Another month's come and gone, and it's time to celebrate Final Friday at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.

    The event begins at 5 p.m. today with entertainment by Allen Steimel, a local high school student who will perform an original composition on the electric keyboard. Steimel is a member of the Dodge City High School orchestra and a student of Adam Keda.


Another month's come and gone, and it's time to celebrate Final Friday at the Carnegie Center for the Arts.
    The event begins at 5 p.m. today with entertainment by Allen Steimel, a local high school student who will perform an original composition on the electric keyboard. Steimel is a member of the Dodge City High School orchestra and a student of Adam Keda.
    "Allen's music is very well-structured and thought out," Keda said. "He always knows exactly what he wants to do with each piece."
    At 6 p.m. the cast of the Depot Theater Company's upcoming production of "Agnes of God" will present selected short scenes, following which Steimel will continue until 7 p.m.
    The center also provides light refreshments, and the event offers local art fans a chance to gather and celebrate the arts.
    Carnegie's next exhibit is scheduled to open June 13. The exhibit will feature a variety of local artists, many of who will schedule time to be on hand to talk with tourists or demonstrate their working process. Among the artists involved with the special exhibit are Carolyn Johnson, jewelry maker, and Gene Bunker, potter.
    The Carnegie has announced new hours beginning June 2. The center opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. These hours will continue through June and July.
    Another special event is planned for June 26. The combination event will serve as an artists' reception for the summer exhibit as well as yet another Final Friday. Entertainment will be provided by Jim Johnson.

Reach Don Steele at (620) 408-9910 or e-mail him at don.steele@dodgeglobe.com.