Friday, April 13, 2018
6 p.m. VIP entrance
6:30 p.m. Event begins
14515 E. 13th North (13th and 143rd streets)
This year’s Jayhawk Roundup is presented in partnership with Kansas Athletics and the Williams Education Fund.
Barn-appropriate dress, including jeans and boots is welcome! Clothing or costumes with a medieval flair are also encouraged.
Artist Dan Besco will do a live carving at the Roundup. He will create a 4- to 5-foot creation of his signature Jayhawk on a base. This artwork will be part of the live auction, and the successful bidder will have the option of having initials or a family name carved into the base. The artist uses a burnt wood technique and wood stains, which gives the bird a deep, antiqued look. Customization, final finishes and staining will be completed after the Roundup, and the bird will be delivered to the buyer.
Besco uses the highest quality “standing-dried timber,” which he personally selects from forests in Colorado. Standing-dried timber is the best wood you can use for carving. When a tree dies, it remains upright in the forest and is allowed to dry naturally. Any cracks that appear in your carving, which are part of the nature and charm of these carvings, are stable and will not crack again. (Many chainsaw carvings are done with green wood, and will crack unpredictably when drying).
Watch Besco transform wood into a Jayhawk:
If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor for Jayhawk Roundup, contact Danielle Hoover, director of Wichita programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316.259.9316 to learn about opportunities.
Proceeds from the Jayhawk Roundup help enhance outstanding alumni programs, including student recruitment, career networking and our legislative advocacy program, Jayhawks for Higher Education.