Artists representing the Chicano art movement of the mid-60’s and 70’s
This exhibition of paintings by Chicano artists comes from the Collection of Cheech Marin of the well-known comedy duo “Cheech and Chong.” The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits and figure subjects, which range in style from photo-realism to abstraction, averaging 16 inches square. Generally apolitical, they explore the everyday lives of the artists and express internal or personal sentiments.
Exhibition dates: March 27 - May 16, 2015
A Conversation with Cheech Marin
Thursday, May 7, 6:30pm In the Washburn Union in the Student Union. Cheech Marin is best known as on half of the hilariously irreverent duo of Cheech and Chong. While primarily known as an actor, a director and a performer, he has developed what is arguably the finest private colleciton of Chicano art, much of it forming the core of his traveling exhibition.
Mulvane Art Museum, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka, KS
The 17th Annual Lawrence Sertoma 48 BBQ contest will be held on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Rock Chalk Park, 100 Rock Chalk Lane in Lawrence.
This is a State Championship BBQ sanctioned through the Kansas City BBQ Association. Judging starts at noon as the official contestants compete for prizes and money. There will be 48 KCBS certified judges to pick winners in four meat catagories - chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. The overall winner will be invited to participate in the American Royal BBQ Cookout. Awards ceremony starts around 2:30.