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10/2/2018 - First Friday Night Live set for October 5

Salina Arts & Humanities 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 in the downtown arts district.

First Friday programming kicks off at 4 p.m. on October 5 with events including visual-arts receptions for Erika Nelson, Becky Hyberger, Joseph Gogadi and the Land of Oz Winery at The Flower Nook (208 E. Iron), the Ronda McKee exhibit and reception at The Avon Store (118 S. Santa Fe), Live Mannequins at True Betty Boutique (108 N. Santa Fe), and a Hot Mess Canvas Demonstration and music from Ann Zimmerman and Bruce Lacey at Streit Sandblasting (116 E. Iron).

Starting at 5 p.m. is the David Friday reception plus live jazz by Arrieta, Dining & Gutsch at Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat (120 N. Santa Fe) and "The Art of Leaving this Place" exhibit and reception at the Salina Art Center (242 S. Santa Fe).

At 6 p.m. Richard Renner, an SA&H Arts Infusion teaching artist, will perform with his interactive and educational ReCycle Cycle at Campbell Plaza (126 S. Santa Fe).

At 6:30 p.m. the Sunflower Stompers clogging team will perform at Junk in the Trunk Indoor Flea Market (147 S. Fourth).

At 7 p.m. Deliberate Kin, The Friday Night Live-sponsored musical artist, performs at Campbell Plaza.

At 10 p.m. The Salina Art cinema (150 S. Santa Fe) presents a late showing of the film "Halloween."

The First Friday Night Live-sponsored entertainment includes Richard Renner's ReCycle Cycle and musical group Deliberate Kin, both performing at Campbell Plaza. Both events are kid-friendly and free admission.

Visiting from Lawrence, Kansas, Renner has entertained audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, including a long history with Salina as a performer at the Smoky Hill River Festival. The ReCycle Cycle is created entirely of reclaimed or recycled parts and serves as a rolling lesson in the value of the environment and its resources. Kids and adults are encouraged to explore a number of on-board ecological activities which are interspersed with juggling, balancing and stunts using recovered trash.

From White Rock, Kansas, Deliberate Kin is comprised of Amanda Jo and Alex Reisenweber. After playing music within larger bands since 2006, the duo started Deliberate Kin in February 2018 and have performed around the Midwest, including in Salina and at the Walnut Valley Festival. The duo's music offers a balance of folk and bluegrass, speaking of adventures, mishaps, love and rising to the challenges of live.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the rest of Friday Night Live and First Friday programming. For more information, call Anna V. Pauscher 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.