Art making, fiction reading, and a light party in a blitz of events this week (E-News 9-16-2014)
Senior Wednesday focuses on art making and charity
1 in 6 Americans struggles with food insecurity every day. WSU Ceramic Instructor Brenda Lichman and the WSU Ceramics Guild lead a two-part SeniorWednesday workshop in creating ceramic bowls––building the bowls in September and glazing them in October––which will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on October 18.
Learn how to create a bowl out of clay and help build hunger awareness this Wednesday, September 17 in 110 Henrion Hall. Coveralls and materials will be provided. Please wear shoes that are able to get dirty. Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.
Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better. Refreshments and mingling begin at 10 a.m. with the art making to follow at 10:30 a.m. Free, reserved parking for this program is available in the parking lot southeast of the Ulrich Museum, on 17th Street at Fairmount. Additional visitor parking is available in the Rhatigan Student Center parking lot on Perimeter Road. For more information about parking at WSU, visit wichita.edu/parking.
WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now” kicks off with author Cary Holladay
Join Cary Holladay, WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Fiction Writer, Thursday, September 18 for the first program of this year’s WSU Reading Series “Writing Now, Reading Now.”
Holladay has written seven volumes of fiction, including Horse People: Stories and The Deer in the Mirror. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, and her story “Merry-Go-Sorry,” based on the case of the West Memphis Three, won an O. Henry Prize. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Holladay’s fiction reading to follow at 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the WSU English Department.
Light the night at our college student-only Equinox Light Party
Don your best-lighted costume for our illuminated costume contest, bring your best dance moves, and participate in the hands-on Art Lab at our first Equinox Light Party Friday, September 19! Ulrich exhibition artist Bruce Conner, known for his experimental light shows for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead, is our inspiration.
McKnight Art Center Plaza, illuminated underneath the neon of Cork Marcheschi’s Flint Hills Apparition (1993), will fill with art, music, science and light in an exciting exploration of Conner’s work. Get ready to light the night!
This event is limited to college students only. Reservations requested but not required.
IMAGE: Bruce Conner, Slide from light shows with the North American Ibis Alchemical Company, 1965-1966. Color slide, 2 x 2 in. Image courtesy of the Conner Family Trust. © 2014 Conner Family Trust, San Francisco / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
Build A Bowl for charity
Learn how to make a one-of-a-kind bowl and help fight hunger with the WSU Ceramics Guild as they demonstrate ceramic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques on September 26 and October 3 in 110 Henrion Hall.
Your bowl will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser to benefit the Kansas Food Bank on October 18. Coveralls and materials will be provided. Please wear shoes that are able to get dirty. Co-sponsored by the WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.
Final days to view Sen: 1,000 Doilies in the Ulrich Underground
Just two weeks remain to view the colorful installation of 1,000 hand crocheted doilies by Ulrich Underground artist Lisa Solomon.
As the Ulrich Museum’s first artist-in-residence, the Oakland, California-based multimedia artist mounted an exhibition of her work, created a new piece made from crowd-sourced, hand-drawn doilies, and participated in community activities when she visited the Ulrich Museum of Art for the month of July 2014.
Come see what KMUW’s Lindsey Herkommer DeVries called “A Dazzling Spectrum of Floating Color” before it closes September 28.
For more information, visit: ulrich.wichita.edu/events.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 P.M.–12 A.M.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28