About This Event

Photo of a woman in shadow standing in front of a projection screen in the darkened Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall with the words Art Chatter projected onto the screen

WAM Director Dr. Patricia McDonnell kicks off Art Chatter - November 2014

5 to 6:45 pm | Live music by Wichita Swing Band, cash bar, and Chatter Box Bites available. Muse Cafe open for dinner; call 316-268-4973 for dinner reservations.
6:45 pm | Chatter presentations in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall
8 pm | After-party cash bar and music
9 pm | Evening winds down and doors close

As WAM Director Patricia McDonnell took the reins at WAM 10 years ago, she launched Art Chatter. This program is beloved with a packed-house following. Viewers learn about amazing talents in our city and often laugh their hearts out. Patricia will transition into retirement in Spring 2022. Select creatives were (almost) overlooked by Patricia. OMG! She’s seen the error of her ways, and tragedy has been averted! Patricia’s grand finale Art Chatter lineup includes poet Albert Goldbarth, designer Sonia Greteman, choreographer Nick Johnson, photographer Larry Schwarm, and others. Brava! Bravissimo! Kudos to Patricia for creating event brilliance with Art Chatter, a WAM fan favorite for the past decade. Alas, the time has come for Patricia to pass the chitchat program baton. Have no fear, Art Chatter is returning next year—under new management.

Capacity limited to 200, and RSVPs and advance tickets are required. Free to WAM members with reservation. RSVP or purchase $15 general admission tickets below.


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