Free and open to the public
The Art Center is located at the Corner of 5th and Washington in Hutchinson
January 31st: Ponka-We Victors, The youngest member and only Native American woman serving as a member of the Kansas State Legislature. Rep. Victors will discuss the concept of public service and politics from her unique perspective.
February 7th: Mark McCormick, Current Director of the Kansas African American Museum. Mr. McCormick will discuss a recently published history he contributed to that focused on the History of the Black Community of Wichita, and the current activities at the KAAM.
February 21st: David Quick, Artist and Art Historian will present a program on the Harlem Renaissance and the impact Black artists from Kansas had on this important movement.
February 28th: Lemuel Sheppard, performer and authority on African-American folk music will present a program on African-American folk music, its origins and its later influence on popular culture. Lem’s program is a delightful mixture of scholarship and music.
March 6th: Teresa Preston, artist and art historian will discuss the influence and work that women artists have brought to bear on Western Culture. Often over looked the contribution women have made is substantial and an essential component of our civilization.
March 13th: Cowboy Jim Gray, with the sponsorship of the Kansas Humanities Council, will present “Head’Em Up & Move “Em Out, an exciting retelling of the History of the Cowboy and the Cattle Trade in the Old West.
March 20th: Author Bob Sommer, Development Director for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club. Bob’s latest book A GREAT FULLNESS has just been published. Kansas centered about a family with struggles, hardship, fulfillment and redemption Sommer will read from his work, talk about it and be happy to sign copies. A Great Fullness (http://www.fomitepress.com/
All Programs are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Sponsored by the Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council in cooperation with the Hutchinson Art Center and Downtown Hutchinson. For more information call 620-662-1280,620-663-1080, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.