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Artful Dining 2012


  • Adults
  • Art lovers


Artful Dining 2012
 was a series of eight events from September through November at homes in the Topeka area. Our hosts provided beautiful spaces and refreshments. 
At each site local Topeka artists were featured and their works were on display for purchase.

Artful Dining has been created as an annual series of gatherings to benefit the Mulvane Art Museum. 

All proceeds from event reservations, as well as 30% of art sales, will benefit the exhibition and education programs of the Mulvane Art Museum.
Select artists will display and sell works in an array of media:

  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Prints
  • Jewelry
  • Glass
  • Ceramics

When & Where

Artfully Designed: 
Flowers Interpreted by the Midwest’s Best Floral Artists
Reservations are Closed

Your Hosts: David Porterfield & Lee Glaze

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date: Sunday, September 16

Time: 4-7pm

Where: 2760 SW Burlingame Road, Topeka

Spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages as you watch Talmage McLaurin and Patrick Wages use flowers as their artistic media at the Knollwood home of David Porterfield and Lee Glaze.

Celebrating Art and Friends at 4414 Closed

Your Hosts: Steve & Derie Briman

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date: Friday, September 21

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: 4414 SW Clarion Lakes Drive, Topeka

Join us for an evening with friends and enjoy the diverse media creations of Barry Busch, watercolors of Audrey Leamon, and glass works of Doug Sheafor & AlBo Glass.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a variety of wine and cocktails will be served at the open and welcoming Briman home.


Art in the Woods Closed

Your Hosts: John & Kathleen Ambrosio, Tim & Hildegard McManus, Libby Rosen, and Tom & Michele Tunnell

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date: Saturday, September 22

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Where: 1923 SW Indian Woods Lane, Topeka. 

John & Kathleen Ambrosio’s home will be the location for a delightful fall event to enjoy appetizers and an assortment of beverages.  The artistic palette of the evening will be filled with prints by Justin Marable, jewelry by Britta McKee, paintings by Joseph Loganbill, paintings by Jennifer Rivera and guest poetry readings.


Art in the Garden Closed

Your Hosts: Tim & Margaret Carkhuff; Sarah, Jason & Astra Fizell; Emily Carkhuff

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date: Friday, October 12

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Where: 2845 SW Jewell Avenue, Topeka

Partake of hors d’oeuvres and beverages while enjoying the ambiance of the Carkhuff’s Knollwood home and garden.  This evening will sparkle with works of art from painter Gwen McClain, jewelry by Kristen Haug and the kinetic sculptures and mobiles of Gabe Stoner & Michael Hatton.


Happy Haunting Party Closed

Your Host:  Mulvane Art Museum

Donation:  $35 for parent and one child/$10 for each additional child

Date: Sunday, October 28

Time: 2:00-4:00 pm-costumes requested

Where: Mulvane Art Museum, Room 20, 17th & Jewell Streets, Topeka

Join us for family friendly fun as we celebrate Halloween!  Enjoy art making activities, storytelling by Ron Farrell and Mark Camacho, music and Halloween treats.


An Evening at 716 South Kansas Avenue Closed

Your Hosts:  Randy & Debra Clayton

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date:  Friday, November 9

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Where:  716 S.  Kansas Ave.

Revel in the atmosphere of this downtown historic building renovated by the Clayton’s while you enjoy appetizers, desserts and libations.  The building will be filled with paintings and prints by Jim Rigg, ceramics and paintings by Monette Mark and glass works by Stacey Utech.


Artistry of the Kansas Prairie Closed

Your Host: Jeanie Schuler

Donation:  $65 per person, members $55

Date: Friday, November 16

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: 4124 SW Lincolnshire Road, Topeka

Celebrate the prairie inspired works of art by local artists Cally Krallman and Michelle Leivan while dining on delectable edibles and listening to music created by Cally Krallman.

Set the Stage! Closed

Your Hosts: Nathan & Leslie Ham

Donation: $65 per person, members $55

Date: Friday, November 30

Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Where: 320 NW Laurent, Topeka

Wine and dine in an 1871 former Church in historic North Topeka.  Nathan’s studio, full of interesting architectural elements and antique furnishings, sets the stage for the paintings of Kim Casebeer, fused glass art creations by Kymm Hughes and fiber art by Lynda Miller. 


Artists Web Sites

Stacey Utech

Doug Sheafor

Barry Busch

Jim Rigg

Cally Krallman

Kim Casebeer

Kymm Hughes

Michelle Leivan

Kristen Haug

Britta McKee

Justin Marable

How Much

  • $65 per person/price can vary

Organized by the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum

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