Dr. Lawrence A. Wiedman, PhD, is a landlocked Midwesterner who grew up in Northeastern Indiana to be a marine paleo-ecologist specializing in oceanic invertebrates (animals with no backbone) especially coral and how to tell if a reef is healthy and happy. A self-taught wood carver since 1980, he has developed a folk art style depicting in each of his pieces whimsy and a sense of motion and attitude that mimics his unique perspective on nature. Smiles are the reaction he strives for from people who view his art. For the past 25 years, he has taught geology and marine biology while directing the Environmental Science Programs at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to this he was the Chair of the Department of Geology at Monmouth College and taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Buchanan Center for the Arts proudly presents the Security Savings Bank 37th Annual Photography Show July 24 – August 31. Opening reception is 5–7pm Friday, July 27. Our 2018 juror, Scott Page, will present awards at 6pm. The evening will also feature the music of King Neptune. There is no fee to enter this show. Entries for submission are due Tuesday, July 17. Click "read more" for this year's winners.
Are you ready to see the most incredible sword fight on film? A damsel in distress? A pirate that just won’t die? A man with six fingers? Come see The Princess Bride Saturday, August 25 on the Pattee Plaza … for FREE!
Our one-night-only outdoor theatre will show this iconic film at dusk, and will serve free (yes, FREE!) refreshments at 7:30pm to enhance your viewing pleasure. Bring your sweetheart! Bring the kids! Bring Grandma and Gramps! Bring the neighbors! Bring chairs to sit on! We only do this once a year, so mark your calendars for the big event.
We will show the film at the Pattee Plaza on the square in downtown Monmouth on Broadway and Main. It’s an impromptu outdoor theater…for just one night! … what’s more fun than THAT?!
Compliments of the Buchanan Center for the Arts.