Besides the wedding reception, photography may well be the most expensive line item in a wedding budget. An average price tag of $4,000 for wedding photos plus video is common. DIY wedding photos and video would be much more affordable, but remember you only get once chance to capture the cherished images of this day. Are [...]
Where would we be without technology? The Teen Advisory Board imagines how famous fictional stories would turn out if the characters had modern technology, with funny results in this video promoting Teen Tech Week. March 10-16, 2013 is Teen Tech Week at the library! Teen Tech Week is a chance to showcase the outstanding technology TSCPL offers [...]
Meet the artists behind our current exhibition, The Waiting Room: Lost and Found, and hear more about the project itself, and how a community of artists and art lovers collaborated to bring important issues in women’s health to the table for discussion.
Jay Nelson, co-owner of the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas and the force behind this biennial exhibit, gives a wonderful interview about the history of the show, how he defines a “master” and what he hopes you take away from this exhibit. Kansas Masters opens at 9AM on September 2.
It’s not often one gets to pick the brain of a National Geographic photographer.
For week 16 of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, we’re focusing on ceramist Ken Ferguson (1938-2004), former Professor and Chair of the ceramics department at Kansas City Art Institute for over thirty years. “In 1981 Ferguson was voted one of the twelve greatest living potters in a readers’ survey by Ceramics Monthly magazine. His students included many successful contemporary ceramists including Richard [...]
As Black History Month comes to a close, we’re taking a closer look at our Hirschberg African art collection for week nine of our Kansas sesquicentennial series. Dr. Cotter Hirschberg was director of training and child psychiatry as well as the first dean of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas. From 1969 [...]
It’s week eight of our Kansas sesquicentennial series. As we continue to highlight African-American artists in our collection for Black History Month, this week we’re taking a closer look at one of our own: native Topekan, Harlem Renaissance artist and founder of the Fisk University Art Department, Aaron Douglas. Philosopher and educator Alain Locke called Douglas the “pioneering Africanist”, and [...]
It’s week six of our Kansas sesquicentennial series, and to kick off Black History Month we’re taking a closer look at artist Dean Mitchell. Mitchell has been called a “virtual modern-day Vermeer,” by New York Times art critic, Michael Kimmelman. Mitchell’s passion for everyday people is evident in this excerpt from his artist’s statement: “I [...]
It’s week five of our Kansas sesquicentennial series and we’re celebrating the unofficial start of the Art Nouveau movement by taking a closer look at our own Art Nouveau Collection. “On January 1, 1895, Czech artist Alphonse Mucha debuted a poster he designed for Sarah Bernhardt in Gismonda. The legendary Sarah and the public adored it, and its phenomenal success made [...]
It’s week four of our Kansas sesquicentennial series. Kansas celebrates its birthday on January 29th, and what better way to honor Kansas this week than to take a closer look at our Kansas Collection. Ranging the entire Dewey system, this non-circulating reference collection contains Kansas authors, Kansas illustrators, biographies about notable Kansans and writers of Kansas [...]