News Archive


Symphony in the Flint Hills cancelled due to damage sustained in storms

On June 15, 2019 the Symphony in the Flint Hills Signature Event site sustained severe damage. Tents were destroyed and due to predictions of incoming severe weather tonight, the board has made the difficult decision to cancel the Signature Event tomorrow. Our mission is to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the tallgrass prairie – and […]

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Jim Richardson Art Reception

You’re invited to join us for Jim Richardson’s exhibit and to celebrate our stellar volunteers. ** Stars Above, Prairie Below ** Jim Richardson, a photographer for National Geographic Magazine and a contributing editor for TRAVELER Magazine, has traveled the world covering cultural and environmental issues, including perils to the night sky. Richardson’s photo documentation of […]

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Heidi Schaaf’s Phone Book Art on Exhibit

Made of non-precious and atypical art materials, Heidi Schaaf chose a challenging material to work with as an important aspect to her work because she strives to have a partnership with it, where ideas can be generated based on the physical qualities. “The Manhattan phone book is an ideal material to experiment with, because it […]

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Jim Richardson Art Reception

You’re invited to join us for Jim Richardson’s exhibit and to celebrate our stellar volunteers on February 23, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Symphony in the Flint Hills Gallery (331 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS). The event is open to the public. ** Stars Above, Prairie Below ** Jim Richardson, a photographer for […]

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SFH Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

Symphony in the Flint Hills was honored to host Jeff MacGregor and Ackerman + Gruber with the Smithsonian Magazine in June as part of our mission to heighten appreciation and knowledge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie. Read Jeff’s article, “What Makes the Flint Hills of Kansas a Sight to See” and pass it on. […]

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2019 Prairie Art and Auction Call for Entry

Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. announces its Call for Entry annual juried Prairie Art Exhibit and Auction. Kate Van Steenhuyse and Kristin Beal, co-founders of Harvester Arts in Wichita, Kansas, will be the 2019 Prairie Art jurors. All entries must be postmarked, emailed or delivered by February 18, 2019. Click here for more information and to download the […]

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Sept. 7-8: Jump!Star Constellate 4 Events

Let’s invent recipes for the future together! Join us for Jump!Star Constellate 4: Traditional Foods and Future Farms WALK: THE PRAIRIE TO LEARN ABOUT INDIGENOUS EDIBLE PLANTS TALK: WITH SCIENTISTS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FOODS OF THE FUTURE + SHARE YOUR FAMILY TRADITIONS COOK: FUTURE-TRADITIONAL RECIPES WITH REGIONAL CHEFS EAT: COMMUNITY POTLUCK LUNCH + CELESTIAL SNACKS (All events are free. Prairie […]

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Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills August 3-5

Symphony in the Flint Hills and International Opera Workshop presents Opera Workshop in the Flint Hills, a master class of advanced students and young professional singers who will perform in Marion, Kansas August 3 through 5. “We have 11 young singers participating this summer from Kansas, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma and China. It is […]

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Gallery Open House: Valerie Simonelli

Join us in the Symphony in the Flint Hills Art Gallery (331 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, KS) for an open house – featuring art, music and refreshments – to celebrate the opening of Valerie Simonelli’s exhibit on Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Valerie Simonelli was born and raised in Rhode Island. Directly out of […]

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2018 Prairie Art Winner Announced

Every year, Symphony in the Flint Hills hosts a juried Prairie Art Exhibition that showcases the work of artists who capture the beauty of the Flint Hills. This year, 51 pieces were selected from 114 entries. Juror Saralyn Reece Hardy, Marilyn Stokstad Director of KU’s Spencer Museum of Art, selected Lisa Grossman’s painting, In the […]

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