Heartland Heartbeat February

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ISSUE 4

FEBRUARY 2021

Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

CONTENTS Introduction to the Heartland Heartbeat and HRAH Council

Guest Writer Susan Burdick Talks HAC's Virgil Penner Exhibit

RECENT EVENTS

Third Thursday January: Hutch Happenings 15th Talk20 Hutch Birger Sandzen 150th Birthday Event

Third Thursday February

CURRENT / UPCOMING EVENTS

Downtown Chocolate Crawl V-Day Singing-Grams All Week!

Stage 9 - Sound of Music Spread the Love Yard-Decoration @ Ave A

Winter Indoor Farmers Market

Learn more at www.thirdthursdayhutch.com

Mid America Flea Market Community Foundation Meets with Rotary KS Author Talk: Jim Hoy Cosmosphere - Mars Rover Landing Virtual Watch Party Changemakers Application Deadline Approaches HCC Jazz - The Big Bandemic

Public Council Meetings Third Tuesdays - 4:00pm Contact Hutch Rec for location details

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The Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council


Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

The Heartland Heartbeat is a monthly newsletter from the Hutchinson-Reno County Arts and Humanities Council (HRAH) that shares news about arts and culture in our region. Efforts of hard working residents in Hutchinson have energized the HRAH Council and positioned it to receive support and resources from Hutchinson Recreation Commission. The Heartland Heartbeat is one of the ways the council seeks to unite the public around its arts and heritage and increase the accessibility of creative community experiences. For more information, or to submit news, send vnelson@hutchrec.com or visit the HRAH Facebook page.

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In August, Hutchinson celebrated its 12th anniversary of Third Thursdays. At that time, the HRAH Council introduced the Heartland Arts and Culture Collective. The Heartland Collective aims to answer a call from Reno County residents for shared representation of all artists and cultural organizers in Hutchinson and Reno County. The collective allows supporters of arts and culture in the Heartland to participate in shared identity, action, and opportunity under the same umbrella. Get introduced to the Heartland Collective. Check out the HRAH Council’s Facebook page for a music video featuring Simple Abundance farmers Maggie and Adam Pounds, councilmember Lauren Taylor, local artists Lupoli, Jocelyn Woodson, Bisun Martinez, and more awesome Hutch residents. Huge thanks goes to the hard working production team consisting of Crude Media, Wim Productions, and Christopher Acker.

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Visiting Artist Talks Virgil Penner Virgil Penner Exhibit on display at the Hutchinson Art Center, closing February 17th.

Virgil Penner’s exhibit at the Hutchinson Art Center displays an impressive, singular vision of the Midwest with deep emotional impact. At first glance, this large collection of acrylic paintings presents an almost overwhelming array of bright colors and folksy images. Penner paints familiar Midwestern landscapes and scenes in a whimsical, sometimes surreal, style. In many of the paintings, I recognized draftsmanship and a compositional sensibility echoing the great Thomas Hart Benton, as well as sculptural cloud formations that remind me of the work of fellow Newton artist Phil Epp. In “White Barn with Red Bird,” a striking black sky ominously highlights a structure that feels at once sturdy and unstable. In contrast to the sky, the brightly lit foreground gives an otherworldly quality to the scene, while the base of the barn lists precariously under the weight of a stalwart loft. This painting speaks of solemnity, tradition, ambiguity and fatigue . . . and in the tiny red bird, of hope. Susan Burdick Burdick is a Wichita-based graphic designer and artist experienced in a variety of styles and media, including painting, printmaking, textiles, computer illustration, photography and the occasional shrinky dink.

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Recent Events Third Thursday, Hutch Happenings: Live from Memorial Hall! Thursday, January 21st Artists and arts and cultural organizations took the stage to share “what’s happening” in Hutchinson in 2021. Meal and drinks specials from downtown businesses were offered before the show. Musical performance recordings have been released independently and are viewable on the Third Thursday Facebook page, and the full event recording is available to watch community presenter updates. 15th Talk20 Hutch Friday, January 29th At Talk20, 10 Reno County community members present 20 images each, speaking for 20 seconds per image, on 10 wildly different topics. Talk20 is a virtual open-forum exchange of ideas. The community love for this event is easily felt; the live-recording is available online to review presentations from active locals and familiar faces. The 15th Talk20 was a success; the incredible collection of presentations is available on the Talk20 Hutch Facebook page. Birger Sandzen 150th Birthday Sandzen Memorial Gallery Lindsborg, KS Visitors received a free copy of "Birger Sandzén: An Illustrated Biography" through the weekend (February 5 - 7, 2021).

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Upcoming Events Stage 9 - Sound of Music Virtual Show March 19th - 21st, 26th - 28th Rehearsals have begun for Stage 9’s virtual production of The Sound of Music, a melodic, heart-warming story based on the real life of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Reno County Farmers Market & Wool Market & DIY School Open Winter Market First and third Saturdays until May 1st, 9A to 12P RCFM and the Wool Market's cooperative project, the Winter Indoor Market, opened last weekend at the Wool Market & DIY School. Organizers, board members, and vendors are commended for their dedication to providing local food under challenging weather and pandemic conditions. Dillon Nature Center Events... ...this month include Adult Enrichment: Faux Stained Glass, Winter Bird Hike, and two Bird Watching dates. The Clayworks Gallery Artists featured in February and March include Mary McCune’s stunning mixed media guitars and Lisha Collins and Bruce Chapin’s jewelry. In other exciting news, clients are returning to the studio for the first time since Thanksgiving. Clayworks currently has a great collection of Valentine’s Day gift shop items. Live Music: Tony Holiday February 13th Red Shed Music Venue Mid America Flea Market February 14th, 9A - 4P KS State Fairgrounds “We are proud to host the longest running indoor flea market held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. You'll find everything from Furniture, Glassware, Barn/Farm Finds, Metal/Stone Work, Collectibles, Toys, Tools, Coins, Primitives, Signs, Memorabilia, Auto Items, Jewelry, Fishing/Hunting, Hardware, Clocks, Lamps, Books, Records/DVDs, Produce, Candy, Breads, Fudge, etc.”

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Upcoming Events (continued) Community Foundation Meets with Rotary Club February 15th, 2P Community Foundation members meet with the Rotary Club to discuss what has been seen and learned about our community since March of 2020b by lifting up stories of collaboration among community partners and describing progress made in deeply entrenched, difficult areas of work. Community Foundation Changemakers Grant Application Deadline Approaches February 16th Deadline, Recipients Announced in March Formerly known as Make it Greater Grants, Changemakers at Work Grants are open to Reno County residents and organizations who have great ideas for bringing community members together on projects that spark community spirit and pride, increase social capital, and build on communities’ assets and unique qualities through placemaking. Awards range from $250 to $2,500. Kansas Author Talk: Jim Hoy on " My Flint Hills" February 16th, 7P The Newton Public Library and Newton Area Arts & Culture host Emporia State University professor emeritus Jim Hoy. Hoy will talk and answer questions about his new book, "My Flint Hills: Observations and Reminiscences from America's Last Tallgrass Prairie." Mars Rover Landing Virtual Watch Party February 18th, 220P Cosmosphere Facebook Michael Staab, Cosmosphere Camp alumnus and current Fault Management Systems Principal Engineer for the Lunar Lander and Lunar Gateway programs at Northrop Grumman attend a virtual watch party leading up to the live landing of the next Mars rover: Perseverance, who’s mission is to search for ancient life on the Red Planet. Staab will offer insights about the rover and its mission before the landing and commentary during livestreamed NASA event. Following the landing, Staab will take questions from the Cosmosphere's online audience.

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Upcoming Events (continued) Big Bandemic February 20th, 7P Stringer Fine Arts HutchCC Fine Arts returns to the Recital Hall stage with yet another collaboration across genres with our newest ensemble joining the fray: String Orchestra! The Bryce Luty Jazz Festival Celebrity has been pushed back to April 20. In its place, classic big band music will be presented by the Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Lab Band, and the new String Orchestra. Plans are in motion to provide HCC students an opportunity to participate in a saxophone Masterclass on March 29th. More details to come.

Hutchinson Art Center Congratulations to local artist Jacelyn Chambers (left) on her new Art Center directorship and Christopher Acker's (right) new role as Media Manager. HAC exhibits this month include Kansas Regionalism Painting, Artwork by the Friday Morning Artists, and Fifty Years of Photography. View HAC's calendar at www.hutchinsonartcenter.net.

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Heartland Heartbeat The latest news from the Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

Third Thursday February

Other ways to stay up to date with the Heartland's Arts & Culture: Hutchinson/Reno County Arts & Humanities Facebook Page Third Thursday Facebook Page Monthly Musician's Update - request to be included

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Our Hearts are with the Arts Hutchinson-RC Arts and Humanities Council

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