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Mark Your Calendar!

I had a great time speaking for the Wichita chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) on Friday about the branding if the Finishing School and how to cut through the marketing noise.

So much going on! If I hear someone say "There's nothing to do in Wichita," my head may explode! There's so much to do I can barely keep up. I'm getting ready to go to SALSA fundraiser for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) tonight, and want to take a minute to give you a quick update!

Mark your calendar!

May 11 & 12 - 60th Annual Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art & Book Fair at the Wichita Art Museum l free and open to the public

While I did pass the gavel in March from my two-year reign as Chair of the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum, I still have one more big task ahead next weekend as co-chair of the Art & Book Fair. You'll want to come to this one because it will also be the final year of this long time Mother's Day tradition. (Read more about it here and here.)

And we're going out with a bang! We have more artists than ever this year from all over the U.S., a HUGE gently used book sale with stupid low prices, fantastic entertainment, food trucks and more! My favorite thing at the event is the art photography booth by artists Linnebur & Miller. They transform you into a work of art into fabulous set, with props and costumes and photograph it for you to keep.

Of course, there's also the special Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit up right now that you can see for an additional cost. If you haven't had a chance to see it, you should. It's not only her artwork that's on display. Combined with her clothing and other belongings the exhibit takes a deeper dive into the life of a woman artist.

I couldn't be more excited about this fashion show of designs sewn by local creators to celebrate diversity, creativity, and beauty in all shapes, colors, and sizes. I hope you'll join us!

I've been busy working on Finishing School classes you should get in your calendar too!

July 13 - Conversations of Color - a candid discussion on race relations with an inclusive panel of women. I'm excited to work with Black Women Empowered to bring the discussion I participated in earlier this year to the Finishing School.

July 21 - Getting my Affairs in Order - we're doing this class one more time with attorney Trip Shawver to help you get your will and other paperwork ducks in a row.

July 28 - Ready for my Closeup - this new class is all about how look fabulous in photos! We'll cover how to pose, what to wear, makeup tips, and much more so you can be happy with your pics without resorting to photo editing.

September 27 - Know Your Worth women's leadership conference. The theme is Born to Inspire. More on that soon!

October 12 - Everyday Intuition - my sister, Jennifer, is coming back so we can do this much requested class again! I'm so excited. We explore what our intuitive gifts are and how to use them to navigate a more meaningful life in this class.

There's more - but that's enough for now!

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