Wichita artist Tabitha Bean’s art collection is up for sale

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The extensive art collection of Tabitha Oblinger Bean — a lifelong Wichitan, artist and collector who played an integral role in supporting and mentoring other local artists — is going up for sale this weekend.

Collective Intelligence, an art exhibit and fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank, is a fitting tribute to Bean, according to her family and those who knew her. It mixes Bean’s love of art and artists and her passion to help others who are in need. Bean, a special exhibits coordinator with Wichita’s CityArts for 15 years, died in November 2020 at age 60.

More than 125 artworks by nearly 80 area artists will be on display and for sale from Friday evening, Oct. 8, through Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Vertigo 232 Gallery, located above Hewitt’s Antiques, 232 N. Market. All proceeds from the sales of the artworks will be donated to the

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Japanese bamboo flower baskets rose to an art form in the early 1900s with mind boggling weaves and knots and later free wheeling “wagumi,” or Japanese style weaves of wide swathes of bamboo mixed with rattan and wisteria vine inserts. Masters emerged signing their works and apprentices and guarded lineages appeared. Signed masterpieces by famous makers often fetch lofty prices at Japanese auctions. The bamboo itself used in the construction of the baskets offers a fascinating

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Trust us: There’s no better time to spruce up your home than the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

In addition to deals on lingerie, women’s apparel, activewear, leggings, jackets, loungewear, skincare, shoes and on-trend sneakers, the massive shopping event is full of discounts on home items including bedding, bath accessories, candles, pillows, wall art, rugs, luggage and chic pet clothing.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your comforter or replace your kitchen knife set, do it now while you can save big. A lot of items at the Nordstrom sale — Diptyque candles, Barefoot Dreams throw blankets, The White Company picture frames — make great gifts, too.

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I’m just going to come right out and say it: I love a good shoe sale. But let’s be honest. Who doesn’t, right? Well, what’s coming your way may be of interest. Yep, Net-a-Porter just kicked off its massive summer sale. And while there’s a range of amazing pieces at up to 50% off, from ready-to-wear to bags to accessories, it’s the shoe offering that’s especially appealing. We’re talking discounted designer sandals, deals on cool sneakers, and so on.

Interested? While you could cruise over to the site to uncover the selection, I pulled together a few of my favorite styles below for your viewing (or shopping) pleasure.

Jacquemus Manosque Leather Sandals ($290)

The heel here is like a work of art.

Adidas Originals Continental 80 Sneakers ($56)

All about the retro sneakers this season.

By Far Tanya Silk-Satin Mules ($215)

These will basically go with everything.

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