Trevor McChristian, a 2013 Maize High graduate, is playing the role of Jack Kelly in Music Theatre Wichita's "Newsies." On Thursday he visited his former choir teacher, Doris Prater, and talked to students about what it takes to be successful in theater.
From first rehearsals to final build and opening night, MTWichita employs 300 seasonal employees to make Broadway-scale musical entertainment possible right in the heart of downtown Wichita. (Courtesy of Music Theatre Wichita / Steven C. Smith / Digital Brand)
The Confluence Community Center on Commerce Street, along with Dandelion Collective and other community partners, held a mural making workshop for kids on Saturday. The participants learned different artistic techniques using spray paint and made murals that can be moved and displayed around the city. (Video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Greek iconographer Theodoros Papadopoulos spent the week sharing his knowledge and talents through a workshop held at the Catholic Diocese of Wichita’s Spiritual Life Center. Those images are not decorations, he says. Rather, they are a way of “meeting with the divine.” (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
Kira Morris is an award-winning photographer whose work has been published in National Geographic, Washington Post, The Independent and many other publications. Her work is being shown right now at Aero Plains Brewing. She has her own company, Kira Morris Photography, teaches a photography course at Botanica and is the director of photography at Visual Fusion in the Delano neighborhood. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Select scenes from Music Theatre Wichita's "Thoroughly Modern Millie," starring Tessa Grady in the title role. Choreography by Mara Newbery Greer. (Video by Mary Sue Dymak, courtesy Music Theatre Wichita)
Garden City artist Justin Brown spent two months painting a mural on the bathhouse at the Big Pool in Garden City, Kansas. This timelapse video brings it all together in less than 2 minutes. The public swimming pool, larger than a football field, is known as the world's largest outdoor municipal concrete swimming pool. (Courtesy of Lauren Lohfink)
Wichita artist John McCluggage, a ceramics instructor at Mark Arts, guides Clayton Barnett through the process of destroying one of his pots. The project was a form of "resolution and reconciliation" for McCluggage, he said. Video by Matt Riedl
Wichita architect Dean Bradley talks about why he believes Century II is worth saving. A study is to be done in the near future to decide if the performing arts center should be renovated, or torn down and rebuilt.
Timelapse video shows workmen installing an 11-foot mural of Wichita Daily Eagle newspaper boys from the early 1900s. The mural installation is part of The Eagle's move to 330 N. Mead in Old Town Square. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)