Date Change for DRUMLine Live!

Emporia Arts Council to present ‘DRUMLine Live!’, Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
At Emporia State University Albert Taylor Hall
As part of EAC’s 2021 – 22 Performing Arts Series

Emporia, KS – The Emporia Arts Center would like to inform the community of a date change for our upcoming performance DRUMLine Live!

DRUMLine Live was set to perform at ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall on February 9th 2022, however due to a scheduling conflict the performance will be on Wednesday, February 2nd at Emporia State University Albert Taylor Hall.

We apologize for the inconvenience of this date change, any tickets purchased for this performance will be honored. For questions about performance tickets for DrumLine or any of EAC’s upcoming performances, please call the Emporia Arts Center at 620-343-6473. Amy Gonzales, EAC Marketing & Member Service Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions.  Thank you.

Art Gifts Holiday Boutique Now Open!

EMPORIA, Kansas – The Emporia Arts Center, is proud to host their annual “Art Gifts Holiday Boutique” in the Trusler Gallery and Glaser Art & Gift Store, 815 Commercial St. The holiday art sale will take place from November 23 through December 30, 2021.

An Artists’ Open House will be held on Saturday, November 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Several of the artists will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about their art work. Beverages and snacks will be served.

The Emporia Arts Center excitedly has over 50 local artists participating in Art Gifts this year, with artwork in different mediums. When you purchase an item from Art Gifts, a majority of the total goes directly to the artist who made the item, but a portion also goes to the Arts Center and helps to further their mission to Educate, Advocate and Celebrate the Arts in Emporia and surrounding communities. Join us this holiday season to support EAC’s local artists.

All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery of the Emporia Arts Center are free to the public.

Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

ANNUAL VETERANS ARTIST EXHIBITION: THROUGH THEIR EYES

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Walnut Bowl with Maple Plugs by Gary Van Syoc – Navy
2nd Place: Emporia Yard by Dennis Paul – Army
3rd Place: Signs of Service by Duane Henrikson – Air Force
Honorable Mention: It Still Waves by Paul Johnston – Army
People’s Choice: Misty Mountains by Benjamin Green – Marine.

Thank you to the Emporia Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this show & ESB Financial for the prizes!

Veterans Annual Exhibition: Through Their Eyes

The Emporia Arts Center will host an Artist’s Opening Reception for The Annual Veteran’s Exhibit in the Trusler Gallery, 815 Commercial St., from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021.  The show will be up for viewing November 2nd – November 13th

This is an annual exhibition showing the artistic work of all veterans and those currently serving in all branches. It is a juried show with placement for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention; as well as People’s Choice. The voting for People’s Choice will begin on November 2nd up until 4:45pm on the 5th.  Winners will be announced by ESB Financial during the reception at 5:00pm. The Refreshments and Announcements will be provided by Emporia Chamber of Commerce.  Emporia Arts Council is honored to share the artistic talents of all those that chose to serve our country

All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery at Emporia Arts Center are free to the public.

Sponsored by Emporia Chamber of Commerce. Prizes provided by ESB Financial.

Shakespeare In Jazz

October 21st, 2021 The Emporia Granada Theatre @ 7PM

The Emporia Arts Council is excited to announce our next performance, Shakespeare In Jazz! Award-winning composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly, Explores the meeting place of music and literature, visual art, and journalism. Shakespeare in Jazz is Kelly’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s works into fresh and dynamic jazz songs, adding powerhouse jazz vocalists and musicians, including acclaimed jazz improviser, Frederick Johnson. Kelly brilliantly re-interprets text from Shakespeare’s beloved plays into tunes you’ll be singing the whole car ride home!

Click the link for TICKETS! https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1053721 or Please call Emporia Arts Center at 620-343-6473 to purchase your tickets or stop in! Adults – $25 Youth – $12.50

Public COVID 19 Health Protocols*

Emporia Arts Center, as of July 1st, 2021

Upon entering this venue for public activity you agree to the following:

-You are entering “at your own risk”, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By entering these doors, you assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree to hold harmless and indemnify The Emporia Arts Center; its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, and volunteers in the case of any illness or injury or death.

-You will not enter if you have any of the following symptoms of acute respiratory illness, any other symptoms of COVID-19, or have been confirmed to currently have an active case of COVID-19:
-Fever or Chills
-Cough
-Loss of taste or smell
-Sore throat
-Congestion or runny nose
-Nausea or Diarrhea

-You will not enter if you have had contact with anyone experiencing the conditions listed about or anyone who has been confirmed with COVID-19.

-Masks are not required, but recommended

-Hand Sanitizer is available in all activity areas

*Protocols are subject to change under orders from state and local government and/or state and local health agencies and/or vote of the Emporia Arts Council Board of Directors.

EAC’s 2021-22 Performing Arts Series

Huge thanks to ESB Financial for generously supporting the Emporia Arts Center this season as our Major Presenting Sponsor. Their gifts and passion for arts vitality in our community makes these performances possible!

Please call Emporia Arts Center at 620-343-6473 to purchase your tickets Adults – $25 Youth – $12.50

Forever Young – September 14, 2021, 7:00 pm – Emporia Granada Theatre

FOREVER YOUNG is an exciting new look at the greatest hits of all time. Starring the most talented guys you’ll ever meet, FOREVER YOUNG takes you back to the music of your youth, back to the moment you discovered what it meant to set the record down, push play and tune in!

Set in a suburban hangout, FOREVER YOUNG is jam-packed with powerhouse vocals, dynamite choreography, and most importantly, a story of how one record player can truly change everything.

Packed full of pop, rock, and country classics, FOREVER YOUNG is ultimately a tribute to your life…and your music!

Shakespeare In Jazz – October 21, 2021, 7:00 pm – Emporia Granada Theatre

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!
https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1053721

Award-winning composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly, Explores the meeting place of music and literature, visual art, and journalism. Shakespeare in Jazz is Kelly’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s works into fresh and dynamic jazz songs, adding powerhouse jazz vocalists and musicians, including acclaimed jazz improviser, Frederick Johnson. Kelly brilliantly re-interprets text from Shakespeare’s beloved plays into tunes you’ll be singing the whole car ride home!

The Greatest Love of All – February 7, 2022, 7:00 pm – ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!
https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1075381

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show starring RiSA artist, Belinda Davis. Described as “mind-blowingly spot on”, the production will fill you with joy, nostalgia, and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits. Enjoy songs like ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘I’m Every Woman’, ‘Million Dollar Bill’, and many more.

DRUMLine Live – February 2, 2022, 7:00 pm – ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!
https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1075412

DRUMLine Live is a show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A NewBeat”. DRUMLine Live embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. with its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that will touch every emotion in your body.

Drum Tao – March 23, 2022, 7:00 pm – Emporia Granada Theatre

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!
https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1075533

“Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations – experience a phenomenal performance consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps.

Stunt Dog Experience – April 8, 2022, 7:00 pm – ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!
https://ci.ovationtix.com/35968/production/1053746

This show’s cast of performers and dogs will delight audiences of all ages, with high-energy excitement from beginning to end. Witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs!

All dogs starring in the show have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country. the trainers use positive training methods and work with each dog’s individual ability, athleticism, and intelligence. each dog has unique talents and signature moves to showcase, from big-air stunts to dancing and comedy antics, these pups are proud to show off!

Missoula Children’s Theatre – Date, Time, and Location TBA in Spring 2022

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) champions the development of life skills through participation in the performing arts. the 2022 season will mark the 20th Missoula Children’s Theatre production presented by the Emporia Arts Council.

MCT arrives in Emporia with a set, costumes, props, makeup, and almost everything it takes to put on a show… except the cast! Following a week of auditions, rehearsals, and theatrical fun, over 50 local youth will come together to perform a full-scale original musical production of the public.

RUMOURS comes to Emporia!

Join us at the historic Emporia Granada Theatre on Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 PM for RUMOURS: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Rumours has taken the U.S. by storm with their stage scorching renditions of Fleetwood Mac songs. Fans from across the nation claim that Rumours is the band to see if you are looking for an authentic recreation of live Fleetwood Mac shows. They will make you dance, sing along at the top of your lungs, and you’ll even learn something new about Fleetwood Mac at each performance.

Tickets are available only by calling the Emporia Arts Center, (620) 343-6473
Adults $25, Youth $12.50

A special thanks to out Major Presenting Sponsor
ESB Financial

We would also like to recognize RUMOURS gracious Underwriter Mitchell Markowitz Construction, and Event Partner Williams Automotive.

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial