Ulrich Museum Summer 2014 Events
All Ulrich events are free, open to the public, and located at the museum, unless noted otherwise.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 7-9 P.M.
ART FOR YOUR EARS: The Cherokee Maidens
Free Summer Music Series
McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design)
Expand your artistic experience with this free summer concert series featuring lively acoustic music, and singer-songwriters locally grown and from around the country. Each month, the Ulrich Museum
of Art invites you to bring your lawn chair—we’ll provide the refreshments—relax in the scenery of the Wichita State University campus, and enjoy Art For Your Ears!
The Cherokee Maidens are the tight harmony trio of local legend Robin Macy, Monica Taylor and Jennifer Pettersen. Singing in a traditional style reminiscent of the McKinney Sisters
and Bob Wills, they cover old western swing, jazz, and original tunes. In addition to their harmonic convergence, they all share Cherokee Indian heritage and Great Plains roots. The Cherokee
Maidens are accompanied by Sycamore Swing, a group of veteran, talented musicians with multi-instrumentalist Kentucky White, fiddler Rob Loren, Jordan Bollig on bass, and percussionist Kirk
is media sponsor for Art For Your Ears.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
Join the Ulrich every third Wednesday for Senior Wednesdays; informational and entertaining programs for active seniors age 55 and better.
SAVE THE DATES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7–9 P.M.
FALL OPENING RECEPTION
Bruce Conner: Somebody Else’s Prints
Bongo beats, poetry, berets, goatees, and notes of jazz are just a hint of what you might find at the Fall Opening Reception. Maybe a polka step too. Join the arts community as they come together
to celebrate the exhibition of works by Kansas-native, artist Bruce Conner and Ulrich Underground installation artist Lisa Solomon. Try your hand at the artist-inspired Art Lab, enjoy hors
d'oeuvres, and complimentary beverages inspired by the Beat Generation.
FREE for WSU Students and Ulrich Museum Members; $10 for General Public.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6 P.M.
ULRICH SALON CIRCLE KICKOFF
We are extremely excited about the collection of artists, curators, and art personalities we have scheduled for the 2014-2015 season of the Ulrich Salon Circle. As we continue to celebrate our 40th
anniversary year, we draw our inspiration from a more cultured side of the 1970s. From feminism, graffiti, and earth art born of the era, to a sister museum that opened the same year as we did,
this is sure to be a lively series laced with a little dose of nostalgia.
This event is for Ulrich Salon Circle members only. Click here to learn how you can become a Salon member.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 P.M.–12
EQUINOX LIGHT PARTY (WSU Student-Only Event)
Bruce Conner, known for his experimental light shows for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead inspires our first Equinox Light Party. McKnight Art Center Plaza,
illuminated, underneath the neon of Cork Marcheschi's Flint Hills Apparition (1993), will fill with art, music, science and light in an exploration of Conner’s work. Come
dressed in your best-lighted costume for our illuminated costume contest, bring your best dance moves and participate in the hands-on Art-Lab. Reservations requested.