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Life Enrichment to host speaker on Kansas Murals 

Dave Loewenstein in front of a mural.
Published: Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment will host Dave Loewenstein on Tuesday, November 3 at 9 a.m

Loewenstein will present “If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas Murals.” 

Loewenstein’s presentation will explore the artists, meanings and stories, behind the state’s rich collection of public murals. From the iconic John Steuart Curry murals in the Kansas Statehouse to the post office murals of the New Deal, these works tell us much about the people involved. Led by muralist Dave Loewenstein, this presentation explores the history of murals and examines the efforts that go into capturing a community’s story in public art. 

Loewenstein is a muralist, printmaker, arts organizer and co-author of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide. In addition to his more than twenty public works of art in Kansas, Loewenstein’s murals can be found across the United States, Northern Ireland, South Korea, and Brazil. 

Life Enrichment is meeting virtually on the first Tuesday morning of the month during the school year. Meetings take place online via Zoom or YouTube. The link to access the meetings is available on the Butler website at www.butlercc.edu/life-enrichment. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Those who attend regularly are encouraged to register so they receive monthly newsletters announcing the programs. New members are always welcome. 

“If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas Murals” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement. 

For more information about Life Enrichment, contact Trisha Walls at 316-218-6355 or twalls@butlercc.edu