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MISFITS: An Art Show
Monday, October 2

The Misfits created a visual and sonic legacy nearly unparalleled in not only punk rock history, but music history as well. Their look, iconography, storied history, and of course their sound, have been an inspiration to visual artists since the band’s inception.

Curator Jay Jacoby has gathered not only local artists for this exhibit, but also artists from around the country as well as across the pond, who have all created work inspired by this infamous band.

Participating Artists: ​

Mac Atha , Emeline Fuller, ​Jason Powell​, ​Casey Christofferson, ​Jared Gaines,​ ​Kody Ramsey, ​Spencer Coco, ​Eric Himle, ​Sloan Smith, ​Karl Dahmer, ​Jay Jacoby, ​Megan St. Clair, ​Jeff DeSantis - Bleeding Edges, ​Chad Kei​th, ​Mary Streepy, ​Martin Dunn and Brooklyn, ​Ron Liberti, ​Patt Whelan - Thrillhaus, ​Chris Foster - R3TSOF, ​Marc Nava, ​Shane Zimmerman - Koolzville​ Kustoms

Contact Naomi Shapiro at (316) 350-3245 or
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Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Monday, October 2
Exploration Place


Experience the Beauty and Wonder of the Sunflower State

Exploration Place, Kansas’ premier science museum, has created a movie experience like no other! Filmed from the unique perspective of a drone, Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience presents the beauty and wonder of the Sunflower State in the breathtaking format of a giant dome theater. Now playing in The Dome.

Run time: 25 minutes


When strange bones are discovered in a muddy Kansas river bank, paleontologists set out to investigate a mystery buried in time. Through ultra-realistic 3-D computer animation Sea Monsters takes audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when the sea was dominated by giant marine reptiles, some as large as present-day whales. Get up close and personal with some of the dinosaur age’s most fearsome marine reptiles.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure transports the audience back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland sea divided North America. The film connects paleontology digs from around the globe into a compelling story about scientists working as detectives to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world.

Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. The film will follow a curious and adventurous dolichorynchops (familiarly known as a ‘dolly’) as she travels through life’s stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Along the way, she’ll encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monsters of all, the mosasaurs.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (Starting June 22)

Embark on a cosmic odyssey in celebration of Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show in The Dome. Journey through a cosmic realm that pays tribute to Pink Floyd’s enduring legacy. Vibrant colors and mesmerizing animations synchronize with the timeless tracks, immersive visuals and powerful emotions evoked by this legendary album. This is the only large-screen film endorsed by the band itself.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate Pink Floyd’s musical masterpiece in an unforgettable setting.


Contact Erin Manning at (316) 660-0600 or
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Pixel Palace
Monday, October 2
Exploration Place

A New Kind of Gaming Experience

Pixel Palace uses the advanced technology of motion sensors, touch screens and projection displays to create an interactive game room experience where you become the controller.

Build your physical and mental strength as you compete against friends in multiplayer games and test your own skills as you complete the challenges.

  • Creature Creator
    • Color • Scan • Come Alive If you loved Sketch-A-Saurus in Expedition: Dinosaur, you will love Creature Creator! Color pictures of unicorns, dragons and fairies to be transported into a fantasy world by scanning your original artwork into the Creature Creator teleportation hub. The magic unfolds when our software transforms your static image into a dynamic, moving character that comes to life and interacts with the virtual world in real- time. Let your child’s imagination soar with this unique and exciting interactive art experience.
  • Everbright

    • Illuminate your imagination with this modernized and reimagined upgrade to the classic Lite-Brite design, is an open-ended canvas for expression and learning in a whole new way. The Everbright wall consists of hundreds of dials that allows you to explore the full spectrum of color, far outside the confines of the spectral rainbow hues. It is perfect for group play, promoting creativity, and encouraging teamwork. As a tactile and sensory interactive, Everbright provides a stimulating experience that helps develop sensory perception, cognitive abilities, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Its unique design helps build spatial intelligence and logical problem-solving skills.

  • Quantum Space

    • Quantum Space is an immersive visual experience that turns any space into an art show. Users control the art board by using their gestures and movements as brushstrokes to create a one-of-a-kind interactive gallery. This motion- reactive wall teaches users about kinetic energy and movements. Watch colors and patterns change and appear as you move; twirl, jump, or wave your arms and you’ll feel like an artist creating a digital masterpiece.

  • Floor Interactives

    • Games are projected on the floor, blending the physical and virtual worlds. Creating a dynamic and responsive experience, the player’s actions directly influence the movement and outcome of the games. Dance Floor: Collect as many cells as possible. Challenge a friend –  the faster player wins! Sea Battle: Attack as many ships as you can in a race to sink your opponent.

  • Wall Interactives


      Games are projected onto the wall where kids can interact and control the challenges by throwing balls at the obstacles. Race against a friend or play solo. Quack Attack: Test your aim as you target ducks in this classic carnival game. Rollin’ Racer: Harness the need for speed as you race for the finish line.

Contact Erin Manning at (316) 660-0600 or
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Voices from the Drum
Monday, October 2
Mid-America All-Indian Museum

This traveling exhibition created by Osage Nation Museum and the Osage Nation Foundation features 20 drums and shares the important role of the instruments within the Osage community.

The exhibition is thematically arranged to examine how the artists approached the drum, through their culture, their artistic vision, and in relationship to the annual I Lonschka dance. In addition to the 20 drums, the exhibition also includes fine art and a digital display.

The exhibit assembles the creativity, knowledge and talent of 19 practicing artists including: Norman Akers, Dante Biss-Grayson, Joe Don Brave, June Carpenter, Sarah Elsberry, Anita Fields, Yatika Fields, Jessica Moore Harjo, Kilan Jacobs, Jonathan Lunsford, Harleigh Moore, Ted Moore, Vanessa Moore, Rock Pipestem, Wendy Ponca, Alex Ponca Stock, Jon Red Corn, Addie Roanhorse, and Jen Tiger.

Contact Erin Raux at (316) 350-3340 or
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HANDS ON | Featuring Lily Dickson at the Envision Arts Gallery
Monday, October 2
Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center

The Envision Arts Gallery in partnership with the The Trust Company of Kansas is proud to welcome Kansas City-based artist Lily Dickson in an exhibition titled HANDS ON on August 4.

The Trust Company of Kansas has a long history of supporting the arts. We believe that supporting the arts means supporting the people who create them. “The arts do more than just brighten our daily lives; they also truly support our communities. To thrive, creativity needs support”. – Stephen English (Chairman Emeritus and Founder)

Lily Dickson is an artist who has a passion for tactile, fully-accessible art. As a legally blind artist and student at the Kansas City Art Institute, she is able to unleash her creativity and bring beautiful art to life through various mediums including painting, miniatures, sculpting, and drawing. Her passion is to build a culture of inclusion and accessibility within the world of art. Living by the motto, "art is for all", drives the socially responsible delivery of art programs to youth and adults through various organizations in Kansas City and beyond.

Join us for First Friday at the Envision Arts Gallery on August 4 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM to celebrate the opening of this exhibition.

Throughout the evening you can meet the artist, experience their artwork, and participate in art activities inspired by the exhibition.

First Friday, August 4
5:00 - 9:00 PM
801 E. Douglas Ave, Suite 106
Wichita, Kansas 67202

The Envision Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 PM). We're also open the Second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

Free and open to the public
On display August 4 - October 27 in the Main Gallery.

Contact Dale Small at (316) 440-1699 or
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