#
Person of Interest
Subscriber Content
Matt Johnson
The Gandhian idea of embodying the change you wish to see in the world is alive and well with Matt Johnson, Cofounder of SoCe Life and neighborhood animator. For him, personal and professional change go hand-in-hand. “They’re definitely intertwined,” he…
by Sarah Jane Crespo
April 2, 2018 12:13 pm
#
Music
Subscriber Content
Back at it Like a Bad Habit
Daniel “Dax” Nwosu, (pronounced new-ahh-su), is no stranger to basketball. Practically his whole life he trained and played with the intent of being in the NBA. He’s also no stranger to thinking big and following his dreams. Daniel was born and raised in…
by Charley Cooper
March 1, 2018 10:58 am
#
Music
Subscriber Content
Bri Mcbride
Bri McBride is a Michigan native, growing up about 45 minutes from Detroit, in an exceptionally musically inclined family. “My mom, she toured with Barry Manalo and stuff like that in the ‘90s. Music has always been the core of our family but just for…
by Emily Sutcliffe
February 12, 2018 1:05 pm
#
Arts
Subscriber Content
Kristen Phipps
“Trash,” Kristen Phipps, local painter, says laughing as she describes her current body of work. “Trash, because that’s what we typically view it as. You know, because people don’t really save their tape or don’t really save little pieces and I’ve become…
by
February 12, 2018 12:37 pm
#
Person of Interest
Subscriber Content
Changemaker: Kristin Beal
When Kristin Beal decided to throw the strangest parade she could imagine, she didn’t fathom that it would be the start of a new future for her. Giant baked potatoes, belly dancers and musicians rambled up Douglas. Even less expected, it marked a shift…
by Sarah Jane Crespo
February 12, 2018 11:48 am
#
Arts
Subscriber Content
Johnny UltraVex
“Art and creativity, to me, are kind of indistinguishable. I almost feel like art is the marketability of creativity, so when someone says how did you get started in art, I was creative way before I was doing art,” says Wichita’s anonymous artist, who…
by Emily Sutcliffe
January 8, 2018 2:40 pm
#
Essential
Subscriber Content
New Works Debut
Local art gallery, and this year's Best of Wichita winner, Reuben Saunders Gallery is premiering a new work from Wichita based artist Christopher Gulick.
by Wichita Magazine Editorial Staff
January 1, 2018 12:00 am
#
Person of Interest
Subscriber Content
Mickey Shannon
Do you know the old saying, “You ain’t seen nothing yet?” Well if you haven’t seen the landscape photography of Wichitan Mickey Shannon, my friend, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Photographer and artist, Shannon, captures the essence of his subject…
by Wichita Magazine Editorial Staff
December 5, 2017 12:21 pm
#
Music
Subscriber Content
Pretend Freind
If you like catchy pop music, you need to make acquaintances with Pretend Friend. The band originated in high school playing acoustic shows and has segued into a viable force on the Wichita music scene. The name Pretend Friend came from a bit of a joke.…
by Wichita Magazine Editorial Staff
December 5, 2017 10:19 am
#
Essential
Subscriber Content
For Your Viewing Pleasure
For 15 years now Wichitans have been encouraged to binge on one short week of independent films and shorts. The Tallgrass Film Festival is a movie lovers must do (or see). TFF describes the event as, “a celebration of movies.” Their team screens more than…
by Charley Cooper
October 1, 2017 12:02 pm
#
Music
Subscriber Content
Last Great Summer
I caught the band, Last Great Summer, just after their performance at the Derby BBQ Festival. They put on an hour and a half show attracting an assorted crowd from families with their little ones twirling on the lawn to the band’s music, to younger groups…
by Emily Sutcliffe
October 1, 2017 10:29 am
#
Music
Subscriber Content
Faux Reality
The year is 2007. The Hays brothers, Thom and James and their buddy, Garret Armstrong, are about 13 years old and decide to form a band. Faux Reality, they call it. Now, 10 years later, the guys are celebrating a decade as Faux Reality and they released…
by Emily Sutcliffe
September 1, 2017 4:30 pm