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When the Well Runs Dry screening October 22, 5:30 pm

Join us in the UMB Theater of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 pm for a film screening of When the Well Runs Dry with commentary by the filmmaker and K- State faculty members and audience discussion.


When the Well Runs Dry is a 31 minute film directed by Lawrence filmmaker Steve Lerner, and award winning Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Reuben Aaronson. Other members of the production team are Jim Jewell, and Greg Allen.

This short documentary tenderly portrays the vital connection that rural Kansans have with water, our most precious resource. Ranchers, farmers, and residents of small Kansas towns tell us their heartfelt, personal stories about water, including the ongoing threats they face to the availability of the water on which they depend.

Director Steve Lerner, Jesse Nippert (Biology), Matthew Sanderson (Sociology), and Steve Wolgast (Journalism) will offer commentary and respond to audience questions and comments. A live stream connection with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, KS will allow audiences at the two sites to interact.

This program is presented by: Prairie Studies Initiative, Global Campus, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Update

My favorite time of the year is quickly approaching.  The long hot days of summer will soon give way to shorter days and the crisp cool evenings of autumn.  The streets of Manhattan and Aggieville will soon be much busier with students returning to school.  There will be football, marching bands, tailgating and the beautiful colors of fall.

In addition to the excitement of school starting, the Beach Museum of Art has an exciting new traveling exhibition opening on September 14.  According to museum director, Linda Duke, “It is relatively rare for a small university art museum to have an opportunity to organize a major touring exhibition accompanied by a scholarly catalogue….  Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists is such a project.” Curator and project director, Liz Seaton, and all of the Beach Museum staff have worked for several years on this project.  We hope you will come enjoy this exhibition and bring your friends and families.

Also happening at the Beach this fall is our gala on September 25.  This year’s event looks to be another fun and exciting evening at the Beach thanks to the hard work of Micky Jensen and her committee. Buy your tickets and tell your neighbors.  Come join us in celebration of “Art for Every Home.”

See you at the Beach!

Beth Kesinger, President 2015-16

Art for Every Home–Recalling Earlier Eras

Friday evening, September 25, 2015, the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art will host their annual gala at the Bluemont Hotel and in the beautiful Beach Museum of Art. The evening’s theme is “Art for every home — Recalling earlier eras,” and the event will feature the very special exhibition of Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists. The evening begins at 6 p.m. at the Bluemont Hotel with heavy appetizers and entertainment, then continues at the museum with dessert and lively entertainment by campus performers, including the K-State Faculty JAZZtet.

Proceeds from the event are used to purchase Kansas and regional art for the museum’s collection. Tickerst are $125 per person; register on line at www.found.ksu.edu/rsvp/beach or call 785-532-7718 to see if there are still seats available.