Arts & Culture

Arts events (Aug. 16)

The art of skateboarding

Art that celebrates the spirit of skateboarding – and some art even created on skateboard decks – will be celebrated Saturday at the opening of the “Get Rad 2013” exhibit at the Go Away Garage, 508 S. Commerce. The event, put on by the Wichita Skateboarding Society, will last from 6 to 10 p.m. and will include a video premiere of tricks being performed by local skateboarding heroes. Admission is free, and the exhibit will be up through Aug. 30. For more information, call 316-263-9455.

Free concert at NewMarket

A new free concert series at NewMarket Square, 2441 N. Maize Road, continues Thursday with a performance by local artists Nikki Moddelmog and Shane Maler. The concert will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in front of Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The series is being put on by the Oxford Grand, a senior living center at 3051 N. Parkdale Circle. The next concert in the series will be Sept. 26 and will feature the band Raging Sea.

Art in motion

A new exhibit of paintings by Aaron Krone at Friends University is an exploration of the connection between emotion and motion. Krone, the son of Friends professor Ted Krone, graduated from Friends with a bachelor’s in studio art with an emphasis in painting and from Fort Hays State University with a master of fine arts in painting. His works will be on display in the Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery from Friday until Sept. 16. The exhibit will officially be celebrated with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Riney gallery. For more information, call 316-295-5677.

Denise Neil