January through March Calendar of Events


Jan. 3-31 Featured guest artist Wayne Conyers with rock sculptures by Karen Carney, opening reception on Jan. 3, Gallery 12,

Jan. 3-April 18 Mark Arts celebrates 100 years with the Mark 100 Regional, a six-state all-media juried exhibition,

Jan. 10-26 “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” Roxy’s Downtown,

Jan. 16 Curator Talk: JoAnne Northrup, “Art of the Greater West: Pre-Columbian to Contemporary Art,” 6 p.m., free, Wichita Art Museum,

Jan. 16 Third Thursday, Newton Mural and Projects Exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Jan. 17 Party Like It’s 1999, adults-only 20th anniversary party, Exploration Place, 5:30 to 9 p.m.,

Jan. 17-19 63rd Annual Cars for Charities Rod & Custom Car Show, Century II. 

Jan. 23-March 29 Zoe Beloff: Emotions Go to Work, multimedia exhibit, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU,

Jan. 23-March 29 A.P. Vague: Digital Palimpsests, photographic experimentation, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU,

Jan. 23-March 29 Lee Adler, A Mad Man Amid the Machine, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU,

Jan. 23-June 28 Solving for X=Representation: Slaying the Gerrymander, organized by Ulrich Museum in collaboration with WSU scholars, Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU,

Jan. 25 Family ArtVenture: Ice-Tacular, free admission,

Jan. 25 Opening of Third Annual “Kansas Through the Eyes of an Artist” exhibit, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Jan. 25 Swedish Luau, Lindsborg,


Feb. 1-8 34th annual showing of Academy Award-nominated short films at Wichita Public Library locations; check for daily schedule of documentary, live action and animated films.

Feb. 1-May 3 Imaginate, National Traveling Exhibit, investigate how light, sound and unique materials lead to creating new ideas by mixing music on giant sound panels and testing speed on different surfaces, Exploration Place,

Feb. 1-Aug. 30 Notre Dame and Beyond: Prints and Watercolors of Churches and Cathedrals, Wichita Art Museum,

Feb. 1-Aug. 30 Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, glass sculptures, opening party 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Wichita Art Museum,

Feb. 2 Artist Talk: Preston Singletary, 1 p.m.,

Feb. 5-22 “The Wiz,” Roxy’s Downtown,

Feb. 6 Curator Talk: Christina Burke. Past, Present and Future: Native American Art in the 21st Century, 6 p.m., free admission,

Feb. 7-29 Twelve-Squared Small Works Show with jewelry by Stephanie Steele, Jennifer Walterscheid and Irene Nielson, opening reception on Feb. 7, Gallery 12,

Feb. 7-March 28 Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, Mark Arts,

Feb. 8 The Music of the Beatles, A Symphonic Experience, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Century II, 7:30 p.m.,

Feb. 16 Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra winter concert,

 Feb. 17 Concert by “Hamilton” and Music Theatre Wichita alum Julius Thomas III, 7 p.m., Mary Jane Teall Theatre, Century II,

Feb. 20 Third Thursday, Make and Take craft with music, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Feb. 21-23 Wichita Women’s Fair, exhibits, shopping, stage shows, speakers, food and wine samples, Century II,

Feb. 22 Family ArtVenture: A Bob Ross Festival, free,

Feb. 22 Love Your Gallery & All That Jazz, benefit for Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

Feb. 27 Pete Armstrong Photo Lecture Series by Elizabeth Siegel, curator of photography, Art Institute of Chicago, free admission,

Feb. 29 14th Annual Death by Chocolate, fundraiser for Exploration Place,

Feb. 29 Jim Brickman at the McPherson Opera House,


March 2-31 20th annual Parade of Quilts, displayed at merchants in Amish community of Yoder, self-guided tour at

March 6-28 Paintings by Jan Klassen with ceramics by Brandon Smith, opening reception on March 6, Gallery 12,

March 11-22 “A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine,” Roxy’s Downtown,

March 16-21 NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship, Hutchinson,

March 19 Third Thursday, Spring into the Arts Kick-Off, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

March 21 Våffeldagen, celebration of all things waffle, Lindsborg,

March 25 The Lettermen at the McPherson Opera House,

March 28 Family ArtVenture: WAM BAM Disco Time, free admission,

March 28 Opening exhibition of works by Virgil Penner, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton,

March 28-29 Harvey County Home & Garden, Newton,