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Davontae Harris NFL Draft Party Wichita Grand Opera An Evening in Paris Austism Care Walk Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce Honors Night Music Theatre of Wichita Jester Awards Midwest Winefest Old Town Walkabout Kapaun Mt. Carmel 130th Anniversary American Cancer Society Appreciation Night Wine About Cancer YMCA Golf Classic Wichita State University College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame Gala Casting Nets Admiralâ€™s Dinner Passport to Nature Fundamental Learning Center Garden Party
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VIP • The Douglas
Renaire Palmer, Davontae Harris, Marquis Bradley, Camille Bradley
Kristy Baker, Devin Baker, Jayla Baker, Antonio Baker
Davontae Harris NFL Draft Party
Story & Photography by Lisa-Marie A. Pulley
Jaidan Bell, Julius Bell
Dakota Greathouse, Kyle Adams
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ormer NFL player and Wichita entrepreneur, Kamerion Wimbley, held a NFL draft party for Davontae Harris on April 28 on the rooftop of The Douglas in downtown Wichita. Harris, a Wichita South high school graduate and cornerback at Illinois State, was drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Steven Hamersky, Alex Keiswetter, Zach Keiswetter
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Davontae Harris NFL Draft Party
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VIP • Mark Arts
Tom Brown, Kathy Brown, Bob Benson, Noreen Carrocci, Edward Lada
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Wichita Grand Opera
An Evening in Paris Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones
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Dr. Mouna Todorov, Dr. Ned Todorov
he Wichita Grand Opera held its 16th annual opera ball on May 12 at Mark Arts. The theme of the evening was “An Evening in Paris.” The annual opera ball is the WGO’s premier social event of its season and is a fundraiser to help support its mission of providing educational opportunities for regional young and resident singers to work with some of the opera world’s finest singers, conductors and stars. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Kristy Tung, George Tung, Lindsey Lane, Michael Lane
Lily Ashcom, Dan Grace, Karen Grace
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Sierra Scott, Natalie Davis
Galina Younger, London Younger, Mzia Gibson
Wichita Grand Opera An Evening in Paris
Bernard Knowles, Rhea Knowles, Greg Cole, Carol Cole, Midge Dempsey, Billy Dempsey
Aidan Edgar, Kelly Urschell, Alex Wakim
Steve Laughlin, Winnie Laughlin, Brenda Golden, Tristan du Pont
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Art Scene Wade Hampton
By Amy Geiszler-Jones - Photography by Aaron Patton
bunny a day keeps artist Wade Hampton in play. Known as one of the founders of a Wichita artists collective and for eschewing gallery shows in favor of home shows, Hampton’s artistic endeavors these days are focused on drawing bunnies, making films and creating graphics that can be printed on demand on different items. His bunny-drawing endeavor – ranging from innocuous ones to cursing ones – started more than a year ago, with a new image posted on his social media accounts every day for a year. His drawabunnydaily Instagram account has been renamed drawabunnywhenever to reflect that after a year of daily drawings he now creates a new drawing when it strikes him. He’s done more than 400 postings, and will likely stop when he hits 500, he said. The bunnies have also been joined by cats. Using print-on-demand vendors, followers of Hampton’s work can order pieces like clothing or die-cut vinyl featuring select designs of his bunny drawings and other pieces. Having a full-time position as director of Spectrum Promotional’s award-winning art department allows Hampton to be as irreverent, edgy, creative, innovative or whatever adjective one wants to ascribe to his work when it comes to the art he creates in his personal time. “I have the luxury of having a job so I don’t worry about money,” he said. “I’m a big believer that the best art is embraced by some and ostracized by others.” At work, he creates designs for clients such as high schools and Wichita State, while at home he can draw, paint and film movies with what he describes as “bizarre characters and bizarre story lines” in the basement studio of his College Hill home. “I’m a big David Lynch fan so that gives people an idea of where my head is,” he said. Hampton, like Lynch, likes to leave the interpretation of his films for his audience. “I allow them to come to their own conclusions, and sometimes they’re much better than mine,” he said. After a stint of doing music videos, including for Gooding, an American rock band now based in Nashville that got its start in Wichita, Hampton started focusing on making short films under his label, Art Brut Film, which he founded a decade ago. The films he produces are solely his vision, he said, as he writes, directs and edits the movies. A core group of other artists – in the roles of actors to special effects – join him on his movie-making ventures during which Hampton often tells them, “no one will see this,” “we’re just having fun” or “it’s experimental.” Some of his movies, along with his other works, can be seen on his website, wadehamptonart.com. Growing up in the small town of Clearwater, Kansas, Hampton got encouragement from his parents to pursue his art. His dad, a former Wichita Eagle sales rep, suggested he show his portfolio to local Wichita artist who Continued on Page 61
VIP • Wichita WaterWalk
Sarah Christenson, Kim Palkowitsh, Kristin Haimowitz, Shannon Clayton
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Autism Care Walk Story & Photography by Lisa-Marie A. Pulley
Natalie Davis, Scott Evans
Lynn Acosta, Marie Price
eartspring held their annual Autism Care Walk on April 28 at the Wichita WaterWalk. The walk brought together the Wichita community and autism advocates who bring awareness for individuals impacted by autism. Proceeds from the walk benefit Heartspring’s Autism Services program, which provides services and therapies to local children impacted by autism and their families. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Lincoln Dearing, Kali Roberson, Sherri Penka, Aimee Penka, Bella Penka
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he Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce held its annual Honors Night on April 26 at the Textron Aviation Activity Center. Several honorees were recognized. Clark Bastian of Fidelity Bank and Clay Bastian of Fidelity Financial Corporation were given the Uncommon Citizen award. JR Custom Metal Products Inc. was recognized with the Spirit of Wichita award. Wichita Community Foundation and Yingling Aviation were honored with the Over the Years award. CrossFirst Bank was recognized with the Keeper of the Plains award. Christina Long of CML Collective was honored with the Exceptional Young Leader award. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
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Picking Paint Colors: It’s All in the Details
hoosing a paint color seems to be the most distressing part of design for many people. When a client asks for help in picking a paint color we ask several questions: 1
What hard finishes are staying? Floors, countertop, cabinet color, and wood furniture.
2 What fabrics are staying? Sofa, chairs, drapes, rug, and pillows. 3
What colors attract you and which colors do you dislike?
You want to keep all the details in mind when searching for a great paint color. Let’s look at our client’s new living room mood boards. In this design we had total freedom except for the new area rug with tones of blue, orange, grey and cream. With this many colors in the rug, we were able to present two completely different looks. The first look is bright and bold with textured and patterned neutrals. The sofa is a textured two-toned cream, the chairs are grey and white herringbone, and we accented with orange in the pillows and artwork. The gold and silver metals add interest and introduce both warm and cool tones. For the paint color we chose a warm grey-beige to compliment the bold colors. Another option would be an accent wall in orange but that works best in a room without a lot of natural light so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. The second look is set off with cooler colors in beige, grey, and cream. The sofa is a rich navy velvet, the pillows are navy and cream leopard print, and the ottoman is a fun snake print leather. The accessories are in silver and mottled gold, allowing warm and cool colors to work together. For the paint colors we picked navy to pick up the blue and pull the look together.
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Wichita Wears Summer Swimwear
hether you’re a serious swimmer, a sun bather, or someone who enjoys a little splash in the pool to cool off, there’s a swimsuit to suit you. With so many floral prints ready-to-wear, it’s not surprising to see tropical prints and plenty of blooming prints in swimwear. On one end of the swim fashion spectrum is the barely there bikini, but on the other end is the tankini that can be worn with swim shorts. And yes, swim skirts also are available. One-piece swimsuits continue to make a comeback with an abundance of details, including woven trim, side openings and ruching and ruffles. Being able to buy swim separates make it much easier to get a great fit with a variety of tops and bottoms in a print or solid color you like. Find a suit you’re comfortable in and one that makes you feel good. It will quickly become your favorite. And don’t forget the sunscreen. - Bonnie Bing
Photography by Aaron Patton
Muted green one-piece features woven sides, of nylon and spandex, by Xhilaration, $30. Cotton cover-up, by Universal Thread Goods Co., $23. Both at Target. Previous page: Solid green bikini, of nylon and spandex, by BECCA, $96. Sheer, multicolor cover-up, of polyester, by Kenneth Cole, $95. Both at Dillardâ€™s.
Hawaiian inspired floral bikini has a woven feature, of nylon and spandex, by Xhilaration. Top is $15, bottom, $14. At Target.
Guys will find a large selection of swimwear this summer with a choice of leg lengths, solids, stripes and prints. Swimsuit, polyester and spandex, by Good Fellow Co., $25. At Target.
Halter style turquoise one-piece, of nylon and spandex, by Tommy Bahama, $134. Turquoise print polyester paero, by Tommy Bahama, $76. Both at Dillardâ€™s.
Black is still the choice of many when it comes to swimwear. Two-piece, of polyester, spandex and nylon, by Mossimo. Top is $25, bottom, $18. Ivory coverup, of polyester, by Universal Thread Goods Co., $25. Wide-brim hat, of polyester and paper, $15. All at Target.
Striped one-piece has a keyhole neckline, of nylon and spandex, by Anne Cole, $98. At Dillardâ€™s.
Just add sun and water to this tropical print bikini in cool shades of green, of nylon and spandex, by Shade & Shore. Top is $30, bottom, $18. At Target. Fashion Director Bonnie Bing Editor Scott Elpers Fashion Assistant Sara Hobson Models Whitney Miller, Sydney Oâ€™Donnell, Christina Patton, Devin Roberts and Jennifer Siviseth of Models and Images. Location Sedgwick County Zoo 5555 W. Zoo Blvd Wichita, KS, 67212
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VIP • Century II
Belden Mills, Anna Mills, Monte Vines, Angela Cassette
Emily Annan-Noonoo, Kylee Eidson, Cassie Hurt-McLarty, Gabe Anderson
Music Theatre Wichita Jester Awards
usic Theatre Wichita’s annual Jester Awards, which honors excellence in high school musical theater, took place May 6 at Century II. The program, which was launched in 2002, has won praise for successfully increasing awareness and pride in the achievements of local young artists. The Jester Awards recognized the amount of work, creativity and dedication faculty and students pour into their high school theatrical productions. Recognition was given to casts and crews, directors and designers – all who work to stage these works of musical theater. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
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Jack Kellogg By MeLinda Schnyder - Photography by Aaron Patton
t’s hard to believe that some locals have yet to meet Jack Kellogg. He’s a fifth generation Sedgwick Countian, a fixture of the Historic Delano District since 1980 and he’s been making and selling hats for 45 years in Wichita, including 42 as proprietor of Hatman Jack’s. Visitors from around the world have stopped into Hatman Jack’s while in Wichita. Hat aficionados from throughout the region make trips here just to buy a hat from Jack. Famous musicians have ordered custom headgear. Even movie and television show crews have called in for hats to meet their wardrobe needs. The press he’s received for making hats for the likes of Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, B.B. King, Mickey Mantle, Luciano Pavarotti and the title character of “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” might have given some people the misconception that Kellogg only offers bespoke hats that will be too pricey for the average person. Stop in the store at 601 W. Douglas, on the corner in front of the clock tower, and you’ll find displays with hundreds of hats for men and women from more than 50 brands, ranging in style and price from the least expensive to the finest brands. Hatman Jack’s is the thirdlargest brick-and-mortar hat store in the country. They also sell wallets, scarves, gloves, handbags and more. The majority of sales are off-the-rack hats tailored to the buyer’s specifications. That could be shaping a hat to fit the customer, adding bands, feathers or other accessories, or making a new hat look worn. The retail business is so busy that Kellogg said he doesn’t promise as many hand-built hats as he once could, even with six additional hatters on the Hatman Jack’s team. “I added it up the other day and we have hatters with a combined 75 years of experience in this business, and that’s without my 45 years.” Kellogg said. “Everyone who works here is very passionate about preserving what is becoming a lost trade and craft. There are dozens of hat shops in the country and lots of custom hatters, too, but not many that offer the custom fitting and the old-world craft of the business that we’re most proud of.”
While how he sells hats has changed with modernization of point of sales systems and marketing through social media, “in terms of the real craft of the operation, we use tools that date back to 1890 and even before. We wouldn’t have it any other way.” Whether a buyer is looking for sun protection or a fashion piece, the hatters at Hatman Jack’s consider face shape, coloring and physical size in helping the customer choose a hat. Kellogg got into the business as a 15-year-old, inspired by actors like Humphrey Bogart and Roy Rogers incorporating hats into the personas they portrayed on the big screen. While in high school, he bought hatter’s equipment from a man who owned a dry-cleaning business, then studied under an elderly Greek hatter near Hutchinson. He formally launched Hatman Jack’s in 1976. With very little capital, he often worked night jobs to support himself while he learned. Fortunately, two movies sparked interest in hats and boosted business: “Urban Cowboy” in 1980, then “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, along with subsequent movies in the Indiana Jones franchise. He moved his business to Delano in 1980, proud to set up shop in the area where his grandfather had opened Kellogg Bros. Feed Store in 1921. He was part of the group of business owners who helped rebrand River West to Delano in the 1980s, capturing the colorful history of one of Wichita’s oldest neighborhoods. That history, he said, dovetailed nicely with the historical element of hat-making and his own personal interest in local history. He’s as proud as anyone at the recent growth of the eclectic shopping and entertainment district. He praises newer businesses – many with young, energetic owners – and he hopes that as development continues, city leaders will be careful to protect the aesthetics that create the strong sense of place along the river and down Douglas into the heart of Delano. “Wichita’s City Council has an incredible opportunity to create something that their kids and grandkids can be proud of,” Kellogg said. “I’m a huge cheerleader for this town and I want the best for our community.”
Jack Kellogg, Owner, Hatman Jackâ€™s
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Al Ceynar, Derek Keller, Adrienne Starlin, Jonathan Starlin
John Paladino, Jane Nelson, Mike Dold, Sharon Dold
Midwest Winefest Old Town Walkabout Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones
he Old Town Walkabout April 26 kicked off three days of events of Midwest Winefest, which benefits Guadalupe Health Foundation. During the popular event, participants visit 18 Old Town venues – ranging from bars to restaurants to three media organizations – to sample two wines at each stop and enjoy appetizers. A new addition to the event was a VIP venue at Distillery 244, where signature cocktails, premium wines and Greystone Steak & Seafood appetizers were served. The Guadalupe Health Foundation supports the operation of Guadalupe Health Clinic, a donation-based clinic that provides low-cost health care to uninsured patients. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
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Kapaun Mt. Carmel 130th Anniversary Gala
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VIP • Abode
Sarah Oenning, Chad Oenning
Smokey, Michele Longabaugh, Gari Vanes
Denning Gerig, Megan Looper
American Cancer Society
Appreciation Night Laura Griffith, Brenda Muller
Krista Sadowske, Adrienne Rea
Cecil Brown, Lisa Brown
Arethia Cowden, Robert Cowden
Photography by Madison Ham
he American Cancer Society hosted its annual appreciation night at Abode on April 26. The evening honored the organization’s dedicated donors and volunteers, as well as celebrated cancer survivors. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Ruth Johnson, Jennifer Strong
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Madison Goerend, Raymond Dodson
Karen Blucher, Margie Belluom
American Cancer Society Appreciation Night
Sierra Scott, Jerry Siever, Anne Bowman, Phil May, Maureen Youngmeyer
Matt Martinek Maureen Youngmeyer, Steve Nossaman, Sarah Vincze
2018 ICT Native Gala Saturday, June 23, 2018 Mid America All Indian Center 650 N. Seneca 7:00PM - 10:00PM (Parking Across the Street)
Enjoy dinner & open bar Entertainment: “Fashion inspired by Native American Culture” Fashion by Hazel Stabler Cultural Presentations by Terry Tsotigh and Wichita War Dancer
Robert Vincze, Matt Martinek
Austyn Hill, Bethany Hill
Silent Auction showcasing Native American Jewelry & Art
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VIP • Exploration Place
Alyssa Scott, Megan Larsen, Reagan Thorpe
T.D. O’Connell, Amy Miller, Lynn Marshall, Gregg Marshall, Reena Crisler
Wine About Cancer Story & Photography by Lisa-Marie A. Pulley
Nichole Hanson, Craig Hanson
Felicia Blasdel, Ryan Blasdel
Jennifer Weinberg, Ashley Moore
Chris Tincher, Shea Tincher
ore than 400 guests attended the third annual Wine About Cancer, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on May 10 at Exploration Place. Attendees enjoyed more 30 types of wine, live music from DJ Carbon, cigar deck and food from local restaurants. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Janet Cervantes-Hageman, Kelli Elmore, Chris Elmore, Adam Mott, Mike Keller
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Melissa Welty, Mahdi Bakri, Tori Deatherage
Wine About Cancer
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Crystal Torres, Danielle Dillon
Jamie Swanson, Charles Swanson
Jon Lewis, Erin Lewis, Rachel Schultz, Bob Schultz
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Matthew McClure, Courtney McClure
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VIP Profile Matt Amos
att Amos remembers laying is a hospital bed at the Naval Medical Center San Diego recovering from a traumatic amputation of parts of both legs and not wondering how he would walk again but how he would get back to hunting. “Being from Kansas, being outdoors was a big part of my life,” the Andale native said. “I love hunting, fishing, anything outdoors.” The answer for the Marine Corps Sergeant came nine months after a June 2011 improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan that led to a below the knee amputation of his left leg and above the knee amputation of his right. Volunteers with Wounded Warrior Outdoors invited Amos to a bear hunt in British Columbia. When he went on the trip in spring 2012, he was still working through physical therapy and having a tough time transitioning from using a wheelchair to using prosthetic legs. He had both with him on the trip, but the legs were uncomfortable and he wasn’t confident using them. Sometimes on a bear hunt, Amos said, you’ll see only one animal on the entire trip so chances can’t be wasted. When the first bear appeared in a field, the volunteer guides hauled out Amos’ wheelchair and he tried to navigate the rocky terrain. The noise scared off the bear. A few days later, Amos saw a second bear. With encouragement from the volunteers, he forced himself to stay on his legs while crossing rocks and grass to set up at a boulder and take down his first bear. “That was when the light bulb clicked on for me,” Amos said. “I could do it. They pushed me to the limit and showed me what I was capable of.” He came home with a different mindset. If he could succeed on mountainous and uneven terrain, he could succeed at home on sidewalks and even terrain. And, importantly, he could still do the things that made him happy before the injury. It wasn’t easy, though. Despite staying in shape and working hard during two years of physical therapy, he struggled with using the legs for the first three years and mostly walked using canes. Amos had returned to the Wichita area after a 10-year career and medical retirement from the Marines in 2013. In 2014, he met Steve Peeples, an orthotist and prosthetist who owns Peeples Prosthetics in Wichita. Because Peeples makes its sockets in house, they were able to refine Amos’ until he could walk comfortably on his prosthetic legs. “I was amazed at what I was able to do with Peeples’ help, and I know so many people in my situation,” Amos said. He believed so strongly in what Peeples was doing to help amputees live with their injuries that he joined the company in 2015 in a newly created position of director of patient relations. He also has become one of the lead volunteers with Wounded Warrior Outdoors, the non-profit organization that sparked his return to hunting. He helps organize about 10 therapeutic outdoor adventures across North America each year for six to eight wounded servicemen and women at a time. The group is run completely by volunteers and through donations, and he said he plans to remain actively involved to ensure the group succeeds for years to come. He launched an offshoot of the organization, Adventures Enabled, an online series that shows the stories of those who take Wounded Warrior Outdoors trips. The purpose is two-fold he said: he wants to motivate and inspire wounded warriors who are staying at home instead of being out living their lives and he wants insurgents to see that American troops are succeeding and doing great things even with physical challenges. Amos has produced three episodes that can be viewed at www.adventuresenabled.tv and has another three in production. He’s looking for more sponsors to keep the project going. In addition to his volunteer work and his full-time job at Peeples, Amos is feeding his entrepreneurial side with two business ventures. As his first job as a civilian, he launched a beard oil company in 2014 out of necessity. Finally out from under the military guidelines, he’d grown out a beard and couldn’t find an oil that wasn’t too harsh on his skin. He developed his own recipes using just the right ratio of all-natural essential and base oils and started selling a line called Admiral’s Pennant. The name is inspired by a descriptive term for an impressive beard used by U.S. Navy sailor in Herman Melville’s book “White Jacket.” The names of each oil are based on significant dates in American history. For example, 1783 is a blend of sandalwood, cedar and tea tree that commemorates the end of the American Revolution. Amos and his wife, Audrie, make the oils out of their home. Amos also has developed a formula for a handmade soap using Kansas wheat beer, and he’s still working on perfecting the texture for a balm he’d like to add to the line. The oils and soaps can be purchased at admiralspennant.com as well as many barber shops across the state. They are also sold in other states, often in barber shops owned by fellow veterans. Continued on Page 61
VIP • Crestview Country Club
Tracy Anderson, Mallory Walden, Michelle Welch, Janelle Wilson
Joe Rothwell, Rolf Gunderson, Dan Engel, David Urban
Golf Classic Noah Morford, Stacey Richards
Jessi Coleman, Rebekah Herzog
Jarin McGovern, Tyler Norris
Jason Reardon, Drew Turner
Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones
he Greater Wichita YMCA’s 10th annual Golf Classic was held May 4 at the Crestview Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefited the Y’s free and assisted services for its programs, which are geared to help young people reach their potential and all ages lead healthier lifestyles. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Leander Greene, Lane Greene, Autumn Greene, Galen Greene
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Scott Schaffer, Jeannine Schaffer, Ann Foley, T.J. Foley
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VIP • Wichita State University
Richard Overby, Mat Buckingham, Liz Workman, Bob Workman
Rodney Miller, Wendy Hanes, Shoko Kato Sevart, Bob Workman
Wichita State University College of Fine Arts
Hall of Fame Gala Story & Photography by Lisa-Marie A. Pulley
Bill Mathis, Ricki Emery
Marla Zerener, Hal Davis
Pat Reinhold, Lois Friesen
Kevin Wedan, Cheyla Chandler
ight Shockers were honored at the fourth annual Wichita State University College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame Gala on May 12 at the Marcus Welcome Center on WSU’s campus. Honorees were Hal Davis, Broadway performer; Barbara Honn, opera singer and voice teacher; Malcom Myers, international award-winning painter and printmaker; Ray Wills, Broadway and television performer; Stev Overstreet and Shoko Sevart, both award-winning patrons of the arts; William Mathis, mentor and nationally recognized music educator and administrator; and Clayton Staples, patron, painter and art professor. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Michael Hanawalt, DeDe Juhnke, Jerry Juhnke
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Bill Mathis, Russ Widener, Marcy Matheson
Mary Klocke, Delmar Klocke, Patricia McDonnell
WSU Hall of Fame Gala
Julie Bees, Bill Mathis, Wendy Hanes
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VIP • Botanica
Monica Riggs, Jen Meyers
Kama Bedient, Cindy Ojeda, Kristi Meyer
Corri Roberts, Kerri Baalmann
Casting Nets Admiral’s Dinner
Story & Photography by Lisa-Marie A. Pulley
Tony Ojeda, Cindy Ojeda
Jaren Glaser, Ryan Biedron
James Jirak, Al Jirak
Jerry Meyer, Kristi Meyer
“Night at the Races” was the theme for this year’s Admiral’s Dinner, a benefit for Casting Nets Ministries. Attendees sampled delicious fare and sipped on mint juleps while wearing their derby best at the benefit fundraiser, which was held at Botanica on April 28. Casting Nets Ministries is comprised of a team of professional Catholic speakers and evangelists. They conduct missions, retreats and evangelization training for parishes, schools and dioceses. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Maria Stewart, Monica Jirak, Sandra Jirak
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Meg Beckman, Uki Molina, Hector Molina
Jessica Weir, Riz Husami, Stephanie Stewart
Fashions for Memorable Occasions Day or Evening
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VIP • Great Plains Nature Center
Lyndzee Rhine, Deb Williams, Emily Dutton
Jeff Bronleewe, Courtney Balzer, Cassie Balzer
Passport to Nature
he third annual Passport to Nature attracted a crowd of about 175 people on April 26 to the Great Plains Nature Center. The event celebrated the past, present and future of the center’s educational work. The evening featured musical entertainment, food and beverages, wine pull and both a silent and live auction. The auction items reflect the center’s aim to provide memorable experiences with unique “bucket list” adventures. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Sheryl Corrigan, Ada Sutherland
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Eric Ortiz, Maggie Ortiz
Don Setchell, Cindy Setchell
Mike Watkins, Jaci Katz
Bob Gress, Marc Murrell
Anne Lewis, Todd Lewis
Dustin Holladay, Amy Cline
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Everything Woman Bio
Sarah McNay has been the Walk Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central & Western Kansas since 2016, working with community businesses and individuals to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Headquartered in Chicago with the Central & Western Kansas chapter located at 1820 E. Douglas in Wichita, the Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization that works on a global, national, and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The Central & Western Kansas office serves 68-county area in Kansas, and more than 200,000 Kansans caring for or affected by these diseases. Sarah’s father was diagnosed with Behavior Variant Frontotemperal Dementia (bvFTD) in January 2016 at age 65. Prior to this diagnosis, Sarah moved back to Wichita in 2011 from Portland, OR to help her mother, Dr. Athalene McNay, manage the growing symptoms that frustrated the entire family. They felt helpless, confused, Sarah McNay truly is an Everything Woman! angered, and saddened as they watched a formerly brilliant, outgoing, and loving Dad lose his memories, forget words, have hallucinations and delusions, and generally morph into a reclusive, apathetic, and lethargic shell of his former self. The stress of her father’s degeneration caused Sarah’s mother to have a severe right-brain stroke in December 2015; as a result, Dr. Atha passed away on March 27, 2016. Sarah has served as a volunteer for Rotary in Milwaukie, OR; President of the now-defunct Wichita Leads Group; on various committees for the Wichita Area Chamber; and as a Board Member for the American Diabetes Association. She is grateful for these opportunities to work within and help grow her local communities, as well as to meet and love individuals from all walks of life. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM). The Alzheimer’s Association of Central & Western Kansas needs 200 people throughout the Wichita area to develop teams for the 2018 Wichita Walk to End Alzheimer’s (October 13, 2018, 8:30 am, Intrust Bank Arena). Please help Sarah to celebrate ABAM by learning more about funding a cure for Alzheimer’s at act.alz.org/cwkswalk or 316.267.7333.
VIP â€˘ Botanica
Katherine Wurzer, Jeanine Phillips, Ursula Weilert, Stanley Weilert
Kim Adams, Rachel Packebush, Kim Packebush, Debi Davis
Fundamental Learning Center
Garden Party Story & Photography by Amy Geiszler-Jones
Creath Pollak, Sharon Pullins
Mary Schurman, Erin Kice
he Fundamental Learning Center held its garden party at Botanica on May 4, where it unveiled plans to build a new facility. The evening included dinner and music. Silent and live auctions included puppies and sales of flowers and plants grown by children who receive services at the center. An accredited dyslexia center, the Fundamental Learning Center has helped more than 100,000 children with the disability in its 17-year history. It also has a school for children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Look for photos at www.vipwichitamag.com.
Tom Dondlinger, Colleen Dondlinger, Cindy Schwan, Barry Schwan
Jessica Good, Darrin Wortman, April Wortman
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Jodi Noah, Robin Meyen, Renee Cassil
Jillian Ambrose, Ari Chandler, Eric Shumaker
Wade Hampton Continued from Page 14
told Hampton he needed to attend art school if he really wanted to be any good. In his 20s, his mom told him that he had turned into a very good artist. He attended but never finished art school at Wichita State University, where he made some important connections. He still visits the personal studio of Clark Britton, a now-retired WSU professor who has a similar “bonker artist’s brain,” Hampton said. Britton shares eclectic artistic endeavors, from puppet-making to film-making, as well. In the early 1990s, Hampton helped found the Famous Dead Artists collective, which held its early shows in Commerce Street, before its transformation as a cool, artistic place to be. He developed a following for his work, and in 2011 had a piece of his art featured on “The Colbert Report.” In recent years, Hampton would hold home shows of his work, allowing followers to purchase his artwork directly from him. He gave those up when the number of visitors outgrew his home. The fact that his astrological sign is a Gemini, he said, may explain why he signs his art with two different names: Wade Hate for his more edgy works and Wade Hampton for other pieces. The walls of his home reflect his own support and love of local artists, with works by Mary Werner, Dustin Parker, Hannah Scott, Tabitha Oblinger, Curt Clonts and others. Even before the current local pride trend, Hampton was a big proponent of Wichita and of Kansas. “I’ve always been publicly pro and started putting ‘Made in Wichita, Kansas,’ on my work,” he said. One of his current POD designs features a halo and a skull and the words “Kansas Till I Die.” “Our politics can be what they are, but I disconnect from the politics and say don’t hate the state because of a few people,” Hampton said. “I’m not going anywhere so it’s Kansas till I die.”
VIP Profile Matt Amos Continued from Page 48 One of the shops he sold to locally came up for sale in 2015 so he and friend John Jenkins purchased it. Weiss Barber Supply has been in business since 1952 and is the only dedicated men’s grooming and barber supply store in Wichita. It offers local barbers professional pricing on supplies and also sells high-end grooming products to the general public from its storefront at 1018 W. Maple. It’s also the only place in Wichita that offers shear sharpening and clipper repair services, Amos said. The key to all of his “jobs” is that they afford flexibility for his frequent travel with Wounded Warrior Outdoors, the project that got him back on his feet, literally. He sees Wichita becoming a hub, of sorts, for helping wounded warriors – from the work Peeples Prosthetics is doing for patients around the country to including snippets of Wichita in the shows he produces for Adventures Enabled. When asked how he has time for all of his ventures he said, “I’m blessed to be alive. There are many of my brothers who didn’t make it home. It’s my duty to honor their sacrifice by waking up and doing the best I can do every single day.”
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#WichitaFlag Is your man obsessed with the flag? If not, why not? Time to get on the bandwagon and take the lead from these fine fellows and embrace one of the best city flags in the country. Follow @WichitaFlag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, then post your own flag photos using #WichitaFlag. The @WichitaFlag accounts are managed by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.
All the ladies love a man that reps the flag. Photo from @savvyclothingcompany on Instagram.
While visiting our hometown, Kencell wrote, “I found peace in this city.” Photo from @kencellynix7 on Instagram.
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Making clothes look good, one flag patch at a time. Photo from @timotheus_cpb on Instagram.
These four little men are developing their love of Wichita. Photo from @four_myheart on Instagram.
No summer float trip is complete without your hometown’s flag. Photo from @villatime on Instagram.
Taking Wichita pride to new heights during a trek in New Mexico. Photo from @trout_bum_torline on Instagram.
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