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June 2019

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Nate Ditzler | Domestic Perseverance

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Nate’s work seeks meaning from the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. He uses a combination of handmade and slip cast ceramic forms, fabricated mixed media elements, and modified found objects to give a visual presence to these phenomena. Nate is fascinated by the way that combining familiar and surreal aspects can cause a shift in an artwork’s meaning, as well as the way in which the viewer can enter into the work based on their own subjective…

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Rachel Trusty | Summer Crush

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Crush features selected work from the mixed-media series Friends and Lovers. This body of work features images of love that are historically invisible. Based on anonymous found photographs, the small paintings depict same-sex female couples from different historical time periods. The titles in the series allude to captions normally written on family photographs and ambiguously address the relationship between the two women shown. This is purposeful as historically same-sex relationships are ignored or relabeled by family or friends to…

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(Sub)Urban Sprawl | Curated by Matthew McLaughlin

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, & Sang-Mi Yoo Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban presents an exploration of the contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. (Sub)Urban questions the reality of suburban and urban environments through humor, satire, and irony. The artists exhibited explore the banality of the interior and exterior of our lives, through our homes and planned communities. They explore items from our…

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITS: Living My Vision / Tuss

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 24 @ 9:00 pm

Dairionn Billberry, best known throughout the art community as ‘Tuss’ or the ‘Young Visionary’, has put together a show of new work that focuses on street culture and sports iconography. Using apparel as canvases, Tuss embellishes and enhances urban style with his own style of customization. He has been featured in the University Daily Kansan, SneakerFiles, Bleacher Report, KC Sneakfest, CollegeSpun, and a few other media outlets. In his own words, “My work is inspired by my everyday interactions and…

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July 2019

Sensational Seuss – Summer Dance Performance Camp

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 12:00 pm

Through whimsical rhymes and big life ideas, Seuss teaches 'bout life and who “me” really is. With costumes and sets, each girl and each boy Will perform many dances that all will enjoy. We’ll interpret the stories of Gwark, Zlock and Pop With two weeks of fun, you will bop 'til you drop! Shannon and Paige will direct this fun crowd We’ll be dancing and dancing and laughing out loud! Join us Monday thru Friday, July 8 - July 19, 2019…

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SYT Junior: The Odyssey: By Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 7:00 pm

July 18  |  7PM July 19  |  7PM July 20  |  3PM & 7PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Directed by Daniel Bird Tobin Written by Will Averill Performed by SYT Junior: 6th-8th Graders The Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Chorus is tired of placing last in every competition with their ho-hum renditions of heroic myths. Enter Thespis with a risky idea to cure the Chorus's recitation-related woes: a full theatrical production!

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Sub (Urban Sprawl)

July 24 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an Insight Art talk with artist Yoonmi Nam, where she will discuss the inspiration and ideas behind the group exhibition Sub (Urban Sprawl). This exhibition explores the banality of the interior and exterior of our lives through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture by various artists. Yoonmi Nam, a printmaking professor at the University of Kansas, will talk about the different ways each artist has examined everyday items and presented them in new ways in a fresh…

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SYT Senior: Chicago

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - July 28 @ 7:00 pm

July 25  |  7PM July 26  |  7PM July 27  |  2PM & 7PM July 28  |  3PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Recommended for ages 13 and up. This musical has mature themes. Directed by Amanda Pintore Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Performed by SYT Senior: 8th-12th Graders In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune,…

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Jody Boyer, Russ Nordman | Mechanical & Botanical

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm

Jody Boyer's Forest for the Series, as well as new work developed in residence at the Cedar Point Biological Station in Ogallala, Nebraska, explores a fusion of alternative photography, encaustic, and folk painting. Russ Nordman presents work from his two Combines series. In Iowa Combines, he travels across Iowa to photograph the distinct characteristics of each county. His second series, Mechanical Combines, explores a fantastical re-interpretation of the mechanics of historic vehicles, machinery, and tools. FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS July 26  | …

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