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2/1/2017 - Friday Night Live Set for February 3

Stacy Ash
(785) 309-5770



(Salina, KS 02-17) Salina Arts & Humanities, in collaboration with downtown stakeholders, presents Friday Night Live---an arts and entertainment series for Salina residents and visitors designed to increase attendance and participation in arts-related events and to strengthen partnerships with local business owners in the downtown arts district.

First Friday Night Live kicks off on Feb 3 with a visual-arts window-gallery presentation at The Flower Nook from 4 to 7 p.m. At Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat, 120 N. Santa Fe, is the show “Solace in Solitude” by Shannon Trevethan, from 5 to 7 p.m. Also scheduled for that night is “Photo Compilations” by Fritz Mendell at the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm and a “Little Luxuries” reception for Riley Fouts at 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sweet on You, 157 N. Seventh.

Midtown FFNLive venues are Salina Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 Beatrice, featuring the Carolyn Gutsch exhibit from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the “Outside the Lines” reception at The Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, from 5 to 7 p.m.

There also is an opening reception of the Mike Lyon exhibit at the Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. Based in Kansas City, Lyon is equally a student of Japanese art and culture and of 21st-century computer technology. Through his indigo woodblock prints and large- scale pen-and-ink drawings, he pays homage to the past while being firmly rooted in the present. The reception and gallery talk about his work are free and open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m.

Finally, First Friday Night Live will round out with classic country and blues music at Heart of Dixie, 109 N. Santa Fe, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The Bill Burrows band from New Cambria plays with an emphasis on classic country music, bluegrass and rock. With guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, mandolin and vocals, the band has played throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. The Bill Burrows Band performance is free and open to the public.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming for February and March. For more information, call Stacy Ash at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Friday Night Live performance series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.