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Food Traditions
Monday, August 20
Mid-America All-Indian Center

Our relationship to the earth through food culture surrounds many parts of our lives. Many American Indian traditions and rituals center around the gifts received from Mother Earth and the fruits of the land.This exhibit examines that relationship.


(316) 350-3342 or sadams@wichita.gov
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Blues Exhibition
Monday, August 20
The Kansas African American Museum

Around the turn of the century, African Americans from the South created one of the most influential genres of popular music in America’s history: the blues. With roots in African musical traditions, work songs, spirituals and folk music, the blues became the inspiration for other genres: jazz, rock and roll, gospel, and popular music. Although traditional blues no longer commands the audience it once did, it has a rich and powerful history of soulful expression.

This exhibition celebrates the blues, its history and its legacy with photographs and interactive displays.


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Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
Monday, August 20
Exploration Place

Enter the jaws of science with this exciting traveling exhibit!


Contact EP at discover@exploration.org
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Splatterscapes - The Art of Charles Baughman
Monday, August 20
Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center

Splatterscapes - The Art of Charles Baughman

Opening - June 14 through Sept. 16, 2018

Artist reception - June 22, 6pm - 8pm

CharlesBaughman.com
CBaughman1@cox.net
316-259-7272

Artist Statement -

I love to explore nature; walk in the woods, dig in the dirt, splash in the water. I have done this my whole life. I still do this today with my children and students. It is my intention to share this joy of nature with others.

These landscape paintings are my most recent work. My whole process, when it comes to creating artwork, has changed. I put away all my brushes and started experimenting with the paint. The results are drips, drops, splatters and smears that come together as landscapes. I have spent years painting in a traditional, realistic fashion, and because of my knowledge and experience, I understand the layering process that holds a painting together. I have a definite idea in mind when I start a painting. But, I also want that element of surprise. I believe the splatters and drips are like the primordial ooze that creates life. The chaos and destruction allow for new growth. I hope to capture the internal radiance and energy of the natural world. When I paint I am conscious and aware of nature and myself, I allow them to become in tune with each other. That awareness is what makes these works exceptional.


Contact Emily Brookover at (316) 259-7272 or cbaughman1@cox.net
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Great White Shark
Monday, August 20
Exploration Place

Dive deep into shark inhabited waters. Encounter the great white and its place in society’s imagination, fear and reality. Examine the creature’s role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Sink through the waters of history, discover the truth behind the myths, hear about real-life shark encounters and more!


Contact Christina Bluml at christina.bluml@exploration.org
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