This national invitational exhibition marks the 20th anniversary of the ESU Glass Blowout. We are deeply saddened that the event will not be held this year due to public health and safety. Even though this amazing exhibit is not open to the public during this time we invite you to join us in celebrating the positive contribution that this event has had on the education and development of many students over the last 20 years.

For a video-walk through of the gallery click here or visit our Facebook page.

This exhibit features work created by ESU Art Alumni who have participated in the Blowout in the past. Pieces have come from near and far and are a true representation of the diverse and eclectic work that this program has produced.

We are thrilled to announce that all of the work in this exhibition is available for purchase.

Pieces are listed below, alphabetically by artists last name, with details and prices. Additional photos of work available upon request. To purchase please contact EAC Gallery Coordinator, Shayli Gentry, by e-mailing After emailing Shayli will contact you to proceed with any purchase. Purchases must be requested over e-mail at this time as EAC’s office is closed due to COVID-19.

Miguel Alaniz

Read Miguel’s Bio Here

Geniuses – 2019


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Zacheri Arroyo

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Purple Khaki Hills – 2018


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Grant Charpentier

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Archaic – 2020


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Tanner Clark

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C-Clamp Cluster – 2019


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Nicolas Dikin

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Untitled – 2019


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Jason Forck

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Untitled – 2017


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William Haynes

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Wiggle Series #4 – 2019


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Michael Hernandez

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Peekypucker – 2019


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Vinnie Johnson

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Bipolar – 2018


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Daniel Kettle

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MoonShiners – 2019


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April Lemon

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Golden Ruby Bowl on Antler – 2019


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Kelsey Lutz

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Love Cacti – 2019


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Kaila Mock

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Dissymmetry – 2020


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Joe Sircoulumb

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Illusion of Dominance – 2018


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Megan Stelljes

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Is That a Banana in Your Pocket – 2018


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Austin Stern

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Plum Puffer – 2019


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Kale Stewart

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Structural Expression – 2018

Price Upon Request

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Joanna Wallace

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Evening Gloves – 2017


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Christa Westbrook

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Opaline – 2020


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CATAPULT! – The Magic of Dancing Shadows

Catapult is technically a shadow dance company…What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (Choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show.

Join us at ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall on Friday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. for


By showcasing the human body and its ability to transform, CATAPULT dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You’ll be amazed when a person turns into a flower, and then transforms into a full size helicopter right before your eyes!

Click here to learn more about CATAPULT!

A special thanks to our
Major Presenting Sponsor:
ESB Financial

We would also like to recognize CATAPULT’s gracious Underwriter Clint Bowyer Autoplex, and Event Partner Edward Jones of Emporia for supporting this amazing show!

Sugar Skull! – A Día de los Muertos Musical Adventure!

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America, and communities in the U.S.

Leading up to Emporia’s Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival on October 26th, the Emporia Arts Council is bringing a delightful cross-cultural musical production to the community.

Join us at Albert Taylor Hall on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 PM for

Sugar Skull! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure

Sugar Skull! is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of the day of the dead through music and dance. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike!

Click here to learn more about Sugar Skull!

A special thanks to our
Major Presenting Sponsor:
ESB Financial

We would also like to recognize Sugar Skull’s gracious Underwriter Clint Bowyer Autoplex, and Event Partner Kari’s Diamonds & Bridal for supporting this amazing show!

Additional thanks to Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow, Emporia Migrant Education Program, and Mitchell-Markowitz Construction for their support of the Emporia Arts Council and our community.

Femme Fatale – Movies. Music. Mayhem.

Join us at the historic Emporia Granada Theatre on Saturday, September 21, 7:00 pm for FEMME FATALE: Movies, Music, Mayhem.

Click here to learn more about Femme Fatale

For an even greater experience, select our VIP Dinner and Show tickets. For $50, VIP tickets include priority floor seating and a delicious pork chop meal from Radius Brewing Company. The VIP experience begins at 5:00 pm, seats are limited so reserve yours today!

A special thanks to our Major Presenting Sponsor:
ESB Financial

We would also like to recognize Femme Fatale’s gracious Underwriter Gerald Schumann Electric and Event Partner AM Cohron & Son for supporting this fantastic show!


If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again.

Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.

Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

The Emporia Arts Center Presents
Straight No Chaser: The Open Bar Tour

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:30 PM
Emporia Granada Theatre
807 Commercial St. Emporia, KS 66801

Tickets will be available 10:00 AM CT on FRIDAY, MAY 17

Tickets will also be available at the Emporia Arts Center,
815 Commercial St. or by calling (620) 343-6473
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Emporia Arts Council is pleased to announce the rescheduled performance for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The performance was originally scheduled for last Tuesday April 30.  With less than

36 hours-notice, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy announced to EAC they could not make the April performance, due to illness of lead singer Scotty Morris.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Doors Open: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Venue: Emporia Granada Theatre

The band is devastated and regrets any inconvenience for their fans. If you purchased a ticket for the performance it will be honored for the rescheduled performance date. If you would like to purchase additional tickets to the show, they are available on our website:

If you are a 2018-2019 Emporia Arts Center Member or Business Partner please hold on to your season tickets, they will also be honored for the new date.

We are incredibly grateful to all of our EAC members and all our business partners.

Your investment in the art and cultural programming of EAC makes Emporia and Lyon County a great place to work and live!  Thank you for making EAC a priority of your involvement!

We would like to extend our Thanks to Clint Bowyer Autoplex our 2018-2019 Major Presenting Sponsor. ESB Finanical, for underwriting the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performance and

Jon & Christi Stewart/Hardway Ranch our Event Partner for this show. 

Thank You for Supporting the Arts! If you have any questions, my email is

Dawn Young

Emporia Arts Council, Executive Director


The Emporia Arts Council was informed this morning that tomorrow’s April 30th performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been postponed. 

The group informed EAC this morning that the lead singer is ill and is unable to perform for tomorrow’s performance,” said Dawn Young, Executive Director of the Emporia Arts Council. “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and EAC apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we are rescheduling the performance for a future date.”

We are very grateful to all of you for supporting Emporia Arts Council. With your support we are able to carry on our mission of educating, advocating and celebrating the arts in our community.

If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Walker, EAC Member Service Coordinator. 

Thank You
Dawn Young
Executive Director, Emporia Arts Council

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