Art and Event Happenings

Events for week of Jan. 29

Events for week of Jan. 29

Daum Museum Exhibits

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art on the campus of State Fair Community College will host exhibits Christopher Russell, “After the Golden Age,” “Wedged In,” works of clay by SFCC students and teachers, and “Recent American Ceramics” from the Dr. Harold F. Daum Collection beginning Saturday. New York artist Christopher Russell will present a free illustrated lecture about his work at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Stauffacher Theatre on campus.

Old Drum Open Mic

Warrensburg’s Old Drum Open Mic will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the back room of Tranquility Shop, 128 N. Holden St. in downtown Warrensburg.

The region’s creative community is invited to take part, by sharing original songs, stories, poems, comic routines, personal memoirs, music and other creative endeavors. Walk-ins can usually be accommodated.

Presenters already scheduled for the Feb. 4 session include the traditional folk music group Delphinium Blue with three original songs from their CD “How The West Was Sung;” Debbie Noland will recite three new pieces from her “Itsy Bitsy Spider” series commemorating the poetic styles of Longfellow, Hemingway, and Melville; Gianna Kirchner will sing her original song “Butterfly in Change;” Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles will present the poem “a book of pharmacy;” Phil Wagner will share his rendition of the traditional Irish folk tune “Drunken Sailor;” Dave Wisker will present his latest story, “The Prophet on the Wall;” Leah Eggimann will read her poem “Starfish;” and Scott Umphrey will share a personal memoir.

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Social Painting Classes

The Painting Parlor, 314 S. Ohio Ave., will host social painting classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Private parties available by appointment. To make reservations visit

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