.
Join the Wichita Asian Association, NAAAP-ICT, BE SEEN, Newman Asian Student Association and WSU Asian Student Conference as we host Wichita’s first ever Asian Night Market!
The Asian Night Market is inspired by the late night bazaars of Asia where people come together to enjoy the many local eats, drinks, and arts of Asian cuisine, socialize and experience a new night time entertainment that downtown Wichita hasn’t seen. The Asian Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local talent including performers, chefs, entrepreneurs and fun for all ages.
The is a family friendly event! A full list of this year's vendors will be published in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 Wednesday
ShowerUp: Mobile Showers And Personal Care
ShowerUp serves those experiencing homelessness and anyone in need by providing mobile showers, hygiene resources, and personal care. It’s our goal to Shower Grace, Hope, and Love with everyone.
Art Deco is a wildly popular architecture and design movement from the 1920s and 1930s—the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression. The Wichita Art Museum will present an exhibition of 140+ iconic artworks—decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, and more—that epitomize this historical moment in American experience. This touring exhibition is co-organized by the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
American Art Deco: Designing for the People investigates this dynamic period when the country went through sharp economic, political, social as well as artistic transformation. From stylish decorative art objects to industrial design products, from compelling photographs to modern paintings, the range of artworks in this exhibition reflect the glamour of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s.
Art Deco, short for arts décoratifs, took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The international exposition celebrated a new style characterized by geometric ornament, symmetry, stylization, and angularity, which developed globally with different variants. In the United States, it combined modern style with an embrace of materials used in industry and new technologies, influencing the design of everything from skyscrapers and automobiles to clothing and radios.
The International Block Print Renaissance began in the last decades of the 19th century in Europe, as artists and collectors rediscovered the block print medium. Wichita played a major role in expanding this renaissance throughout America. In 1922, the newly assembled Wichita Art Association presented American Block Print Makers as one of its ﬁrst exhibitions. The exhibition inaugurated a century-long relationship between Wichita and prints. Beginning in 1928, Wichita hosted an annual juried block print exhibition. It continued through the 1990s and became one of the most important print competitions in America. In these same years, the Wichita-based Prairie Print Makers—a national print artist collective—was founded, and from 1931 through 1965 assembled annual exhibitions. Together, these events ﬁrmly established Wichita’s position in the history of printmaking and American art.
"The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now" includes over 140 prints. Together with its accompanying catalogue, the exhibition explores Wichita’s important role in the history of this international renaissance. It features prints by European leaders including Emil Orlik, Walther Klemm, Henri Riviére, Frank Morley Fletcher, John Platt, Allen Seaby, Jules Chadel, Hans Neumann, and Auguste Lepére. It also includes works by the Japanese masters Katsushika Hokusai and Ando Hiroshige. These European and Japanese masters inﬂuenced and inspired the American printmakers featured in the show, including B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Ernest Watson, Helen Hyde, Frances Gearhart, Gustave Baumann, and C.A. Seward. Many of these artists were chosen for the initial 1922 exhibition and the annual print shows that followed.
The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now also celebrates the ongoing vigor of this renaissance through the work of 12 contemporary printmakers—Jean Gumpper, Mark Sisson, Mike Lyon, Karen Kunc, Leon Loughridge, Gordon Mortenson, Micah Schwaberow, Walt Padgett, Michelle Martin, Tim High, Louise Fisher, and Linda Lee Boyd. These artists—like their predecessors who worked a century before—continue to push the artistic possibilities of the block print medium. Join WAM in celebrating the 100th anniversary of block prints in our city, then and now.
At the 1867 Paris World’s Fair, Japanese block prints—previously unknown to most European and American audiences—took the art world by storm, reawakening interest in block printmaking in Europe and America. Western artists were captivated by Japanese printmakers’ way of viewing the world.
Japanese prints depicted everyday subject matter (including landscapes, birds, flowers, fashionable women, and famous actors), unlike the traditional European focus on religious or historical scenes. The style was equally compelling—Japanese prints featured cropped compositions and bird’s-eye views, rather than European one-point perspective.
Numerous exhibitions of these prints soon followed, and their popularity spread throughout Europe and America. These color woodcuts so impressed artists in Europe and America that a revival of interest in the possibilities of block printmaking occurred—the International Block Print Renaissance.
This exhibition, organized in conjunction with "The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now," explores the rich thematic, stylistic, and technical connections between Japanese and Western block prints from the late 19th century. It features Japanese and European block printmakers, including Utagawa Hiroshige, Imao Keinen, Utagawa Kunisada, William Nicholson, Emil Orlik, and Felix Valloton.
The exhibition is guest curated by Barbara Thompson. Thompson is an independent curator and collector
devoted to prints. As the granddaughter of artist C.A. Seward—a prime force behind the Wichita artist-
collective the Prairie Print Makers.
“The Magic of Things: 5 Continents, 25 Centuries, 125 Years of Collecting” celebrates the museum begun at Bethel College in 1896. Current and former staff have selected over 100 artifacts and animal specimens, many being exhibited for the first time. The exhibition includes a ngoma drum from a Zimbabwean healer and a 1914 Indian motorcycle, a Mesopotamian cuneiform tablet from 524 BCE and a Macintosh computer from 1986, a Red-sided Eclectus Parrot from New Guinea and a horse-drawn hearse from a Goessel, Kansas, funeral home.
Kauffman Museum hours: Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information on the exhibit, public programs, and current COVID protocols, visit www.kauffmanmuseum.org, Kauffman Museum’s Facebook page, or contact Kauffman Museum, email@example.com, 316-283-1612.
Literary Feast is KMUW's monthly book club, featuring selections made by KMUW staff. For May we're reading Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. The historical novel fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case.
We'll meet in-person at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner and drinks from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Dinner is provided by Public.
The real estate and mortgage market can be overwhelming, especially with homes selling so quickly and interest rates changing. We've brought experts together to help you understand the process for 2022.
The ostomy support group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Child Advocacy Center on Lincoln between Emporia and Topeka in the Education Center. We welcome ostomates and their support people to a time of learning, networking and support at 6:30 p.m. monthly. For more information call Valerie at 316-799-9456.
Rejuvenate your mind and body at Art Together: Yoga in the Gallery on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. These free, monthly yoga sessions are led by instructors from Siva Yoga Studio in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery at Mark Arts. Classes are open to all experience levels age 13 & up . Bring your own mat!
Feb. 16 | 7 p.m.
Mar. 16 | 7 p.m.
Apr. 20 | 7 p.m.
May 18 | 7 p.m.
(We ask that you please preregister but drop ins are welcome!)
The multi-Tony-winning Jersey Boys tells the unvarnished backstage story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, packed with irresistible hits like "Walk Like a Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Sherry," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
Wednesday, May 18 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 19 7:30 PM
Friday, May 20 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 22 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM