In the new exhibit at the Shafer Art Gallery Cheyenne artist Bentley Spang tells the story of the 2012 Ash Creek Fire that blackened 250,000 square acres and destroyed his family’s ranch located on their ancestral homeland on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. He tells the story from the perspective of the trees. Spang makes the voices of the trees concrete through video documentation, performance art as well as through a series of expressive drawings made by rubbing drawing paper across the ravaged boughs of the trees themselves.
Spang is a well-known contemporary native artist and educator who has exhibited widely in U.S., Mexico, Canada, South America and Europe. Most recently he was chosen to be one of a hand full of living artists to represent all contemporary native artists in the definitive exhibit “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” curated by the Nelson Adkins Museum in Kansas City. The exhibit traveled worldwide and is now located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Show runs from October 9 to November 6. Opening reception October 9 from 6 to 8 pm at the Shafer Gallery, on the campus of Barton Community College 245 NE 30 Rd, Great Bend, KS.
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The concert, in the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theatre, will feature works by Mozart, Strauss and Schubert. Tickets, which are $30, are available through the JCCC Box Office at 913-469-4445 or online here. A preshow talk will begin at 7 p.m. For information about other upcoming performing arts events, visit www.jccc.edu/TheSeries.
The chamber ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works – from quintets to octets – with players who customarily work together instead of the usual string quartet with additional guests. The chamber ensemble, drawn from the principal players of the orchestra, tours to France, Germany, Spain, Australia, North America and South America.
This eight-member ensemble plays with immaculate technique, dramatic power and expressive scope. Here’s the program for the JCCC performance:
Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K.136/125a
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel – Einmal Anders, Op. 28
Arranged as a Frolic by Franz Hasenöhrl (1885-1970)
Schubert: Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D.803