John Jenkinson of Wichita will perform some of his original and seasonal music (think Halloween) and his wife Cathy will provide some fictional reading during the Coutts Museum of Art Brown Bag Lunch Program at noon Tuesday.
Born in Independence, Jenkinson earned his PhD at the University of North Texas and his MFA at Wichita State University. Author of two award-winning chapbooks, he served as Milton Center Fellow in Poetry at Newman University. His poetry has won a variety of awards and may be read in a multitude of journals. His first full-length collection, Rebekah Orders Lasagna, is available from Woodley Press, Washburn University.
Much of the program will feature Jenkinson’s unique music and songwriting in the spirit of the Halloween season. He may include some tunes from his CD, “The Mystery of Love.” He will play both original and old style songs. Local musician Don Koke will likely join him for some of these tunes.
The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, is a regional destination art museum that houses more than 1,500 works of art in an historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The museum and all Brown Bag Programs are always free and open to the public, funded in part by El Dorado Main Street. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.