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Here, and Now. Exhibition OPEN

Here, and Now.
Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

March 6-May 12, 2018, Hyle Family Gallery, Marion Pelton Gallery


The works in this exhibition represent the studio practices of fifteen members of the Kansas State University Department of Art. These works, made within the last two years and varying in concept and construction, feature the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. The artists are a diverse group from across the nation and around the world, who now call Manhattan, Kansas, home. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library and formerly curator of the critically acclaimed Crystal Bridges “State of the Art” exhibition, will make remarks in the gallery during the exhibition opening reception.

Participating faculty members are Kevin Bernstein, Carlos Castellanos, Geraldine Craig, Nicholas Geankoplis, Matthew Gaynor, Rebecca Hackemann, Daniel Hunt, Shreepad Joglekar, Nancy Morrow, Mervi Pakaste, Teresa S. Schmidt, Jason Scuilla, Daniel Warner, Erin Wiersma, and Dukno Yoon.

“Here, and Now.” is accompanied by a digital catalogue, with a foreword by Chad Alligood.

Related events

Opening reception
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6 p.m.

After the Burn: Artist talk by Erin Wiersma
Thursday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.

LASER Special Edition: Interfacing with the Nonhuman
Friday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science and Narrative


Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.
Beach Museum of Art
701 Beach Lane (14th and Anderson), Manhattan, KS 66506.

Presentations followed by a conversation on how the visual arts, scientific practice, and journalism intersect in tackling environmental challenges. Panelists include journalist and author Cynthia Barnett, K-State Vice President for Research and professor of chemistry, Peter Dorhout, and 2018 Gift Print Artist Lynn Benson. Moderated by Beach Museum of Art director Linda Duke. In partnership with K-State Libraries, the Collegian Media Group, Global Foods Systems Initiative, and Prairie Studies Initiative.
For more information, visit the event website.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, March 10, 1:00 p.m.
Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science, and Narrative, featuring Cynthia Barnett and Jeff Davidson
The Volland Store Gallery, Alma, Kansas

Presentation followed by a conversation with Journalist and author Cynthia Barnett and K-State watershed specialist Jeff Davidson.
Sign-up for a pre-event lunch with the speakers on the “Happenings” page at thevollandstore.com or call 785-499-3616.

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
701 Beach Lane (14th and Anderson), Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7718 | beach.k-state.edu
Tues., Wed., Fri. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8; Sat. 11-4

Water Stories by Lynn Benson Open

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles. The Beach Museum of Art and The Volland Store Gallery are collaborating to offer two exhibitions in the region featuring Benson’s work: the first opening in February at the Beach Museum of Art, the second going up in May, 2018 at The Volland Store Gallery.

The Beach Museum of Art exhibition unveils the acquisition of Benson’s Waterplaces, a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, Dancing on the Table. This work reflects Benson’s interest in water sources that flow under the ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine collé lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

The new gift print will be available for purchase after February 13, 2018, with a 25% discount for Friends at the annual $100 level and above. For more information on supporting the museum as a Friend or purchasing a gift print contact Robin Lonborg at 785-532-7718 or rlonborg@k-state.edu

Related events:

At the Beach Museum of Art

Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science, and Narrative, featuring Cynthia Barnett, Peter Dorhout, and Lynn Benson
Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.

Artist Talk by Lynn Benson
Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.

Water Stories School Tour:
Students will investigate works from the Beach Museum of Art permanent collection related to water by various artists, including Lynn Benson, Herschel Logan, and photographer Jim Richardson. Students will think about Kansas water issues and the environment and learn more about Kansas waterways above and below ground. Discussions will address environmental science standard K-ESS3.

At The Volland Store Gallery, Alma, Kansas

Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science, and Narrative, featuring Cynthia Barnett and Jeff Davidson
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1 p.m.

River Compositions by Lynn Benson
May 5-July 15, 2018

Curator’s talk by Aileen June Wang on the art of Lynn Benson
May 20, 2018, 2 p.m.


See other upcoming exhibitions and programs on our website beach.ksu.edu.