Arts & Culture

Arts events (Sept. 27)

KMH is back with Kansas Art Guild

Construction that kept Kansas Masonic Home from participating in Final Friday since May is done, and the staff is ready to show off the results. The September show, which opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, will feature more than 200 original paintings produced by members of the Kansas Art Guild, an organization formed in 1977 that includes artists from Wichita and beyond who regularly meet at the Wichita Center for the Arts and put on exhibitions around the area. The event will start in the new Fellowship Lounge, where food and refreshments will be provided. Friends University will provide live jazz music.

Honoring Carl Sebits

A concert intended to honor the memory of Carl Sebits, a supporter of the arts programs at Friends University who died in July, will be put on starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The concert will be in Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditoriam, which was named for Carl Sebits, and will feature performance by past and present recipients of the Sebits Jazz scholarship. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and are available at or by calling the box office at 316-295-5677.

Opening party at WAM

The Wichita Art Museum is putting on an opening party on Saturday for its new exhibit: Vital Signs: New Media Art from the San Jose Museum of Art. The party will be from 7 to 9 p.m. and will allow attendees to meet the exhibition curator, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar and hear music by a techno disc jockey. Admission is $10, free for WAM members. RSVP by calling 316-268-4912.

Denise Neil