The Evolution of Harvester Arts

Selection of logo submissions

Selection of logo submissions

March of 2012, CreativeRHINO’s Kate Van Steenhuyse and Ryan W. Gates started a project called *asterICT.  Its goal was “…to break down barriers between contemporary artists and their audience by inviting emerging artists from a broad range of disciplines to Wichita, KS for performances, exhibitions, workshops, and casual conversation.  *asterICT brought contemporary arts to the community on an intimate level so artists and audiences could engage with each other and mutually benefit from a shared artistic dialog.”  Two years later, the project has evolved into a fully operational nonprofit arts organization founded by Van Steenhuyse (CEO) along with co founders Kristin Beal (COO) and Ryan W. Gates.  The organization is, Harvester Arts: Read More

Doug Gottlieb vs. Wichita State


A Twitter conversation between CBS Sports Analyst Doug Gottlieb and CreativeRHINO’s Ryan W. Gates – and the appropriateness of online personalities.

Ron Baker St. LouisDuring The Wichita State Shockers’ stunning defeat of Saint Louis (on the road), CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb made live TV comments regarding the Shockers explaining why they “weren’t really the 12th best team in the nation” despite their #12 ranking.  During this odd aside where he continually referred to WSU as the “Wheatshockers” and explained to the nation how WSU’s star player Ron Baker is from Iowa (he’s from Kansas); he ticked off a fair amount of Shocker Nation who had some things to say to him on Twitter where he refers to himself as a “CBS Personality – Tweets are meant to relate my snarky commentary on the world…nothing else.Read More

Ryan Gates’ Short Film “Best Hubby Ever” Selected For Tallgrass Film Festival 2013

2013-08-26-12-14-01Last weekend Tallgrass Film Festival released their official schedule and we are pleased to announce “Best Hubby Ever” by our own Ryan W. Gates and Kathryn Van Steenhuyse has been selected as one of 10 films featured in the “Down To The Wire Showcase” which will host selected shorts from the CreativeRush #DTTW 24 Hour Film Race.  35 teams competed, 28 teams turned in completed films, and the top 10 were presented in a special screening in front of an audience of nearly 800 movie-goers at the Orpheum Theater.  “Best Hubby Ever” was not shown at the #DTTW screening since it was 4 minutes late due to technical issues.  This will be the premiere of the film and we are greatly honored that it was selected from the 35 eligible films. Read More

Competing in “Down To The Wire” 24 Hour Film Race

317789_10151473831963835_101865639_nWe’re continuing to kick the rust off the production brains here at CreativeRHINO and have decided to be a last minute entry into the “Down To The Wire” 24 Hour Film Race presented by Tallgrass Film Association and Creative Rush.  Our team will consist solely of Ryan W. Gates, Kathryn Van Steenhuyse, 2-year-old Maxwell Gates and last but not least…5-month-old Dodge Gates.  The producers meeting is tonight at 6 PM where all teams will find out the 4 criteria that must be incorporated into their films.  The criteria will be… Read More

Tallgrass Film Festival 2011

This year, Kate and I attended the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, KS.  It was great to spend a weekend wrapped up in the film world and discussing the craft, story line, production, subject matter, etc.  While there were too many films for me to see in one weekend (especially with an 8 month old running around at home) I saw a plethora that I knew I could not miss.  There are 2 I would like to highlight and encourage you to seek out as they travel around to other festivals and get distributed: Read More