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Gordon Parks Museum/Ellis Fine Arts

19th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration 2022

Adger Cowans and William C. Rhoden will be the recipients of the “Gordon Parks Choice of Weapons Award” at the annual celebration October 6th -8th, 2022 in Fort Scott, Kansas. The celebration is in honor Fort Scott native Gordon Parks, noted photographer, writer, musician, and filmmaker.

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19th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration 2022
19th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration 2022

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2022, 8:00 AM – Oct 09, 2022, 11:00 AM

Gordon Parks Museum/Ellis Fine Arts, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA

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About the event

Adger Cowans and William C. Rhoden will be the recipients of the “Gordon Parks Choice of Weapons Award” at the annual celebration October 6th -8th, 2022 in Fort Scott, Kansas. The celebration is in honor Fort Scott native Gordon Parks, noted photographer, writer, musician, and filmmaker. The Choice of Weapons Award was established in Parks’ honor to be given annually at the Celebration.

Schedule


  • 1 hour

    Fort Scott Chamber Coffee

    Gordon Parks Museum

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Showing of the film Criterion Collection The Learning Tree. FREE.

    Ellis Fine Arts Theater
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  • In the Shadow of Obscurity:

    $8.00

    (Lunch & Learn) Arif Khatib, Filmmaker, Author and Founder/President at the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame. Arif will present his book that not only tells the stories of many of our great sports figures in history, it addresses their pain on the road to greatness. “It is a must read” to understand why we must stay focused, and make this society understand that we must all commit to a just society and make things better for generations to come. FREE to Attend. Sandwich wrap lunches.

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  • Thursday, Oct 6 Trolley Tour

    $7.00

    Oct 6, 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Meet at the entrance of the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center. See the places in Fort Scott that are part of Gordon Parks’ history. Fee: $7.

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  • Gordon Parks and Kansas:

    $8.00

    (Lunch and Learn Event) “Gordon Parks and Kansas: New Open Access Digital Resources” Aileen June Wang, Curator and Sarah Price, Collections Manager at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art along with Katherine Karlin, Professor, English Department, Kansas State University will introduce new findings about Gordon Parks from their research for a virtual exhibition of Gordon Parks photographs, an open access digital exhibition catalog, and the website The Learning Tree:

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  • I Needed Paris Project Update

    $8.00

    with Michael Cheers, Associate Professor, Photojournalism, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, San Jose State University. This will be an update on the “I Needed Paris” project that will take a group of diverse American student photographers through Paris, traversing the same streets and neighborhoods as Gordon Parks, when he worked in the Paris Bureau of Life magazine 1949-1951.

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  • Jazz & R&B

    $25.00

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  • Buffalo Soldiers Presentation

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    The Alexander/Madison Chapter – Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth Area 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association will be in full authentic Buffalo Soldier uniforms. The troopers will provide a moving presentation on the great legacy and rich background of the historic Buffalo Soldiers from the years 1866 to 1944. Original Buffalo Soldier artifacts will be on display during the presentation. FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center/Gordon Parks Museum. FREE “BBQ on the Patio”.

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  • Saturday, Oct 8 Trolley Tour

    $7.00

    Oct 8, 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet at the entrance of the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center. See the places in Fort Scott that are part of Gordon Parks’ history. Fee: $7.

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  • Tribute Dinner

    $30.00

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