I was a judge at the Death by Chocolate event this last weekend at Exploration Place. To some, it might have sounded like heaven—table after table covered with beautiful, inventive chocolates, cakes, and cookies. To me, it looked like an uphill marathon I hadn’t properly trained for. We had to taste everything, and that meant about a hundred individual sweets. My teeth hurt after the first 10 offerings. I got the sugar shakes after the 30th truffle. My vision blurred by the time we had finished the gauntlet and I had to sit down. By the time I got home I was as ill as I could be.
Wichita is rich in public art. It is a point of pride for this town, and with this beautiful spring weather, now is the time to seek it out.
If you want to see Wichita’s newest project, head to Old Town. A relatively little known public art installation is going in along the west wall of the railway corridor off 1st Street on Santa Fe. It is called “Rails and Wheels,” and the first stages of this major installation are ready for view.
Ah, yes—delayed gratification. I remember it well.
Back in the days before we live on 5-hour Energy drinks, triple-shot Starbucks lattes and the irresistible urge to text while we drive, we were sometimes willing to wait a bit in order to obtain something worthwhile.
I was recently reminded of some of Wichita’s visionary leaders of the past as I drove down Kellogg. I’m talking about the kind of leadership that concerns itself more with the long-term public good instead of handing out quick-fix, instantly gratifying lollipops like tax cuts and such.
The Mid-America All-Indian Center on Wednesday will feature the third annual USD 259 Title VII Native American Youth Art Show and lecture series.
Nearly 100 pieces created by American Indian children in grades kindergarten through 12 will be featured.
Local art teacher Michelle Sutton will share the history of American Indian arts and crafts in a lecture from 7-9 p.m. in Buffalo Hall. Three youth artists—featured in last year’s American Indian Festival—will also discuss and demonstrate their work.
Since the first simple arcade games were developed in the late sixties, the video arcade has fought a war of innovation and marketing with home gaming.
What’s called The Golden Age of arcades was sparked by the 1978 release of Space Invaders. The game was so successful, in fact, that it brought about a shortage of the 100-yen coins used in the Japanese machines.
In the following years, arcades were dominated by single player games like Pac-Man and other missions of skill, whether it was navigating the upward climb in Donkey Kong or scuttling across a busy road in Frogger.