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Sculpture Glow

December 7, 2021
Sculpture Glow

An after-hours exploration of the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection as the glow of the evening light settles and the fireflies of summer twinkle. A community and family event celebrating the summer solstice with interactive stations connecting our sculptures and our history.

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December 7, 2021
Summer Exhibition Opening Celebration

Join us for an exploration of our newest exhibition on display this summer. Ulrich receptions are a conversation, a gathering, an engagement of artists and art enthusiasts intertwined with music, fine fare, and possibility. Ulrich receptions are free and open to the public.

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December 7, 2021
MFA Graduate Reading

2:00 P.M. Reception 2:30 P.M. Reading. Please join us to celebrate our 2022 WSU MFA Graduates in Creative Writing. Stephen Woodgeard, Robert Burke, Janet Federico, Reid Kurkerewicz, and Merrick Preti will read from their fiction, and Robert Yates and Luke Ulatowski will read from their poetry. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount […]

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December 7, 2021
Family Fun Day

Bring the family for an afternoon of hands-on art making, stories, and fun discoveries inspired by the world class 82-piece Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection.

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December 7, 2021
Jos Sances | "Printing on the Edge of the World"

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Printing on the Edge of the World. Narrative artist Jos Sances leads a discussion of the contradictions of making politically engaged art in a privileged society obsessed with consumption. He will share the excitement of printmaking, the joys of survival within community, and the practice of examining, accepting […]

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December 7, 2021
Sculpture Walk

10:00 A.M. Refreshments 10:30 A.M. Program. Join the Ulrich docents for a jaunt through the Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection and learn about our campus favorites and newest additions.

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December 7, 2021
Arianna Reines

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Poetry Reading. An award-winning poet and playwright, Ariana Reines is one of the most dynamic and original voices in contemporary poetry, and she is WSU’s 2022 Distinguished Visiting Poet. Her books include The Cow, Coeur De Lion, and Mercury, the Obie-winning play Telephone, and, most recently, A Sand Book […]

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December 7, 2021
Empty Bowls Wichita: Chili Cook-off

In exchange for your $25 donation, you choose a bowl to keep from hundreds of handmade ceramic vessels, sample over 25 varieties of chili and soups donated by chili lovers and local celebrity chefs, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. All proceeds benefit the Kansas Food Bank. Every $1 donated allows KFB to provide up to […]

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December 7, 2021
Artist Performance: Annabel Daou

What can I do? What should I do? What will I do? For this participatory sound project, artist Annabel Daou invites the public to create a collaborative manifesto for our current moment. Audience answers will reflect personal, political, or social themes with no restriction on topics addressed. All responses will be anonymous and will be […]

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December 7, 2021
Ann Resnick: Gallery Walk

10:00 A.M. Refreshments 10:30 A.M. Program. Join artist Ann Resnick as she leads us on a tour of her exhibition Chapter & Verse. This program is free and open to all.

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December 7, 2021
Annabel Daou

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Annabel Daou is a Lebanese American artist known for her poetic conceptual pieces that often mine history and use language across multiple media to empower viewers in the present moment. She will address her works in which multiple voices, responses, or participation are involved. The Ulrich recently acquired […]

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December 7, 2021
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Come help us close the gender gap on Wikipedia! In partnership with Art + Feminism, communities across the nation are coming together to research, edit, and add information to the Wikipedia entries for women and other underrepresented artists. Together, we can give more artists in the Ulrich Collection the representation they deserve. Lunch will be […]

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December 7, 2021
Ann Resnick

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Program. Ann Resnick has been making conceptually complex and visually sumptuous art for over forty years. Also a pillar of contemporary art in Wichita, Ann has worked for twenty-five years as a gallerist, activist, and exhibiting artist to benefit our community. Shown nationally and internationally, much of her work […]

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December 7, 2021
Sindya Bhanoo

5:30 P.M. Reception | 6:00 P.M. Fiction Reading. Sindya Bhanoo is WSU’s 2022 Visiting Emerging Fiction Writer. Her debut short story collection, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, is forthcoming in 2022 (Catapult). Her fiction has appeared in Granta, New England Review, and Glimmer Train, and she is the recipient of an O. Henry Award and scholarships from the […]

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December 7, 2021
Pass the Mic

It’s open mic night at the Ulrich! All WSU undergraduate and graduate students are invited to take the stage with performances in poetry, music, dance, theatre, and art. Visit ulrich. wichita.edu/programs for more information on how to sign-up for your time at the mic.

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December 7, 2021
Empty Bowls: Build-a-bowl and Feed the Hungry

UPDATE: This program is being rescheduled to a date in March due to the surge in Omicron variant cases. The new date has yet to be determined. Check this site regularly for updates. 10:00 A.M. Refreshments | 10:30 A.M. Program | 110 Henrion Hall. Join ceramic artist Brenda Lichman in the fight against hunger in our […]

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December 7, 2021
Lesley Dill | "Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me"

UPDATE: This program has been moved to a virtual format only.  Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register. Artist Lesley Dill offers a visual exploration of her artistic practice and the American visionaries, writers, artists, and abolitionists who inspired her current exhibition, Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me. The power of her […]

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December 7, 2021
Poetry Out Loud Regionals

10:00 A.M. Reception | 10:30 A.M. Competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students poetryoutloud.org.

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December 7, 2021
Art + Mental Health

UPDATE: This program has been moved to a virtual format only. Registration is required for this free program. Click here to register. Join us for a discussion on the impact of the arts on our resilience and mental wellbeing with Dr. Christopher Leonard, director of WSU Counseling Services; Rachel Amerson, doctoral student in psychology; and […]

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December 7, 2021
RESCHEDULED: Spring Exhibition Opening Celebration

UPDATE: Due to the recent spike in Omicron variant cases, this event, originally scheduled for January 27th, will now tentatively take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25th provided the surge has subsided by then. Check ulrich.wichita.edu/programs for the latest. Celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions surrounded by art, music, and friends. Ulrich […]

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