New in the Trusler Gallery: A.L. Redden – Left Under the Surface
February 1st – 24th · Artist Reception: February 2nd 4-6pm
Amy Redden is a high school English Teacher in the Kansas City Metro Area. While she has never had formal lessons or training, art has always been her solace and a way to express herself. From illustrating her poetry collection Hindsight to creating cards and stickers, Amy has enjoyed creating things. To her, creation is as essential as breathing.
For her debut show, Left Under the Surface, Amy chose to create a singular feeling, rather than a concrete object. This show focuses on what we cannot say or what has gone unsaid. Whether it is a look, a silence, or an absence, we have all left things unsaid. Combining watercolor, gold leaf, and poetry, this collection explores all the times we have remained silent.
Amy hopes that you enjoy the pieces as much as she has, and that this would be an encouragement to be bold enough to be honest.
Emporia Arts Council Presents: The Doo Wop Project, February 29th at the Emporia Granada Theatre · 7:00pm
The Doo Wop Project starts at the beginning, tracing the inception of group singing developed by inner city African Americans performing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today!
The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate – and in some cases entirely reimagine – some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!
Tickets available at the Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial St. or online at emporiaksarts.org
Thank you to our Major Presenting Sponsor Mitchell-Markowitz Construction and Event Underwriter ESB Financial
It’s that time of year again where we have Project Share the Love!
Every year we ask for any and all to drop off handmade Valentine’s to brighten the day of some of our most deserving. This year we are asking for 300 Valentine’s to give to the residents of Sunflower Care Homes of Emporia, Homestead of Emporia Assisted Living, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, and Flint Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to dig into their Valentine artistry that was honed in grade school and make a little statement of love for those that need it!
Drop off at Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial inside the building in the Big Valentine Mailbox. Last day for Valentines, Saturday, February 10th before we close at 3:00pm.
Emporia Arts Council presents – Anne Frank: Words from the Shadows
February 2, 2024 · 7:00pm · Emporia Granada Theatre
imPerfect Dancers Company brings the story of Anne Frank to life in their production of Anne Frank: Words from the Shadows, an inspirational tribute to a young woman’s life, spiritual strength and humanity in the midst of the darkest time in the 20th century: the Second World War.