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‘Art Happens’ will have something for everyone

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

The Manhattan Arts Center is where our community comes together to participate in and enjoy local arts. Join us as we celebrate and experience “art in the making” at Art Happens, our signature fundraising event, on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 23.

Our feature artist, Oscar Larmer, will demonstrate his watercolor painting technique, and one of his pieces will be offered in the live auction. He will be joined by Peggy Anderson (glass beads), Skyler Harper (ceramics), Jim Hodgson (glass blowing), and Marsha Jensen (basket weaving). K-State’s Poet in the Box will be on hand to create poems inspired by our guests.

We will also sample the performing arts as Penny Cullers engages the audience in a theatrical performance, Nora and Gordon Lewis perform a bass and oboe duet, and Mary Renee Shirk will keep the audience laughing as we get ready for a fantastic live auction full of artful items and experi-ences donated by our local artists and arts enthusiasts. Those will include two custom oil on canvas portraits by Clive Fullagar — a great way to start (or build on) your original art collection.

MAC matters to Manhattan! This event provides an oppor-tunity for you and our community to experience a wide range of the arts in one evening. Tickets are fully tax-deductible, thanks to our many sponsors. More details are at or 785-537-4420.

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