A day of art at PCC
Pratt Community College is inviting the community to come out for the rededication of the Delmar Riney Art Gallery and then to the performance of The Wind and the Willows on Feb. 19.
The rededication will be taking place in the newly relocated Delmar Riney Art Gallery, in the Riney Student Conference Center at 1:30 p.m.
During the rededication, Riney’s son, Cecil, will be there to say a few remarks and then people can look at photographs taken by the featured artist of the month, Stan Reimer. His work will be displayed through March 16.
During their time in Pratt,Delmar and his wife, Claudine, made many donations to the college, totally approximately $2 million in all. With that money, the college was able to build the Riney Student Conference Center, furnish it and give students scholarships.
The Delmar Riney Art Gallery was named after Delmar because the Riney’s were patrons of the arts and they enjoyed visiting the college to promote the art gallery, hoping their interest would benefit the students.
After the rededication and dessert, the PCC Performing Arts department will be hosting The Wind and the Willows at 2:30 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium. The play will also take place on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The Wind and the Willows is based on the children’s books “Wind in the Willows’ and “The Adventures of Mr. Toad.”
The performance is partially funded by a grant from the South Central Kansas Community Foundation. The suggested donation for the theatre production is $4.
For more information about the performance contact Misty Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org