A Father’s Words, commemorating the life of Mary White, daughter of journalist, William Allen White.
On May 17, 1921, William Allen White published the editorial he hoped never to write. The editorial tribute to his deceased 16-year-old daughter moved readers across America for over 30-years after her death. This interpretive reading of the widely published editorial commemorates the centennial of a father’s loving words for a remarkable young woman, Mary White. Emporia, Kansas – May 2021
Winter Ranching in the Flint Hills
When the cold winds of winter sweep across the Flint Hills livestock require special care. Photographed by Dave Leiker, featuring rancher Ryan Arndt at his Kansas ranch.
Music in this video
Song: Settler’s Waltz
Artist Gary Remal Malkin
Album: The Music of the Great Smoky Mountains
Licensed to YouTube by: AWAL Digital Limited (Kobalt) (on behalf of Real Music); ARESA, and 5 Music Rights Societies
The Beauty and the Grit
Kevin Rabas: Writer / Director Dennis Turney: Jr., Assistant Director Dave Leiker: Videography, Lighting, Editing Seth Cuppy: Sound Actors: Tyler Lindquist and Taylor Bisbee Filmed in Emporia, Kansas – July 2021
Kevin Rabas, Street Poems
Experiments in public arts, dance, poetry…. video by Dave Leiker March 2021
Kevin Rabas – Pandemic Poetry – Boxcars
Improvisational poetry with djembe and Ramiro Miranda on violin
Foggy Morning Cattle Drive Slideshow
Djembe and Violin Improvisation
Improvisational duet featuring Kevin Rabas on djimbe and Ramiro Miranda on violin.
Recorded by Dave Leiker, July 2020
Faces of Emporia
Portraits taken for the “Faces of Emporia” mural in downtown Emporia, Kansas.
The Faces of Emporia community mural was organized to illustrate and
celebrate the diverse population in Emporia and is a collaborative effort with photographer Dave Leiker, Emporia First Friday and the Community Arts Alliance.