About This Event

Black and white photo of a man's face with glasses

Artist Ed Carpenter

Artist Ed Carpenter created Aloft, the elegant and epic artwork (at 360 feet in length, we can call this artwork epic!) that captivates travelers in Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport lobby. For over 40 years, Carpenter has realized public art in vast spaces on a grand scale. Glass is a core ingredient for Carpenter, elevating his complicated engineering feats to a sense of lyric weightlessness. Science, engineering, and art meet in the art of this veteran pioneer. Meet Carpenter again and discover the adventurous new work he’s completed since the 2015 Wichita airport opening.

Thursday, November 18
5 pm | Complimentary Reception, mixing-and-mingling with other Murdock Society members
6 pm | Artist Ed Carpenter presents via Zoom from his home in Portland, Oregon
Murdock Society members are invited to gather in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall to watch the presentation. Members also will be emailed the Zoom link so they may watch from home that evening.
7:30 pm | Optional dinner following

Free program for Murdock Society members only. Murdock members will receive the Zoom registration via email.

Interested in this event but not a Murdock Society member? Email



Soup Night! You will be able to choose a bowl or a flight of three hearty soups and sides.

Roasted Root Vegetable and Arugula Salad
with tarragon sherry dressing

Scallop and Corn Chowder
On the side: baked potato, steamed broccoli, bacon, cheddar

Hearty Vegetable Soup (vegan)
On the side: gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza, sundried tomato oil, portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
On the side: ham, cheese, and cranberry relish on a biscuit

Caramelized Pear and Gingerbread Bar with honeyed mascarpone and pistachios

RSVP for Ed Carpenter

Interior photo of Wichita's Eisenhower Airport with a large-scale multicolored artwork hanging in sections from the ceiling over an escalator with visitors

Aloft by Ed Carpenter / Photo by Ann Thorvik