Mural Workshop in Hutchinson

MP900341528Internationally recognized muralist Dave Loewenstein will teach a week-long intensive workshop in Hutchinson June 15-21, 2015. He will lead participants through all of the technical and organizing skills needed to develop a successful mural project. Loewenstein was the muralist who created the first mural in Hutchinson, near Grasshopper Park at Avenue A and Main Street.

The number of participants will be limited to 20, and cost is $45 per person. Applicants with financial hardship may be eligible for scholarships. Applications are due June 5.

Loewenstein is a muralist, writer and printmaker based in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to his more than twenty public works in Kansas, examples of his dynamic and richly colored community-based murals can be found across the United States in Missouri, Arizona, Mississippi, Iowa and New York City and in Northern Ireland. Loewenstein’s prints, which focus on current social and political issues, are exhibited nationally and are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. To find out more about Loewenstein’s work and approach, go to: http://midamericamuralproject.blogspot.com/

The workshop is sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, Hutchinson Art Center, and The Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership.

Kansas Mural Workshop

What:

A week-long intensive workshop (sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, Hutchinson Art Center, and The Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership), with internationally recognized muralist Dave Loewenstein, that will lead participants through all of the technical and organizing skills needed to develop a successful mural project.

Over the course of the week, participants will learn:

  • History of the community mural movement
  • Contemporary trends in community engaged public art
  • How to organize, fund, and promote a community-mural project
  • How to work with city representatives and develop contracts
  • The basics of team organizing, research and design
  • How to transfer your design, prepare the wall and plan community painting
  • The importance of a culminating event and mural maintenance

All of this will be taught through an actual mural project, for a downtown Hutchinson location that participants will work on over the course of the week.

 

Who:

Artists, teachers, community organizers, arts councils and students should sign-up for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the leading muralists working today.

 

When:

June 15 – 21, 2015 in Hutchinson, Kansas How Contact ksmuralworkshop@gmail.com to receive an application or use the one below. Submit your application by June 5th. Participants will be limited to 20. Fee includes all materials. Applicants with financial hardship may be eligible for scholarships.

To find out more about Loewenstein’s work and approach, go to: http://midamericamuralproject.blogspot.com/

 

Kansas Community Mural Workshop – Application

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Accepted applicants will pay the $45.00 program fee on the first day of the workshop. Please submit workshop applications via email to ksmuralworkshop@gmail.com

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NASCAR Great Kyle Petty in Hutchinson May 7 and 8

kylepettycycleNASCAR great Kyle Petty is in Hutchinson on May 7 and 8 during a stop on the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.  Fans should line up at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Holiday Inn Express, 911 Porter St. in Hutchinson, on May 7, to greet riders and have an opportunity for pictures and autographs. A police escort will usher the group into town on May 7 and out again on the morning of May 8. This is the only stop in Kansas.

In addition to Kyle Petty, other riders expected to be in Hutchinson include: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth; NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison; former NFL great Herschel Walker; Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich; NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Rick Allen; co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood.

This is the 21st Anniversary motorcycle trek, which raises awareness and money for Victory Junction, a camp for children who have a life-threatening illness. Kyle Petty started the ride in honor of his late son, Adam.

“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” said Petty. Because of the ride, nearly 8,000 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost. More than 7,500 riders have logged 11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $16 million during the ride’s 21 year history.

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Strataca Offers A Night At the Movies Auction

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This pedal truck will be auctioned along with a matching orange hard hat!

“A Night at the Movies” at Strataca will feature an auction and dinner on Saturday, May 2. The night starts with cocktails topside from 5-6 p.m., then descend for an evening of dining, drink, entertainment, live and silent auction, raffle and surprises. The last trip underground is at 6:15 p.m. Dinner is at 7:30.

Dress in your casual Hollywood Glamour if the mood strikes you. Purchase your opening night tickets today. They’re $50 per person, or $400 for a table of eight.

Call 620-662-1425 to purchase tickets or buy them online at underkansas.org.

Auction Items Include:

  • Quadcopter Drone with HD camera
  • cabin in the Ozarks for 3 days
  • Wine tasting trip to Napa
  • Unicycle
  • Chance to win a blue Apple Watch sport
  • Craft beer tasting party
  • Party at the new Hutchinson Alley
  • Fireworks
  • Custom made a gold and orange Sapphire pendant with chain
  • Trip to the working mine face with custom hard hats to keep
  • Gourmet dinner for 8 at the Submarine crystal wall in the mine
  • Trip to the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY
  • Dinner for 8 at a beautiful downtown loft
  • Dodge City Getaway
  • Casio digital piano and stand
  • Beautiful polished petrified wood bookends
  • Large stainless Weber gas grill
  • Hollywood movie items
  • Miner for a Day – trip to the mine face for four
  • Office Space at BOLD

Buy your tickets right away. It’s going to be a night to remember! Proceeds benefit the new geology exhibit. Call 620-662-1425 to purchase tickets or buy them online at underkansas.org.

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J.B. Bernstein at Dillon Lecture Series

 The 2015 Dillon Lecture Series on April 7 features J.B. Bernstein, a sports agent and marketing specialist. The lecture is at the Hutchinson Sports Arena on 11th, between Plum and Severance Streets. It begins at 10:30 a.m.

Bernstein has experience in nearly every professional sport in the United States. His work as a baseball agent recruiting in India was made into the Walt Disney film “Million Dollar Arm” starring Jon Hamm.

Individual tickets for the Dillon lectures are also available for $10, with all students and HCC faculty/staff admitted free.

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Excursion Train in Hutchinson April 18

train2015The popular Excursion Train Ride, sponsored by Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club, is coming back to Hutchinson on Saturday, April 18. This train will make two, 3-hour round trips from Hutchinson to Yoder on the K & O’s former Missouri Pacific line. Passengers will enjoy an hour-long ride to Yoder, where they will then have an hour in Yoder to shop and/or eat, and then take the train back to Hutchinson. Boarding will take place at Main St. & Avenue C in Hutchinson. Departure times include: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Excursion Train Ride tickets on sale starting Monday, March 30. Cost is $20 a ticket, with one child nine years old and younger allowed to ride for free with each paying passenger. Only 210 tickets will be sold and are first come, first serve.

Tickets will be available for purchase in person at all three Hutchinson Recreation Commission locations: Downtown Office at 17 E. 1st; Elmdale Community Center at 400 E. Ave. E; and Dillon Nature Center at 3002 E. 30th. Ave.

For more information, call Hutch Rec at (620) 663-6179 or visit the Heart of the Heartlands Website at www.heartlandstrainclub.org.

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David Quick Speaks About the 1913 Armory Show

David Quick will present a multi-media program on The Armory Show, a 1913 International Exhibition of Art. His presentation is set for  Sunday April 5, 3:00 p.m. at the Hutchinson Art Center at the corner of 5th and Washington. The program is free and part of the Sunday Afternoon at the Art Center series.

Quick is an independent scholar, artist, and noted photographer with an interest in the seminally important 1913 Armory Show. The 1913 International Exhibition of Art, or Armory Show, was the first large exhibition of Modern Art in America. The show became an important event in the History of American Art, introducing astonished Americans, who were accustomed to realistic art to the experimental styles of the European avant garde, including Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism. The exhibition served as a catalyst for American artists to become more independent and to create their own artistic language.

Sunday Afternoon at the Art Center is sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council in partnership with the Hutchinson Art Center. If you have any questions please call 620-662-1280 or e-mail hrah@hrah.kscoxmail.com.

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Camera Wizards Workshop

Photographer Brian Lingle will offer the Camera Wizards I workshop on Saturday, March 28, from 1-5 p.m. at the Hutchinson Art Center. Workshop participants will practice using various camera settings to make creative choices in the look of their photos. The Art Center is at the corner of Washington and 5th. Cost is $45.

Most compact cameras and DSLR’s have manual, aperture priority and shutter priority modes plus other settings that can make big changes in the look of a photographic image.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Settings that work together to determine the lightness or darkness of an image.
  • How to create a sense of depth.
  • Ways to make the subject stand out from the background.
  • Ways to freeze motion or create motion blur.
  • Many other subjects both technical and aesthetic will be touched upon during the workshop.

Workshop participants will need to bring their camera and its instruction manual. In addition if you have a laptop please bring it along in order to download your photos. Also if you have a tripod (not essential) you may want to bring that as well. If you aren’t sure if your camera will work for the class please feel free to inquire.

Weather permitting, workshop attendees are invited to get together after the session for dinner and an optional field trip Saturday evening from about 7-8:10 p.m.

Brian began using photography as an art form in 1972, while completing a BFA at the University of Kansas. Over the years, Brian has won several important regional, national and international awards for his photography. Lingle’s work may be found in numerous private and institutional collections throughout North America.

For more information about Camera Wizards and other programs please call the Hutchinson Art Center at 620-663-1081 or e-mail hrah@hrah.kscoxmail.com.

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Deep Red Politics in State and Nation Presentation

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Burdett Loomis, professor of political science at the University of Kansas. will present a program, “Deep Red Politics in State and Nation,” at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. It is at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington, and part of the Sunday Afternoon at the Art Center series.

Dr. Loomis earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1974 and served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in 1975-1976, working for Rep. Paul Simon. Loomis has published more than twenty-five books.

A long time contributor to National Public Radio, he has written a regular column for the Topeka Capitol-Journal and the Harris chain of newspapers. In addition Dr. Loomis served as former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’s director of administrative communication in 2005, and was the interim director of KU’s Robert J. Dole Institute from 1997-2005.

The program is sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council in cooperation with the Hutchinson Art Center. This program is free and the public is invited, for more information please contact the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, please call 620/662-1280 or e-mail hrah@hrah.kscoxmail.com.

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The History and Status of Race Relations in Kansas by Mark McCormick

mccormickThe History and Status of Race Relations in Kansas is a presentation by Mark McCormick on Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Hutchinson Art Center, at the corner of Washington and 5th. McCormick is the Director of the Kansas African-American Museum. It is free to attend.

McCormick is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning newspaper columnist and frequent high school and University lecturer. His 2003 book, “Now You See Him…The Barry Sanders Story in His Own Words,” climbed to 23 on the New York Times bestseller list. As a columnist, he has won more than 20 state and national writing awards including a 2013 First Place Public Service Award for a series of stories about poverty in the Ozarks.

Mark was also featured in “Roots and Branches: Preserving the Legacy of Gordon Parks,” a documentary detailing Wichita State University’s efforts to acquire the collected works of trailblazing photographer, writer, and filmmaker. McCormick has also served as the director of communications for the Kansas Leadership Center and currently serves on the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications Board of Trustees, and on the Elliott School of Communications at Wichita State University Board of Trustees.

This event is brought to Hutchinson through a partnership of the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, the Emancipation Day Celebration Committee, and the Hutchinson Chapter of the NAACP in cooperation with the Hutchinson Art Center. For more information about this program please call 620-662-1280 or e-mail hrah@hrah.kscoxmail.com.

This event was rescheduled from its original date of February 26.

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Scott Brown of The Big Nasty Press Work on Display at the Hutchinson Art Center

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The Big Nasty Press is offering a show called, “Graphis,” during the month of March at the Hutchinson Art Center at the corner of 5th and Washington. The show includes Digital Prints and Mobiles.

The Big Nasty Press was founded in 2012 by artist Scott Brown and his wife Michelle after acquiring a small proofing press. Brown says, “Named after my Labrador, the press holds a mission of education, exploration, and innovation through collaborative and independent projects. ‘Graphis’ represents our output since The Big Nasty’s founding.”

The exhibit ends March 30. It is free to visit the Hutchinson Art Center. It’s closed Sunday and Monday.  For more information contact the Hutchinson Art Center at 620-663-1081 or email hutchart2@hac.kscoxmail.com.

Some photos from the opening reception on March 6:

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Scott Brown and Jocelyn Woodson

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Scott Brown, Don Fullmer and Bill Sheldon

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